20 Highest Paying Software Skills That Pay Over $100,000 A Year


Short Bytes: If we take a look at the highest paying software skills for developers, we observe that cloud-based skills are dominating the tech world. Amazon Web Services like DynamoDB, MapReduce, and CloudFormation are topping the charts of the most in-demand skills.

Cloud company named NovelAspect has populated different job listings from the job site Indeed. It has prepared a list of the highest paying software skills that are in demand by looking at the 200 business software platforms.

Let’s take a look at these skills that you can learn in 2017:

20 Highest Paying Software Skills


MySQL is an open source Relational Database Management System (RDMS) that uses Structured Query Languages (SQL). It’s used to manage databases and connect them to software. A great plus point of MySQ is platform flexibility.

  • Average salary: $98,970 per year


On the desktop, Ubuntu Linux is the most popular open source operating system. It has become very popular in the enterprises as well due to its ease of use, security model, management tools, support, and low cost.

  • Average salary: $100,913 per year

18. UNIX

Unix is a family of multitasking, multiuser operating systems that have been derived from the original AT&T Unix. It’s widely used for internet servers, mainframe computers, and workstations.

  • Average salary: $101,284 per year


IBM WebSphere is a brand of computer software products. They fall in the genre of enterprise software called “application and integration middleware”. Such products are used by the end users for making and integrating applications.

  • Average salary: $103,486 per year


PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source object-relational database system, developed by a team of volunteers spread across the world. Over the years, PostgreSQL has established its reputation–thanks to its proven architecture, reliability, correctness and data integrity.

  • Average salary: $104,566 per year

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Adarsh Verma

Adarsh Verma

Fossbytes co-founder and an aspiring entrepreneur who keeps a close eye on open source, tech giants, and security. Get in touch with him by sending an email — adarsh[email protected]
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