Oracle vs. SAP: Which Pays Higher Salaries to Software Engineers?

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Oracle vs SAP-Oracle and SAP have been locked for years in fierce competition for business customers. Oracle co-founder (and former CEO) Larry Ellison has further fanned those flames with some well-timed trash-talking, including a salvo during a recent Oracle earnings call, when he said that one of SAP’s larger ERP (enterprise resource planning) clients was planning to migrate to Oracle’s cloud ERP.

“A few months from now, in Q1, in the calendar year 2020, one of SAP’s biggest customers will go live on Fusion ERP. Many of SAP’s largest customers are already working with us to develop plans to migrate the Fusion ERP,” Ellison said, according to a transcript.

SAP, meanwhile, insists that it’s “winning market share” (according to SAP co-CEO Christian Klein). Clearly, this has escalated into a corporate grudge match that won’t end anytime soon. (For journalists who cover the sometimes-dry world of enterprise software, this type of conflict is unusual and actually sort of fun, which is probably what Ellison—who has a showman’s sense for publicity—is banking on.)

In any case, victory or defeat is going to hinge on the respective companies’ tech talent, and a big key to retaining tech talent is compensation. In order to figure out what SAP and Oracle pay their software engineers, we turned to, a website that anonymously crowdsources compensation data. (And yes, anonymous crowdsourcing isn’t the most scientific way of determining salary numbers, but’s numbers align with those of other crowdsourced-salary sites, such as Glassdoor, leading us to believe that it’s at least somewhat accurate.)

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Article Credit: Dice