#TechnicallyBetter: How much do technology jobs pay in Cayman?

July 20, 2022

Sky-high wages wait for talented technology professionals.

If pay potential and job security are priorities for you, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better industry than tech. In fact, many technology companies are handing ultra-competitive pay packets to graduates straight out of college, so a lucrative wage isn’t necessarily a waiting game based on experience.  

In the Cayman Islands, tech salaries vary widely, but on average, you’re looking at around 80k USD. It’s worth noting salaries will depend on industry and company size, with some of the large financial and legal firms paying considerably higher than the average. Read on for the five highest-paying roles on the island, in ascending order from five to one. 

IT Security Manager 

Typical salary: 85–110k USD  

What the job involves: helping organisations stay safe online, protecting their assets and data from threats, and identifying, investigating and resolving security risks. As cyberattacks become more prevalent and serious, this role is in huge demand.    

Typical experience and education: a security-focused industry certification, experience managing security systems and a security operations team.  

IT Project Manager

Typical salary: 90–100k USD 

What the job involves: planning and directing a business’s technical projects, creating business cases, working with stakeholders to set goals and deliverables, developing robust project plans and managing their rollout.    

Typical experience and education: qualifications in project management and information systems, plus coding, project management and IT experience.  

DevOps/Infrastructure Engineer

Typical salary: 90–110k USD 

What the job involves: DevOps or “Development and Operations” are the go-between for Software Developers and IT Operations, deploying updates to systems and helping everything run smoothly.  

Typical experience and education: computer science or electronics engineering degree, knowledge of IT security protocols, understanding of and experience in network design and architecture, proficiency in programming languages including Bash and Python.

Data Scientist 

Typical salary: 100–120k USD 

What the job involves: collecting, analysing and interpreting data using advanced analytics technologies, helping organisations understand market trends, consumer behaviours and other relevant insights for developing their strategies. Data Scientists need to be strong communicators to share their findings and provide recommendations.  

Typical experience and education: degree in computer science, IT, engineering or similar, experience in programming languages like Python, experience with data visualisation, knowledge of machine learning and statistical methods.  

Data Engineer

Typical salary: 100–120k USD 

What the job involves: planning, creating and maintaining databases to support business activities, including automating processes to improve productivity and extracting and sharing insights to help with decision-making. Data Engineers also often assist Data Scientists by providing high-quality data.   

Typical experience and education: computer science, maths, or another IT-relevant degree, understanding of SQL databases and design, programming languages like Python, and expertise in data modelling and mining.  

Do any of these roles sound like you? Connect with Senior Technical Recruiter Colin Smith