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Trade Group: US Software Developer Wages Fell 2% Last Year 237

First time accepted submitter russotto points out the claim of industry group TechAmerican Foundation (reported by Computerworld) that "wages for the software industry are falling, not rising. Wages fell 2% to $99,000 in 2012." Averages are one thing; the article points out though that wages vary vastly within the industry, and that some jobs are harder to fill (thus, better paid) than others. An excerpt: "Victor Janulaitis, CEO of Janco Associates, a research firm that also analyzes IT wage and employment trends, cited a number of reason for the decline in wages for software professionals. First, technology is becoming easier to implement without having an IT professional, he said. Also, the option of turning to outsourcing creates less pressure to increase wages. As the recession continues, companies continue 'to look at productivity and will often look to hire individuals who are lower cost employees,' said Janulaitis. That could include displaced baby boomer workers who have been out of work for some time and 'will take a lower paying job just to get back into the workforce.'"
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Trade Group: US Software Developer Wages Fell 2% Last Year

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  • by tqk ( 413719 ) <s.keeling@mail.com> on Sunday May 19, 2013 @01:14PM (#43768477)

    ... being a racist and an asshole.

    I think most people would consider the "and an asshole" there to be redundant.

  • by KitFox ( 712780 ) on Sunday May 19, 2013 @02:08PM (#43768759)

    It is very telling how employers who claim that they can't find "qualified" people never state exactly what qualifications they are looking for. They just make vague statements about "not having skills".

    "To qualify in the US, you must have a minimum of 10 years' experience with Windows Server 2008, 30 years of experience with Windows as a whole; You must know C, C++, C#, Java, PHP, ASP, .NET, JavaScript, Python, Perl, ASM, Objective C, HTML, CSS, and at least five other languages of your choice, all at a guru level and never -ever- need to use any reference material; You must be able to code a full working 100,000 lines of code with no bugs within 40 work hours; You must be able to QA test the whole thing in another 40 work hours; You must be able to take every single feature request coming from marketing and implement it within that week of coding - even the features that are requested the day after the week ends; You must have a doctorate in Computer Sciences; And you must be willing to work for no more than $41K/year."

  • by gbjbaanb ( 229885 ) on Sunday May 19, 2013 @05:38PM (#43769701)

    I can afford 10, maybe 20 failures for the 1 project that succeeds

    yeah, but not everyone can work for Google.

  • by HornWumpus ( 783565 ) on Sunday May 19, 2013 @10:22PM (#43770881)

    There might be individuals who aren't bastards. But when they are in a group they are 'the bastards'.

    A group of Crows is called a murder, a group of managers is called 'the bastards'. It's just a definition thing.

Recent research has tended to show that the Abominable No-Man is being replaced by the Prohibitive Procrastinator. -- C.N. Parkinson