We’re keeping the survey open through July 31st. If you haven’t already participated in the survey please take a few moments to do so and forward this to your colleagues.
To date we have had 731 respondents. Here are some of the highlights:
- 40% of respondents list their job titles as either GIS Analyst or GIS Technician. 16% are GIS Managers/Coordinators/Directors, and 6% GIS Developers/Programmers.
- 40% of respondents have 10 years of experience or greater.
- 43% have a Master’s degree or higher. Should You Get a Master’s Degree in GIS?
- 70% of respondents are male. I suppose this is better than it was 10 years ago, but we really need to attract more women to the field.
- 41% of you are between the ages of 30-39. 24% are between the ages of 40-49. Less than 2% are above the age of 60.
- Salaries appear to be widely dispersed with 29% between $50,000-$70,000/year. I was surprised to see almost 13% below $20,000/year.
- ESRI is far and away the most popular platform with 93% of respondents indicating this as one of their primary platforms. This question allows more than one platform to be selected. Open Source GIS software came in second at 14%. I suspect this will grow quite a bit in the coming years.
We are pleased to announce the availability of a course that we believe will be a huge benefit to our students. Our new course “Programming ArcObjects with Microsoft .NET” is composed of a series of 14 modules that will teach you how to program ArcObjects using Microsoft .NET. This is the self-paced courseware version of our popular Internet based, instructor led course.
Module 1: Introduction to Microsoft .NET
Module 2: Introduction to Visual Studio .NET
Module 3: From VB to VB.NET
Module 4: Introduction to C#
Module 5: Extending ArcGIS Desktop Fundamentals
Module 6: Building ArcGIS Desktop Commands and Commandbars
Module 7: Extending Application Windows
Module 8: Creating Custom ArcGIS Extensions
Module 9: Building GeoProcessing Tools
Module 10: Extending the Editor
Module 11: Extending the Geodatabase
Module 12: Creating .NET Installation Programs
Module 13: Introduction to Programming ArcGIS Engine with Microsoft .NET
Module 14: Introduction to Programming ArcGIS Server with Microsoft .NET