5 popular tech jobs in Denver (with salaries)

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More than 248,000 people are employed in tech-related jobs across the state of Colorado, accounting for 8.3% of the entire workforce in the Centennial State. In Denver alone, there was a 23.7% increase in high-tech jobs in 2021 and 2022. The only other tech job markets that outpaced Denver in that time frame were Vancouver and Austin. 

Needless to say, there are plenty of hot jobs in the Mile High City if you have the IT skills hiring managers are looking for. In fact, here are 5 of the hottest tech roles across The 303: 

1. Software engineer  

From design to coding to deployment, software engineers are often the do-it-all IT experts. Depending on the organization, software engineers can have more niche roles, or take on a variety of tasks. Denver-based companies like Monday.com and Choozle are often looking for highly qualified software developers and software engineers. 

Average software engineer salary in Denver: $123,500-178,100 per year according to ZipRecruiter

2. Security application engineer 

Tech security is a huge priority for organizations large and small across the world. With major companies like NBC Universal and RingCentral running significant operations in Denver, leading security architecture reviews and threat modeling, developing security requirements, conducting penetration test and managing bug bounty programs are critical skills to protecting the vulnerabilities of web and mobile applications.  

Average security application engineer salary in Denver: $120,000-$170,000 per year according to ZipRecruiter

3. IT support technician 

For those looking for entry-level IT positions, many Denver-based organizations are hiring for IT support technicians and IT help desk positions. These jobs often provide internal desktop and cloud app support, hardware support and network infrastructure. The ability to be adaptable and personable are key, as you’ll often be troubleshooting issues with coworkers. If you’re out of college or making a career change into the tech industry, these positions are often solid roles to gain a footing. 

Average salary for IT support technicians in Denver: $85,451 according to Salary.com

4. Big data engineer 

Healthcare companies like Denver-based DaVita are extremely important to the local economy. DaVita alone employs 67,000 employees with an annual revenue of $11.6 billion, and the need to design, build and maintain the infrastructure and systems required to process and analyze large volumes of data is critical for the company’s growth.  

Average salary for big data engineers in Denver: $122,000-$174,250 according to cio.com

5. Cloud architect 

The ability to design and implement takes both a strategic and executor mindset. Companies like Deloitte and Amazon, as well as the many startups across the city, are always on the lookout for IT experts trained in cloud computing with the creative abilities to excel in a cloud architect position. Being able to design and develop security requirements that mitigate risk while maintaining cyber security operational capability is central to this role. 

Average cloud architect salary in Denver: $170,000-$260,000 per year according to Glassdoor 


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