Tech Industry Salaries The Steadiest In 12 Months, According to Latest Stats From Gooroo

Melbourne (Australia) 14 December 2015 – 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 tech market analysis company Gooroo. “The downward pressure on salaries in this area is merely the result of lower paying jobs being advertised for mobile design and iOS development.”

Advertised salaries for Objective-C, the programming language used for iOS and iPhone, remained steady across October and November.

“Positions advertising for skills relating to Windows phones have recovered to post an increase in average salary of 5.4% after a similar sized fall in October, so they’ve essentially evened themselves out,” said Mr Muller.

Over the past 12 months, Australia has seen the average salary change the most across roles related to infrastructure, where they have risen sharply after a mid-year slump. The same downward trend was seen mid-year in Great Britain, where they have failed to recover at the same rate as Australia.

“The UK has shown signs of an upward trend for infrastructure roles but nowhere near the same rate as Australia where salaries are now on par with other high paying positions in database and software development,” says Mr Muller. “The US on the other hand, consistently places infrastructure based roles at the lower end of the pay scale.”

The United States has seen salaries across the board decline throughout 2015, while Australia and Great Britain have seen increases since mid-year driven by data centre jobs and Microsoft and Windows Scripting jobs respectively.

“Data Centre positions in Australia saw average salaries grow from around $115,000 earlier this year to closer to $148,000 in October and November, which when coupled with the high rate of pay and demand for software development and infrastructure, is a great sign of things to come for the Australian tech industry” concluded Mr Muller.

Australian Average Salary Trends 2015


UK Average Salary Trends 2015

US Average Salary Trends 2015


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Comments (1)

  1. Parameshwaran Iyer says:

    It would be interesting to have a detail on the Indian IT salaries too. It seems that Architects (Java, .NET and SharePoint) are in great demand and command really high salaries and increments year on year. The normal .NET programmers salary seems to have only seen normal increase.

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