The 10 best tech jobs in America for 2019

Data scientists and DevOps engineers once again top the list of IT jobs with the best earning potential and highest satisfaction rates, according to Glassdoor.

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Data scientist was named the best job in America for the fourth consecutive year, according to Glassdoor's annual Best Jobs in America report, released late Tuesday.

Glassdoor's ranking considers earning potential based on median annual base salary, job satisfaction rating, and number of job openings. Tech jobs were the most represented on the list this year, with 19 of the top 50 jobs listed in the IT sector.

It's never been a better time to break into a career in data science: Jobs in the field are up 29% this year, with salaries starting around $100,000 annually, according to an Indeed report. Data scientists were also coined the most promising job of 2019 by LinkedIn.

SEE: Job description: Data scientist (Tech Pro Research)

Meanwhile, software engineers are the most in-demand job on Glassdoor's list, with 49,007 job openings, the report found. The highest-paid job on the list is software engineering manager, with a media base salary of $153,000.

"There's no question that emerging technologies designed to grow and scale business, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation are having an impact on the types of jobs employers are hiring for across the country. As a result, we're seeing a spike in demand for highly-skilled workers in 2019," Glassdoor economic research analyst Amanda Stansell said in a press release. "With such a healthy job market kicking off 2019, we're seeing many of these Best Jobs open for people to apply to and get hired at employers across all industries and in all areas of the country."

Here are the 10 best tech jobs of 2019, according to Glassdoor:

1. Data Scientist

  • Job Score: 4.7
  • Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.3
  • Number of Job Openings: 6,510
  • Median Base Salary: $108,000

2. DevOps Engineer

  • Job Score: 4.5
  • Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.1
  • Number of Job Openings: 4,657
  • Median Base Salary: $106,000

3. Data Engineer

  • Job Score: 4.4
  • Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.9
  • Number of Job Openings: 4,739
  • Median Base Salary: $100,000

SEE: The future of IT jobs: A business leader's guide (Tech Pro Research)

4. Software Engineer

  • Job Score: 4.4
  • Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.6
  • Number of Job Openings: 49,007
  • Median Base Salary: $104,000

5. Security Engineer

  • Job Score: 4.3
  • Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.8
  • Number of Job Openings: 4,683
  • Median Base Salary: $102,000

6. Project Manager

  • Job Score: 4.3
  • Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.6
  • Number of Job Openings: 30,107
  • Median Base Salary: $75,000

7. Product Designer

  • Job Score: 4.2
  • Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.5
  • Number of Job Openings: 2,158
  • Median Base Salary: $100,000

8. Java Developer

  • Job Score: 4.2
  • Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.7
  • Number of Job Openings: 6,636
  • Median Base Salary: $85,000

9. Solutions Architect

  • Job Score: 4.2
  • Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.6
  • Number of Job Openings: 6,969
  • Median Base Salary: $127,000

10. Data Analyst

  • Job Score: 4.1
  • Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.9
  • Number of Job Openings: 5,456
  • Median Base Salary: $60,000

Further down on the list were applications engineer (median base salary $77,000), QA manager ($91,250), systems engineer ($90,000), software engineering manager ($153,000), software developer ($80,000), UX designer ($89,000), and systems administrator ($68,000).

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By Alison DeNisco Rayome

Alison DeNisco Rayome is a Senior Editor for TechRepublic. She covers CXO, cybersecurity, and the convergence of tech and the workplace.