The average tech salary in Australia fell by 6% between January and March 2015.

Guest post by Jaquelyn Muller, Content & PR Director,

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 across a number of enterprise products (e.g. CRM, SharePoint, Cognos). Although demand remained stable, mobile developers saw their asking salaries drop by 13% to $98,500, with enterprise software experts following with a drop of 8%.

“Infrastructure skills and software developers have been hit less with only a 3% and 5% drop in advertised salaries respectively. We noticed an interesting trend however, where jobs for ‘software engineers’ were offering salaries slightly higher than the average”, claims Gooroo VP Product, Carl Joseph.

A similar trend can be seen in salaries throughout Great Britain, with a drop of 2.7% this year, bringing the average to £50,247. The USA however remains steady with average technology salaries around the US$90,500 mark.


The Gooroo platform continues to output some great insights around the technology job market which you can also view by visiting our analytics tools and trying it out for yourself. You can also still download previous stats and reports by visiting Gooroo Careers and Salary Index.

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About Gooroo
Gooroo ( is an online marketplace that is matching people working in technology to jobs and training. For employers, Gooroo is committed to removing complexity in finding talent; improving accuracy and speed, while dramatically reducing costs and risks. Based in Melbourne, Australia, Gooroo recently completed an oversubscribed seed funding round to accelerate product development and market growth initiatives.

Comments (1)

  1. JamieAkers says:

    I think as well as the mean average across the nation (be it Australia or my native UK) you should also include the median average, or the average excluding the capital.  The reason being the mean average of salaries in IT circles in particular is massively skewed by a small number of extremely high earners inside the capital making the statistics largely useless.  I know from experience average salaries of software engineers outside London is well below the £50,247 quoted in the article however this would be seen as a relatively modest salary inside the capital.

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