Nearly 14,000 IT pros took our 2012 salary survey, providing insights into salaries and bonuses. What can you learn to increase your paycheck and career satisfaction?
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A bigger paycheck is far and away the biggest reason people take a new job. So if you want to keep your best people, make sure you're competitive. But the next three most common reasons center around the work environment--having interesting and fulfilling work, and good bosses. These factors haven't changed much over time. Back in 2004, when IT employment was again coming out of a recession, these factors also made up the top four, with higher pay no. 1.