Employees rate satisfaction, security and stress

The majority of respondents say they deserve more money for the work they do, yet they're happy with their decision to stay in IT

More than half of IT workers surveyed in Computerworld's 2011 Salary Survey said they have felt pressured to increase productivity and take on new tasks in the past year. But the vast majority (83%) are still happy they picked IT as their career. (Base: 4,852 IT professionals)

MONEY

How satisfied are you today with your total compensation package, given your base salary, bonuses and benefits in relation to your job responsibilities?

Very satisfied 12%
Satisfied 38%
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 25%
Dissatisfied 21%
Very dissatisfied 4%

Twelve months ago, were you more satisfied with your total compensation package, less satisfied or has your level of satisfaction stayed the same?

More satisfied 19%
Less satisfied 19%
The same 62%

Do you think you're...?

Underpaid based on role and responsibility 52%
Paid fairly based on role and responsibility 48%

CURRENT JOB

Overall, how satisfied are you with your current job?

Very satisfied 16%
Satisfied 47%
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 20%
Dissatisfied 14%
Very dissatisfied 3%

Twelve months ago, were you more satisfied with your job, less satisfied or has your level of satisfaction stayed the same?

More satisfied 22%
Less satisfied 16%
The same 59%
Not in the same position 3%

CAREER IN IT

How satisfied are you with your decision to pursue a career in IT?

Very satisfied 45%
Satisfied 38%
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 12%
Dissatisfied 4%
Very dissatisfied 1%

STRESS

How stressful is your job?

Very stressful 17%
Stressful 32%
Somewhat stressful 39%
Not very stressful 11%
Not at all stressful 1%

Twelve months ago, do you feel your position was more stressful, less stressful or has your level of stress stayed the same?

More stressful 17%
Less stressful 22%
The same 58%
Not in the same position 3%

Within the past year, have you felt more pressure at your company to personally increase productivity or take on new tasks?

Increase productivity 8%
Take on new tasks 17%
Both increase productivity and take on new tasks 61%
None of the above 14%

JOB SECURITY

How secure do you feel your current position is?

Very secure 23%
Secure 35%
Somewhat secure 30%
Not very secure 9%
Not at all secure 3%

Twelve months ago, do you feel your position was more secure, less secure or has your level of security stayed the same?

More secure 22%
Less secure 17%
The same 58%
Not in the same position 3%

BASE FOR ALL SATISFACTION CHARTS: 4,852 RESPONDENTS

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