Title

Estimating the Value of Java and C++ Skills

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2003

Abstract

C++ and Java are popular programming languages in university programs. Job postings show that Java and C++ are much in demand technical skills. In this paper, the human capital model was fitted to estimate the salary benefits of knowing C++ and Java. The analysis is based on survey data for 22,488 full-time information systems professionals. Based on the results for this model, we conclude that knowledge of Java produces a much greater salary increase than does C++. Of course, knowledge of both languages is particularly desirable because, as expected, knowledge of both languages results in the largest salary.

Recommended Citation

Dattero, Ronald, Jim J. Quan, and Stuart D. Galup. "Estimating the value of Java and C++ skills." Communications of the Association for Information Systems 11, no. 1 (2003): 17.

DOI for the article

10.17705/1cais.01117

Department

Management and Information Technology

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