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14 tech jobs that pay over $90,000 right now

Business Insider logo Business Insider 2/17/2015 jbort@businessinsider.com (Julie Bort)

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There's no question the tech industry pays well.

But which job titles specifically make the most money in 2015 and which ones have tons of job openings?

Those are the questions that job-hunting site Glassdoor answered when it created its latest list of the 25 best paying jobs that are in high demand.

And naturally, that list was dominated by tech roles.

No. 14: Sales Engineer, $90,899

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Sales Engineer

Average Base Salary: $90,899

Number of Job Openings: 5,508

A sales engineer is the technical resource for the sales force that helps them make sure bids and contracts meet the customers' technical specifications.



No. 13: Software Engineer, $96,392

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Software Engineer

Average Base Salary: $96,392

Number of Job Openings: 99,055

A software engineer is software programmer. Every company needs them, from the tech companies building software to sell to others, to the enterprises building apps for their own internal use.



No. 12: UX Designer, $96,855

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UX Designer

Average Base Salary: $96,855

Number of Job Openings: 2,010

A "UX" designer, or "user experience" designer are the ones who make sure the product looks and feels good and functions in a way that is easy for people to use.



No. 11: Database Administrator, $97,258

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Database Administrator

Average Base Salary: $97,258

Number of Job Openings: 9,041

A company's database is among the most important bits of software it owns, keeping track of customers, transactions, inventory. A database administrator runs it.



No. 10: Computer Hardware Engineer, $101,154

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Computer Hardware Engineer

Average Base Salary: $101,154

Number of Job Openings: 1,264

A computer hardware engineer designs computers and all sorts of other electronic devices.



No. 9: QA Manager, $101,330

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QA Manager

Average Base Salary: $101,330

Number of Job Openings: 1,689

A QA or "quality assurance" manager performs tests to make sure a product, service or software performs like it should.



No. 8: Security Engineer, $102,749

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Security Engineer

Average Base Salary: $102,749

Number of Job Openings: 2,060

A security engineer designs, deploys and monitors systems that secures a company's network, software and other assets.



No. 7: Data Scientist, $105,395

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Data Scientist

Average Base Salary: $105,395

Number of Job Openings: 3433

A data scientist is a super-hot field right it. This person helps a company find insights out of heaps of data.



No. 6: Product Manager, $113,959

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Product Manager

Average Base Salary: $113,959

Number of Job Openings: 9918

A product manager helps run the teams that design and market a product. Although a product manager isn't a tech-specific job, it's a major role at many tech companies.



No. 5: IT Manager, $115,725

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IT Manager

Average Base Salary: $115,725

Number of Job Openings: 1408

An IT manager runs manages a company's technology infrastructure.



No. 4: Analytics Manager, $115,725

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Analytics Manager

Average Base Salary: $115,725

Number of Job Openings: 1408

An analytics manager performs business and financial analysis to help the company measure its success and predict its needs. 



No. 3: Solutions Architect, $121,522

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Solutions Architect

Average Base Salary: $121,522

Number of Job Openings: 3530

A solutions architect designs and engineers complex software or computer systems.



No. 2: Software Development Manager, $123,747

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Software Development Manager

Average Base Salary: $123,747     

Number of Job Openings: 2249

A software development manager is a project leader for software projects.



No. 1: Software Architect, $130,891

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Software Architect

Average Base Salary: $130,891

Number of Job Openings: 3229

A software architect designs complex software applications.





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