According to various estimates, the salaries paid to software developers increased by 10-15 percent in 2013. The monthly wage for programmers and team leaders ranged from 80,000 to 150,000 rubles ($2,448 - $4,591), reports CNews.
In 2013, the average salary paid to Russian specialists in software development, including managers, was $2,448, or about 80,000 rubles. According to preliminary results from the Russoft association for the outgoing year.
According to Russoft, wages in 2013 averaged 15 percent growth.
The Oracle Development Center in St. Petersburg is the largest engineering company in the center of mainland of Europe and the best currently working with Java products, said the center’s director Grigoriy Labzovsky at a recent company event, Digit.ru reported.
According to Labzovsky, the location is home to the largest team of engineers developing Java outside the United States.
Eastern and Central Europe’s top information technology services firm, EPAM Systems, warned on Monday of mounting and unquantifiable risks to its operations in Ukraine and Russia, sending the U.S.-listed company’s shares down 14 percent.
Ukraine’s burgeoning software services industry, once insulated by a blue-chip international client base from the divided country’s ailing economy, now finds itself caught up in the escalating military and political standoff with neighboring Russia.
Twenty years ago, an American political scientist named Joseph Nye proposed the concept of soft power. “Soft power” is a set of cultural, economic and ideological values that allows states to influence other countries, or even the entire planet. Clear examples of soft power are jeans, Coca-Cola, rock and roll and Hollywood’s Dream Factory, which account for the cultural dominance of the United States throughout the world and even contributed to the collapse of the socialist bloc.
Mazin Abusin is a graduate in Electronics Engineering, University of London, Master of Public Administration (MPA) and a Project Management Professional (PMP). He is also a certified professional state auditor (CGAP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and a certified practitioner of PRINCE2.