At the other end of the spectrum, Mondo identified IT roles with the lowest salaries: help desk staffer with 1-3 years of experience ($40,000 - $65,000); hardware technician ($43,000 - $70,000); help desk staffer with 3-5 years of experience ($55,000 - $74,000); desktop virtualization specialist ($55,000 - $70,000); desktop support analyst ($70,000 - $90,000); and system administrator with 1-5 years of experience ($71,000 - $120,000).
In a separate study, Robert Half Technology (RHT) reports that 12% of U.S. CIOs plan to expand their IT teams in the third quarter of 2013 (compared to 14% in the previous quarter). In addition, 56% plan to hire for open IT roles, 26% expect to put hiring plans on hold, and 6% plan to reduce their IT staff in the third quarter.
RHT also asked about CIOs' confidence levels: 85% reported that they're somewhat or very confident about their companies' prospects for growth in the third quarter, and 63% feel somewhat or very confident in their firm's third-quarter investment in IT projects.
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