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Old 07.05.2020, 02:24
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Is being a developer a dead end in Switzerland due to outsourcing?

Is software-development (being an actual developer coding) a dead end in Switzerland due to outsourcing?
I see most of all the large companies have 50-80% easteuropean and indian workers that are very capable and hard working. They can get top skilled workforce that are happy to work at low swiss rates.

I see developer salaries are steadily dropping and big scale outsourcing is getting more normal. Are we as swiss residence in some way forced to go into management if we want i high engineering salary?
I see people with 20y experience are capped at max 150k/y. I understand swiss companies will do this and i would probalby do the same if i had a large company. I'm not trying to complain about it, just wanna face the facts if this career is a dead end.

I like development but feel like the gap between management and development is getting bigger and bigger. Expectation for a good rate is growing and 2-3 positions gets merged to 1. Like you have to be super human is a swiss resident. If they can't find a 3in1 candidate it gets outsourced.

What you guys think, you have a similar experience and what do you think the future of software development will be? Am i right or missing something?

(Please exclude outliers like Google, Facebook and other abnormal high paying tech-product companies that appreciate developers - even these guys are moving things east)

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