TechTarget's 2014 IT Salary and Careers Survey took the pulse of 1,200 information technology professionals, who provided insight into their salaries and bonuses, their career aspirations, and the projects they intend to pursue in 2015. In this Essential Guide, learn about IT executives' compensation and salary trends across the IT landscape, what drives optimism and pessimism in their organizations, and which IT projects they deem high-priority.
Survey results: A visual overview
Are you ready to win at the game of IT? In this infographic, SearchCIO reveals the highest and lowest IT earners, looks at whether IT executives are satisfied in their current positions, and unveils the top technology focus areas for 2015.
Is it time to play the technology field? Find out in TechTarget's 2014 IT Salary and Careers Survey infographic, which indicates fatter paychecks and increased optimism. Continue Reading
2Senior IT executives-
The view from IT's C-suite
The 2014 survey polled 333 senior IT executives across North America. Their responses indicate that nearly two-thirds saw pay increases during the year, but that raises and bonuses don't necessarily equal job satisfaction. Read these stories for more information on the CIO career and mind-set entering 2015.
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3The IT landscape-
Salaries, careers and budgets across IT
IT professionals focusing on such areas as business intelligence, compliance, networking, security and server management weighed in on the 2014 survey, providing perspective on their compensation, department budgets and satisfaction in their current roles.
Networking professionals reported being pleased with their compensation and expressed an overwhelming desire to keep their technology skills fresh. Continue Reading
The demand for quality security professionals is outpacing supply, and security budgets are increasing, but survey respondents indicate little change in security pros' compensation. Continue Reading
Test your IT salaries and careers knowledge
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