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The 2007 IT Salary GuideBy James Maguire
October 17, 2006
**For the most recent data, see the 2008 IT Salary Guide. Or take a look at IT Salaries, 2003-2008.
The 2007 IT Salary Guide incorporates data from thousands of full-time job placements to extrapolate IT salary levels from now until the fall of 2007.
Based on these numbers and extensive analysis of hiring trends by Robert Half Technology, the 2007 Guide lists average salaries for many tech jobs, including Database Manager, Senior Web Developer, Business Systems Analyst, and others. The Guide provides data about pay levels for cities and regions across the U.S., as well as information about the value of various tech skills.
The 2007 Guide also lists salary levels going back to 2005, allowing IT professionals to see the rate of increase among various job titles.
Current trends suggest 2007 will see a continuation of 2006s healthy IT job environment. Hiring will be driven by investments in several key areas, including network security, wireless communications, business intelligence systems, and Web applications. Some analysts point to an increase in tech start-ups, fueled by venture capital firms moving back to technology from a cooling real estate market.
A recent survey of CIOs revealed that the most in-demand skills are Windows administration, Network administration (Cisco, Nortel, Novell), Database management (Oracle, SQL Server, DB2), Wireless network management, and Firewall administration. Also near the top of the list were Business Intelligence services, .NET development, XML development, and ERP implementation.
To view the average salaries for todays tech jobs, GO TO 2007 IT SALARY GUIDE.