Did you get a pay raise during the pandemic? Or were you just happy to still have a job? The year 2020 is one that none of us will probably ever forget, and the impact that the pandemic had on our jobs and careers really varied depending on industry and job function. Some people were busier than ever, and others saw their work hours cut back or their jobs eliminated.
But for the most part, IT workers and management were considered essential. IT was key to helping their organizations pivot to digital business and transactions and helping office workers set up for working from home.
But how did all these factors impact IT salaries during 2020? Were IT managers and professionals satisfied with their compensation and their work during this disruptive year?
InformationWeek has released the 2020 edition of its annual Salary Survey, providing a snapshot in time of IT salaries at the end of 2020 and the beginning of 2021. It's essential reading for any IT worker looking to benchmark their compensation against their peers during the turbulent year of 2020. It's also essential for those looking to new opportunities in 2021 and beyond as industries and job markets recover with a potential boom ahead, even as our economies and ways of operating seem forever changed.
The following are some quick highlights of this year's survey:
IT pros also had plenty of opinions about the most important skills and training for career development -- both soft skills and technical skills; the biggest threats to their jobs from technologies and trends; and job security. The IT Salary Survey Report also breaks out more compensation details for IT workers vs. IT managers, provides insights from the trenches on job security, and gives a look inside technology organizations as they made one of the biggest shifts in recent memory driven by the necessitates of the pandemic.
To get the full picture of how you stack up against your peers in terms of compensation in 2020, download the full report, IT Salary Survey: Prepping Your Career for New Opportunities Post-COVID.Jessica Davis is a Senior Editor at InformationWeek. She covers enterprise IT leadership, careers, artificial intelligence, data and analytics, and enterprise software. She has spent a career covering the intersection of business and technology. Follow her on twitter: ... View Full Bio