I ran across a piece that surveyed some salaries and it shows that people working with cloud platforms are commanding higher salaries, even when the underlying technologies are the same. It seems crazy, but that's the world we live in. Perceptions drive a lot of things in the world, especially the ones that don't seem to make sense.
Assuming we take salary polls from Dice.com at face value, can this be explained by the assertion that IT departments can afford to pay their developers and BI staff higher salaries, once they eliminate a redundant DBA and the infrastructure guy. :-)
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