Survey: Some AppDev Pay May Have Peaked
Despite signs that new SOA and web services projects seem to be gaining corporate acceptance, the uptick in new projects doesn't seem to be boosting salaries increases for appdev programmers or managers.
Enterprise Systems 2005 IT Salary Survey finds a wide range of hands-on and manager salaries may have peaked in 2004, in fact. While the Enterprise Systems 2005 IT Salary Survey find the IT job market "strengthening" over the past year, it's far for clear sailing for a wide range of IT professionals, including those in application development.
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In part, the survey, which was based on responses from 1,170 IT sites, found: "[F]or IT line positions, the bumpy IT economy and continued pressure on IT budgets are still putting a damper on salaries." While appdev positions - both programming and management - have seen some upticks over the past several years, salaries may be showing a sign of peaking, the survey added.
"With all the hype and excitement around service-oriented architectures (SOA) and web services, these should be heady times for application development managers," the survey said. "But accelerated application development efforts may be tempered by increased outsourcing, as well as continuing tight IT budgets."
Among the Enterprise Systems' 2005 survey findings:
When looking at AD programmers, the survey found:
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