Monday, November 10, 2008

Computerworld | Salary Survey 2008

Computerworld released the results of its 22nd annual survey this week. More than 7,000 information technology (IT) workers participated in this year's survey.

The results identify three job categories that received higher-than-average pay hikes over the past year. According to the survey's authors these three types of positions will continue to be in high demand -- even in a down economy:

  • Web developers
  • network administrators
  • information security managers

Skills that are expected to grow in importance in the coming years include the following Web-based technologies:

  • Web 2.0
  • Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
  • Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Rich Internet Applications (RIA)
  • Ajax

Staff and Entry-level Positions

Here are the average compensation figures for Web-related positions identified as either staff or entry level [salary + bonus = total compensation]:

  • Web developer | $65,070 + $1,307 = $66,377
  • Webmaster | $65,801 + $1,324 = $67,125
  • E-commerce specialist | $74,378 + $1,144 = $75,522

A chart of other staff and entry-level positions is available for review along with charts for Mid-Level Salaries and Senior-Level Salaries. In addition a Smart Salary Tool is available to help you pinpoint compensation by job title, industry and location.

Check out the Computerworld 2008 Salary Survey to access an interactive map allowing you to View Salaries by Region. Additional articles include "Twelve Ways to Pump Up Your Paycheck" and "Satisfaction, Security & Stress."