Thursday, August 30, 2007

Labor Day: Salaries, Part II

This three-part Labor Day special report focuses on three salary surveys.

Part I examines the 2007 AIGA|Aquent Salary Survey.

Part II examines the 2007 InformationWeek IT Salary Survey.

Part III examines the 2007 Redmond's (Microsoft) IT Salary Survey.

InformationWeek IT Salary Survey

The national median compensation for information technology (IT) staffers is $78,000. In the Boston metro area median compensation is $100,000, a 28% premium over the national average.

Not all IT job functions are valued at the same level. Here are the base salaries for several Web-related IT functions:

Note: These salaries reflect the national averages and adding a 28% premium might more accurately reflect the median compensation in the greater Boston area.

According to an overview of the findings:

"Experience with new technologies such as Ajax, Web 2.0 applications, SOA, and wireless is critical to future success in IT."

"IT professionals need to take a good hard look at their skill sets. More than half come from a technology-oriented background, whereas most companies are looking for people who can balance technology initiatives and business needs."
A slide show is available for quick review of the data. The survey is also available for download in pdf format.

For an overview of the findings in video format check out InformationWeek TV.

Web professionals can use the survey data to benchmark job opportunities as the post-summer job market shifts into full gear.

Additional Surveys

Labor Day: Salaries, Part I examines the 2007 AIGA|Aquent Salary Survey.

Labor Day: Salaries, Part III examines the 2007 Redmond's (Microsoft) IT Salary Survey.



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