A week or so ago I read an article about how Dev Ops engineers in the bay area of SF starting salaries are north of $100k.
Then yesterday Fred Wilson wrote about his concerns about the costs of doing business in the software world.
“This is a topic I’ve written about a bunch over the years. I feel like it is becoming more urgent every day.
Last week I heard some shocking numbers about salary levels for certain kinds of engineers in the bay area. I checked them out with a few of our bay area portfolio companies and they were more or less corroborated.
The tight technical labor markets in the bay area, NYC, and a number of other regions in the US are making it hard to scale software businesses without burning massive amounts of cash.”
Read Fred post Scaling in lower cost locations