"One programmer he recently placed ran SAP operations at a company but didn't feel that his personal ethics matched that of other company executives. When recruiters contacted him about an opportunity, he opted for a similar job that paid around $840,000. "
Personally I think this number is a bit high, but it is good to know that we are working in a field where people are in demand even during this downturn. If you follow the posts here at the SAP Developer Network, you will find that the things that happen within and around the SAP NetWeaver Platform are quite fascinating. Where else can you go within a weekend from a user base of Going Live with ESS and all of them are using your stuff.