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Salary Survey 2005: Holding Pattern


November, 2005: Salary Survey 2005

Software Development
November 2005

Holding Pattern

Little has changed in the last year, according to our eighth annual examination of compensation and satisfaction trends for software developers. Salaries have increased by a hair, and most other job measures are dormant or just budding.The one bright spot? The continued growth of head-hunting.

By Alexandra Weber Morales

LANGUAGE / TECHNOLOGIES USED BY IT TEAMS, 2003-2005
 
  2003 2004 2005
.NET 40% 51% 57%
Ada 4% 4% 4%
Biztalk/IBM Crossworlds/other business integration 6% 6% 7%
C 49% 48% 47%
C# 26% 34% 42%
C++ 67% 62% 59%
Cobol 27% 20% 18%
CORBA/COM/other middleware 23% 18% 16%
Delphi/Object Pascal 9% 8% 8%
Fortran 9% 7% 7%
J2EE 38% 40% 40%
J2ME NA 7% 8%
Java 68% 64% 63%
Java Messaging NA 17% 18%
Lotus Notes/other groupware 20% 18% 15%
Oracle/SQL Server/Sybase/FoxPro/other database 70% 67% 64%
Perl/JavaScript/PHP/other scripting 54% 52% 53%
Python 9% 11% 13%
SAP/PeopleSoft/Oracle/other ERP 28% 21% 20%
SOAP NA 30% 31%


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