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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

  Staff Mgt
Python $91K $105K
Java Messaging $91K $112K
CORBA/COM/middleware $89K $108K
Ada $87K $104K
C $87K $104K
C++ $87K $104K
Fortran $87K $107K
J2EE $87K $106K
SOAP $87K $106K
J2ME $86K $107K
Biztalk/IBM Crossworlds/business integration $85K $109K
Java $85K $103K
Lotus Notes/other groupware $85K $104K
SAP/PeopleSoft/Oracle/ERP $84K $106K
Perl/JavaScript/PHP/scripting $83K $102K
C# $82K $102K
.NET $81K $100K
Oracle/SQL Server/Sybase/FoxPro/database $81K $100K
Cobol $79K $99K
Delphi/Object Pascal    

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