Carl Joseph

Business analyst, furniture maker, and astronomer in training

Melbourne (VIC, Australia)

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Articles by Carl

  1. 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 anecdotally based. They're all good ways to investigate the trends (except maybe the anecdotal 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 mentioned in ads.Immediately we notice that SQL has...
  2. Tech salaries and the cost of living in the USA

    We quite often get questions about how salaries compare with living costs across America. So, we decided to look into it. The best states to work in, may not be what you expect.We calculate the Net Income as the difference between the average tech salary and cost of living within each state. Divided by 12, this gives us a monthly figure to work with. Living cost figures come from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and include factors such as housing, transport, taxes, and childcare.Here are the...
  3. Where are all the tech jobs in the USA?

    Last month we looked at tech salaries vs the cost of living across the USA. This month, we want to explore the demand side of this issue. It's one thing to be paid great money doing a job, but if those jobs are far and few between the likelihood of landing that job is very low.California, Texas, New York, Virginia, and Illinois consistently advertise more tech jobs than any other state. These states post around 150,000 tech jobs each month, with California sitting far ahead at 350,000. As we would...
  4. Tech skill and Salary analysis - United States and Australia

    Tech job seekers, both active and passive, are willing to make a move for the right offer. But when is the right time to move? Since the technology sector is ever expanding and evolving, it is hard to know when the market is best placed for a strategic relocation into another role. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of tech and computer occupations is expected to grow 12% by 2024, greater than the average for all other occupations. Now more than ever it is important that...
  5. Gooroo just got even more human

    At Gooroo we believe that Careers should be built on where people are headed, not where they’ve been. The trend for tech talent being traded like commoditised skills packages needs to stop and we are committed to making that happen.We understand that the future of business is recognising that real competitive advantage comes from the people that build technology rather than the technology itself.As part of this commitment we are proud to announce our acquisition of ColourGrid™, a unique framework...
  6. USA and Australian tech professionals see reversal of fortunes in the first quarter of 2016

    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.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...
  7. Australian Tech Salaries Rise While US Counterparts See Downturn in 2015

    Australian tech professionals ended the year on a high after seeing a steady rise in salaries throughout the year ending with an average salary of $104,907 AUD, an increase of approximately $5000 AUD. The USA conversely saw declining salaries across all industry areas to year’s end, with average salaries dipping below $100,000 USD to $77,696 USD.The United Kingdom fluctuated throughout the year for particular skill sets, but overall recorded a steady salary average of £45,388.“It was an interesting...
  8. Tech Industry Salaries The Steadiest In 12 Months, According to Latest Stats From Gooroo

    In the past month, tech professionals in Australia, the US and UK have seen the steadiest rates of salary and demand overall for the past year, varying by less than 0.3% from October.While Australia saw average salaries for mobile related positions fall by approximately 6% in November, an increase in infrastructure, big data and database salaries kept the average tech salary stable at $104,200 AUD.“Mobile skills aren’t going to fall out of favour anytime soon,” says Greg Muller, CEO and Founder of...
  9. Programming languages - salaries and demand (3rd Quarter 2015)

    <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>Overall global salaries are down by $5,000 - $10,000 USD over the last quarter. Relative positions in popularity however remain mostly the same. By almost any measure and ranking methodology, the most popular and well paid languages are still JavaScript, Java,...
  10. Australian Tech Jobs On The Rise While USA Faces Continued Decline, According To Latest Gooroo Stats

    Australian tech jobs are seeing the highest average advertised salaries since March while the USA sees further declines, the October statistics from tech job analysts Gooroo reveal.In the three months to October 2015, the average advertised salary of Australian tech positions has increased by 1.4%, 1.2% and 2.0% in August, September and October respectively. The average salary for tech professionals in Australia is now AUD$104,301.Conversely, the United States of America has seen a marked decline...
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