The Fact Checker

No portion of the high-tech market is immune to the IT spending slowdown, but the CRM sector has weathered the storm better than most.

No portion of the high-tech market is immune to the IT spending slowdown, but the CRM sector has weathered the storm better than most. As of press time, CRM specialists like PeopleSoft and Siebel Systems remained upbeat about their business prospects.

Where the Money Is

CRM vendors certainly are hiring, as are many IT consulting firms. It was easy for us to find numerous six-figure CRM positions on 6FigureJobs.com. However, youll need up to 10 years of experience for many of those positions.

Time To Relocate?

With our new cost-of-living index (included in each job listing), its easy to make apple-to-apple financial comparisons between cities. For instance, San Francisco (index: 187.1) is nearly twice as expensive to live in than Houston (index: 93.1).

Stay Realistic

The CRM market has remained hot during the cooling economy, but this boom cant last forever. Even the strongest IT sectors (storage and security) have suffered from weakening sales in recent months. Although business was good as we went to press, CRM could be next.