Global Knowledge Announces Results of the Largest IT Salary Survey in the Industry
Cary, N.C. - February 23, 2009 - Global Knowledge, the worldwide leader in IT and Business training, and TechRepublic, a leading online community for IT professionals, today announced the availability of the 2009 IT Skills and Salary Report. This year's salary survey yielded more respondents than any other in the industry, with a participant base of more than 14,000 IT professionals. Among the key findings:
Annual Salary Growth and Bonuses
- Despite the current economic pressures, the salaries for jobs increased over last year's findings. The average base salary increased from $73,900 in 2008 to $81,600 in 2009. Nearly half (46%) of the survey respondents received a bonus in the past 12 months. Of those, 22% received between $5K and $10K.
Age, Experience, and Education
- The average age and experience of the salary survey participants remained fairly consistent overall. However, there was an increase in the education level of this year's survey participants. Specifically, the number of respondents having at least a 4-year degree grew by 8 points over last year.
Training, Certification, and Job Performance
- Nearly 75% of IT professionals who attended training earned an average base salary of $82.8K, while those who did not attend training earned an average of $78.4K.
- According to our salary survey, 3 out of 4 IT professionals reported an increase in productivity following the certification. Indeed, nearly 6 out of 10 people we surveyed reported that a key motivator in the decision to train in the next 12 months is to earn a certification or to recertify.
- Job performance was reported as the single greatest contributing factor to a higher base pay. According to our salary survey, 87% who have attended training claim they are more productive in their job role. In addition, 64% stated that the training that they received had a measurable impact on their salary.
The Global Knowledge/TechRepublic 2009 Salary Survey was conducted online from October 20 to November 11, 2008. Download the complete report at www.globalknowledge.com/salary09.
The Global Knowledge/TechRepublic 2009 IT Salary Survey was conducted online from October 20 to November 11, 2008. Over half a million survey invitations were e-mailed to recipients from the databases of Global Knowledge, TechRepublic, and other vendors. Links, including the survey invitation, were also provided in online newsletters. The 2009 IT Salary Survey yielded more respondents than any other salary survey in the industry, with a base of 14,159 U.S. IT professionals. This online survey was powered by Vision Critical, LLC and tabulated using Uncle Software (cross tabulation software).
About Global Knowledge
Global Knowledge is the worldwide leader in IT and business training. We deliver via training centers, private facilities, and the Internet, enabling our customers to choose when, where, and how they want to receive training programs and learning services. Our more than 700 courses span foundational and specialized training and certifications. Founded in 1995, Global Knowledge employs more than 1,200 people worldwide and is headquartered in Cary, N.C. The company is owned by New York-based investment firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson, and Stowe. For more information, visit www.globalknowledge.com.
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