Despite rising salaries and bonuses, only about half of survey respondents (52%) report they are satisfied or very satisfied with their total compensation, while one quarter say they are dissatisfied or very dissatisfied. When asked how they felt about their compensation 12 months ago, 15% said they were more satisfied back then, while 21% were less satisfied with their pay a year ago.
Just 22% of respondents feel that their salary is keeping pace with business growth and demands. And when asked if they think they are paid fairly, 54% say they are underpaid based on their roles and responsibilities — up slightly from 52% in 2014 and 51% in 2013 and 2012.
In terms of overall financial picture, more than one third (39%) of our respondents feel that they have stayed flat over the past two years of their career, 35% believe they have gained ground, and 26% feel they have lost ground.
[ Read the full report: Computerworld IT Salary Survey 2015 ]