Monday, February 23, 2009

2008-2009 Dice Tech Salary Survey

2008-09 Dice Tech Salary Survey Results

More Wages, More Worried: Dice Salary Survey Reveals Conflicted Job Market

Dice’s 2008-09 Annual Salary Survey of technology professionals found a spike in salary increases despite a recessionary economy. Gathering the responses of more than 19,000 technology workers between August and November 2008, Dice tracked a 4.6 percent increase in average pay from the previous year to $78,035.

The top worries for technology professionals in 2009 are keeping skills up to date (22 percent), job elimination (20 percent), lower salary increases (14 percent), cancelled projects (12 percent) and increased workload due to staff cuts (10 percent). Supporting this theme, Dice reports a 67 percent increase in the number of new resumes posted to its site in the fourth quarter (year over year). Given that the majority of technology professionals who utilize Dice are currently employed, such "passive job hunting" indicates greater anxiety about the job market.

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