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Oct 30, 2006
Software Developers in-demand in Australia
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Australia’s demand for software developer is even higher, especially if the applicant is proficient in CISSP, C++/C/C, Java, J2EE, Network security, Oracle, PeopleSoft, SAP or Seibel software applications.


According to the Australian Visa Bureau (AVB) applicants for software developers are fast-tracked, their wages are at an all-time high, and they were given with generous bonuses.


The AVB spokeswoman Oonagh Baerveldt, indicated that there is a shift away from offshore outsourcing to having development work done in Australia.


“Australian IT is moving away from parachuting contractors in - the industry is moving towards having agency offices in the cities where work is being done,” Baerveldt said in a statement.


“It's not okay for a lot of coding to be done overseas anymore,” he added.


The numerous large projects of the government cause the great demand of Australia for software developers especially in places such as Canberra and Adelaide.

“Network security is an increasing issue in
Australia,” added Baerveldt. “Coupled with the fact that C# and Java programmers are in such high demand, there's never been a better time to go to Australia if you're in IT.”  


In a survey on how much is the salary of IT professionals shows that Senior IT executives today are enjoying six-figure salaries averaging $163,241, system administrators, business analysts and ICT team leaders are averaging $89,000 a year, desktop support roles get paid $50K and desktop administrators or DBAs get about $63K.

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