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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Highest paying jobs for developers go to Machine Learning specialists | Computer Business Review

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"A new report from Stack Overflow has found that Machine Learning specialists have the highest paying jobs among developers." reports Joe Clark, Reporter.

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A new report has found that Machine Learning Specialists typically have the highest paying jobs among developers in the UK and Ireland.

The Stack Overflow ‘Developer Hiring Landscape Report’, discovered that, on average, developers earn 45% above the national average, and Machine learning specialists earn 25% more than the average developer salary.

In 2016/17 the UK national average salary was £28,000 whereas developers enjoyed a much larger pay of £44,000. At the higher end of the scale the average Machine learning specialist could enjoy a salary of £56,000, and at the lower end graphic designers were paid £35,000 on average – still 20% above the national average.

The Stack Overflow report seems to confirm the findings of the Tech Nation 2017 report, which found that the UK digital economy is currently growing at a rate twice that of the rest of the country, with above average salaries and an increase in job positions.

Kevin Troy, Director of Insights at Stack Overflow, said: “This year’s Stack Overflow’s Developer Hiring Landscape Report is the most comprehensive survey of the developer workforce to date, with more than 4,700 responses from developers across the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, and more than 64,000 responses globally.”

Source: Computer Business Review