Enterprise CIOs saw biggest gains as IT salaries inched up in 2012

Positions in highest demand focus on quality control, records management, and data center operations

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Here are the most significant salary increases, by percentage, for IT pros at midsize companies:

  1. Manager of quality control, up 23.4 percent from $53,834 to $66,432
  2. Manager of information center, up 14.89 percent from $59,886 to $68,802
  3. Librarian, a 10.87 percent increase from $43,966 to $48,743
  4. Operations analyst pay grew by 8.8 percent, from $60,014 to $65,296
  5. Programmer/analysts now earn a total mean compensation of $75,895, a 7.43 percent increase from $70,649
  6. Directors of  IT planning earn 6.58 percent more, up from $95,494 to $101,779
  7. Computer operations shift supervisor take home a total of $49,492, a year-over-year increase of 6.55 percent from $46,451
  8. Hardware installations supervisor compensation grew by 5.75 percent, up from $52,717 to $55,750
  9. Change control analyst now rake in 5.88 percent more than they did a year ago, from $52,235 to $55,307
  10. Application development managers saw total pay jump by 5.2 percent, from $68,547 to $72,113

At the other end of the spectrum at midsize companies, here are the positions that saw the biggest drops in overall total compensation:

  1. Systems project manager, down 5.93 percent from $92,809 to $87,309
  2. Data center facility administrator, a 4.84 percent decrease from $63,070 to $60,017
  3. Distributed-systems project manager, a 4.87 percent dip from $92,236 to $87,747
  4. Voice/wireless communications manager, down by 3.74 percent from $76,809 to $73,937
  5. Hardware installations coordinator, a 3.3 percent decline from $48,575 to $46,973
  6. Webmaster, down 2.8 percent from $63,471 to $61,695
  7. Network control analyst, a 2.16 drop from $65,583 to $64,165
  8. Production services manager, down by 1.51 percent from $85,014 to $83,730
  9. Change control supervisor pay dropped 1.39 percent from $73,535 to $72,516
  10. OS production managers earn 1.37 less, from $86,680 to $85,495

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