Comparative Year Salary Survey 1996 - 2010

Data compares over seventy (73) IT positions from 1999 through 2010.  It includes the  dot com bubble, 9/11, the recession of 2002-2003 , the recovery in 2005, the recession of 2008-2010..  The study is available in PDF, PDF with data in an excel spread sheet, and Word format.

Charts showing key compensation trends are provide in all versions of the study.  An example of one of the charts is shown below.

Excel sheet includes means and benchmarks for each position.

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The May 2010 U.S. Department of Labor National Employment Report, showed a loss of IT-related jobs in May, following a gain of jobs in April. Janco tracks ups and downs in employment in five key job categories – IT services, computer systems design, data processing and telecommunications.  Data for the past 12 months shows a gain in jobs for Information Services and computer systems design and related services.

(x000) Seasonally Adjusted
IT Field May-09 Mar-09 Apr-09 May-10 % Change
  Telecommunications 977.3 941.1 934.1 929.5 -4.89%
  Data Processing, hosting and
  related services
249.3 248.0 247.6 246.3 -1.20%
  Other information services 133.4 136.5 137.3 137.9 3.37%
  Computer systems design
  related services
1,419.7 1,426.1 1,443.3 1,443.0 1.64%
;; Total 2,779.7 2,751.7 2,762.3 2,756.7 -0.83%

Based on this data and interviews that Janco has conducted. Janco predicts there will be more churn in IT staff as CIOs accelerate their move to more flexible staffing models. CIOs are outsourcing more technical work, including managed IP services such as VoIP and VPNs. They are hiring more contractors for desktop and security services, and they are putting more applications such as remote backup in the cloud. At the same time, they are looking to hire IT people with business and analytical skills, such as risk management and project management. CIOs report that they're having trouble hiring IT people because either they can't find IT professionals with the right business skills or they can't afford them. All of this means more turnover in IT departments.

The Janco Associates, Inc.  salary survey draws on data collected throughout the year by extensive internet-based and completed survey forms sent to businesses throughout the United States and Canada.  Our database contains over 85,000 data points.

The Janco Associates, Inc.  salary survey draws on data collected throughout the year by extensive internet-based and completed survey forms sent to businesses throughout the United States and Canada. 

You have several options to obtain this study.  You can get a summary for free if you participate by providing more than ten (10) data points or you have several option on how to purchase the data.

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IT Median Salaries January 2009 vs. January 2010

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