The table below offers a glimpse into the IT salary growth seen in the Northeast Ohio region from 2010-2012 as reported by the ERC Salary Surveys. Among the highest paying jobs reported by the 2012 Survey, a Systems Analyst Lead saw a steady salary increase of only about 3% annually since 2010. However, as a higher level position, this position pays well above the national median- reported at $77,740 by the Spring 2012 edition of Occupational Outlook Quarterly. In contrast, System/Software Engineers have expereinced a net salary growth rate of 9% over the same time period, but still falls over $10,000 short of the national median for Software Developers, reported at $90,530.
Network Administrator and Web Developer median salaries from the 2012 Salary Survey are similarly low when compared to national data. Interestingly, these slightly lower salaries are reported for positions with the strongest job outlook projections, a trend suggesting that filling these positions with top talent may require employers to increase their salary offerings to prospective job candidates in Northeast Ohio.
In terms of educational requirements, the vast majority of IT positions require a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree. The notable exceptions are job titles within the U.S Department of Labor’s “Computer Support Specialist” category. The PC Specialist position falls into this category and as such offers a notably lower median salary than the other IT positions reported in the survey.
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