IT Salary Data Updated in Latest Survey

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IT Salary Data Updated in Latest Survey - IT salary levels clearly face challenges created by the economic downturn. Unfortunately, IT salary raises have been minimal or none at all. According to Janco Associates, an IT-focused consulting firm that conducts annual IT salary surveys, “there is now a surplus of seasoned IT professionals” – hence the ceiling on IT salary increases.

More findings from Janco relating to 2010 IT salary:

  • Layoffs have focused on middle management and IT support staff.
  • Many mid-sized enterprises have stopped hiring all IT professionals altogether.
  • IT hiring is limited to a few selected positions as enterprise continue to cut costs.

 


Current Median IT Salaries

Latest Mean IT salaries
For the latest data go to the current IT Salary Survey


As you can see, the last few years have been particularly tough on IT salary levels:

Mean IT salary, 2007-2010

Large companies (223 organizations responded):

January 2007: $81,078
January 2008: $82,197
January 2009: $81,302
January 2010: $81,614

Mid-size companies (594 organizations responded):

January 2007: $75,096
January 2008: $75,814
January 2009: $73,132
January 2010: $73,216

Overall IT salary levels are declining in part because the performance bonuses of salaries are declining:

it salary, 2010 changes in It salary

Declining IT salary bonuses (graphic and all accompanying IT salary data, courtesy of Janco Associates.)

IT Salary: IT Executives

VP - Chief Information Officer (CIO)

2009

  • Base salary: $158,355
  • Total compensation: $172,505

2010

  • Base salary: $159,613
  • Total compensation: $181,515

% Change: 5.22%

VP - Information Services

2009

  • Base salary: $128,309
  • Total compensation: $141,424

2010:

  • Base salary: $129,761
  • Total compensation: $148,531

% Change: -0.19%

Director - IT Planning

2009

  • Base salary: $109,335
  • Total compensation: $123,299

2010

  • Base salary: $109,512
  • Total compensation: $123,749

% Change: 0.37%

Director - Systems & Programming

2009:

  • Base salary: $133,631
  • Total compensation: $149,835

2010:

  • Base salary: $132,545
  • Total compensation: $149,419

% Change: -0.28%

Janco divides the data into six categories:

  • IT Leaders - Large firms
  • Mid-management - Large firms
  • Staff positions - Large firms
  • IT management - SMBs
  • Mid-management - SMBs
  • IT staff - SMBs

(A business with 100 or fewer employees is generally considered small, while one with 101-999 employees is considered to be medium-sized. I asked Janco about its criteria for this distinction, and they said that large companies are companies whose gross revenues are equal to or greater than $500 MM. Mid-sized companies are companies whose gross revenues are less than $500 MM.)

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Summary Results and Changes in Demand for IT Jobs 2010

Historical IT Salaries


Historic IT Job Market Size

Recent IT Job Market size
For current data go IT Job Market Size to see the historic job market growth trend data