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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San Francisco reigns as the highest-paying city, with median IT manager pay of $134,000 and staff pay of $111,000. Despite the high price, the city's talent pool still draws new employers--the likes of General Electric and Ford opened software development centers there in the past year. The nation's capital has proved money flows there in good times and bad. In 2010, Washington was the only city among 13 where IT pros received median raises. As the economy recovers, it's No. 2 in staff pay ($108,000) and tied with New York for No. 2 in manager pay ($130,000). In hard-hit Detroit, there are signs of growth. Its median IT manager pay of $113,000 puts it ninth on our list of cities, up from last in 2010, when pay was at $104,000. Detroit's median IT staff pay, which in 2010 was 7% lower than any in other city, is now at $85,000, on par with Minneapolis and close to Dallas and Chicago.
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security EnterpriseTo learn more about what organizations are doing to tackle attacks and threats we surveyed a group of 300 IT and infosec professionals to find out what their biggest IT security challenges are and what they're doing to defend against today's threats. Download the report to see what they're saying.
IT Strategies to Conquer the CloudChances are your organization is adopting cloud computing in one way or another -- or in multiple ways. Understanding the skills you need and how cloud affects IT operations and networking will help you adapt.