IT Salary Tracker: C++ professionals

C++ professionals, see how much demand there is for your skills, and find out what you can command for salaries and contract rates.

It may be that Java this year overtook C++ as the most in-demand programming skill in the IT labor marketplace. But don't think demand for C++ has declined. As with most other IT skill types, many jobs for pros experienced in the language will go unfilled this year. C++ became popular because of its combination of traditional C with object-oriented programming capability. The number of jobs of this type has doubled since December 1999, according to dice.com, an online job board for IT professionals.

In July 2000, employers were offering C++ professionals an average salary of $78,250 per year and an average contract rate of $78.50 per hour, according to dice.com. Results are based on 1,086 listings for this type of professional, with cities bearing fewer than 10 listings excluded from the tally. The highest salaries and contract rates went to C++ pros in San Francisco, who made on average $87,500 per year and $96 per hour.

Results are based on averages or totals from the following information at dice.com: job titles, job skills, and locations. Benefits are not included in compensation listings.

Datamation/dice.com IT Salary Tracker
C++ professionals: average salaries by city

Source: Datamation/dice.com IT Salary Tracker/July 2000

Datamation/dice.com IT Salary Tracker
C++ professionals: average hourly contract rates by city

Source: Datamation/dice.com IT Salary Tracker/July 2000

Datamation/dice.com IT Salary Tracker
C++ professionals: distribution of jobs by city

Source: Datamation/dice.com IT Salary Tracker/July 2000

Chart data compiled by Laurie Souza.






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