The 10 best careers in tech, according to the people who work in them

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Working in tech is great career, no matter how you look at it: important work, high salaries, lots of opportunity. But some tech jobs are better than others.

Glassdoor just sifted through its enormous database of employee reviews to come up with a list of the Top 25 jobs, across all industries. It rated them by looking at the median annual base salary, number of job opening available, and how various people in those jobs rated the "career opportunity. They combined all that into an overall "job score."

Here's a list of the Top 10 tech jobs, culled from the cross-industry list of the Top 25, along with the median base salary employees report in those jobs. (The salary number excludes bonuses, stock, and other benefits).

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No. 10: Software Architect

No. 10: Software Architect

Median base salary: $130,000
Job score: 4.2
Number of job openings: 653
Career opportunities rating: 3.4

A person that designs large complex software applications, and/or designs how such software will be deployed in an enterprise.

No. 9: UX Designer

No. 9: UX Designer

Median base salary: $91,800
Job score: 4.3
Number of job openings: 863
Career opportunities rating: 3.6

A person that manages the look and feel of software, the part that the customer touches.

No. 8: QA Manager

No. 8: QA Manager

Median base salary: $85,000
Job score: 4.4
Number of job openings: 3,749
Career opportunities rating: 3.4

Quality Assurance engineers test software to make sure it works like it's supposed to work.

No. 7: Software Development Manager

No. 7: Software Development Manager

Median base salary: $135,000
Job score: 4.4
Number of job openings: 1,199
Career opportunities rating: 3.4

A person that manages software development projects.

No. 6: Analytics Manager

No. 6: Analytics Manager

Median base salary: $105,000
Job score: 4.5
Number of job openings: 982
Career opportunities rating: 3.7

A person that manages analytics software and processes, the software that helps companies answer business questions by sifting through a database or a big-data cache.

No. 5: Software Engineer

No. 5: Software Engineer

Median base salary: $95,000
Job score: 4.5
Number of job openings: 49,270
Career opportunities rating: 3.3

A computer programmer. There are many levels of programmers from entry level, to very senior.

No. 4: Product Manager

No. 4: Product Manager

Median base salary: $106,680
Job score: 4.5
Number of job openings: 6,607
Career opportunities rating: 3.3

The person that manages software development or IT product development projects.

No. 3: Mobile Developer

No. 3: Mobile Developer

Median base salary: $90,000
Job score: 4.6
Number of job openings: 2,251
Career opportunities rating: 3.8

A person who writes mobile apps.

No. 2: Solutions Architect

No. 2: Solutions Architect

Median base salary: $119,500
Job score: 4.6
Number of job openings: 2,906
Career opportunities rating: 3.5

This is a person that designs large, complex IT systems.

No. 1: Data Scientist

No. 1: Data Scientist

Median base salary: $116,840
Job score: 4.7
Number of job openings: 1,736
Career opportunities rating: 4.1

Companies are collecting more and more data these days, a trend called "big data." Data scientists are the people in charge of collecting and analyzing all of the data to find business insights.

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