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Best IT Jobs for Remote Work in 2022

Brunette woman with glasses typing on her laptop at home with a dog in her lapRemote work opportunities are the new normal. They provide IT pros with incredible perks, especially in the technology industry – and people are taking advantage of new and innovative opportunities to earn income outside of an office setting. With the rise of remote work due to the pandemic, it’s easier than ever to find job opportunities that allow you to telecommute or work from the comfort of your home office.

Can You Work Remotely in an IT Job?

With more tech companies hiring remote workers, you are sure to find postings for remote jobs no matter what career path you come from. Advancing technology now allows many people in a variety of job roles to be able to complete their work online. Organizations have been transitioning toward a fully remote (or at least a hybrid) work environment to allow their employees to save on commuting costs and have a better work–life balance.

Where Can You Find Remote Tech Jobs?

The tech industry is exploding right now, which means more startups and more opportunities to find high-paying, remote tech jobs. Whether you are using LinkedIn or other job boards such as Indeed, FlexJobs or ZipRecruiter to look for remote job listings, there are plenty of options for job seekers looking for part-time or entry-level positions in tech. You can match your skills to new opportunities and highlight those skills on your career profile.

And you don’t necessarily need a bachelor’s degree to find work-from-home jobs. That said, if you are interested in advancing your career, it might be worth investing in your education first. That could look like getting a degree or obtaining IT certifications. With those credentials under your belt, your job search would likely be less stressful and will allow you to increase your opportunities for career advancement.

Here Are the 11 Best Remote IT Jobs For 2022

Whatever your reason may be for wanting to work virtually, here are some of the best remote jobs in 2022.

1. Cloud Architect

A cloud architect designs and plans cloud environments, depending on the needs of their organization.

Successful cloud architects possess the following traits:

  • Problem solving is key because as cloud technology grows, so will the problems that pop up
  • Being versatile and able to handle things like front-end platforms, servers, storage, delivery and networks required to manage cloud storage
  • Experience with a number of IT fields, including client systems and applications, networking, infrastructure and web tools

Because the cloud refers to any process which has servers on the internet, it’s easy to understand why being a cloud architect is one of the best IT jobs for remote work.

If you think that becoming a cloud architect is in your future, CompTIA Cloud+ might be for you. CompTIA Cloud+ is a global certification that validates the skills you need to deploy and automate secure cloud environments.

According to Emsi Burning Glass, the median advertised salary for a cloud architect is $130,200.

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$97K

$115K

$130K

$143K

$157K

 

2. Technical Product Manager

Product managers identify customer needs and the larger organizational goals that a product or feature will achieve by articulating what success looks like. They are responsible for developing and creating ideas that will deliver value to customers.

According to Atlassian, technical product managers spend their days:

  • Understanding and representing user needs
  • Monitoring the market and developing competitive analyses
  • Defining a vision for product features and capabilities

According to Emsi Burning Glass, the median advertised salary for a technical product manager is $111,000.

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$74K

$94K

$111K

$129K

$144K

 

3. IT Project Manager

An IT project manager sets timelines for group projects and keeps the group on task and on budget.

IT project managers may have the following job duties:

  • Coordinate and track project phases and schedules
  • Select the right people to serve on the project team
  • Organize project plans and prepare reports and other tools to detail the specific budget, time and projected outcomes of the project

If you are looking to get ahead, CompTIA Project+ may be for you. CompTIA Project+ teaches IT pros the basic concepts they need to successfully manage small- to medium-sized projects.

According to Emsi Burning Glass, the median advertised salary for an IT project manager is $105,000.

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$70K

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$120K

$134K

 

4. Cybersecurity Analyst

Cybersecurity analysts detect cyber threats and then implement changes to protect an organization.

Cybersecurity analysts ensure protection using the following skills:

  • Managing and configuring tools to monitor activity on the network
  • Proactively identifying network vulnerabilities through penetration testing, vulnerability scans and vulnerability assessment reports
  • Planning and recommending changes to increase the security of the network and applying security patches to protect the network

If you’re currently working in cybersecurity and looking to get ahead, you may already know about CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+). CompTIA CySA+ is an IT workforce certification that applies behavioral analytics to networks and devices to prevent, detect and combat cybersecurity threats through continuous security monitoring.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median annual wage for cybersecurity analysts is $102,600.

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$62K

$79K

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$131K

$166K

 

5. Data Scientist

A data scientist is essentially an analytical data expert, with strong math and technical skills. They must analyze data for many different end results and communicate their findings to others in their organization.

Other job duties for a data scientist may include the following:

  • Analyze data to identify patterns and trends
  • Create and use models and algorithms to organize and interpret collections of big data
  • Interpret and clean up data to ensure accuracy, completeness and uniformity

Most data scientists have a bachelor’s degree in computer science, mathematics, informational sciences or statistics. Aspiring data scientists can kickstart their career with CompTIA Data+, an early-career data analytics certification for professionals tasked with developing and promoting data-driven business decision-making. This certification is for those who start their career as a data analyst and may become data scientists.

According to the BLS, the median annual wage for a data scientist is $100,900.

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$59K

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$131K

$167K

 

6. Web/Software Developer

Software and web developers are the creative minds behind computer programs and websites.

Successful web and software developers possess the following skills:

  • Knowledge and skills to write, modify and debug software for end-customer use
  • Ability to develop applications that allow people to do specific tasks on computers or devices
  • Ability to develop the underlying systems that run the devices or control the networks

Web developers are responsible for both the design and look of the website as well as the site’s technical aspects such as performance and capacity – which are metrics of a website’s speed and traffic.

According to Emsi Burning Glass, the median advertised salary for a web/software developer is $98,100.

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$65K

$82K

$98K

$113K

$129K

 

7. UX Designer/Architect

UX designers and architects are some of the most in-demand professionals in the tech industry. They are responsible for how a digital interface interacts with its users

UX designers and architects assist with technology design to make products easier for people using the following skills:

  • Developing website layout, design and technology features that improve accessibility and value for users
  • Developing and testing new design models and incorporating findings into improved product design
  • Researching the behavior of internet users and consumers and compiling information about the target audience for a site

Most UX designers have previous experience as graphic designers. UX design does not require coding, but it is extremely beneficial to have programming skills, so it is not unusual for UX designers and architects to also be programmers.

According to Emsi Burning Glass, the median advertised salary for a UX designer/architect is $97,500.

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$72K

$83K

$98K

$111K

$123K

 

8. Database Administrator

Database administrators are the gatekeepers of information. They use software to store and organize data - such as an organization's records or financial information – ensure that users can easily access the information they need, and that data is protected from unauthorized access.

A database administrator manages all aspects of an organized database environment including:

  • Configuring and maintaining the database management system
  • Creating policies for the maintenance, security and use of the database management system
  • Updating the database code as new technologies emerge

With the rise of big data, a career in database administration can be very lucrative for someone who is organized and security-focused.

According to the BLS, the median salary for a database administrator is $96,700 per year.

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$49K

$63K

$97K

$125K

$151K

 

9. Salesforce Administrator

Salesforce administrators work with stakeholders to define system requirements and customize the platform. They enable users to get the most out of Salesforce technology for their organization’s goals using the following skills:

  • Maintaining the platform
  • Staying updated on new tools, capabilities and updates
  • Making the experience easy for users of any technical level

According to Emsi Burning Glass, the median advertised salary for a Salesforce administrator is $84,500.

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$64K

$74K

$85K

$94K

$103K

 

10. Systems Administrator

Systems administrators keep a company’s IT systems running. Their critical role ensures that employees can access what they need when they need it.

Successful systems administrators possess the following responsibilities:

  • Ensuring the company hardware and software are working as intended
  • Installing all the applications needed to support the organization
  • Updating systems when new software is released
  • Maintaining user accounts and access

According to the BLS, the median annual wage for a systems administrator is $80,600.

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$50K

$63K

$81K

$103K

$131K

 

11. IT Support Specialist/Computer Support Specialist

IT support specialists are customer support wizards and experts at troubleshooting tech issues.

IT support specialists are sometimes called customer service representatives and may have the following responsibilities:

  • Analyzing, troubleshooting and evaluating technology issues
  • Giving instructions to customers on how to use business-specific programs
  • Working with other technicians to resolve problems

Looking to get started as an IT support specialist? CompTIA A+ is the industry standard for establishing a career in IT.

According to the BLS, the median annual salary for an IT support specialist is $49,800.

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$34K

$39K

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$68K

$91K

 

Whatever your reason for telecommuting, you are sure to find opportunities with these remote IT jobs.

What’s your next move? See which jobs you can get with CompTIA certifications and plot out your next move with the CompTIA roadmap.

Represented data as of May 2022. Many factors influence wages such as location, occupation, job level and industry.

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