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Despite persistent double-digit unemployment, IT professionals could see modest pay increases this year, and hiring could make a comeback, according to a report from Datamation.com. Data storage admins and other networking and systems professionals could see around a 1.9 percent salary increase this year.
IT salaries appear to be on the rise, but don't get too excited. According to the just-released Computer Economics 2010 IT Salary Report, IT organizations are budgeting to give the typical IT worker a 1.8 percent pay boost.
The glimmer of good news for IT workers comes at a time of high, double-digit unemployment rates across the economy.
But Computer Economics found that IT organizations plan to increase operational budgets by a median of 1.8 percent in 2010, and that more than a third are planning to increase staff, restoring some of the positions shed over the past two years.
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