Tech salaries in Texas revealed: How much IBM, Google, Microsoft, Oracle, Cisco, SAP, and Dell pay developers, engineers, consultants, and others (IBM, ORCL, DELL, MSFT, GOOG, SAP, CSCO)
Texas has long been a major tech hub, home to giants like Dell and known for a dynamic startup ecosystem that rivals Silicon Valley. Major technology companies, including Silicon Valley behemoths like Google, Cisco, IBM, SAP, Microsoft and Oracle have expanded their operations in Texas, including in cities like Austin. For example, Google hired a customer sales engineer with a salary of $114,000 to $214,000, while Oracle hired a senior developer with a salary of $129,000 to $225,000. Here's a survey of what Oracle, IBM, Dell, SAP, Cisco, Google, and Microsoft pay new hires in Texas, based on disclosure data for permanent and temporary workers filed with the US Office of Foreign Labor Certification in 2019. Click here for more BI Prime stories.
Texas has long been seen as a major tech hub. It's the established home to tech giants like Dell, and has more recently earned a reputation for having a vibrant startup ecosystem that's coming to rival Silicon Valley. In fact, major technology companies, including Silicon Valley behemoths like Google, Cisco and Oracle have expanded their operations in Texas, particularly in and around cities like Austin and Dallas. The Texas tech industry has "evolved exponentially over the past five to six years just based on the companies we have planting roots here and the influx of tech companies coming in," Ashley Jennings, managing director of the Texas Innovation Center at the University of Texas at Austin, told Business Insider. Business Insider analyzed the US Office of Foreign Labor Certification's 2019 disclosure data for permanent and temporary foreign workers to find out what six major players in enterprise tech — Oracle, IBM, SAP, Cisco, Dell, Microsoft and Google — pay tech talent in key roles including engineers, developers and data scientists in Texas. Companies are required to disclose information, such as salary ranges, when they hire foreign workers under the H1-B visa program, giving insight into what these major companies are willing to shell out for talent. Here's how much these top enterprise technology companies paid employees hired in Texas in 2020:SEE ALSO: How much product managers are paid at enterprise giants like Oracle, Cisco, VMware, SAP, ServiceNow and Workday — and how the job is evolving SEE ALSO: Tech sales and marketing salaries revealed: How much enterprise giants IBM, Oracle, Dell, Cisco, and VMware pay sales reps, managers, and consultants SEE ALSO: Enterprise tech salaries revealed: How much Oracle, IBM, SAP, Cisco, Dell, VMware, ServiceNow and Workday pay engineers, developers, data scientists and others Google hired a customer sales engineer with a salary of $114,000 to $214,000.
Google is the third-most dominant player in cloud computing, after Amazon and Microsoft. The Silicon Valley giant is building a $600 million massive data center in Midlothian, about 25 miles southwest of Dallas. Google had 6,497 visa applications approved this year, including 82 in Texas. Here are some of Google's recent hires in Texas and how much they're paid: Customer sales engineer: $114,000 to $214,000 Sales engineer: $167,000 Application engineer: $142,000 Business systems analyst: $130,000 Application engineer: $130,000 Software engineer: $110,000 Google Cloud, specialist sales engineer: $106,000 Google Cloud, inside sales engineer: $105,000 Network implementation engineer: $88,000 Google Cloud technical resident: $78,000 Microsoft hired a senior software development engineer with a salary of $159,000.
Microsoft is the second-most dominant player in the cloud, after Amazon Web Services. The tech giant has seven locations in Texas, including in Austin, Houston, San Antonio and Dallas. Microsoft had 4,134 approved visa applications in 2020, including 103 in Texas. Here are some of Microsoft's recent hires in Texas and how much they're paid: Premier field engineer: $168,000 Senior software development engineer: $159,000 Product manager: $158,000 Cloud solution architect: $155,000 Senior data and applied scientist: $148,000 Support engineering manager: $148,000 Software engineer: $147,000 Program manager: $146,000 Escalation engineer: $136,000 Support engineer: $86,000 Oracle hired a senior developer with a salary of $129,000 to $225,000.
Oracle, a dominant vendor in enterprise software, is pushing to become a bigger player in the cloud, where it is up against stronger rivals led by Amazon, Microsoft and Google. The Silicon Valley giant two years ago opened a massive campus in Austin as part of a major campaign to lure new talent, particularly college grads. Oracle had 452 approved visa applications this year, including 45 in Texas. Here are some of Oracle's recent hires in Texas and how much they're paid: Software developer: $129,000 to $225,000 Master principal sales consultant: $136,000 to $199,000 Systems analyst: $113,000 to $179,000 User experience developer: $124,000 to $179,000 Applications developer: $107,000 to $150,000 Senior sales consultant: $117,000 to $157,000 Financial analyst: $115,000 to $157,000 Credit and collections senior manager: $97,000 to $142,000 Software development consultant: $102,000 to $141,000 Staff sales consultant: $88,000 to $125,000 IBM hired a technical architect with a salary of $113,000 to $225,000.
IBM is a traditional tech powerhouse which has long been a major player in the enterprise market. Big Blue has long had a strong presence in Texas where it runs a major research facility in Austin and client services centers in Houston, Iriving and Dallas. IBM had 1,876 approved visa applications this year, including 290 in Texas. Here are some of IBM's recent hires in Texas and how much they're paid: Chief technology officer, digital platforms: $232,000 Technical architect: $113,000 to $225,000 Senior architect: $132,000 to $217,000 Software developer: $128,000 to $196,000 Advisory engineer: $132,000 to $186,000 Advisory architect: $113,000 to $166,000 Project manager: $94,000 to $140,000 Application architect: $96,000 to $138,000 Data engineer: $97,000 to $132,000 Application programmer: $78,000 Dell hired a director for IT architecture with a salary of $180,000.
Dell, which is based in Round Rock, just outside Austin, is a major tech and corporate institution in Texas. Ashley Jennings, managing director of the Texas Innovation Center at the University of Texas at Austin, calls company the "tech godfather of the city of Austin" which has "created more jobs" than any other tech company in the region. Dell had 472 approved visa applications this year, including 398 in Texas. Here are some of Dell's recent hires in Texas and how much they're paid: Senior director, material planning: $236,000 Senior director, quality engineering: $200,000 Director, IT architecture: $180,000 Software, senior principal engineer: $178,000 Technical staff, software engineer: $171,000 Firmware senior principal engineer: $160,000 Senior consultant, sales, planning and strategy: $159,000 Principal engineer, product security engineering: $153,000 Senior consultant, IT architecture: $151,000 Electrical senior engineer: $130,000 SAP hired a services architecture expert with a salary of $130,000 to $220,000.
SAP is one of the biggest enterprise software vendors in the world. But like archrival Oracle, the German tech behemoth is pushing for a stronger position in the cloud. SAP has maintained a presence in Texas, including in Houston, Allen and Plano, where one of the tech giant's six US labs is located. SAP had 393 approved visa applications, including 23 in Texas. Here are some of SAP's recent hires in Texas and how much they're paid: Services architecture expert: $130,000 to $220,000 Expert support engineer: $200,000 Business senior manager, consulting: $196,000 Business processes, senior consultant: $175,000 Demo solutions architect: $153,000 Senior support engineer: $131,000 Senior developer: $131,000 Technical consultant: $126,000 Development senior consultant: $123,000 Support engineer: $82,000 Cisco hired a systems architect with a salary of $161,000 to $216,000.
Cisco dominates the market for networking systems. The Silicon Valley company is also adapting to new trends in enterprise tech, including the rapid growth of the cloud and of networking that relies more heavily on software, rather than hardware. Cisco also has a strong presence in Texas, including in Houston, San Antonio, Dallas and Richardson. Cisco had 695 approved visa applications, including 71 in Texas. Here are some of Cisco's recent hires in Texas and how much they're paid: Systems architect: $161,000 to $216,000 Technical leader: $133,000 to $193,000 Customer delivery architect: $126,000 to $193,000 User experience designer: $102,000 to $185,000 Technical marketing engineer: $118,000 to $169,000 Software architect: $116,000 to $169,000 Technical consulting engineer: $113,000 to $168,000 Software engineer: $112,000 to $155,000 Software quality assurance engineer: $105,000 to $155,000 Network engineer: $80,000
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