CIO and IT salaries and IT job security and optimism took a major hit in the past couple of years, according to the results of SearchCIO.com's annual IT salary and careers survey.
The survey, which was conducted via email among readers of SearchCIO.com and SearchCIO-Midmarket.com in the fourth quarter of 2009, garnered 952 responses across 21 industries and all regions of the U.S. It defined a senior IT executive as one whose title is vice president, executive vice president, senior vice president, CIO, CTO or chief information security officer (CISO). Midlevel IT executives were defined as those having a director-level position, and IT managers, as those with at least one direct report.
Do you know how many CIOs expect pay cuts in 2010, in which industries IT executives are the most optimistic (and pessimistic), and how CIOs balance strategic versus tactical concerns? Read the stories linked below, and take this quiz to see whether you're keeping up with your peers.