The news comes just after “full stack software developer” was named the fastest-growing job of 2018 in a data analysis conducted by another site and LinkedIn’s annual Emerging Jobs report said blockchain developer is the top sought-after position among all occupations in what is becoming an increasingly familiar pattern.
In the new 2019 U.S. News report, software developer topped a bunch of health-care-related positions, though statistician came in at No. 2.The media site uses criteria such as salary, challenges, the match of talent and skills, room to advance and a satisfying work-life balance to compile its ranking. In describing the positon of software developer, the site said:
The best software developers are creative and have the technical expertise to carry out innovative ideas. You might expect software developers to sit at their desks designing programs all day.
On the salary front, the top 25 percent of developers made $128,960 in 2017, while the bottom 25 percent made $77,710. The position graded average in upward mobility and stress level, while flexibility was rated above average.
For any non-developers reading this article who want to ascend to the best job in the new year, here’s the site’s advice from real-life developer Sam Schillace: Write code. Early and often. Good engineers are curious and want to learn how to build new things and are also constantly trying to find new and interesting things they haven’t built yet. If you don’t feel passionate about trying out some new technology or language you’ve heard, or you aren’t obsessed with solving that problem or building that app you’ve thought of, you probably shouldn’t be a programmer.
The site also ranked the top 10 technology jobs
- Software Developer
- Computer Systems Analyst
- T Manager
- Information Security Analyst
- Database Administrator
- Web Developer
- Computer Network Architect
- Computer Systems Administrator
- Computer Support Specialist
- Computer Programmer