Uncertain economic times can lead to professional insecurity and doubt. Yet, the 711 IT staff members who responded to our 2012 Network Computing Salary Survey seem pretty secure in their positions. Eighty-nine percent said they feel very or somewhat secure; 91%of managers reported the same.
The numbers are identical to those reported in 2011; however more managers are feeling very secure (47%, vs. 44% in 2011). On the other hand, 55% of managers said they don't believe a career path in IT and the potential for salary advancement are as promising today as they were in 2007. Fifty-seven percent, however, said a career in IT is as secure as most others in the current economy.