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2014 US IT Salary Survey: BI & Analytics

May 19, 2014

The 410 staff- and 336 managerial-level intelligence/analytics and data integration/warehousing professionals in our survey are challenged and in demand. So why is compensation barely inching up?

While 67% of staffers and 72% of managers got raises within the past 12 months, just 23% of staff and 37% of management report increases of 5% or more. Other data points:

>> 78% of managers and 64% of staffers expect to receive bonuses in 2014.

>> 68% of staffers and 63% of managers seeking new jobs say they want higher compensation, by far the No. 1 reason for looking.

>> 51% of staff attended company-paid training in the past 12 months; 55% of managers say the same.

>> 50% of managers hold an MBA or other master’s degree (44%) or PhD (6%).

>> 12% of staffers and 9% of managers feel insecure in their jobs versus 41% and 50%, respectively, who feel very secure.

Respondent breakdown: 44% work for organizations with 5,000 or more employees; 25% have over 20,000. Healthcare/HMOs, consulting and business services, and banking are well-represented. (R7860514BI)

Survey Name InformationWeek 2014 US IT Salary Survey: Business Intelligence/Analytics and Data Integration/Warehousing

Survey Date February 2014

Region North America

Number of Respondents 746 business intelligence/analytics and data integration/warehousing professionals, inclusive of 301 BI/analytics staff and 253 managers and 109 data integration/warehousing staff and 83 managers

Purpose To track IT salary and compensation trends from the perspective of those on the front lines, InformationWeek conducts an annual US IT Salary Survey. Now in its 17th year, it’s the largest employee-based IT salary survey in the country. This year 11,662 full-time IT professionals completed the web-based survey. The goal of this trendable study is to measure various aspects of compensation, benefits, and job satisfaction. This report focuses on the 746 business intelligence/analytics and data integration/warehousing professionals who participated in the survey.

Methodology The survey was designed by InformationWeek and fielded online. The survey was promoted in InformationWeek’s daily and weekly newsletters. In addition, email invitations with an embedded link to the survey were sent to qualified IT professionals from UBM Tech databases. The survey was fielded from November 2013 to February 2014.

The information within this report is based on responses from 746 business intelligence/analytics and data integration/warehousing professionals. Unemployed and part-time workers were excluded from these results, as were respondents from outside the United States. This report uses median rather than mean or average figures for salary and percentage salary changes to eliminate distortions caused by extremes at the high and low ends of the responses.


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