Salaries are on the upswing for almost all segments tracked by our 2012 Network Computing Salary Survey. The networking side has seen more of a percentage increase: the median annual base salary for networking staff members rose from $72,000 to $77,000; for managers, it rose to $91,000 after dipping from $90,000 in 2010 to $88,000 in 2011.
Data center staff members saw a smaller bump--from $78,000 in both 2010 and 2011 to $80,000 this year. Data center managers, on the other hand, have seen their average salaries return to the 2010 rate of $100,000 per year, down from $101,000 last year.
As for total compensation, the numbers rose from $77,000 to $80,000 for staff members; managers saw an increase from $102,000 in 2011 to $104,000 for 2012.