IT staff see salaries rise by 4.8%

IT and computer staff saw their basic pay rise by 4.8% over the past 12 months, according to a survey.

The CELRE Computer Staff Salary Survey found basic pay for IT workers was rising at its fastest rate since 2005.

“IT staff have managed to defy the downward trend of the economy so far,” said Mark Crail, CELRE managing editor. “Salaries are still rising faster than inflation and there is little indication that redundancies are becoming any more widespread.”

“The job security still enjoyed by IT staff is in stark contrast those in other departments,” he added.

Redundancies, meanwhile, are down to about 1.5%, indicating that many employers are still struggling to find and keep skilled IT workers. Last month, CELRE – which is owned by online HR intelligence service XpertHR – found that the redundancy rate among managers had doubled over the past 12 months to 3%.

Average bonuses for IT managers were 15.3% of salary, almost twice as high as non-managerial staff at 8.5%.

The salary survey polled more than 66,000 IT and computer staff from 570 workplaces.

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