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IT Spending, Staffing, and Salary Reports

Since 1990, our metrics for IT spending, staffing, and salaries have been the leading source for IT benchmarking studies for commercial and governmental organizations around the world.


This annual study of 31 chapters provides IT spending and staffing metrics by industry sector and organization size for businesses and governmental organizations.

This report is based on our in-depth, annual survey of over 200 IT organizations.

Industry sectors include financial services, manufacturing, high-tech, retail, wholesale distribution, energy and utilities, healthcare, professional and technical services, transportation, construction/trade services, government, and nonprofit. Individual chapters for even more narrow industry subsectors are also provided, including various types of commercial and public sector organizations.

Read a detailed description, download Chapter 1 (free), or access all chapters of IT Spending and Staffing Benchmarks.

We also offer a European companion study


Our research includes a collection of reports on IT staffing ratios. Each report covers IT support levels for a different IT function: applications development, business analysts, database administration, data management, data warehousing/business intelligence, help desk, desktop support, ERP support, project management, IT quality assurance, server administration, IT management, web/e-commerce, network administration, communication systems, and IT security.

These reports are a valuable source of information for IT executives interested in benchmarking their staffing levels with those of similar organizations.

Read a detailed description, download a free sample, or access the full report of IT Staffing Ratios: Benchmarking Metrics and Analysis for 16 Key IT Job Functions.


Our IT Salary Report provides salary ranges for 80 specific IT job positions. The salary tables, in a searchable Excel workbook, provide base salaries plus bonus pay for more than 400 U.S. metropolitan areas and 20 industry sectors.

The report is based on our annual survey of representative IT organizations on median salaries and bonuses paid to their IT professionals for positions under study along with other sources of pay data and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) compensation data. The study also includes job definitions for each position covered.

Download the IT Salary Report, or download the introduction and sample salaries


At the end of each year, we publish our forecast for IT spending for the coming year, based on a special survey of IT organizations worldwide. Here is the latest edition:

In addition, we publish special studies from time to time on special topics related to IT spending, IT staffing trends, and IT salaries, based on our original research. Here are some examples:

For a full list of reports, including those not listed above, use our report filtering capability

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