IT Salaries Inch Upward
A recent survey from Computer Economics survey finds companies starting to renew efforts to keep key staff by offering modest wage increases. Good sign? Perhaps not -- one industry analyst expresses surprise that wages are bouncing back so quickly. Datamation reports.
A new survey finds companies offering modest wage increase to retain key staff. Is this a sign of more good things to come?
IT salaries appear to be on the rise, but don't get too excited. According to the just-released Computer Economics 2010 IT Salary Report, IT organizations are budgeting to give the typical IT worker a 1.8 percent pay boost.
The glimmer of good news for IT workers comes at a time of high, double-digit unemployment rates across the economy.
But Computer Economics found that IT organizations plan to increase operational budgets by a median of 1.8 percent in 2010, and that more than a third are planning to increase staff, restoring some of the positions shed over the past two years.
"Over the last year or so it's been easy to find talent and there's been downward pressure on salaries," John Longwell, vice president of research at Computer Economics, told InternetNews.com.
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