Management consulting company Janco Associates has recently released its 2009 Mid Year IT Salary Survey. The results are what you'd expect: Wages, in salary and bonus, are down, employees are swallowing more of the health care costs, and people aren't retiring as much.
But what you may not realize is that high-performing middle managers and technical staff are seeing slight increases in salary, as ZDNet's Jason Hiner discovered, due to being asked to manage and get more hands on these days. A little salary bump helps keep them happy through a rough time.
From Hiner's post:
"Victor Janulaitis, Janco CEO, said, "The current economic climate with its cost cutting mind sets, business closures, and extensive outsourcing has put such great pressure on the IT job market that overall pay has been impacted. Added to that many 'baby-boomers' who had planned on retiring in the next few years are not leaving the job market and you have more potential employees than positions available."Some of the highlights from the report include:-In addition to layoffs, many companies are doing hiring freezes-A lot of mid-sized companies have completely stopped hiring-Bonuses are being reduced for many IT workers-Flexible work schedules are becoming less common"
The report also has a chart that looks at which jobs are more likely to be laid-off or outsourced versus those that are more likely to be fine. For the large and mid-size companies, these jobs are likely to have a low layoff or outsourcing potential (and see a little demand):
Chief Information Officer - VP Computer Operations Shift Manager Network Control Analyst Network Services Administrator Systems Analyst Systems Programmer
Manager Database Manager Internet Systems Database Specialist Network Control Analyst Librarian (PCI-DSS Specialist)
Here are the jobs that are more likely to face layoffs and outsourcing and a decrease in demand:
VP Technical Services Director IT Planning Manager Internet Systems Manager Operating System Production Manager Systems & Programming Manager Technical Services Voice Wireless Communications Manager Data Entry Clerk Data Base Specialist IT Planning Analyst Senior Network Specialist
Director IT Planning Manager Data Communications Manager Operating Systems Production Manager Technical Services Disaster Recovery Coordinator Network Services Administrator Network Technician Software Engineer Web Analyst
If you want to see the whole report, it is for purchase at the Janco site.