TechTarget's 2015 IT Salary and Careers Survey recently took the pulse of 1,783 U.S. information technology professionals, who provided insight into their compensation, level of optimism, career aspirations, chief concerns and top IT initiatives they intend to pursue in 2016.
In this essential guide, we've rounded up all of the 2015 IT salary survey news stories, each reporting on a different aspect of the survey results. Read on to learn about IT executives' compensation and salary trends across the IT landscape, the level of career optimism and which projects top IT professionals' priority lists for next year.
1CIOs and IT executives-
The C-suite perspective
It seemed to be a good year for CIOs and IT executives, according to the survey results. They continued to surpass other IT professionals on pay in 2015, pulling in an average base salary of $141,371. But compensation isn't everything. Find out what salary survey respondents had to say about C-suite optimism, IT budgets and 2016 priorities.
As CIOs and senior IT leaders sought to adapt IT strategies to the rapidly changing, digital enterprise, one thing that remained the same in 2015 was their pay. Continue Reading
The majority of IT executives are more optimistic about their careers, according to TechTarget's 2015 IT survey. Continue Reading
Nearly 40% of senior IT executives reported an increase in their overall IT budgets and headcounts, according to TechTarget's 2015 IT salary survey. Continue Reading
Security, especially when it comes to shadow IT, is the leading IT project concern for 2016, according to CIO and senior IT leaders polled in TechTarget's 2015 IT Salary and Careers Survey. Continue Reading
2Overview of the IT landscape-
Salaries, job prospects and budgets across IT
How did other IT professionals fare in 2015? Respondents in the fields of business intelligence, compliance, networking, security, software development and server management weighed in on their compensation figures, job satisfaction, most time-consuming tasks and top projects.
IT risk management and regulatory compliance are the biggest time-sucks for enterprise security teams, according to TechTarget's 2015 IT salary survey. Continue Reading
BI and big data professionals have a lot to celebrate this year. TechTarget's 2015 salary survey shows that they are paid better and have higher job satisfaction than many other IT pros. Continue Reading
TechTarget's 2015 IT salary survey shows steady optimism and job satisfaction among developers. But are they being paid enough? Continue Reading
Value-added resellers and managed service providers participating in TechTarget's survey are optimistic about 2016, but there's still some unease. Continue Reading
Innovation leads to increased productivity, better SLAs and more optimistic teams. The hard part is finding and fostering the talent in your data center. Continue Reading
Survey results emphasize the importance of networking and virtualization in the data center at the expense of IT management, while security inches up in importance. Continue Reading