Satisfaction, Security & Stress: Where do IT professionals stand?

A closer look at trends in workers' satisfaction, job security, stress levels and more, from Computerworld's 2008 Salary Survey

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 17%
Satisfied 43%
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 20%
Dissatisfied 17%
Very dissatisfied 3%

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 18%
Less satisfied 25%
The same 57%

CURRENT JOB

Overall, how satisfied are you with your current job?

Very satisfied 20%
Satisfied 45%
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 19%
Dissatisfied 14%
Very dissatisfied 3%

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 21%
Less satisfied 21%
The same 54%
Not in the same position 4%

CAREER IN IT

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

Very satisfied 50%
Satisfied 34%
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 11%
Dissatisfied 4%
Very dissatisfied 1%

JOB SECURITY

How secure do you feel your current position is?

Very secure 26%
Secure 36%
Somewhat secure 27%
Not very secure 8%
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 25%
Less secure 14%
The same 57%
Not in the same position 4%

STRESS

How stressful is your job?

Very stressful 17%
Stressful 31%
Somewhat stressful 37%
Not very stressful 13%
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 19%
Less stressful 21%
The same 56%
Not in the same position 4%

Read more of Computerworld's 22nd annual Salary Survey

Copyright © 2008 IDG Communications, Inc.

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