A new report has revealed how to earn even more by finding the best jobs on a job search site.
Network engineers and software engineers are among the most sought-after jobs on search engines and are among those that get the most searchers, according to an analysis of data from Search Engine Land’s job-seekers survey.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has been analysing job listings on the popular search engines for the past few years.
The survey, which is being conducted by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) on behalf of the National Academy of Engineering, finds that network engineers earn $72,000 per year and software engineering engineers earn a whopping $93,000.
Nathan Cogley, director of the NSF’s Network Engineering program, said the study is based on a survey of thousands of job postings for engineering positions from 2009 to 2015.
“In each case, we’re looking at how the data reflects the average salaries of network engineers and how the average earnings are compared to those of other engineering professionals,” he said.
For example, a senior software engineer earning $75,000 on average is earning $63,000 in salary.
This is an area where network engineers tend to earn higher salaries than other engineering positions, according to the survey.
“There’s more and more people [who] want to do network engineering than other engineers,” Mr Cogcy said.
He said the survey also looks at the salaries of senior engineering jobs that require technical knowledge.
According to the survey, the average salary for a network engineer in 2018 was $85,000, and the average for software engineers was $87,000 .
“That’s a significant difference,” Mr Coogley said.
“It shows that network engineering is not a career for everyone.”
The survey also found that software engineers earned a mean $75,600 per year in 2018.
The average network engineer salary is $77,500.
That’s up from the $75K paid in 2017, and it’s the same as the $86K earnings paid to software engineers in 2017.
More to come.