Archive for July 30, 2012
Is there really a shortage of computing professionals? Is it really in the industry’s best interests to bring more women into computing? On the Blog@CACM piece I wrote (before all the comments got wiped), one of the commentors told me that I’m wrong about any shortage of computing majors (and thus, industry’s need to recruit more women), and that I should instead learn from Norm Matloff, who argues that industry is faking the shortage. But a real indication of shortage is rising salaries.
Starting salaries at leading companies for average computer science grads from top schools range from $75,000 to $100,000, plus signing and relocation bonuses worth $5,000 to $15,000, according to venture capitalists and recruiters. New hires may also get small equity grants, with stars getting additional cash bonuses or larger grants worth as much as 1% of the company.