IT Salary Growth Leveling Off

February 4, 2008 ( - While IT salaries will rise despite signs of an economic downturn, projections show that the IT salary growth rate may be leveling out after gains from 1% in 2004 to 3.8% last year.

The Computer Economics 2008 IT Salary Report IT indicates salaries will rise an average of 3.7% this year, a news release said. Increases will be greatest for those in networking-related positions, a group that includes security analysts, network administrators, webmasters, and others, whose median national pay raise will be about 3.9%.

Developers, which includes applications programmers, database administrators, technical architects, and others, are projected to receive a median 3.7% increase, according to the release.

IT operations staff and IT executives and managers will see salaries rise by a median 3.5%.

The Computer Economics 2008 IT Salary Report provides base salary projections for 78 specific job functions in 78 metropolitan areas. Salary ranges are reported for small, medium and large companies.

The report can be viewed here .