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More Pay and You're OK

The Gartner Group has a new report that says roughly what our upcoming Redmond magazine salary survey says: IT is immune to our current economic malaise. Most shops plan to add staff and, as the old laws of supply-and-demand state, this demand will cause wages to increase.

Salaries are already going up, but for now they're roughly on a cost-of-living basis, at an average increase of 3.6 percent. The good news? Bonuses are also up, so get your speech ready!

Hot areas include network engineers (more on this in our next item), database admins, Web programmers and enterprise architects.

How is your shop doing in hiring and raises? E-mail me at dbarney@redmondmag.com. We'll post your comments (using first names only) in an upcoming newsletter.

Posted by Doug Barney on 08/13/2008 at 1:15 PM


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