Posted by Kelly Grant, Senior Technical Recruiter

This is the second in a series of posts that look at the trends in The Dice 2021 Tech Salary Report.

It may have expected that salaries remained flat or even lowered a bit amid the pandemic.  However, this report indicates that even in a time of unprecedented change, the principles that drive salary growth, particularly in the tech sector, remain in place.

The report states “When it comes to programming languages, tried-and-true stalwarts such as Python (up 0.3 percent, to $112,388) and JavaScript (up 1.5 percent, to $102,346) were either flat or saw increases. Regardless of the broader economic situation, companies need technologists who know the world’s most popular programming languages, both to build new products and maintain legacy code. Knowing data-related languages such as R (up 0.8 percent, to $112,958) and Scala (down 3.1 percent, but still sitting at $124,066) likewise proved profitable, given the centrality of data analytics to company operations.”

Also, “As companies rush to embrace digital transformation, they’re also embracing newer languages such as Kotlin (down 6.9 percent, to $114,531) and Swift (down 4.2 percent, to $111,988) for building the next generation of mobile apps, even as they maintain the mountains of mobile-centric legacy code written in Java (virtually flat year-over-year, with an average salary of $114,347) and Objective-C (down 5.6 percent, $115,489). However, these newer languages have a long way to go before they can reach the pervasiveness of current incumbents.”

This is the second in a series of posts.  Next, we will look at the benefits that are important to employees in the technology sector.

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