$78,229 will be the median salary for all IT professionals this year, up less than 1% over 2011.
Technology workers shouldn’t expect large raises in 2012 even if the employment picture brightens, according to the most recent annual salary survey from Janco Associates. “For information technology, the recession has bottomed out and the hiring of IT professionals will increase in 2012,” says Victor Janulaitis, CEO at Janco. “However there still are a number of companies that will continue to be cautious, concerned that the recovery will not be strong enough to support increased IT spending. Cost control is still the rule of the day.” One encouraging sign: A surge in part-timers and contractors hired for mission-critical projects, which points to an eventual increase in overall salaries. Also, personal performance bonuses and bonuses for work that benefits the enterprise are trending upwards. Tech pros representing more than 1,100 companies took part in the research. For more about the survey, click here.
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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