Tech jobs in US Salary Survey 2007

18 10 2007

Well, although most of these numbers are for US statistics, we can still get an idea and see the dream of what we may earn if we worked there. Here is an article I got from Informationweek on their 2007 Salary Survey. Along with it is is the gallery What IT Pros earn: 20 charts from our salary survey.

Another interesting article is [What countries pays IT Managers the most?].  Check it out. They also have some information on experienced IT professionals and not just IT managers.

These numbers hopefully would encourage future software engineers or IT pros (our current students) to still take the IT path as a lot has already changed now on the perception that a career in IT industry now is risky and job stability is degraded by outsourcing. Cheers! 🙂

Credit Suisse on top employer list of fresh graduates in Singapore

19 09 2007

Proud to be working for the 2nd most popular private sector employer here in Singapore. Though I’m not a regular employee and is a consultant here. I am still happy for the company and all guys here. Here’s a post of a happy employee. 🙂

Link: Channelnewsasia – Most university graduates prefer to work in banking, finance sector: survey

A Cynic’s Top ten Tips for IT Contractors

28 08 2007

In the world of IT, if you want to earn more financially and get more experience in diverse domains, being an IT Contractor is the best way to go. You can be an IT Contractor if you have the skill and the guts of earning more with the risk of having times you don’t have any job (once a contract ends).  I have just joined this bandwagon. If you’re still not, here are some points that you need to know and hopefully get you started.

Link: A Cynic’s Top ten Tips for IT Contractors

Geeky evidence that I am special

26 07 2007

I found this post by Trika of MS Learning about certifications as an evidence that you are special. I guess since I did my part on those sleepless nights and heavy working on those certification exams. I’ll do this post. This will let me to remember my hard work in the future. 🙂

I’m proud to say that, as of July 19,2007, I am:

1 of the 1,813 Microsoft Certified Professional Developers (MCPD) 
Enterprise Application Developer

1 of the 2,500 Microsoft Certified Technology Specialists (MCTS) –  .NET Framework 2.0: Distributed Applications

1 of the 6,690 Microsoft Certified Technology Specialists (MCTS) –  .NET Framework 2.0: Web Applications

1 of the 4,271 Microsoft Certified Technology Specialists (MCTS) –  .NET Framework 2.0: Windows Applications

1 of the 16,968 Microsoft Certified Technology Specialists (MCTS) –  SQL Server 2005

1 of the 30,477 Microsoft Certified Solution Developers (MCSD) – Microsoft .NET

1 of the 72,263 Microsoft Certified Application Developers (MCAD)


Number of Microsoft Certified Professionals Worldwide