2010 IT Salary Survey - Fringe Benefits

Are you paying too much or too little to your information technology staff? Are you earning what you're worth? Whether employer or employee, it is important to know what other companies are paying in total compensation for a similar position in your area. Learn how your company compares in the area of compensation.

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. 

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Summary Results and Changes in Demand for IT Jobs 2009

Historical IT Salaries

IT Median Salaries January 2009 vs. January 2010

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The positions that have the greatest change in demand are listed below.  The positions that show an increased demand tend to have significantly higher offering salaries.  This in turn, inflates the level of compensation for individuals who remain in those existing positions. 

In those positions that are facing decreasing demand, increases in compensation are normally based on “time-in-grade” or tenure within the enterprise.


Positions with
Increased Demand
Low Lay-Off Potential
Low Outsourcing Potential

Positions with
Decreased Demand
High Lay-Off Potential
High Outsourcing Potential

Large Enterprises


VP - Chief Information Officer (CIO)
VP – Information Services
Director IT Planning
Manager Operating System Production
Manager Production Support
Computer Operations Shift Supervisor
Project Manager Systems
Supervisor Network Services
Voice/ Wireless Communications Manager
Data Security Administrator
Database Specialist
Internet Developer
Software Engineer


VP Administration
VP Consulting Services
Technical Specialist
Senior Network Specialist
Supervisor Micro Computer Support

Mid Sized

VP - Chief Information Officer (CIO)
VP Consulting Services
Manager Database
Manager Quality Control
Manager Security and Workstations
Computer Operations Shift Manager
Project Manager Network Technical Services
Capacity Planning Supervisor
Data Entry Clerk
Data Security Administrator
LAN Application Support Analyst

VP – Security (CSO)
Manager Data Communications
Data Entry Supervisor
e-commerce Specialist
Network Control Analyst


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The IT job market shrank dramatically after the dot com bubble burst.

IT Job Market Trends

Information Technology Sector includes: software publishers, telecommunications, data processing, hosting and related services, internet publishing, broadcasting, web search, and portals.  Manufacturing Sector includes: peripheral equipment, storage devices, broadcast and wireless communication, audio and video equipment, and semiconductors.

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IT Salary and Employment News

Telecomputing is on the rise

Telecommuting on the riseTelecomputing is on the rise

More Americans tele-computing and working longer hours from home and on the road.

The BLS found that 24% of all U.S. workers did some or all of their work from home last year, compared with 19% who worked from home in 2003.

Management, business and financial occupations led all categories of remote workers, at 38%, with those working in the professions right behind at 35%.

Not only are there more Americans working from home, but the average time they do so has increased, up 40 minutes to 3.2 hours a week in 2015.

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Executive IT Salarys up

Executive IT Salarys up more than staff salarys according to preliminary results of the mid-year Janco IT salary survey

The gap between the pay of IT executives and rank-and-file workers widened once again in 2015, according to the annual compensation survey from Janco Associates.

Among 243 respondents with titles including CIO, CTO, VP IT, and IT Director the average base salary was up 4.0% from 2014.

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IT graduates hit good job market

IT graduates hit good job market

Widespread demand for talent at all levels, not just at the entry level. IT unemployment is around 2.5%, and 80% of IT professionals are willing to listen to [offers for] new job opportunities, even when they're happily employed. So there's this huge talent gap, this huge supply-and-demand chasm out there, where you just can't get enough of the IT talent you're looking for.

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Is a recession around the corner?

Is a recession around the corner?

The IT job market does not look good with the loss of 27,700 jobs in May.

Is a recession around the corner

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New overtime pay rules released

New overtime pay rules released

The U.S. Department of Labor released its revised  overtime rules. The exempt salary threshold level will increase from the current minimum of $455 per week, or $23,660 a year, to $913 per week, or $47,476 annually.

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