Salary by region
Average Software Engineer salary in capital cities
- Melbourne: $80,000
- Sydney: $80,000
- Perth: $97,000
Job growth in the technology industry in Australia is dominated by rapid technological advancement and the need for highly-skilled and adaptable candidates. As such, there is a demand for software engineers to possess new skill sets to keep up with constant change, specifically around virtualisation programs and cloud services. Research by Robert Half found that 82% of Australian CIOs find it more challenging to find qualified IT professionals today than compared to five years ago, and as a result, are willing to pay Software Engineers competitively to secure the best talent.
Opportunities for a competitive Software Engineer salary
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