Anyone with a digital skill, a laptop, and an internet connection qualifies for remote jobs. While you might be wondering about the required academic background, the truth is that a degree has very little influence over remote jobs.
There is a multitude of digital skills that qualify for remote jobs. Some of the major and more mainstream digital skills are:
- Software engineering, design, data science, project management, digital marketing, content writing, translation, personal assistance, customer support, finance, etc.
Of these digital skills, the tech industry produces one of the biggest and rapidly growing employment opportunities. To put this into numbers, each individual that’s proficient in coding will find an average of 7 job openings.
Some of the highly demanded digital skills in the tech industry are:
- Software Engineering, Data Science, DevOps, Cybersecurity, Cloud Computing, Machine Learning, and UI/UX Design.
Top Digital Skills by Salary
In addition to what we’ve listed here, there are a lot more digital skills that are qualified for remote work. So here’s a comprehensive list of remote jobs sorted by their yearly salary:
- Medical Director | $130K–$270K
- Finance Director | $61K–$161K
- Cloud Architect | $71K–$160K
- Marketing Director | $47K–$149K
- PR Director | $49K–$140K
- Privacy Officer | $50K–$138K
- Clinical Trial Manager | $65K–$131K
- Data Scientist | $62K-$129K
- Business Development Manager | $44K–$122K
- Product Manager | $54K–$121K
- Research Engineer | $58K–$120K
- Technical Support Manager | $50K–$119K
- Cyber Security Analyst | $51K–$117K
- Mobile Developer | $50K–$113K
- Psychologist | $48K–$113K
- Senior Account Manager | $49K–$110K
- Front-End Developer | $47K–$108K
- Project Manager, Operations | $47K-$107K
- Senior business analyst | $87K-$106K
- UX Architect | $87K-$105K
- Medical Writer | $53K–$103K
- Actuarial Analyst | $62K-$102K
- Software Engineer | $76K-$102K
- Art Director | $66K-$101K
- Channel Sales Manager | $50K-$124K
Breakdown of Digital Skills with the Most People Working Remotely
Through these years, the tech industry has been proven and known for creating and nurturing remote workers within its categories. As more and more IT skills emerge into high demand every year, it is of no surprise that the tech industry is still a large pool of employment opportunities for working remotely, with very attractive salaries.
According to Upwork, one of the largest freelancing platforms, 53% of all remote workers are working with digital skills like computer programming, marketing, IT, and business consulting.
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