Computerworld's 21st Annual Salary Survey

Computerworld's 2007 Jobs Report:
Back From the Brink

After a big tumble in 2002, IT salaries have been climbing steadily. But for IT workers trying to regain their financial footing, a string of 3% increases makes the going tough.

IT Salaries on the Rise


The Nontechie Skills That Hiring Managers Wish You Had
(and How to Get Them)

IT executives say they're increasingly looking for staffers who have, in addition to technical chops, solid business acumen and so-called soft skills, like strong communication and listening abilities.

Women in IT: A Lopsided Pay Scale
Salary inequity between men and women in IT might be a long-standing issue, but it could have short-term consequences for companies that choose to pay female IT workers less.

Editorial: Getting Old, Indeed
The overt dismissiveness that female IT professionals encounter is one of the factors that explains the pay disparity between women and men in IT, writes Don Tennant.

Speeding Up the IT Hiring Process
With an IT talent shortage looming, here are some tips for speeding things up, such as developing a thorough job specification and conducting market research before the interviews start.

Tech Campuses Bustle With Recruiters
A recent report shows that starting salary offers are up, and university officials say IT recruiters are crowding campuses. But midcareer IT pros had better beware.

Tech for Teens
The next generation of workers is being lured to the tech field with skills development programs like the weeklong Teen Tech Camps in Memphis, sponsored in part by the Society for Information Management.

More than 9,000 IT Workers Surveyed


How We Conducted the 2007 Survey
Computerworld's annual survey of IT compensation, satisfaction and hiring trends included input from more than 9,000 IT workers. Here's how the data was calculated.

Are You Earning a Fair Wage?


Interactive Smart Salary Tool
Check our online interactive tool for compensation data for more than 50 IT titles. Our 2007 survey reports on the salaries of more than 9,000 IT workers.

2007 Jobs Report Snapshots
Highlights and key statistics from Computerworlds 21st Annual Jobs Report Survey of IT professionals, including job and career satisfaction numbers.

See the Complete Survey Results

Strengthen Your Earning Power


Do You Have the Skills to Earn More?
With business growth and technology investments driving demand, IT workers have a significant advantage in the job market. Robert Half Technology's Katherine Spencer Lee explains how to capitalize on it.

Get the Job You Want
How can employees get the jobs they want and employers get the workers they want? Here are some action items for both camps.

Seven Steps to Take Now for a Better Job in '08
It's not the kind of thing you can cram for. If you want a better job in '08, now is the time to hone your skills, strengthen your social networks and boost your visibility in the office.

Your Turn


Be Part of the 2008 Results
Computerworld surveys thousands of IT professionals each year to give readers a comprehensive look at IT pay. To take part in next years survey, e-mail us at

Shark Bait: Salary Rants and Raves
How much are you worth? How much are you paid? How angry are you about the difference? Weigh in at our Shark Bait forum!


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