Australian tech salaries have fallen slightly in the first quarter of 2016 from a year end high, while the declining average salary of tech professionals in the USA have risen after huge declines in 2015, according to tech marketplace Gooroo.

Average tech salaries in the USA - Q1 2016

After ending 2016 on a high with salaries averaging, $105,098AUD, Australian tech professionals have seen a decline of 2.3% over the past three months to average $102,661AUD. Conversely after ending 2015 at their lowest point, US tech salaries have risen from an average of $77,696USD to rise by 2.6% this quarter to “It’s certainly a reversal of fortunes between the US and Australian tech market that we’re seeing at the moment,” said Gooroo CEO and Founder Greg Muller. ”It’s not entirely unexpected however with the US financial year beginning and the Australian financial year heading into its final quarter.”

Australian average tech salaries - Q1 2016

Great Britain has seen little change at all over the past three months, recording a remarkably steady average salary of £45,210GBP, with most skill areas showing a variance of less than £1,000 over the quarter.

“Only Infrastructure skills saw a decline in salary of over £1,000 in the UK market to average £49,009, but this wasn’t at all unusual. In fact infrastructure skills are seeing declines in salary across the globe with an average salary decline of 5% to $100,353AUD in Australia, and $9000USD less than the average tech salary in the US,”

Average tech salaries in the UK - Q1 2016

Database and data related roles have continued to command higher salaries in the Australian market since November last year, with an average salary of $113,451AUD. Mobile related roles continue to remain steady at an average salary of $99,176AUD with the greatest increase in an otherwise declining market being seen in

“Database roles are consistently attracting the highest average salaries across all markets but software development salaries increased quickly over the past quarter and are worth keeping an eye on over the next few months," concluded Mr Muller.