IT Salary Tracker: Web Application Developers

Web application developers, see how much demand there is for your skills, and find out what you can command for salaries and contract rates.

As long as there is the Web, there will be Web application developers. A sample of assorted prerequisites for this job type reads basically like a list of today's top IT skills: Java, Linux, UNIX, C/C++, Perl, Python, Oracle, SQL server, XML and so on down the line.

California has by far the largest concentration of Web application developer jobs, with 44% of all availabile positions listed in September 2000 on dice.com, EarthWeb's online job board for IT professionals. Among Metro areas, Silicon Valley has the highest demand, with 19% of the total, followed by Los Angeles (14%) and San Francisco (11%). California also pays top dollar for its talent. Highest contract rates, at $78 per hour, are in Silicon Valley, and San Francisco sports the highest average salaries, at $82,500 per year. New York salaries aren't too far behind, though, at $81,000.

Averages are based on 220 positions listed, with cities bearing fewer than 10 listings excluded from mention. Data came from available jobs listed during September 2000 on dice.com. Results are based on averages or totals from the following information: salary, job type, job skills, and location.

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Highest salary by city (average): San Francisco, $82,500 yearly salary

Highest contract rate by city (average): Silicon Valley, $78 per hour

Most jobs per city: Silicon Valley, 19% of total


XML professionals: average salaries by job type
XML professionals: average salaries by city

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


Datamation/dice.com IT Salary Tracker
XML professionals: average contract rates by city

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


Datamation/dice.com IT Salary Tracker
XML professionals: disribution of jobs by city

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







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