<span style="font-size: 0.7rem; display: block; text-align: center;">* Overall salary trends for the last two quarters.<br />N.B. Salaries for each country have been converted to USD for ease of comparison.*</span>
<span style="font-size: 0.7rem; display: block; text-align: center;">N.B. Salaries for each country have been converted to USD for ease of comparison.</span>
Objective-C has been facing a steady decline all year since Apple mentioned its switch to Swift. You can see that in Gooroo's demand stats for the language, as well as in other rankings such as TIOBE which state Objective-C has had a decline of 8% over the last year.
At the cooler end of town we see the usual cluster of niche languages. Scheme, Scala, and Objective-C lead this pack. Groovy, a language for the Java platform, continues to do well within this family with salaries at around $96,200 USD and demand slightly outpacing other niche languages like Clojure, Golang, and Haskell.
<span style="font-size: 0.7rem; display: block; text-align: center;">Zoomed in version of the above chart showing the lower end of the demand scale.</span>
In the USA
IT salaries across the United States have fallen consistently for at least the last 2 quarters. The last few months have seen the average salary across the country fall by approcimately. $10,000 USD.
Of the three countries analysed, Australia is the only one which shows increasing salaries. However, this is due mostly to infrastructure based skills. Salaries on offer for software development related skills rose slightly last month, bringing it back in line with where they were in April this year (~$106,500 AUD).
IT Salaries across the US are falling as shown here. Great Britain remains relatively steady with a slight fall last month.
Australia is showing a slight trend upwards which may be a good sign of things to come. Infrastructure roles have had a positive effect on this upward trend.