Good news, programmers! A recent salary survey suggests that your pay could go up by almost 10 per cent in 2014, though (as usual) it depends on where you live.
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In its 2014 salary survey, recruitment consultant Robert Walters singles out IT as an area with good growth potential. In NSW, for instance, salaries for user interface/experience designers will rise by 4.16 per cent, mobile app developers will see a 5 per cent uptick and developers will see a 9.6 per cent increase. (We'll hazard a guess that the slightly lower figure for mobile is because a lot of that work is done by contractors and thus won't show up in a study based on annual salaries.)
Overall, Walters is predicting that salaries in Australia will go up by just 1 per cent, so that's nothing to sneeze at.