I got sent a PDF that covers salary information for #softwaredevelopers and other #software related roles for a whole bunch of companies across the #uk, from Junior Developer through to #CTO. I can only describe the numbers as “stagnant.” The average Senior Software Developer #compensation in the survey hadn’t moved by more than 15% in 27 years. I can only conclude that the salary information was gathered across all of the UK, from a random two-person non-tech company in Nowheresglen, Scotland all the way through to Fortune 500 BigCorp in #London #FinTech, and then all those salaries were averaged.
Back in the 80’s the UK government was prescient in striving to put a computer in every classroom and almost every home. The initiative bred an entire generation of technology literate people and budding software developers. And looking at numbers of immigrants in the US and Canada (data available from various govt sources and websites) for the period 1990 through 2010, who have a country of origin of the UK and also list themselves as software developers, I would say a high percentage left for the US and Canada to get paid more. Talk about squandering opportunity.
The sad thing is, I don’t think that UK companies have learned anything from that, and the best and brightest continue to be drained from the country.