That 2001 increase isn't a number likely to return in our lifetimes. And for staffers and managers at dot-com organizations, the median raise was even higher, at 14.8%. (Yes, we broke dot-coms out as a separate category in 2001. We phased that out a couple years later.) We have salary information in our report, for base salaries and total cash compensation, dating back to 2000. The annual data tracks the ups and downs IT pros have had to live through the past decade, with two recessions that hit IT hard, the emergence of global IT and large-scale outsourcing, and more.
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