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IT Pros / Software Engineers: How Does Your Salary Compare?

IT Pros / Software Engineers: How Does Your Salary Compare? Screenshot Software Engineers & Developers Salary Screenshot

Glassdoor’s 25 Highest Paying Companies for Software Engineers, The Redmond IT Pro Salary Survey, Salary Information from,, and Redfish Technology.

Glassdoor survey is a free jobs and career community that offers the world an inside look at jobs and companies. The “employee generated content” is all posted by employees, job seekers, and sometimes the companies themselves. Now with nearly 3 million salaries and reviews, there is plenty of information available to consider when to making your next career decision.


Glassdoor is known for its employee surveys and the great information that you can gather from reviews. The company just released the list of the best paying companies for Software Engineers. Are you making what these companies are paying? Let’s take a look.


Juniper Networks wins the number 1 spot. This network equipment manufacturer reportedly offers its software engineers an average annual base salary of $159,990. According to the website, the average salary+bonus+other is $179,255, and interestingly this page was updated Dec 4, 2013 (hmmm).


Software Engineers at LinkedIn places number two on the salary scale at an average of $154,146 in salary+bonus+other according to the self-reporting recorded on the site as of the date of this writing.


Yahoo! shows at third with an average salary+bonus+other at $109,839.


The 25 Highest Paying Companies For Software Engineers (2013) Glassdoor Report notes Google in fourth, Twitter in fifth, and Apple in sixth.


Obviously these figures change as employees update and add to the body of information on Glassdoor. To search Software Engineering salaries, or salaries for other job titles, check out the site.

Software Engineer Salaries reported to Glassdoor

Redmond Survey

Redmond magazine is The Independent Voice of the Microsoft IT Community. It is relied upon by Windows Server, SQL Server, Security, and Exchange experts worldwide.


The Redmond report on the Microsoft IT Community salaries shows that Windows IT pros are getting more mobile in their careers. There is more hiring and salaries are higher than in recent years. The market is improving and there is a tech labor shortage, creating these favorable conditions for IT pros.


Respondents to the Redmond survey reveal an average base salary of $89,973, which is 3% higher than last year’s $87,360. Other skill sets that pay well are called out in the Redmond survey:

Strategic planning skills: $100,168,
Data warehousing: $101.056,
Developing and administering Oracle databases: $107,594,
Private cloud: $101,632,
Public cloud: $102,625.

The highest-paying salaries for IT pros with Microsoft-specific skills:

SharePoint: $100,817,
Visual Studio: $98,292,
SQL Server: $95,214,
Hyper-V: $91,853,
Windows PowerShell: $91,070,
Lync: $90,319. Salary Info is another source of salary information. Indeed is the #1 job site worldwide, with over 100 million unique visitors per month. Indeed is available in more than 50 countries and 26 languages, covering 94% of global GDP.

A search for the average national salary for “Software Engineer” at the end of October 2013 produced a figure of $93,000.


Payscale Salary Information regularly provides data and insights around salary and career topics for various publications. The site provides research and compares average salaries. Employees and candidates can get free October 2013 salary information matched to your exact job profile. Employers and hiring managers can get paid reports providing competitive wage information for their sector, location, skills.


For a personalized evaluation of your salary, based on location, experience, skills, sector, etc. try the personal salary report.  Let us know if it feels on target.


Redfish Technology Salary Consulting

Redfish Technology, Nationwide Tech Recruiters, also provides salary information to job seekers and employers. Compensation significantly can vary depending on a lot of factors, primarily skill set, fit, experience, as well as factors like company size and stage. Contact us today to explore pricing your new hire competitively, or evaluating your career opportunities.


About Redfish Technology –

Founded in Silicon Valley in 1996, Redfish Technology is an award-winning talent acquisition firm specializing in high tech sectors. Partnering with growth mode companies, small and large, Redfish staffs executive functions and builds out the teams below. The company provides services nationwide and has offices in Silicon Valley, the East Coast, and Sun Valley.