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2010 Mid-Year IT Salary Survey
Comparative Year Salary Survey 1996 - 2010

    
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Are you paying too much or too little to your IT staff? Do you have IT job descriptions? 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. Data is as of June 2010.

IT Hiring IT Job Descriptions IT Salary SurveyThe most striking observations are:

  • Some recovery is occurring in compensation and hiring.  The total mean compensation for all IT Professionals has increasing to $78,210 from $77,690.  There still is softness in the executive ranks of mid-sized enterprises.
  • Executives other than CIOs in mid-sized companies continue to feel a salary crunch with Chief Security Officers and heads of internal consulting seeing the greatest pressure.
  • Companies have continued hiring and spending freezes in addition to laying-off of staff.  This has been augmented by extensive outsourcing, bonus reductions, and elimination of IT contractors -- which has decreased the demand for IT professionals and in some cases lowered wages, with higher priced positions being eliminated.
    • Layoffs have focused on middle management and IT support staff
    • Many mid-sized enterprises still are not hiring
  • Companies are continuing to reduce the benefits provided to IT professionals. Though benefits such as health care are available, IT professionals are now paying a greater portion of that cost.
  • Flexible hours and work schedules are becoming more available as the recovery begins to take hold and is viewed as a low cost high value benefit by both employers and employees.
  • As a result of outsourcing and layoffs, hiring for new positions has remained flat for several quarters.
  • CIOs compensation has increased over the last 12 months. The mean compensation for CIOs in large enterprises is now $181,533 (an increase of 7.52%) and $169,303 (a 3.73%) in mid-sized enterprises. 
  • In mid-sized enterprises, the mean total compensation for all positions has fallen slightly from $73,905 to $73,439.  At the same time in large enterprises, the median compensation has risen slightly from $82,475 to $81,652.

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

The compensation study (over 155 pages in PDF or WORD and EXCEL with the data) can be ordered here.

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If you do not want to purchase the full salary study, you can get just the data for a particular city for a fraction of the cost of the full study.  Just click here to see all the cities covered.

Summary Results and Changes in Demand for IT Jobs 2010

Historic IT Salaries

IT Median Salaries June 2009 vs. June 2010

Salary Survey Summary

Currently the Mid-Atlantic market is toughest place to find a job.

Skills with a high demand
  • Project Management – especially large projects with short time frame for delivery
  • Security – focus on mandated compliance issues
  • Network Administration – wireless and cloud administration
  • Virtualization (Cloud) – new applications and management of the IT infrastructure
  • Business and Operational Analysis – focus on business change
  • Productivity Improvement Analysis – metrics and operational analysis
  • Web 2 – interactive applications that add value
  • Database Management – applications that leverage enterprise assets
  • System Administration – Windows and UNIX management
  • Desktop Support – standardization and change management

 

 

Below Benchmark Range - Highly impacted by forces of the marketplace

Within Benchmark Range - Subject to the normal forces of the marketplace for similar job functions and responsibilities. 

Above Benchmark Range - Not subject to the forces of the marketplace

The Benchmark represents our assessment of the compensation level required for organizations to remain competitive and minimize the risk of losing employees to other organizations. 

Reviews were conducted from the standpoint of a comparison o base salary and, when appropriate, from the additional standpoint of total compensation.  Total compensation is determined by adding the budgetary bonus amounts and an equivalent cash value for above-standard compensation to an individual's base salary. 

The compensation Study data was divided into two categories.  Large companies are companies whose gross revenues are equal to or greater than $500MM.  Mid-sized companies are companies whose gross revenues are less than $500MM.

IT Hiring IT Job Descriptions IT Salary SurveyJanco's 2010 IT Salary Survey includes the following 78 United States cities, as well as 23 selected cities inCanada.        

US Cities

Akron Albuquerque Allentown Anchorage
Atlanta Atlantic City Austin Baltimore
Bellingham Boise Boston Buffalo
Charleston Charlotte Cheyenne Chicago
Cincinnati Cleveland Colorado Springs Columbus
Dallas Denver Des Moines Detroit
Duluth Gary Grand Rapids Green Bay
Honolulu Houston Indianapolis Kansas City, MO
Las Vegas Lexington Little Rock Los Angeles
Louisville Madison Memphis Miami
Milwaukee Minneapolis Nashville New Orleans
New York Oakland Oklahoma City Olympia
Omaha Orange County CA Orlando Peoria
Philadelphia Phoenix Pittsburgh Portland, ME
Portland, OR Provo/Orem Raleigh-Durham Rockford
Sacramento Salt Lake City San Antonio San Diego
San Francisco San Jose Seattle Sioux Falls
St. Louis Stamford Syracuse Toledo
Topeka Tucson Tulsa Washington
Wichita Winston-Salem    

 

Canadian Cities

Calgary, AB Charlotte, PE Edmonton, AB Fredericton, NB
Guelph, ON Halifax, NS Hamilton, ON Hull, QC
London, ON Montreal, QC Niagara Falls, ON Ottawa, ON
Quebec City, QC Regina, SK Saskatoon, SK St. John's, NF
Sudbury, ON Toronto, ON Vancouver, BC Victoria, BC
Whitehorse, YT Windsor, ON Winnipeg, MB

IT Hiring IT Job Descriptions IT Salary SurveyThe following seventy-three (73) positions were surveyed for the Janco Associates, Inc. IT Salary Survey.

Executive Management

    • VP - Chief Information Officer
    • VP - Chief Security Officer
    • VP - Consulting Services
    • VP - Information Services
    • VP - Technical Services
    • Director - IT Planning
    • Director - Production/Data Center
    • Director - Systems & Programming

Senior Management

    • Manager - Computer Operations
    • Manager - Microcomputer Technology
    • Manager - Network Services
    • Manager - Operating Systems Production
    • Manager - Production Services
    • Manager - Production Support
    • Manager - Systems and Programming
    • Manager - Technical Services
    • Manager - Training and Documentation
    • Manager - Transaction Processing
    • Manager - Voice and Data Communications

Middle Management

    • Capacity Planning Supervisor
    • Change Control Supervisor
    • Computer Operations - Shift Manager
    • Computer Operations - Shift Supervisor
    • Database Manager
    • Data Communications Manager
    • Data Entry Supervisor
    • Information Center Manager
    • Lead Customer Service Manager
    • Office Automation Applications Manager
    • Production Control Specialist
    • Production Services Supervisor
    • Project Manager - Applications
    • Project Manager - Distributed Systems
    • Project Manager - Network Tech Svc
    • Project Manager - Systems
    • Supervisor - Hardware Installations
    • Supervisor - Microcomputer Support
    • Supervisor - Network Services
    • Voice Communications Manager
    • Web Analyst

Staff

    • Change Control Analyst
    • Computer Operator
    • Data Center Facility Administrator
    • Data Entry Clerk
    • Data Security Administrator
    • Database Specialist
    • Disaster Recovery Coordinator
    • e-Commerce Specialist
    • Forms and Graphics Designer
    • 4th GL Specialist
    • Hardware Installations Coordinator
    • IT Planning Analyst
    • LAN Applications Support Analyst
    • Network Control Analyst
    • Network Services Administrator
    • Network Technician
    • Operations Analyst
    • Personal Computer Specialist
    • Production Control Analyst
    • Programmer/Analyst
    • Senior Network Specialist
    • Software Engineer
    • Systems Analyst
    • Systems Programmer
    • Systems Support Specialist
    • Tape Librarian
    • Technical Services Specialist
    • Technical Specialist
    • Voice Communications Coordinator
    • Webmaster

IT Positions in Demand

Currently the Mid-Atlantic market is toughest place to find a job.

Skills with a high demand

Janco has identified the following as skills that are in high demand.

  • Project Management – especially large projects with short time frame for delivery
  • Security – focus on mandated compliance issues
  • Network Administration – wireless and cloud administration
  • Virtualization (Cloud) – new applications and management of the IT infrastructure
  • Business and Operational Analysis – focus on business change
  • Productivity Improvement Analysis – metrics and operational analysis
  • Web 2 – interactive applications that add value
  • Database Management – applications that leverage enterprise assets
  • System Administration – Windows and UNIX management
  • Desktop Support – standardization and change management

Fringe Benefits for IT Professionals June 2010

Companies have started to cut back on the fringe benefits provided to IT Professionals.  For example in January of 2008 95% of IT professionals had health insurance supplied by their employers while in June 2009 only 88% did.  A full historical comparison of trends in benefits is included with the full version of the Janco IT Salary Survey.

IT Fringe Benefits

Fringe benefits Historical Trends

f you  do not want to purchase the full salary study, you can get just the data for a particular city for a fraction of the cost of the full study.  Just  click here to see all the cities covered.

Historical Data - Executives Large Enterprises

IT Salary Survey Summary

Similar data is provide for all 73 positions for both large and mid-sized enterprises.  In addition the data is all broken down by major metro areas with the United States and Canada.

IT Hiring IT Job Descriptions IT Salary SurveyData compares over seventy IT positions from 1996 through 2010.  It includes the dot com bubble, 9/11, the recession of 2002-2003 , and the start of the recovery in 2004, the merger season of 2005, the economic recovery the the winter of 2005 - 2006, and the start of the 2008 recession.  The study is available in PDF, PDF with data in an excel spread sheet, and Word formats.

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

Historical IT Salaries

Excel sheet includes means and benchmarks for each position. To see a limited number of pages of the Comparative IT Salary Survey.

Click on tab Provide Salary DataIf you provide ten or more job title data points you will qualify to get a free copy of the full study. If you have any questions on the survey send us an email at Janco Associates, Inc.

U.S. Department of Labor National Employment Report

Job picture still poor for IT

The U.S. Department of Labor National Employment Report, showed a loss of IT-related jobs. 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.

Un Adjusted (x000) Seasonally Adjusted (x000)
Sep-2009 Jul-2010 Aug-2010 Sep-2010 % Change Sept-2009 Jul-2010 Aug-2010 Sep-2010 % Change
Telecommunications 963.4 919.6 920.0 913.5 -5.18% 966.7 921 919.4 914.2 -5.43%
Data Processing, hosting and related services 249.6 245.2 242.2 242.1 -3.00% 250.1 245.5 244.0 243.8 -2.52%
Other information services 132.9 141.3 141.7 141.3 6.32% 134.3 140.8 141.2 141.7 5.51%
Computer systems design related services 1,421.5 1,459.1 1,466.4 1,457.6 2.54% 1,425.5 1,454.8 1,459.6 1,458.7 2.33%
Total 2,767.4 2,765.2 2,770.3 2,754.5 -0.47% 2,776.6 2,762.1 2,764.2 2,758.4 -0.66%

 

Un Adjusted (x000) Seasonally Adjusted (x000)
May-09 Mar-09 Apr-09 May-10 % Change May-09 Mar-09 Apr-09 May-10 % Change
  Telecommunications 976.9 942.4 929.4 927.7 -5.04% 977.3 941.1 934.1 929.5 -4.89%
  Data Processing, hosting and
  related services
251.5 248.6 250.4 247.9 -1.43% 249.3 248.0 247.6 246.3 -1.20%
  Other information services 133.6 135.9 137.0 137.8 3.14% 133.4 136.5 137.3 137.9 3.37%
  Computer systems design
  related services
1,414.4 1,428.6 1,441.1 1,427.1 0.90% 1,419.7 1,426.1 1,443.3 1,443.0 1.64%
                                         Total 2,776.4 2,755.5 2,757.9 2,740.5 -1.29% 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 staffs 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.

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