Article about the supposed "tech shortage"

jdancerjdancer Member Posts: 482 ■■■■□□□□□□
Another article about the supposed "tech shortage" at News Headlines

I guess there is a shortage if you are looking for employees working for non-market wages.

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  • the_Grinchthe_Grinch Member Posts: 4,164 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Or that when they say "high tech" they really mean programmers...
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  • ptilsenptilsen Member Posts: 2,835 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Yeah, I really think the article means developers more than infrastructure professionals. Not necessarily just programmers, but they don't mean there's a shortage of sysadmins, network engineers, helpdesk, etc. Maybe there is a shortage in some cases for those as well, but the article seems to be indicating that development specifically is where there is serious demand and very little supply.
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  • TackleTackle Member Posts: 534
    For some reason this article frustrates me.

    I don't know if it's because he says there is that big of a shortage, the starting pay is $80k-$120k, or that 200k immigrants are allowed to come to the US to fill the positions.
  • RobertKaucherRobertKaucher Member Posts: 4,298
    Yes, that article is very clearly directed at software engineers. NOT at sysadmins and network admins. It's confusing because the image shows a guy sitting in front of a rack of servers. But the article is clearly software related not infrastructure.
  • WafflesAndRootbeerWafflesAndRootbeer Member Posts: 555
    There's always been a shortage of good software engineers simply because schools don't teach what needs to be taught. You take anything CS related and you get a bunch of crap that is worthless in the real-world and they focus on Java/C++ with pretty much nothing else on the curriculum. To make matters worse, companies only want to hire those with advanced degrees and they hand them out like candy at foreign universities where the programs are radically different than what we have here in America.
  • jmritenourjmritenour Member Posts: 565
    Yes, that article is very clearly directed at software engineers. NOT at sysadmins and network admins. It's confusing because the image shows a guy sitting in front of a rack of servers. But the article is clearly software related not infrastructure.

    It's a mainstream article, so that means everyone who does anything remotely related to technology is pretty much interchangeable.
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