The results are in from the 2nd Annual Global Knowledge and TechRepublic IT salary survey. With over 14,150 responses, our 2009 report is one of the industry's most relevant and revealing IT salary surveys. Our 2009 salary search revealed an average increase of 10% nationally over our 2008 salary study. Learn the top paying salaries for IT jobs based on state, industry, certification, and more.
For the second year in a row, Global Knowledge and TechRepublic have partnered to create a comprehensive IT salary survey. With over 14,150 responses, the 2009 report has turned out to be one of this year's most relevant and revealing salary surveys in the industry. (See page 7 for survey methodology.)
Despite the current economic pressures, the salaries of IT professionals did post a 10% gain over the results reported in our 2008 IT Skills and Salary Report. In 2009, the average base salary increased from $73,900 in 2008, to $81,600. While the average base salary grew, the number of professionals who received raises and bonuses decreased slightly.
The average age and experience of survey participants revealed a slight change from last year, remaining fairly consistent overall. However, there was an increase in the education level of this year's participants as compared to 2008. Specifically, the number of respondents having at least a 4-year degree grew by 8 points over last year.