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  1. Programming languages - salaries and demand (March 2015)

    We've released a few of these reports before, and here is the first for 2015. With our database now analysing ~500,000 tech jobs every single month, we have a unique dataset which can tell us what skills organisations are hiring for and what salaries they're advertising.This year we have seen quite a lot of change in the popularity of various programming languages. Whether this is a feature of different industry's hiring cycles is still to be determined.Battling for 1st position are Java and C# with...
  2. Press Release: The average tech salary in Australia fell by 6% between January and March 2015

    Tech career marketplace, Gooroo, has released it’s tech career and salary trends for Q1 2015.These trends have indicated that 2015 so far has not followed the rising salaries seen towards the end of 2014. The average tech salary in Australia has indeed fallen by 6% between January and March 2015. This varies by technology and industry, although the general trend is represented in most areas examined.The downturn is most noticeable in advertised salaries for Mobile Developers and jobs asking for skills...
  3. Another Top 10 Languages list for 2014

    Everyone seems to publish their Top 10 list at the end of the year. Some rely on stats from surveys, others look at how many GitHub projects use a certain language, whilst others are purely anectodally based. They're all good ways to investigate the trends (except maybe the anectodal version).Using our data which consists now of over 4,000,000 job ads in the United States, Great Britain, and Australia, we look at how often a particular skill is mentionedin ads.Immediately we notice that SQL has almost...
  4. Programming languages - salaries and demand (October 2014)

    A few months ago we wrote up a brief analysis of key programming languages, showing the demand for each language and the salaries being offered. We now have almost 3 million job advertisements in our analysis engine so we should take a fresh look at what it says.In July, we saw three main clusters, the established leaders, the followers, and the niche.The leaders of the group are still ahead in very much the same positions. Java, C++, and C all pay well and are in high demand. JavaScript and C# are...
  5. Mobile developers in web land

    There are mobile app writers who create software to run natively on the mobile platform. There are also those who write web apps tailored to work well on a mobile device. What does the marketplace have to say about these two breeds?We investigate the Mobile Developer, Android Developer, and iOS Developer roles (sorry, not enough jobs for Windows Phone developers to produce reliable statistics!)The global demand for mobile related jobs has been relatively steady this year with a slight rise. Specific...
  6. Salary variation in tech careers

    The spread of tech salaries can be quite large in some regions. In this piece, we take a brief look at this range and identify the top, middle, and lowest earners.At first glance, we notice the Australian and British marketplace has a much larger range of salaries than the Unites States. Although the average salaries of each country are quite similar (~$93,000USD), there are many more higher paying jobs outside of the United States.This means that your salary growth in the United States is limited...
  7. Angular JS, Backbone.js, or Ember.js - Which should you choose?

    There's been a lot written comparing these three frameworks. Instead of repeating what is already out there, I wanted to look at the battle from an employability perspective. Which framework has entered the paying marketplace, and how much will they pay you for it.Backbone.js came to developers in 2010. Over the last few years, demand has risen bringing it to the front of the pack with 5% more jobs advertised than AngularJS. When we look at individual countries, we find this lead only exists in the...
  8. Which language wins in terms of salary/demand (July 2014)

    Here we take a look at a selection of programming languages and compare their mean salary and demand. The data comes from an analysis of 1.5 million tech job advertisements collected between January and June 2014 from the USA, Great Britain, and Australia.The first thing we notice is an obvious clustering of languages into three distinct groups:Established leaders are common in paying organisations and show a high demand globally. These include skills like Java, C#, and JavaScript.Skills which are...
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