Mid-Year 2014 IT Salary Survey


IT Pros see an improvement in pay

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. Data as of July 2014.2012 Salary Survey

The Janco Associates, Inc. and eJobDescription.com 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.  Over 300 companies participate in the survey.

The 2014 Mid-Year IT Salary Survey is mixed news for IT Professionals.  The survey shows that hiring has picked up in some sectors of the IT job market, salaries for the most part remain flat, however for selected positions there has been an increase in compensation.  Even though many fear a second dip in the economy, CIOs in larger enterprises have been give the ‘yellow light’ to look ahead and fill positions that were left unfilled last year., The same is not the case for mid-sized companies.  They are much more cautious and concerned that the recovery will not be strong enough to support increased IT spending.  In follow-up interviews of the participants we found that CIOs are starting their planning processes with the assumptions that the economy will improve in the first part of next year.  If that holds true them hiring and compensation should pick up.

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Summary Findings

IT Median Salaries

IT Salary Survey Compare Historical

The most striking observations of our latest survey are:

    • IT compensation has increased by only 0.67% in the last 12 months 
    • Over the long term IT executives have fared better in mid-sized companies than large companies
    • Median CIO tenure has increased from 4 years and 3 months to 4 years and 4 months
    • Companies are continuing to refine the benefits provided to IT professionals
    • Positions in highest demand are all associated with the improving IT service levels and implementation of BYOD
    • Programmer/Analysts are in more demand in mid-sized companies ($100 to $500 million) than large companies (over $500 million in revenues)
    • Cost control is still the rule of the day
    • Outsourcing has peaked and companies are looking to bring IT operations back into their direct control

IT Job Market Growth

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 160 pages in PDF or WORD and EXCEL with the data) can be ordered here.

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National Employment Report Job Market for IT Pros

National IT Employment Data

The national employment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics validates the findings of the Janco and eJobDescription.com salary survey that the overall IT employment picture has stabilized and is improving in all areas except for telecommunication and hosting providers -- the primary areas where Outsourcing has had the greatest impact.

TThe 3 month moving average for growth of IT jobs falls in June for IT Pros..

 

Fortune 500 Top IT Executive Compensation

This is the total compensation for  20 senior IT executives at Fortune 500 companies, but it's NOT a ranking of the highest paid CIOs and CTOs. A public company is only obligated to report the compensation of its principal executive officer (usually the CEO), principal financial officer (CFO) and its three most highly compensated officers. If a senior IT leader ranks among a company's three most highly paid executives, that CIOs' or CTOs' compensation is reported in the organization's annual proxy statement.

This table includes instances where a CIO or CTO is included among the named executive officers. However, a CIO or CTO might have earned a multimillion-dollar pay package, but if more than three executives at the company topped that amount, that IT leader's compensation data is not disclosed. There are undoubtedly higher paid IT chiefs whose compensation is not publicly reported and therefore they are not included in this table.

Top 25 CIO Pay

 

Federal Executive Compensation limits

The compensation study (over 160 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 or select your city for the order page.

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 in Demand
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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.

IT Salary Survey Purchase Options

You can order the IT Salary Survey for an individual city or for all of North America (Canada and the United States) with or with out data in Excel sheet format and with or with full multi page job descriptions for the positions surveyed.  Or you can order the survey as part of our IT Resource Hiring Kit with full job descriptions for all 243 positions in the Internet and IT Position Descriptions HandiGuide.

Learn how your company compares in the area of compensation. Data as of July 2012.

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.  Our database contains over 50,000 data points.

The 159-page compensation study summarizes and compares data from 78 American metropolitan areas and 23 Canadian cities. Delivered in PDF format, it provides comparative information on more than 70 specific job titles:

  • Five distinct IT executive positions
  • Three director-level jobs
  • More than 15 specific manager roles
  • Dozens of technical staff positions

 

Salary Survey City Version

  • Salary data for a single city surveyed in the form of an Excel Spread Sheet
  • Median national salary data in the PDF report
  • Single paragraph summary job description of the 73 positions surveyed
  • Abbreviated Salary Survey Report PDF

Salary Survey Standard

  • Median salary data all cities in the survey in the PDF report
  • Single paragraph summary job description of the 73 positions surveyed
  • Full Salary Survey Report
  • Salary data for each city surveyed in the report
  • Update service Available

Salary Survey & Excel Data

  • Median salary data for all cities in the survey in the PDF report
  • Single paragraph summary job description of the 73 positions surveyed
  • Full Salary Survey Report
  • Salary data for each city surveyed in the report plus an Microsoft EXCEL spreadsheet
  • Update service Available

IT Hiring Kit Standard Edition

  • Median salary data all cities in the survey in the PDF report
  • Single paragraph summary job description of the 73 positions surveyed
  • Full Salary Survey Report
  • Salary data for each city surveyed in the report plus an Microsoft EXCEL spreadsheet
  • 73 full multi page job descriptions in PDF format
  • Update service Available

IT Hiring Kit Standard Edition

  • Median salary data all cities in the survey in the PDF report
  • Single paragraph summary job description of the 73 positions surveyed
  • Full Salary Survey Report
  • Salary data for each city surveyed in the report plus an Microsoft EXCEL spreadsheet
  • 73 full multi page job descriptions in PDF format
  • 73 full multi page job descriptions in Microsoft WORD format - one file for each job description utilizing long file names
  • Update service Available

IT Hiring Kit Standard Edition

  • Median salary data all cities in the survey in the PDF report
  • Single paragraph summary job description of the 73 positions surveyed
  • Full Salary Survey Report
  • Salary data for each city surveyed in the report plus an Microsoft EXCEL spreadsheet
  • 73 full multi page job descriptions in PDF format
  • 260 full multi page job descriptions from the Internet & IT Position Descriptions HandiGuide in PDF format
  • Update service Available

IT Hiring Kit Standard Edition

  • Median salary data all cities in the survey in the PDF report
  • Single paragraph summary job description of the 73 positions surveyed
  • Full Salary Survey Report
  • Salary data for each city surveyed in the report plus an Microsoft EXCEL spreadsheet
  • 73 full multi page job descriptions in PDF format
  • 260 full multi page job descriptions from the Internet & IT Position Descriptions HandiGuide in Microsoft WORD format - one file for each job description utilizing long file names
  • Update service Available

Historical Data

The BLS report For the last few months the number of individuals employed in IT has increased (seasonally adjusted) 84,100 in the last 12 months. 

Net Job Change

IT Job Market

IT Job Market Demand

Based on this data and interviews that Janco has conducted. Janco predicts there will be more churn in IT staff 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.

Despite recent economic reports that show jobless claims have been down for several consecutive weeks, employees reveal mixed feelings about what is in store at their employer, for the overall job market and for their pay check in the year ahead, according to the fourth-quarter employment confidence survey of 2,118 U.S. adults. The survey found employees are more confident in their job security and company's outlook in the next six months than in the third quarter. However, employees have also remained pessimistic about pay raises and grown more uncertain about the job market since the third quarter.

Tenure - Average Length of Employment

Job tenure for IT employees is shorter than the overall US job market. That means the there are more hiring of IT Pros than in any other industry groups. The only exception is in telecommunication were tenure is continuing to rise. As companies cut back the first thing they typically do is eliminate newer less experienced employees, then they cut back the middle layers of experience, and retain only the employees with the longest seniority and experience set.  This is exactly what has happened in the telecommunications market for IT Pros.

Tenure IT Pros

Unemployment Data

High unemployment states for the most part have improved. In March, the West continued to have the highest regional unemployment rate, 7.2 percent, while the South again had the lowest rate, 6.0 percent. Over the month, only the Midwest had a statistically significant unemployment rate change (-0.1 percentage point). Significant over-the-year rate declines occurred in all four regions: the South (-1.2 percentage points), Northeast (-1.1 points), West (-1.0 point), and Midwest (-0.8 point).

Unemployment Data

During the recession of 2009 - 2014 unemployment in the IT Industry had not been as high as the rest of the United States. Older workers had a higher unemployment rate than your ones. In addition, female high tech employees have not as well as their male counterparts. This is especially true for workers over the age of 55. The unemployment rate for women over the age of 55 for computer and math workers in 2010 was 9.4% versus 8.0% for men.

Unemployment Data

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. In summary companies are continuing to cut fringe benefits as they try to control costs. 

Fringe Bemefits

Cities Included in IT Salary Survey

Janco's IT Salary Survey includes the following 78 United States cities, as well as 23 selected cities in Canada

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US Cities Included                             Order 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 Included                 Order 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
                

Job Titles Included in IT Salary Survey

Janco's Salary Survey includes the following the job titles in its IT Salary Survey.

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Executive Management

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

Middle Management

  • Manager - Applications, Manager - Computer Operations, Manager - Customer Service, Manager - Data Communications , Manager - Database , Manager - Information Center, Manager - Internet Systems, Manager - Network Services, Manager - Op Systems Prod, Manager - Production Services, Manager - Production Support, Manager Quality Control, Manager - Security and Workstations, Manager - Systems and Programming, Manager - Technical Services, Manager - Training Documentation, Manager - Voice Data Communication, Capacity Planning Supervisor, Change Control Supervisor, Computer Ops - Shift Manager, Computer Ops - Shift Supervisor, Data Entry Supervisor, Production Control Specialist, Production Services Supervisor, Project Manager - Applications , Project Manager - Distributed Systems, Project Manager - Network Techical Services, Project Manager - Systems, Supervisor - Hardware Installations, Supervisor - Desktop Support, Supervisor - Network Services, Voice/Wireless Communications Manager, Webmaster

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, Hardware Installations Coordinator, Internet Developer, IT Planning Analyst, LAN Applications Support Analyst, Librarian, Network Control Analyst, Network Services Administrator, Network Technician, Object Programmer, Operations Analyst, Personal Computer Specialist, Production Control Analyst, Programmer/Analyst, Senior Network Specialist, Software Engineer, Systems Analyst, Systems Programmer, Systems Support Specialist, Technical Services Specialist, Technical Specialist, Voice/Wireless Communications Coordinator, Web Analyst

IT Salary Survey Methodology

From the Janco Associates, Inc. database, compensation benchmark ranges are established for each normalized job position.  In analyzing the study data, the upper and lower quartiles are eliminated to determine  Benchmark Ranges.  The benchmark ranges are then used to assess the alignment of a company's actual compensation to the marketplace for each job function.  The results can be assessed using the following guidelines. 

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.

Become A Survey Participant

Janco Associates, Inc. has published a biannual information technology compensation survey for over twenty years.

Participate by providing us valid data and we will be able to download a complimentary copy of the summary results (see Note 1)  upon its completion. In addition,  you may be eligible to purchase the full study at a significant discount.

These results will be available in July.  To participate, simply click the Participate button below and complete the on-line Compensation Participation Survey.  

You can either download our participation excel spread sheet1 or click on the link below to enter you data via an on-line survey.  (Note: will be able to come back to modify the data you enter for 120 days)

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Note 1. You can qualify for a complete free copy of the PDF version of the study, if your enterprise provides at least ten valid data points as determined by Janco.  All other participants will qualify for the summary of the study only.

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