Eye on Oracle

May 8 2007   1:57PM GMT

The return of the pay raise

Ken Cline Profile: Clinek

The Oracle job market has always been ridiculously competitive, but now there is some good news — at least for those who already have a job. 

Information Week recently did a detailed survey of IT salaries and found some interesting trends.

First, base salaries are edging up for the first time in three years, and non-managerial data management pros are at the top of the list. For example, the median data mining and data warehousing salary is up to $93,000, and the median enterprise application integration salary is $114,000. ERP, security and database development specialists are also in the top 10. Raises are up 3.6% and bonuses rose as well, to 5%.

Not bad, but back in the dot-com bubble days the average manager got a whopping 18% bonus. Beggars can’t be choosers, however!

Would you like some advice about how to get one of these lucrative Oracle jobs? Our guide to finding and keeping an Oracle job provides tips and advice to help you stand out from the hundreds of other Oracle job seekers.

Of course, finding a job and collecting the paycheck is one thing; becoming a competent Oracle DBA that deserves a raise is quite another! That’s a topic for another post, however.


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