IT pros see salary increase, but job security remains top concern

IT pros see salary increase, but job security remains top concern

IT professionals saw their average annual salaries increase 4.6 percent in 2008, but concerns about keeping IT skills up-to-date and job security remain top priorities heading into 2009, according to a new Dice survey released this week.
The 2008-09 Annual Salary Survey, which Dice released Jan. 21, found that the average annual salary for IT professionals stood at $78,035 in 2008, an increase of more than 4 percent from 2007. While the recession in the United States has hit Wall Street the hardest, IT professionals in the banking, insurance and financial services industry saw their average annual salary increase more than 5 percent for an average annual salary of $87,257.
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