The 2011 IT Salary Guide

Tuesday Oct 26th 2010 by James Maguire
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The 2011 IT Salary Guide lists salaries for various IT professionals, from software developers to IT systems administrators. Additionally, it lists salary increases for specialty IT skill sets.

Now available: The 2012 IT Salary Guide


GO TO 2011 IT SALARY GUIDE (list of IT salaries).

Also see: The 2010 IT Salary Guide

The good news: the The 2011 IT Salary Guide demonstrates that IT salary levels are once again headed upward.

The 2011 IT Salary Guide indicates some respectable boosts in average salary. Lead applications developers get a 4.7% increase and software engineers enjoy a 4.1% boost in paycheck. Okay, so IT managers move up a ho-hum 2.5% and project managers rise 2.8%, but Web developers jump 4.6% and System Security Admins levitate a healthy 4% (seems like security is always hot).

The bad news: these rising IT salary numbers are merely compensating for last year’s 2-4% decreases. So alas, the net effect is that IT salaries are essentially flat over the last year or so. Yes, times are tough.

Still, IT remains one of the better-paid fields, and a multi-year look at the salary numbers bears this out. Between 2007 and 2008 – the tail end of the boom years – IT salaries rose an impressive 5.3%. And between 2008 and 2009, before the downturn squeezed IT, paychecks trended upward 3.7%.

 

IT Salary Happy Days Returning?

Is more IT hiring on the way? I can point to one sunny indicator. I keep an eye on the Dice tech job site. Back around 2007, I remember Dice hosting some 90,000 plus openings. As the economic headlines turned darker and darker, the total slid down to a depressing 50,000 or so. But a recent glance shows Dice’s listings have risen back to 74,000. Someone tell the band to start playing.

So what’s hot in the IT job market? According to Robert Half Technology (the firm that publishes the annual salary numbers), specialties in demand include programming (particularly .NET, Java, PHP, Silverlight, Flex and SharePoint), ERP skills, security, infrastructure support (help desk pros), and networking (virtualization, cloud computing, SaaS).

IT certifications in demand include Cisco certifications (CCNA), Linux certifications (RHCE), Microsoft certifications (MCAD, MCITP, MCSE, MCTS), Project management certifications (PMP), and Security certifications (CISSP, CCSA, CCSE).

In short, IT remains a decent way to make a buck (if you can keep up with the changes….)

To view average starting IT salaries, go to the 2011 IT SALARY LIST.

Now available: The 2012 IT Salary Guide

 

See the 2011 average starting salary for IT positions, with regional differences in IT salary levels and the value of specialty tech skills:

Chief Technology Officer

Information Technology Manager

Developer/Programmer Analyst

Lead Applications Developer

Software Engineer

Systems Administrator

Database Manager

Senior Web Developer

Network Engineer

Project Manager/Senior Consultant

Systems Security Administrator

Help Desk Manager

More IT Salary Resources:

 

IT Salary (a variety of IT salary resources)

2010 IT Salary Guide

Are These Developer and IT Salary Figures Accurate?

How Not to Get an IT Job: 10 Tips

 

The Top 10 IT Certifications

 

25 IT Job Sites (and an Effective Formula)

• Search for IT Jobs at JustTechjobs.com

Job Title: Chief Technology Officer

2011 average salary range: $116,500 – $181,750.

• The 2011 salary range is an increase of 4.3% over this job’s 2010 salary range, which was $111,750 – $174,250.

• The 2010 salary range was an increase of 0.9% over this job’s 2009 salary range, which was $110,250 – $173,250.

• The 2009 salary range was an increase of 4% over this job’s 2008 salary range, which was $107,250 – $165,250.

• The 2008 salary range was an increase of 5.2% over this job’s 2007 salary range, which was $101,000 – $157,750.

 

GO BACK TO LIST OF 2011 IT SALARIES

Note: Since these numbers are national averages, adjust them based on your city or region.

IT Salary levels are – approximately – 10% to 30% higher in the Northeast; about average in the South Atlantic (Florida to Delaware); average to modestly lower in the Midwest, Mountain west, and South; and 5% to 30% higher on the West coast.

IT salaries in major metropolitan areas are higher than the national average. For instance, in the following cities they are:

 

• Atlanta: 10% higher

• Boston: 30% higher

• Chicago: 23% higher

• Dallas/Houston: 3-5% higher

• Irvine: 24% higher

• Los Angeles: 24% higher

 

• Miami/Fort Lauderdale: 10% higher

• New York, NY: 41% higher

• Philadelphia: 15% higher • San Diego: 14% higher

• San Francisco: 35% higher

• San Jose: 32% higher

• Seattle: 18% higher

 

• Stamford: 31% higher

 

• Washington, DC: 30% higher

More IT Salary resources:

 

IT Salary (a variety of IT salary resources)

2010 IT Salary Guide

Are These Developer and IT Salary Figures Accurate?

How Not to Get an IT Job: 10 Tips

 

The Top 10 IT Certifications

 

25 IT Job Sites (and an Effective Formula)

• Search for IT Jobs at JustTechjobs.com

GO BACK TO LIST OF 2011 IT SALARIES

Salary data courtesy of Robert Half Technology. To request a copy of the complete Robert Half Salary Guide, which includes salary ranges for more than 60 different job titles, in the U.S. and Canada, click here.

Job Title: Information Technology Manager

2011 average salary range: $88,250 – $127,000.

• The 2011 salary range is an increase of 2.5% over this job’s 2010 salary range, which was $85,750 – $124,250.

• The 2010 salary range was a decrease of 2.4% under this job’s 2009 salary range, which was $88,750 – $126,500.

• The 2009 salary range was an increase of 3.1% over this job’s 2008 salary range, which was $86,750 – $122,000.

 

GO BACK TO LIST OF 2011 IT SALARIES

 

Note: Since these numbers are national averages, adjust them based on your city or region.

IT Salary levels are – approximately – 10% to 30% higher in the Northeast; about average in the South Atlantic (Florida to Delaware); average to modestly lower in the Midwest, Mountain west, and South; and 5% to 30% higher on the West coast.

IT salaries in major metropolitan areas are higher than the national average. For instance, in the following cities they are:

 

• Atlanta: 10% higher

• Boston: 30% higher

• Chicago: 23% higher

• Dallas/Houston: 3-5% higher

• Irvine: 24% higher

• Los Angeles: 24% higher

 

• Miami/Fort Lauderdale: 10% higher

• New York, NY: 41% higher

• Philadelphia: 15% higher • San Diego: 14% higher

• San Francisco: 35% higher

• San Jose: 32% higher

• Seattle: 18% higher

 

• Stamford: 31% higher

 

• Washington, DC: 30% higher

More IT Salary resources:

 

IT Salary (a variety of IT salary resources)

2010 IT Salary Guide

Are These Developer and IT Salary Figures Accurate?

How Not to Get an IT Job: 10 Tips

 

The Top 10 IT Certifications

 

25 IT Job Sites (and an Effective Formula)

• Search for IT Jobs at JustTechjobs.com

GO BACK TO LIST OF 2011 IT SALARIES

Salary data courtesy of Robert Half Technology. To request a copy of the complete Robert Half Salary Guide, which includes salary ranges for more than 60 different job titles, in the U.S. and Canada, click here.

Job Title: Developer/Programmer Analyst

2011 average salary range: $57,750 – $102,250.

• The 2011 salary range is an increase of 2.4% over this job’s 2010 salary range, which was $57,000 – $99,250.

• The 2010 salary range was a decrease of 2.8% under this job’s 2009 salary range, which was $60,000 – $100,750.

• The 2009 salary range was an increase of 4.2% over this job’s 2008 salary range, which was $57,500 – $96,750.

• The 2008 salary range was an increase of 6.0% over this job’s 2007 salary range, which was $55,250 – $90,750.

• The 2006 salary range was an increase of 4.6% over this job’s 2005 salary range, which was $52,500 – $83,250.

Add a salary increase for the following skills:

• Add 6% for AJAX development skills (no change from 2010; down from 7% in 2009)

• Add 8% for Business Object skills

• Add 8% for C# development skills (no change from 2010; down from 10% in 2009)

• Add 5% for C++ development skills (no change from 2009)

• Add 7% for Hyperion skills

• Add 7% for Java development skills (no change from 2010; down from 10% in 2009)

• Add 7% for Java EE/J2EE development skills

• Add 7% for LAMP skills (up from 6% in 2010; no change from 7% in 2009)

• Add 10% for Microsoft SharePoint skills (no change from 2010);

• Add 7% for .NET development skills (no change from 2010; down from 8% in 2009)

• Add 8% for PHP development skills (no change from 2010; down from 10% in 2009)

• Add 8% for SAP development skills

• Add 11% for SharePoint skills

• Add 4% for Visual Basic development skills (no change from 2010; down from 5% in 2009).

GO BACK TO LIST OF 2011 IT SALARIES

 

 

Note: Since these numbers are national averages, adjust them based on your city or region.

IT Salary levels are – approximately – 10% to 30% higher in the Northeast; about average in the South Atlantic (Florida to Delaware); average to modestly lower in the Midwest, Mountain west, and South; and 5% to 30% higher on the West coast.

IT salaries in major metropolitan areas are higher than the national average. For instance, in the following cities they are:

 

• Atlanta: 10% higher

• Boston: 30% higher

• Chicago: 23% higher

• Dallas/Houston: 3-5% higher

• Irvine: 24% higher

• Los Angeles: 24% higher

 

• Miami/Fort Lauderdale: 10% higher

• New York, NY: 41% higher

• Philadelphia: 15% higher • San Diego: 14% higher

• San Francisco: 35% higher

• San Jose: 32% higher

• Seattle: 18% higher

 

• Stamford: 31% higher

 

• Washington, DC: 30% higher

More IT Salary resources:

 

IT Salary (a variety of IT salary resources)

2010 IT Salary Guide

Are These Developer and IT Salary Figures Accurate?

How Not to Get an IT Job: 10 Tips

 

The Top 10 IT Certifications

 

25 IT Job Sites (and an Effective Formula)

• Search for IT Jobs at JustTechjobs.com

GO BACK TO LIST OF 2011 IT SALARIES

Salary data courtesy of Robert Half Technology. To request a copy of the complete Robert Half Salary Guide, which includes salary ranges for more than 60 different job titles, in the U.S. and Canada, click here.

Job Title: Lead Applications Developer

2011 average salary range: $85,000 – $117,500.

• The 2010 salary range is an increase of 4.7% over this job’s 2010 range, which was $81,500 – $112,000.

• The 2010 salary range was a 1.4% decrease under this job’s 2009 range, which was $83,250 – $113,000.

• The 2009 salary range was an increase of 4.2% over this job’s 2008 salary range, which was $80,250 – $108,000.

Add a salary increase for the following skills:

• Add 6% for AJAX development skills (no change from 2010; down from 7% in 2009)

• Add 8% for Business Object skills

• Add 8% for C# development skills (no change from 2010; down from 10% in 2009)

• Add 5% for C++ development skills (no change from 2009)

• Add 7% for Hyperion skills

• Add 7% for Java development skills (no change from 2010; down from 10% in 2009)

• Add 7% for Java EE/J2EE development skills

• Add 7% for LAMP skills (up from 6% in 2010; no change from 7% in 2009)

• Add 10% for Microsoft SharePoint skills (no change from 2010);

• Add 7% for .NET development skills (no change from 2010; down from 8% in 2009)

• Add 8% for PHP development skills (no change from 2010; down from 10% in 2009)

• Add 8% for SAP development skills

• Add 11% for SharePoint skills

• Add 4% for Visual Basic development skills (no change from 2010; down from 5% in 2009).

GO BACK TO LIST OF 2011 IT SALARIES

 

Note: Since these numbers are national averages, adjust them based on your city or region.

IT Salary levels are – approximately – 10% to 30% higher in the Northeast; about average in the South Atlantic (Florida to Delaware); average to modestly lower in the Midwest, Mountain west, and South; and 5% to 30% higher on the West coast.

IT salaries in major metropolitan areas are higher than the national average. For instance, in the following cities they are:

 

• Atlanta: 10% higher

• Boston: 30% higher

• Chicago: 23% higher

• Dallas/Houston: 3-5% higher

• Irvine: 24% higher

• Los Angeles: 24% higher

 

• Miami/Fort Lauderdale: 10% higher

• New York, NY: 41% higher

• Philadelphia: 15% higher • San Diego: 14% higher

• San Francisco: 35% higher

• San Jose: 32% higher

• Seattle: 18% higher

 

• Stamford: 31% higher

 

• Washington, DC: 30% higher

More IT Salary resources:

 

IT Salary (a variety of IT salary resources)

2010 IT Salary Guide

Are These Developer and IT Salary Figures Accurate?

How Not to Get an IT Job: 10 Tips

 

The Top 10 IT Certifications

 

25 IT Job Sites (and an Effective Formula)

• Search for IT Jobs at JustTechjobs.com

GO BACK TO LIST OF 2011 IT SALARIES

Salary data courtesy of Robert Half Technology. To request a copy of the complete Robert Half Salary Guide, which includes salary ranges for more than 60 different job titles, in the U.S. and Canada, click here.

Job Title: Software Engineer

2011 average salary range: $73,500 – $112,000.

• The 2011 salary range is an increase of 4.1% over this job’s 2010 salary range, which was $71,250 – $107,000.

• The 2010 salary range was a 1.1% decrease under this job’s 2009 salary range, which was $72,000 – $108,250.

• The 2009 salary range was an increase of 3.7% over this job’s 2008 salary range, which was $69,250 – $104,500.

Add a salary increase for the following skills:

• Add 4% for ASP development skills (no change from 2010; down from 5% in 2009)

• Add 8% for C# development skills (no change from 2010; from 10% in 2009)

• Add 5% for C++ development skills (no change from 2009 or 2010)

• Add 5% for DCOM/COM/ActiveX development skills (down from 6% in 2010; down from 8% in 2009)

• Add 7% for Java development skills (no change from 2010; down from 10% in 2009);

• Add 7% for Java EE/J2EE development skills (no change from 2010)

• Add 7% for .NET development skills (no change from 2010; down from 8% in 2009)

• Add 8% for PHP development skills (no change from 2010; down from 10% in 2009)

• Add 4% for Visual Basic development skills (no change from 2010; down from 5% in 2009)

• Add 7% for Web services development skills (up from 6% in 2010; no change from 7% in 2009).

GO BACK TO LIST OF 2011 IT SALARIES

 

Note: Since these numbers are national averages, adjust them based on your city or region.

IT Salary levels are – approximately – 10% to 30% higher in the Northeast; about average in the South Atlantic (Florida to Delaware); average to modestly lower in the Midwest, Mountain west, and South; and 5% to 30% higher on the West coast.

IT salaries in major metropolitan areas are higher than the national average. For instance, in the following cities they are:

 

• Atlanta: 10% higher

• Boston: 30% higher

• Chicago: 23% higher

• Dallas/Houston: 3-5% higher

• Irvine: 24% higher

• Los Angeles: 24% higher

 

• Miami/Fort Lauderdale: 10% higher

• New York, NY: 41% higher

• Philadelphia: 15% higher • San Diego: 14% higher

• San Francisco: 35% higher

• San Jose: 32% higher

• Seattle: 18% higher

 

• Stamford: 31% higher

 

• Washington, DC: 30% higher

More IT Salary resources:

 

IT Salary (a variety of IT salary resources)

2010 IT Salary Guide

Are These Developer and IT Salary Figures Accurate?

How Not to Get an IT Job: 10 Tips

 

The Top 10 IT Certifications

 

25 IT Job Sites (and an Effective Formula)

• Search for IT Jobs at JustTechjobs.com

GO BACK TO LIST OF 2011 IT SALARIES

Salary data courtesy of Robert Half Technology. To request a copy of the complete Robert Half Salary Guide, which includes salary ranges for more than 60 different job titles, in the U.S. and Canada, click here.

Job Title: Systems Administrator

2011 average salary range: $53,250 – $83,000.

• The 2011 salary range is an increase of 3.6% over this job’s 2010 salary range, which was $51,250 – $80,250.

• The 2010 salary range was a 2.8% decrease under this job’s 2009 salary range, which was $52,750 – $82,500.

• The 2009 salary range was an increase of 3.6% over this job’s 2008 salary range, which was $51,750 – $78,750.

Add a salary increase for the following skills:

• Add 6% for Basis administration skills (down from 7% in 2010)

• Add 9% for Cisco Network administration skills (no change from 2010; down from 12% in 2009);

• Add 8% for Linux/Unix administration skills (no change from 2010; down from 10% in 2009);

• Add 8% for virtualization skills (up from 7% in 2010)

• Add 4% for Windows 2000/Windows 2003/XP/Vista skills (down from 6% in 2010; down from 8% in 2009).

 

• Add 6% for Windows 7 skills (down from 7% in 2010)

GO BACK TO LIST OF 2011 IT SALARIES

 

Note: Since these numbers are national averages, adjust them based on your city or region.

IT Salary levels are – approximately – 10% to 30% higher in the Northeast; about average in the South Atlantic (Florida to Delaware); average to modestly lower in the Midwest, Mountain west, and South; and 5% to 30% higher on the West coast.

IT salaries in major metropolitan areas are higher than the national average. For instance, in the following cities they are:

 

• Atlanta: 10% higher

• Boston: 30% higher

• Chicago: 23% higher

• Dallas/Houston: 3-5% higher

• Irvine: 24% higher

• Los Angeles: 24% higher

 

• Miami/Fort Lauderdale: 10% higher

• New York, NY: 41% higher

• Philadelphia: 15% higher • San Diego: 14% higher

• San Francisco: 35% higher

• San Jose: 32% higher

• Seattle: 18% higher

 

• Stamford: 31% higher

 

• Washington, DC: 30% higher

More IT Salary resources:

 

IT Salary (a variety of IT salary resources)

2010 IT Salary Guide

Are These Developer and IT Salary Figures Accurate?

How Not to Get an IT Job: 10 Tips

 

The Top 10 IT Certifications

 

25 IT Job Sites (and an Effective Formula)

• Search for IT Jobs at JustTechjobs.com

GO BACK TO LIST OF 2011 IT SALARIES

Salary data courtesy of Robert Half Technology. To request a copy of the complete Robert Half Salary Guide, which includes salary ranges for more than 60 different job titles, in the U.S. and Canada, click here.

Job Title: Database Manager

2010 average salary range: $92,500 – $128,000.

• The 2011 salary range is an increase of 3.8% over this job’s 2010 salary range, which was $90,000 – $122,500.

• The 2010 salary range was a 2.5% decrease under this job’s 2009 salary range, which was $91,500 – $126,500.

• The 2009 salary range was an increase of 3.1% over this job’s 2008 salary range, which was $88,750 – $122,750.

• The 2008 salary range was an increase of 5.4% over this job’s 2007 salary range, which was $84,750 – $116,000.

• The 2007 salary range was an increase of 2.6% over this job’s 2006 salary range, which was $81,250 – $110,250.

Add a salary increase for the following skills:

• Add 5% for IBM DB2 database skills (no change from 2020 or 2009)

• Add 10% for Microsoft SQL Server database skills (no change from 2010; down from 12% in 2009)

• Add 9% for Oracle database skills (no change from 2010; down from 10% in 2009)

 

GO BACK TO LIST OF 2011 IT SALARIES

 

Note: Since these numbers are national averages, adjust them based on your city or region.

IT Salary levels are – approximately – 10% to 30% higher in the Northeast; about average in the South Atlantic (Florida to Delaware); average to modestly lower in the Midwest, Mountain west, and South; and 5% to 30% higher on the West coast.

IT salaries in major metropolitan areas are higher than the national average. For instance, in the following cities they are:

 

• Atlanta: 10% higher

• Boston: 30% higher

• Chicago: 23% higher

• Dallas/Houston: 3-5% higher

• Irvine: 24% higher

• Los Angeles: 24% higher

 

• Miami/Fort Lauderdale: 10% higher

• New York, NY: 41% higher

• Philadelphia: 15% higher • San Diego: 14% higher

• San Francisco: 35% higher

• San Jose: 32% higher

• Seattle: 18% higher

 

• Stamford: 31% higher

 

• Washington, DC: 30% higher

More IT Salary resources:

 

IT Salary (a variety of IT salary resources)

2010 IT Salary Guide

Are These Developer and IT Salary Figures Accurate?

How Not to Get an IT Job: 10 Tips

 

The Top 10 IT Certifications

 

25 IT Job Sites (and an Effective Formula)

• Search for IT Jobs at JustTechjobs.com

GO BACK TO LIST OF 2011 IT SALARIES

Salary data courtesy of Robert Half Technology. To request a copy of the complete Robert Half Salary Guide, which includes salary ranges for more than 60 different job titles, in the U.S. and Canada, click here.

Job Title: Senior Web Developer

2011 average salary range: $58,000 – $94,250.

• The 2011 salary range is an increase of 4.6% over this job’s 2010 salary range, which was $57,500 – $88,000.

• The 2010 salary range was a 2.8% decrease under this job’s 2009 salary range, which was $60,000 – $89,750.

• The 2009 salary range was an increase of 4.4% over this job’s 2008 salary range, which was $57,250 – $86,250.

Add a salary increase for the following skills:

• Add 6% AJAX development skills (no change from 2010; down from 7% in 2009)

• Add 4% for Active Server Page development skills (no change from 2010; down from 5% in 2009)

• Add 8% for C# development skills (no change from 2010; down from 10% in 2009)

• Add 4% for Cold Fusion development skills (no change from 2010; down from 5% in 2009)

• Add 5% for DCOM/COM/ActiveX development skills (down from 5% in 2010; down from 8% in 2009)

• Add 7% for Java development skills (no change from 2010; down from 10% in 2009)

• Add 7% for Java Enterprise Edition development skills (no change from 2010; down from 10% in 2009)

• Add 7% for LAMP development skills (up from 6% in 2010; no change from 7% in 2009);

• Add 7% for .NET development skills (no change from 2010; down from 8% in 2009)

• Add 8% for PHP development skills (no change from 2010; down from 10% in 2009);

• Add 11% for Microsoft SharePoint skills (up from 10% in 2010 and 2009)

• Add 8% for virtualization skills (up from 7% in 2010 and 2009)

• Add 7% for Web services development skills (up from 6% in 2010; no change from 7% in 2009)

 

GO BACK TO LIST OF 2011 IT SALARIES

 

Note: Since these numbers are national averages, adjust them based on your city or region.

IT Salary levels are – approximately – 10% to 30% higher in the Northeast; about average in the South Atlantic (Florida to Delaware); average to modestly lower in the Midwest, Mountain west, and South; and 5% to 30% higher on the West coast.

IT salaries in major metropolitan areas are higher than the national average. For instance, in the following cities they are:

 

• Atlanta: 10% higher

• Boston: 30% higher

• Chicago: 23% higher

• Dallas/Houston: 3-5% higher

• Irvine: 24% higher

• Los Angeles: 24% higher

 

• Miami/Fort Lauderdale: 10% higher

• New York, NY: 41% higher

• Philadelphia: 15% higher • San Diego: 14% higher

• San Francisco: 35% higher

• San Jose: 32% higher

• Seattle: 18% higher

 

• Stamford: 31% higher

 

• Washington, DC: 30% higher

More IT Salary resources:

 

IT Salary (a variety of IT salary resources)

2010 IT Salary Guide

Are These Developer and IT Salary Figures Accurate?

How Not to Get an IT Job: 10 Tips

 

The Top 10 IT Certifications

 

25 IT Job Sites (and an Effective Formula)

• Search for IT Jobs at JustTechjobs.com

GO BACK TO LIST OF 2011 IT SALARIES

Salary data courtesy of Robert Half Technology. To request a copy of the complete Robert Half Salary Guide, which includes salary ranges for more than 60 different job titles, in the U.S. and Canada, click here.

Job Title: Network Engineer

2011 average salary range: $71,000 – $101,750.

 

• The 2011 salary range is an increase of 3% over this job’s 2010 salary range, which was $69,250 – $98,500.

• The 2010 salary range was an increase of 0.3% over this job’s 2009 salary range, which was $69,750 – $97,500.

• The 2009 salary range was an increase of 4.0% over this job’s 2008 salary range, which was $67,250 – $93,500.

• The 2008 salary range was an increase of 3% over this job’s 2007 salary range, which was $65,750 – $90,250.

• The 2007 salary range was an increase of 3.3% over this job’s 2006 salary range, which was $61,250 – $88,250.

Add a salary increase for the following skills:

• Add 9% for Cisco network administration skills (no change from 2010; down from 12% in 2009)

• Add 8% for LINUX/UNIX administration skills (no change from 2010; down from 10% in 2009)

• Add 8% for Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) administration skills (down from 9% in 2010 down from 10% in 2009)

• Add 4% for Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista administration skills (down from 6% in 2010; down from 8% in 2009)

• Add 6% for Windows Server 2008 skills (down from 7% in 2010)

 

GO BACK TO LIST OF 2011 IT SALARIES

 

Note: Since these numbers are national averages, adjust them based on your city or region.

IT Salary levels are – approximately – 10% to 30% higher in the Northeast; about average in the South Atlantic (Florida to Delaware); average to modestly lower in the Midwest, Mountain west, and South; and 5% to 30% higher on the West coast.

IT salaries in major metropolitan areas are higher than the national average. For instance, in the following cities they are:

 

• Atlanta: 10% higher

• Boston: 30% higher

• Chicago: 23% higher

• Dallas/Houston: 3-5% higher

• Irvine: 24% higher

• Los Angeles: 24% higher

 

• Miami/Fort Lauderdale: 10% higher

• New York, NY: 41% higher

• Philadelphia: 15% higher • San Diego: 14% higher

• San Francisco: 35% higher

• San Jose: 32% higher

• Seattle: 18% higher

 

• Stamford: 31% higher

 

• Washington, DC: 30% higher

More IT Salary resources:

 

IT Salary (a variety of IT salary resources)

2010 IT Salary Guide

Are These Developer and IT Salary Figures Accurate?

How Not to Get an IT Job: 10 Tips

 

The Top 10 IT Certifications

 

25 IT Job Sites (and an Effective Formula)

• Search for IT Jobs at JustTechjobs.com

GO BACK TO LIST OF 2011 IT SALARIES

Salary data courtesy of Robert Half Technology. To request a copy of the complete Robert Half Salary Guide, which includes salary ranges for more than 60 different job titles, in the U.S. and Canada, click here.

Job Title: Project Manager/Senior Consultant

2011 average salary range: $81,500 – $117,000.

• The 2011 salary range is an increase of 2.8% over this job’s 2010 salary range, which was $79,500 – $113,500.

• The 2010 salary range was an increase of 0.5% over this job’s 2009 salary range, which was $79,750 – $112,250.

• The 2009 salary range was an increase of 3.1% over this job’s 2008 salary range, which was $76,500 – $111,500.

• The 2008 salary range was an increase of 5% over this job’s 2007 salary range, which was $72,750 – $106,250.

Add a salary increase for the following skills:

• Add Add 6% for AJAX development skills (no change from 2010; down from 7% in 2009)

 

• Add 8% for Business Object skills (no change from 2010)

• Add 8% for C# development skills (no change from 2010; down from 10% in 2009)

• Add 5% for C++ development skills (no change from 2010 or 2009)

 

• Add 7% for Hyperion skills (no change from 2010)

• Add 7% for Java development skills (no change from 2010; down from 10% in 2009)

• Add 7% for Java EE/J2EE development skills (no change from 2010)

• Add 7% for LAMP skills (up from 6% in 2010; no change from 7% in 2009)

• Add 11% for Microsoft SharePoint skills (up from 10% in 2010; no change from 2009)

• Add 7% for .NET development skills (no change from 2010; down from 8% in 2009)

• Add 8% for SAP development skills (no change from 2010)

 

• Add 8% for PHP development skills (no change from 2010; down from 10% in 2009)

• Add 4% for Visual Basic skills (no change from 2010; down from 5% in 2009)

GO BACK TO LIST OF 2011 IT SALARIES

 

Note: Since these numbers are national averages, adjust them based on your city or region.

IT Salary levels are – approximately – 10% to 30% higher in the Northeast; about average in the South Atlantic (Florida to Delaware); average to modestly lower in the Midwest, Mountain west, and South; and 5% to 30% higher on the West coast.

IT salaries in major metropolitan areas are higher than the national average. For instance, in the following cities they are:

 

• Atlanta: 10% higher

• Boston: 30% higher

• Chicago: 23% higher

• Dallas/Houston: 3-5% higher

• Irvine: 24% higher

• Los Angeles: 24% higher

 

• Miami/Fort Lauderdale: 10% higher

• New York, NY: 41% higher

• Philadelphia: 15% higher • San Diego: 14% higher

• San Francisco: 35% higher

• San Jose: 32% higher

• Seattle: 18% higher

 

• Stamford: 31% higher

 

• Washington, DC: 30% higher

More IT Salary resources:

 

IT Salary (a variety of IT salary resources)

2010 IT Salary Guide

Are These Developer and IT Salary Figures Accurate?

How Not to Get an IT Job: 10 Tips

 

The Top 10 IT Certifications

 

25 IT Job Sites (and an Effective Formula)

• Search for IT Jobs at JustTechjobs.com

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Job Title: Systems Security Administrator

2011 average salary range: $81,500 – $112,500.

• The 2011 salary range is an increase of 4% over this job’s 2010 salary range, which was $78,250 – $108,250.

• The 2010 salary range was an increase of 0.3% over this job’s 2009 salary range, which was $78,000 – $108,000.

• The 2009 salary range was an increase of 5.1% over this job’s 2008 salary range, which was $73,500 – $103,500.

• The 2008 salary range was an increase of 4% over this job’s 2007 salary range, which was $70,500 – $99,750.

• The 2007 salary range was an increase of 3.9% over this job’s 2006 salary range, which was $67,500 – $92,750.

Add a salary increase for the following skills:

• Add 8% for CheckPoint Firewall administration skills (down from 9% in 2010; down from 10% in 2009)

• Add 9% Cisco network administration skills (no change from 2010; down from 12% in 2009)

• Add 8% for LINUX/UNIX administration skills (no change from 2010; down from 10% in 2009)

 

 

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Note: Since these numbers are national averages, adjust them based on your city or region.

IT Salary levels are – approximately – 10% to 30% higher in the Northeast; about average in the South Atlantic (Florida to Delaware); average to modestly lower in the Midwest, Mountain west, and South; and 5% to 30% higher on the West coast.

IT salaries in major metropolitan areas are higher than the national average. For instance, in the following cities they are:

 

• Atlanta: 10% higher

• Boston: 30% higher

• Chicago: 23% higher

• Dallas/Houston: 3-5% higher

• Irvine: 24% higher

• Los Angeles: 24% higher

 

• Miami/Fort Lauderdale: 10% higher

• New York, NY: 41% higher

• Philadelphia: 15% higher • San Diego: 14% higher

• San Francisco: 35% higher

• San Jose: 32% higher

• Seattle: 18% higher

 

• Stamford: 31% higher

 

• Washington, DC: 30% higher

More IT Salary resources:

 

IT Salary (a variety of IT salary resources)

2010 IT Salary Guide

Are These Developer and IT Salary Figures Accurate?

How Not to Get an IT Job: 10 Tips

 

The Top 10 IT Certifications

 

25 IT Job Sites (and an Effective Formula)

• Search for IT Jobs at JustTechjobs.com

GO BACK TO LIST OF 2011 IT SALARIES

Salary data courtesy of Robert Half Technology. To request a copy of the complete Robert Half Salary Guide, which includes salary ranges for more than 60 different job titles, in the U.S. and Canada, click here.

Job Title: Help Desk Manager

2011 average salary range: $68,000 – $96,750.

• The 2011 salary range is an increase of 3.5% over this job’s 2010 salary range, which was $66,500 – $92,750.

• The 2010 salary range was a decrease of 2.2% under this job’s 2009 salary range, which was $68,000 – $94,750.

• The 2009 salary range was an increase of 3.5% over this job’s 2008 salary range, which was $65,250 – $92,000.

• The 2008 salary range was an increase of 4.3% over this job’s 2007 salary range, which was $62,500 – $88,250.

• The 2007 salary range was an increase of 2.8% over this job’s 2006 salary range, which was $59,000 – $85,500.

Add a salary increase for the following skills:

 

• Add 6% for Basis administration skills (down from 7% in 2010)

• Add 9% Cisco network administration skills (no change from 2010; down from 12% in 2009)

• Add 8% for LINUX/UNIX administration skills (no change from 2010; down from 10% in 2009)

• Add 8% for virtualization skills (up from 7% in 2010)

• Add 6% for Windows 2000/Windows 2003/XP/Vista skills (no change from 2010; down from 8% in 2009)

• Add 6% for Windows Server 2008 skills (down from 7% in 2010)

• Add 6% for Windows 7 skills

 

 

GO BACK TO LIST OF 2011 IT SALARIES

 

Note: Since these numbers are national averages, adjust them based on your city or region.

IT Salary levels are – approximately – 10% to 30% higher in the Northeast; about average in the South Atlantic (Florida to Delaware); average to modestly lower in the Midwest, Mountain west, and South; and 5% to 30% higher on the West coast.

IT salaries in major metropolitan areas are higher than the national average. For instance, in the following cities they are:

 

• Atlanta: 10% higher

• Boston: 30% higher

• Chicago: 23% higher

• Dallas/Houston: 3-5% higher

• Irvine: 24% higher

• Los Angeles: 24% higher

 

• Miami/Fort Lauderdale: 10% higher

• New York, NY: 41% higher

• Philadelphia: 15% higher • San Diego: 14% higher

• San Francisco: 35% higher

• San Jose: 32% higher

• Seattle: 18% higher

 

• Stamford: 31% higher

 

• Washington, DC: 30% higher

More IT Salary resources:

 

IT Salary (a variety of IT salary resources)

2010 IT Salary Guide

Are These Developer and IT Salary Figures Accurate?

How Not to Get an IT Job: 10 Tips

 

The Top 10 IT Certifications

 

25 IT Job Sites (and an Effective Formula)

• Search for IT Jobs at JustTechjobs.com

GO BACK TO LIST OF 2011 IT SALARIES

Salary data courtesy of Robert Half Technology. To request a copy of the complete Robert Half Salary Guide, which includes salary ranges for more than 60 different job titles, in the U.S. and Canada, click here.

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