Salaries for Data Center Jobs Stay Flat

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Apr 2, 2010


A recent survey conducted by the IT-focused consulting firm Janco Associates finds the volume of seasoned IT professionals seeking employment to be the culprit in IT salary raises being minimal at best. Datamation reports.


IT salary levels clearly face challenges created by the economic downturn. Unfortunately, IT salary raises have been minimal or none at all. According to Janco Associates, an IT-focused consulting firm that conducts annual IT salary surveys, "there is now a surplus of seasoned IT professionals" -- hence, the ceiling on IT salary increases.

Too many potential employees and too few data center jobs equals a market filled with salary stagnation.

Other key findings from Janco relating to 2010 IT salaries:

  • Layoffs have focused on middle management and IT support staff.
  • Many mid-sized enterprises have stopped hiring all IT professionals altogether.
  • IT hiring is limited to a few selected positions as enterprise continue to cut costs.

As you can see, the last few years have been particularly tough on IT salary levels:

Mean IT Salaries, 2007-2010:

Large companies (223 organizations responded):

January 2007 $81,078
January 2008 $82,197
January 2009 $81,302
January 2010 $81,614

Midsize companies (594 organizations responded):

January 2007 $75,096
January 2008 $75,814
January 2009 $73,132
January 2010 $73,216

Read the rest of "IT Salary" at Datamation.

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