Salary Compression is a major CIO issue as IT job market rebounds

Preliminary Data from Mid-Year IT Salary Survey shows Median Salary for IT pros now $97,093

Preliminary Mid-Year 2022 Mean Salary ove $97K

Reviewing preliminary data from our Mid-Year 2022 IT Salary Survey, Janco has found the starting salaries for new hires are now at the high end of the pay range. At the same time salary increases for existing staff are not keeping up with inflation. We have even seen some cases where new team members were hired at salaries that were higher than their direct supervisors or managers. A classic case of salary compression.

This has resulted in higher attrition rates as employees are frustrated with the compensation they are getting and a rate of inflation of 8.6% and moving up. For selected in demand IT skill sets like Full Stack Developers and Blockchain team members attrition rates in 2020 were between 7-11% based on the region of the country. In the first quarter of 2022, for that group of T Pros we have seen attrition rates of 22% to 26% range.

This data was initially published in our CIO - IT Management Newsletter. Charts below are all updated automatically with the latest data as it is released by the BLS and analyzed by Janco.

Growth of IT Job Market (updated)

As a result of Covid-19, 33,200 IT jobs were lost in 2020. In 2021 213,100 jobs were added to the IT Job Market - Recovery Continues in spite of inflation and high energy costs

IT Job Market Forecast

Data complied and forecast updated by Janco Associates with data as of October 2022

Janco's mid-year IT salary survey will be released in the next few weeks and we will have a better understanding of the impact of inflation, recovery/recession, and attrition rates of salary for IT Pros for the budgeting process for 2023.

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