IT Management Slideshow: What You'll Pay for IT Talent in 2011

By Tony Kontzer  |  Posted 02-28-2011

What You'll Pay for IT Talent in 2011

Median pay increase an IT professional can expect in 2011: 2.3%Story behind the number: Overall IT payrolls won't increase, however, as new hires are paid less than the laid-off workers they're replacing.

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IT role in line for biggest median raise in 2011 (percent increase): Web support (2.6%)Story behind the number: Biggest reward reserved for those who add value to efforts in Web-based customer service and support.

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IT roles in line for smallest median raises in 2011 (percent increase): Desktop support, help desk, computer operators, system administrators and project managers (2.0%)Story behind the numbers: These positions will be most negatively impacted by continued outsourcing, cloud adoption and capital spending constraints.

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Percentage of IT organizations expecting to do the following in 2011:Increase staff: 48%Make no change in size of staff: 41%Reduce staff: 11%Story behind the numbers: The IT labor market remains relatively soft, but at least layoffs have slowed dramatically.

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Median percentage change in IT staff headcounts expected in 2011: 0%Story behind the number: Even companies in the 25th percentile envision no cuts. Okay, so it's a small victory.

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Expected median IT staff turnover rate in 2011: 2% (normal is 5%)Story behind the number: With jobs scarce, employees are less likely to leave.

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Median training budget per IT staff member in 2011: $1,500 (compared with $1,422 in 2009 and $2,500 in 2008)Story behind the numbers: Cuts in training have reversed, but a return to pre-recession levels will require increased capital spending and a need for new skills.

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