pdf文档可能在WAP端浏览体验不佳。建议您优先选择TXT,或下载源文件到本机查看。2008 IT Skills and Salary Report ––––––––––––––––––––––––– A Joint Study by TechRepublic and Global Knowledge2008 IT Salary and Skills ReportThe IT profession has experienced dramatic changes within the past 10 years and the pace is not slowing. Just within the past year, we have seen: Vista, a new OS from Microsoft Leopard, a new OS from Apple A new certification program from Cisco A new certification program from Microsoft A record year for data security breaches An increase in the importance of balancing IT and business skills Confidence in the IT job market While employment growth and salaries have risen, an uncertainty in the U.S. subprime market is viewed as a catalyst for caution by some industries. The rapid collapse of IT in 2001, coupled with the speed of change, caused veterans to be mindful and newcomers to consider career paths perceived as less risky. Outsourcing/off-shoring of jobs IDC reports an increase of 20% annually worldwide, of which the U.S. represents more than $730 million. There appears to be a consensus that the rise in complexity of the technology and the demand for 24/7 customer response will continue to fuel the need for continued outsourcing of some operations. Participant Profile To reach a wider and more diverse group of IT professionals, this year\;s survey was conducted jointly by Global Knowledge and TechRepublic. This collaborative effort yielded a total of 7,193 responses. (See page 12 for survey methodology.)Profile of RespondentsBase Salary $73,963 80.0% 4.0% 48.7% 43.0 14.3 3:1 59% have at least a 4-year degreeWhile the industry continues to grow and evolve, the attitudes, behaviors, and concerns of IT professionals have not changed much from last year\;s survey. In fact, the results are comparable with the 2007 data as well as with similar surveys conducted by other groups. Key Report Findings Modest overall salary growth This year\;s average was up 3.25% from our 2007 findings to $73,963. The number of participants that reported receiving a raise was also up from 68.7% to 80%. However, the average salary increase this year was 4.0% compared to almost 5% last year. Education and training impact salary The average salary for those with a four-year degree is $76,446 compared to $65,712 for a certificate or degree from a technical school. While four-year and graduate degrees offer a more diverse education, additional training and certification also have an impact on salary. Why people take training An overwhelming majority of 65% indicated that their major motivation for training was to build new skills and knowledge. An additional 9% cited the desire to refresh existing skills and knowledge. Multi-tasking and breadth of experience Rare are professionals who concentrate exclusively on mainframe or vendor-specific wor

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