From humble beginnings, the coworking movement has exploded to an estimated 3000 spaces around the world, with hundreds of thousands of people choosing to ditch the home or corporate office in favour of a shared workspace. Coworking spaces offer sanctuary and solidarity to those escaping the isolation of working at home, and those in search of an alternative to the grind of the office or cubicle farm. The “co” in coworking might possibly be “community”.
A temporary boost in business confidence saw a brief rise in some IT pro salaries in the latest Peoplebank quarterly survey, but that hasn’t compensated for an ongoing surfeit of skilled people, meaning salaries in many areas are flat. Here’s what is currently being paid, plus the specialisations in highest demand in each state.