• Study: IT skills pay drops slightly overall in Q1

    Posted April 17, 2009 - 12:30 pm

    A new study shows that pay for IT skills fell by 0.5 percent overall during the first three months of this year, but also that some 46 skills rose in value.
  • 10% pay cuts for EMC's Tucci, other top executives

    Posted March 27, 2009 - 2:00 pm

    EMC's top five executives, including CEO Joe Tucci, are taking 10% pay cuts, the storage vendor reported to the SEC this week.
  • New IT Salary Survey Strikes Hopeful Notes During Recession

    Posted February 9, 2009 - 11:59 am

    New research may give IT professionals some much needed good news: IT research firm Computer Economics is projecting that IT salaries will increase in 2009. Computer Economics isn't predicting a substantial increase in IT pay, but an increase nonetheless, at a time when many companies are resorting to salary freezes to keep personnel costs in line with revenue shortfalls.
  • Study: IT pay up in three areas, down elsewhere

    Posted January 29, 2009 - 3:39 pm

    While salaries for IT skills on the whole dropped last quarter, according to a study by Foote Partners, three areas saw an increase in pay despite the troubled economy.
  • New Yahoo CEO gets pay package worth at least $19M

    Posted January 15, 2009 - 10:48 pm

    Yahoo Inc. will pay new CEO Carol Bartz at least $19 million in cash and stock during her first year on the job and top it off with an incentive package likely to yield a huge windfall if she can turn around the long-struggling Internet company.
  • CIOs' pay shows they aren't sharing the pain

    Posted January 12, 2009 - 5:41 pm

    A recent Janco study found that while IT executives in general are taking a hit because of the economy, some CIOs aren't sharing the pain.
  • IT execs losing ground on compensation, salary study says

    Posted January 5, 2009 - 5:46 pm

    For those who make it to the top of the IT ladder, the pay can be great. But most IT executives are losing ground as a result of the economic recession, according to a new report released today by Janco Associates Inc.
  • How to Ask for a Raise During a Recession

    Posted December 22, 2008 - 10:51 am

    Asking for a raise when the economy is bad can make you look out of touch with reality and insensitive to your employer's business challenges. But if you don't ask, you don't get. Here's what you need to know before you go knocking on your boss' door.
  • Top 10: Once again, worrisome financial news prevails

    Posted November 14, 2008 - 5:22 pm

    Start to finish, the week was full of news related to the sorry state of the global economy, with Sun capping things off by announcing it will cut thousands of jobs. Casting a little hopeful light on yet another week of dismal news was optimism from IT professionals who say that, unlike with previous downturns, they aren't being ordered to make drastic cuts.
  • Bump Up Your Bonus

    Posted November 11, 2008 - 11:55 am

    As companies continue to slash costs, bonuses are also getting whacked -- and not just on Wall Street. So how do you tap into whatever bonus pool still exists? Deliver the goods and then make sure supervisors know about it.
  • Get a Brand-new Job

    Posted November 11, 2008 - 10:54 am

    There's at least one benefit to making changing jobs: A quick salary increase.
  • Jump a Level

    Posted November 11, 2008 - 10:53 am

    The traditional way of increasing your earning power is to work toward a promotion. But in this economic climate, companies are more prone to adding responsibilities to your current role while maintaining the lower pay grade and job title. Here's how you can jump to that next level.
  • IT salaries take tiny leaps

    Posted November 11, 2008 - 10:41 am

    The go-go days of the late 1990s -- when Web developers and other IT professionals with hot skills were lavished with signing bonuses and other goodies -- are a distant memory. These days, employers are pulling in the reins on salaries.
  • IT skills that shine in uncertain times

    Posted October 23, 2008 - 8:43 pm

    The current economic climate could cause IT professionals to worry about finding and keeping jobs, but research released Thursday shows that despite the financial turmoil, workers with specific high-tech talents will continue to be in demand.
  • Negotiating for the best job offer

    Posted August 22, 2008 - 12:03 pm

    You've just been offered your dream job with your dream employer, and the salary looks good, too. Should you just sign the employment contract-or is there more negotiating to do? According to new research from, you absolutely should negotiate for a better deal. Don't be shy! Most IT professionals surveyed by give the prospective employer a counter offer. Our research shows that job seekers do well by asking for more, too; most of them find that employers will meet them at least part way, if not give them everything they ask for.
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