IT Salaries: 9 Ways We've Changed (Or Not) From 2001's Heyday
May 09, 2011 01:15 PM What a decade it's been for U.S. IT professionals. They rode the tech-fueled boom of the late 1990s and early 2000s to great heights, then crashed hard in the recessions of 2002 and 2008-2009. We have data from our annual U.S. IT Salary Survey dating back to 2000, so we thought now would be a good time to look back and compare today with the boom that was early 2001 -- the peak of salaries, raises, and perks, according to our data. We look at changes in economics and in attitudes, using data drawn from 18,201 respondents in 2011, and 19,206 in 2001.
You might've thought back in 2001 there wouldn't be a big premium on job stability, given that there were plenty of options if a job fell apart. Turns out, this has been fairly steady, rising to 54% in 2002 as the recession hit, but never falling past the mid-40s.
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