- Language: English
- Published: January 2014
- Region: Canada, United States
2014 IT Salary Survey
- Published: January 2014
- 160 Pages
- Janco Associates, Inc
The 2014 IT Compensation 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. The survey data reflects IT salaries in 78 major cities in the United States as well as 23 cities in Canada. This data was compiled in January 2014. The report is over 160 pages long and the data is provided in Adobe Acrobat format.
Are you paying too much or too little to your IT staff? Do you have IT job descriptions? 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 is as of January 2014.
2014 Salary Survey, just released is not good news for IT Professionals. The survey shows that hiring and salaries has not significantly improved for IT professionals in most North American metropolitan areas. Salaries are up less than 1% for IT pros in the past 12 months and the only winners are the top level positions in mid-sized companies. Salaries for most IT pros have finally gotten back to the level they were at in 2007 and that is a very good sign.
The seven major findings of the survey are:
- IT compensation for all IT Professionals has increased by 0.67% in the last 12 months.
Between January 2013 and January 2014 the total mean compensation for all IT Professionals has increased from $78,759 to $79,289. This puts overall compensation back at the levels they were at in January 2008 and 2007.
In mid-sized enterprises, the mean total compensation for all positions has increased by 1.06% from $75,463 to $76,194.
In large enterprises, the median compensation has risen from $82,054 to $82,384.
- CIOs compensation has stayed flat in larger companies and increased in smaller and mid-sized companies in the past 12 months. The mean compensation for CIOs in large enterprises is now $180,259 (up 0.29%) and $168,411 (an increase of 1.78%) in mid-sized enterprises.
Media CIO tenure has increased from 4 years and 3 months to 4 years and 4 months. In companies of all sizes fewer CIOs have changed jobs in the last 12 months than in prior years.
- Positions in highest demand are all associated with the quality control, BYOD implementation, and service level improvement.
- Over the long term IT executives have fared better in mid-sized companies than large companies.
In mid-sized companies IT executive salaries have recovered all of the losses sustained in the recession except for only a few cases.
In large companies IT executive salaries are just below what they were in 2008.
- In 2013 the IT job market grew by 74,900 versus 62,500 in 2012 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) – better but not enough to employee the number of IT graduates from US universities or to increase demand.
- Lay-offs seem to have tapered off, however some companies continue to cut the size of the IT organizations.
- Cost control is still the rule of the day; however we have seen an increase in the number of "part-timers" and contractors who are focused on particular critical projects. This has resulted in few IT Pros getting health coverage
- On shore outsourcing has peaked and companies are looking to bring IT operations back into their direct control and reduce operating costs.
A number of enterprises are moving help desks and data center operations in-house which has resulted in an increase demand for data center managers.
- Mandated requirements for records management systems and electronic medical records have increased the demand for quality control staff and custodians (librarians) of mechanized records.
- Companies are continuing to refine the benefits provided to full time IT professionals. Though benefits such as health care are available to 80%, IT professionals are now paying a greater portion of that cost.
The 2014 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 following seventy-three (73) positions were surveyed for the 2014 IT Salary Survey.
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
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
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
* The 2014 IT Compensation Survey (PDF/Excel) provides not only the full report plus the summary data in a EXCEL worksheet. The excel data provided includes median by city and a national BENCHMARK. * SHOW LESS READ MORE >
Cities Surveyed in the Salary Survey
The 2014 IT Salary Survey includes the following 78 United States cities, as well as 23 selected cities in Canada. Median compensation data is provided for each city in the survey.
Orange County CA
Salt Lake City
Kansas City, MO
Quebec City, QC
Niagara Falls, ON
St. John's, NF
- 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 of 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.
The survey size and number of participants was
- Number of companies 252
- Number of data points 24,781
- Mid-Sized companies
- Number of companies 722
- Number of data points 29,643