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Re: Pure Perl developer

by IOrdy (Friar)
on Jul 04, 2003 at 01:48 UTC ( #271355=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Pure Perl developer

I'm working as a pure perl developer at the moment but I think this will be my last for two reasons.

1. perl jobs (at least in my experience) seem to earn between $10k to $20k (AUD) less a year than .NET or Java programmers.
2. Its becoming harder to find perl jobs, I get an email from seek.com.au every day but I only see a perl job about every 6 months or so.

I love perl but $10k AUD a year is most of a new motocross bike every year.

As for the company I work for, they are like Amway but evil (a multi level marketing company). So as you can imagine I do a lot of DB, tree, creditcard and rewards processing all of which is written in perl.

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Re: Re: Pure Perl developer
by perrin (Chancellor) on Jul 04, 2003 at 21:37 UTC
    My experience does not agree with yours. Pay is about equal for Perl and Java jobs if you are working at an established company with a decent IT budget. There are probably more low-level jobs out there that involve Perl, but once you become a senior developer it's about the same in any language.
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