The 2010 IT Salary Guide

Tuesday Nov 17th 2009 by James Maguire
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The 2010 IT Salary Guide lists salaries for many tech professionals, and also details IT salary levels for various U.S. regions. Plus: salary incentives for specialty IT skill sets.

Also see: The 2011 IT Salary Guide

And: The 2009 IT Salary Guide

And: IT Salary Survey, January 2009 (compares '08 and '09 IT salary levels.)

Clearly, the 2010 IT Salary Guide reveals that average starting salaries are suffering a rough patch. It’s a bit grim to look at the list of IT salaries and see numbers that have fallen since last year: database administrator, down 4.1%; systems administrator, down 2.8%; IT manager, down 2.4%. Factoring in inflation, these modest declines represent true budget discomfort.

These slumping numbers are in contrast to 2009, when average starting IT salaries increased by 3.7% from the prior year. And the bountiful harvest of 2008 enjoyed a robust 5.3% increase over 2007.

If you’re seeking sunshine in the IT job market, realize that unemployment remains relatively low in the tech field. Moreover, the 2010 IT Salary Guide, published by Robert Half Technology, indicates that several IT skills remain in solid demand. These include network administration (where cloud computing and SaaS are boosting the complexity), virtualization, applications and Web development, and (as always) help desk and desktop support.

Particularly hot is information security, identified by 45% of CIOs in a Robert Half survey as an area of investment – which should drive hiring. Other tech areas that are top-of-mind among hiring CIOs are datacenter efficiency (a good buzzword to use at your next interview) at 28%, VoIP, 26%; SaaS, 20%, and Green IT, 20%.

Another ray of hope: in its November 2009 newsletter, the IT job site Dice reported that tech job openings have risen in the two largest markets, New York and Silicon Valley. Smaller markets such as Charlotte and Austin are also gaining ground, with Dice reporting increases in job postings of 45 percent and 31 percent, respectively, from January 2009. And customers are searching the Dice resume database more frequently than at any time this year.

One more pleasant fact to chew on over your morning java: IT staffers, compared with the overall workforce, remain some of the highest paid professionals. A veteran IT pro who can change with the times – and versatility is more important than ever – can command a good salary even in rough times. Given that the Dice numbers suggest that the job market is seeing signs of life, perhaps the salary levels will return to rosy good health. Let’s hope so.

IT Salaries by Specialty

The 2010 IT Salary Guide, based on data from Robert Half Technology, lists IT salaries for a broad range of professionals, from IT manager to software developer to security administrator to help desk manager. The Guide also provides data about IT salary levels for regions across the U.S., and suggests the salary incentives for related IT skills (such as C++, Oracle database, Cisco network, or Visual Basic skills).

The 2010 IT Salary Guide also lists salary levels going back (in some cases) to 2006, which allows IT staffers to compare rate of pay increases for various job titles.

To view the average starting salaries for today’s tech jobs, GO TO 2010 IT SALARY GUIDE.

See the 2010 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

Also see:

2009 IT Salary Guide

IT Salary Levels, 2004-2009

Are These Developer and IT Salary Figures Accurate?

Hot IT Skills: Certified and Non-Certified IT Skills in Demand

How Not to Get an IT Job: 10 Tips

IT Job Search: The 30 Best IT Job Sites

Job Title: Chief Technology Officer

2010 average salary range: $111,750 – $174,250.

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

• The 2009 salary range is 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.

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Note: Since these numbers are national averages, adjust them based on your area of the country.

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

• Boston: 30% higher

• Stamford: 31% higher

• New York, NY: 41% higher

• Washington, DC: 30% higher

• Philadelphia: 15% higher

• Atlanta: 15% higher

• Miami/Fort Lauderdale: 10% higher

• Chicago: 23% higher

• Dallas/Houston: 5-6% higher

• Irvine: 24% higher

• Los Angeles: 24% higher

• San Diego: 14% higher

• San Francisco: 35% higher

• San Jose: 32% higher

• Seattle: 18% higher

Also see:

2009 IT Salary Guide

IT Salary Levels, 2004-2009

Are These Developer and IT Salary Figures Accurate?

Hot IT Skills: Certified and Non-Certified IT Skills in Demand

How Not to Get an IT Job: 10 Tips

IT Job Search: The 30 Best IT Job Sites

GO BACK TO LIST OF 2010 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

2010 average salary range: $85,750 – $124,250.

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

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

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Note: Since these numbers are national averages, adjust them based on your area of the country.

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

• Boston: 30% higher

• Stamford: 31% higher

• New York, NY: 41% higher

• Washington, DC: 30% higher

• Philadelphia: 15% higher

• Atlanta: 15% higher

• Miami/Fort Lauderdale: 10% higher

• Chicago: 23% higher

• Dallas/Houston: 5-6% higher

• Irvine: 24% higher

• Los Angeles: 24% higher

• San Diego: 14% higher

• San Francisco: 35% higher

• San Jose: 32% higher

• Seattle: 18% higher

Also see:

2009 IT Salary Guide

IT Salary Levels, 2004-2009

Are These Developer and IT Salary Figures Accurate?

Hot IT Skills: Certified and Non-Certified IT Skills in Demand

How Not to Get an IT Job: 10 Tips

IT Job Search: The 30 Best IT Job Sites

GO BACK TO LIST OF 2010 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

2010 average salary range: $57,000 – $99,250.

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

• The 2009 salary range is 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 (down from 7% in 2009); 8% for C# development skills (down from 10% in 2009); 5% for C++ development skills (no change from 2009); 7% for Java development skills (down from 10% in 2009); 6% for LAMP skills (down from 7% in 2009); 10% for Microsoft SharePoint skills (no change from 2010); 7% for .NET development skills (down from 8% in 2009); 8% for PHP development skills (down from 10% in 2009); and 4% for Visual Basic development skills (down from 5% in 2009).

Plus, add a salary increase for the following skills, which are additions to the list for 2010: 8% for Business Object skills; 7% for Hyperion skills; 7% for Java EE/J2EE development skills; 8% for SAP development skills.

GO BACK TO LIST OF 2010 IT SALARIES

Also see:

2009 IT Salary Guide

IT Salary Levels, 2004-2009

Are These Developer and IT Salary Figures Accurate?

Hot IT Skills: Certified and Non-Certified IT Skills in Demand

How Not to Get an IT Job: 10 Tips

IT Job Search: The 30 Best IT Job Sites

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Note: Since these numbers are national averages, adjust them based on your area of the country.

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

• Boston: 30% higher

• Stamford: 31% higher

• New York, NY: 41% higher

• Washington, DC: 30% higher

• Philadelphia: 15% higher

• Atlanta: 15% higher

• Miami/Fort Lauderdale: 10% higher

• Chicago: 23% higher

• Dallas/Houston: 5-6% higher

• Irvine: 24% higher

• Los Angeles: 24% higher

• San Diego: 14% higher

• San Francisco: 35% higher

• San Jose: 32% higher

• Seattle: 18% higher

Also see:

2009 IT Salary Guide

IT Salary Levels, 2004-2009

Are These Developer and IT Salary Figures Accurate?

Hot IT Skills: Certified and Non-Certified IT Skills in Demand

How Not to Get an IT Job: 10 Tips

IT Job Search: The 30 Best IT Job Sites

GO BACK TO LIST OF 2010 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

2010 average salary range: $81,500 – $112,000.

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

• The 2009 salary range is 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 (down from 7% in 2009); 8% for C# development skills (down from 10% in 2009); 5% for C++ development skills (no change from 2009); 7% for Java development skills (down from 10% in 2009); 6% for LAMP skills (down from 7% in 2009); 10% for Microsoft SharePoint skills (no change from 2010); 7% for .NET development skills (down from 8% in 2009); 8% for PHP development skills (down from 10% in 2009); and 4% for Visual Basic skills (down from 5% in 2009).

Plus, add a salary increase for the following skills, which are additions to the list for 2010: 8% for Business Object skills; 7% for Hyperion skills; 7% for Java EE/J2EE development skills; 8% for SAP development skills.

GO BACK TO LIST OF 2010 IT SALARIES

Note: Since these numbers are national averages, adjust them based on your area of the country.

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

• Boston: 30% higher

• Stamford: 31% higher

• New York, NY: 41% higher

• Washington, DC: 30% higher

• Philadelphia: 15% higher

• Atlanta: 15% higher

• Miami/Fort Lauderdale: 10% higher

• Chicago: 23% higher

• Dallas/Houston: 5-6% higher

• Irvine: 24% higher

• Los Angeles: 24% higher

• San Diego: 14% higher

• San Francisco: 35% higher

• San Jose: 32% higher

• Seattle: 18% higher

Also see:

2009 IT Salary Guide

IT Salary Levels, 2004-2009

Are These Developer and IT Salary Figures Accurate?

Hot IT Skills: Certified and Non-Certified IT Skills in Demand

How Not to Get an IT Job: 10 Tips

IT Job Search: The 30 Best IT Job Sites

GO BACK TO LIST OF 2010 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

2010 average salary range: $71,250 – $107,000.

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

• The 2009 salary range is 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 (down from 5% in 2009); 8% for C# development skills (from 10% in 2009); 5% for C++ development skills (no change from 2009); 6% for DCOM/COM/ActiveX development skills (down from 8% in 2009); 7% for Java development skills (down from 10% in 2009); 7% for .NET development skills (down from 8% in 2009); 8% for PHP development skills (down from 10% in 2009); 4% for Visual Basic development skills (down from 5% in 2009); 6% for Web services development skills (down from 7% in 2009).

Plus, add a salary increase for the following skill, which is an addition to the list for 2010: add 7% for Java EE/J2EE development skills.

GO BACK TO LIST OF 2010 IT SALARIES

Note: Since these numbers are national averages, adjust them based on your area of the country.

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

• Boston: 30% higher

• Stamford: 31% higher

• New York, NY: 41% higher

• Washington, DC: 30% higher

• Philadelphia: 15% higher

• Atlanta: 15% higher

• Miami/Fort Lauderdale: 10% higher

• Chicago: 23% higher

• Dallas/Houston: 5-6% higher

• Irvine: 24% higher

• Los Angeles: 24% higher

• San Diego: 14% higher

• San Francisco: 35% higher

• San Jose: 32% higher

• Seattle: 18% higher

Also see:

2009 IT Salary Guide

IT Salary Levels, 2004-2009

Are These Developer and IT Salary Figures Accurate?

Hot IT Skills: Certified and Non-Certified IT Skills in Demand

How Not to Get an IT Job: 10 Tips

IT Job Search: The 30 Best IT Job Sites

GO BACK TO LIST OF 2010 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

2010 average salary range: $51,250 – $80,250.

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

• The 2009 salary range is 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: 9% for Cisco Network administration skills (down from 12% in 2009); 8% for Linux/Unix administration skills (down from 10% in 2009); 6% for Windows 2000/Windows 2003/XP/Vista skills (down from 8% in 2009).

Plus, add a salary increase for the following skills, which are additions to the list for 2010: add 7% for Basis administration skills; 7% for Windows Server 2008 skills; 7% for virtualization skills.

GO BACK TO LIST OF 2010 IT SALARIES

Note: Since these numbers are national averages, adjust them based on your area of the country.

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

• Boston: 30% higher

• Stamford: 31% higher

• New York, NY: 41% higher

• Washington, DC: 30% higher

• Philadelphia: 15% higher

• Atlanta: 15% higher

• Miami/Fort Lauderdale: 10% higher

• Chicago: 23% higher

• Dallas/Houston: 5-6% higher

• Irvine: 24% higher

• Los Angeles: 24% higher

• San Diego: 14% higher

• San Francisco: 35% higher

• San Jose: 32% higher

• Seattle: 18% higher

Also see:

2009 IT Salary Guide

IT Salary Levels, 2004-2009

Are These Developer and IT Salary Figures Accurate?

Hot IT Skills: Certified and Non-Certified IT Skills in Demand

How Not to Get an IT Job: 10 Tips

IT Job Search: The 30 Best IT Job Sites

GO BACK TO LIST OF 2010 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: $90,000 – $122,500.

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

• The 2009 salary range is 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: 5% for IBM DB2 database skills (no change from 2009); 10% for Microsoft SQL Server skills (down from 12% in 2009); 9% for Oracle database skills (down from 10% in 2009.

GO BACK TO LIST OF 2010 IT SALARIES

Note: Since these numbers are national averages, adjust them based on your area of the country.

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

• Boston: 30% higher

• Stamford: 31% higher

• New York, NY: 41% higher

• Washington, DC: 30% higher

• Philadelphia: 15% higher

• Atlanta: 15% higher

• Miami/Fort Lauderdale: 10% higher

• Chicago: 23% higher

• Dallas/Houston: 5-6% higher

• Irvine: 24% higher

• Los Angeles: 24% higher

• San Diego: 14% higher

• San Francisco: 35% higher

• San Jose: 32% higher

• Seattle: 18% higher

Also see:

2009 IT Salary Guide

IT Salary Levels, 2004-2009

Are These Developer and IT Salary Figures Accurate?

Hot IT Skills: Certified and Non-Certified IT Skills in Demand

How Not to Get an IT Job: 10 Tips

IT Job Search: The 30 Best IT Job Sites

GO BACK TO LIST OF 2010 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: Web Developer

2010 average salary range: $57,500 – $88,000.

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

• The 2009 salary range is 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 (down from 7% in 2009); 4% for Active Server Page development skills (down from 5% in 2009); 8% for C# development skills (down from 10% in 2009); 4% for Cold Fusion development skills (down from 5% in 2009); 6% for DCOM/COM/ActiveX development skills (down from 8% in 2009); 7% for Java development skills (down from 10% in 2009); 7% for Java Enterprise Edition development skills (down from 10% in 2009); 6% for LAMP development skills (down from 7% in 2009); 7% for .NET development skills (down from 8% in 2009); 8% for PHP development skills (down from 10% in 2009); 10% for Microsoft SharePoint skills (no change from 2009); 7% for virtualization skills (no change from 2009); 6% for Web services development skills (down from 7% in 2009).

Plus, add a salary increase for the following skill, which is an addition to the list for 2010: add: 6% for Content Management Systems (CMS) skills.

GO BACK TO LIST OF 2010 IT SALARIES

Note: Since these numbers are national averages, adjust them based on your area of the country.

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

• Boston: 30% higher

• Stamford: 31% higher

• New York, NY: 41% higher

• Washington, DC: 30% higher

• Philadelphia: 15% higher

• Atlanta: 15% higher

• Miami/Fort Lauderdale: 10% higher

• Chicago: 23% higher

• Dallas/Houston: 5-6% higher

• Irvine: 24% higher

• Los Angeles: 24% higher

• San Diego: 14% higher

• San Francisco: 35% higher

• San Jose: 32% higher

• Seattle: 18% higher

Also see:

2009 IT Salary Guide

IT Salary Levels, 2004-2009

Are These Developer and IT Salary Figures Accurate?

Hot IT Skills: Certified and Non-Certified IT Skills in Demand

How Not to Get an IT Job: 10 Tips

IT Job Search: The 30 Best IT Job Sites

GO BACK TO LIST OF 2010 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

2010 average salary range: $69,250 – $98,500.

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

• The 2009 salary range is 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: 9% for Cisco network administration skills (down from 12% in 2009); 8% for LINUX/UNIX administration skills (down from 10% in 2009); 9% for Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) administration skills (down from 10% in 2009); 6% for Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista administration skills (down from 8% in 2009).

Plus, add a salary increase for the following skill, which is an addition to the list for 2010: add 7% for Windows Server 2008 skills.

GO BACK TO LIST OF 2010 IT SALARIES

Note: Since these numbers are national averages, adjust them based on your area of the country.

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

• Boston: 30% higher

• Stamford: 31% higher

• New York, NY: 41% higher

• Washington, DC: 30% higher

• Philadelphia: 15% higher

• Atlanta: 15% higher

• Miami/Fort Lauderdale: 10% higher

• Chicago: 23% higher

• Dallas/Houston: 5-6% higher

• Irvine: 24% higher

• Los Angeles: 24% higher

• San Diego: 14% higher

• San Francisco: 35% higher

• San Jose: 32% higher

• Seattle: 18% higher

Also see:

2009 IT Salary Guide

IT Salary Levels, 2004-2009

Are These Developer and IT Salary Figures Accurate?

Hot IT Skills: Certified and Non-Certified IT Skills in Demand

How Not to Get an IT Job: 10 Tips

IT Job Search: The 30 Best IT Job Sites

GO BACK TO LIST OF 2010 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

2010 average salary range: $79,500 – $113,500.

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

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

• The 2008 salary range is 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 6% for AJAX development skills (down from 7% in 2009); 8% for C# development skills (down from 10% in 2009); 5% for C++ development skills (no change from 2009); 7% for Java development skills (down from 10% in 2009); 6% for LAMP skills (down from 7% in 2009); 10% for Microsoft SharePoint skills (no change from 2010); 7% for .NET development skills (down from 8% in 2009); 8% for PHP development skills (down from 10% in 2009); and 4% for Visual Basic skills (down from 5% in 2009).

Plus, add a salary increase for the following skills, which are additions to the list for 2010: 8% for Business Object skills; 7% for Hyperion skills; 7% for Java EE/J2EE development skills; 8% for SAP development skills.

GO BACK TO LIST OF 2010 IT SALARIES

Note: Since these numbers are national averages, adjust them based on your area of the country.

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

• Boston: 30% higher

• Stamford: 31% higher

• New York, NY: 41% higher

• Washington, DC: 30% higher

• Philadelphia: 15% higher

• Atlanta: 15% higher

• Miami/Fort Lauderdale: 10% higher

• Chicago: 23% higher

• Dallas/Houston: 5-6% higher

• Irvine: 24% higher

• Los Angeles: 24% higher

• San Diego: 14% higher

• San Francisco: 35% higher

• San Jose: 32% higher

• Seattle: 18% higher

Also see:

2009 IT Salary Guide

IT Salary Levels, 2004-2009

Are These Developer and IT Salary Figures Accurate?

Hot IT Skills: Certified and Non-Certified IT Skills in Demand

How Not to Get an IT Job: 10 Tips

IT Job Search: The 30 Best IT Job Sites

GO BACK TO LIST OF 2010 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 Security Administrator

2010 average salary range: $78,250 – $108,250.

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

• The 2009 salary range is 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: 9% for CheckPoint Firewall administration skills (down from 10% in 2009); 9% Cisco network administration skills (down from 12% in 2009); and 8% for LINUX/UNIX administration skills (down from 10% in 2009).

GO BACK TO LIST OF 2010 IT SALARIES

Note: Since these numbers are national averages, adjust them based on your area of the country.

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

• Boston: 30% higher

• Stamford: 31% higher

• New York, NY: 41% higher

• Washington, DC: 30% higher

• Philadelphia: 15% higher

• Atlanta: 15% higher

• Miami/Fort Lauderdale: 10% higher

• Chicago: 23% higher

• Dallas/Houston: 5-6% higher

• Irvine: 24% higher

• Los Angeles: 24% higher

• San Diego: 14% higher

• San Francisco: 35% higher

• San Jose: 32% higher

• Seattle: 18% higher

Also see:

2009 IT Salary Guide

IT Salary Levels, 2004-2009

Are These Developer and IT Salary Figures Accurate?

Hot IT Skills: Certified and Non-Certified IT Skills in Demand

How Not to Get an IT Job: 10 Tips

IT Job Search: The 30 Best IT Job Sites

GO BACK TO LIST OF 2010 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

2010 average salary range: $66,500 – $92,750.

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

• The 2009 salary range is 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 9% Cisco network administration skills (down from 12% in 2009); 8% for LINUX/UNIX administration skills (down from 10% in 2009); and 6% for Windows 2000/Windows 2003/XP/Vista skills (down from 8% in 2009).

Plus, add a salary increase for the following skills, which are additions to the list for 2010: add: 7% for virtualization skills; 7% for Basis administration skills; 7% for Windows Server 2008 skills.

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Note: Since these numbers are national averages, adjust them based on your area of the country.

Salary levels are – approximately – 7% to 20% higher in the Northeast; about 5% higher in the South Atlantic (Florida to Delaware); average to modestly lower in the Midwest, Mountain west, and South; and 5% to 25% higher on the West coast.

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

• Boston: 30% higher

• Stamford: 31% higher

• New York, NY: 41% higher

• Washington, DC: 30% higher

• Philadelphia: 15% higher

• Atlanta: 15% higher

• Miami/Fort Lauderdale: 10% higher

• Chicago: 23% higher

• Dallas/Houston: 5-6% higher

• Irvine: 24% higher

• Los Angeles: 24% higher

• San Diego: 14% higher

• San Francisco: 35% higher

• San Jose: 32% higher

• Seattle: 18% higher

Also see:

2009 IT Salary Guide

IT Salary Levels, 2004-2009

Are These Developer and IT Salary Figures Accurate?

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IT Job Search: The 30 Best IT Job Sites

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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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