TriCom Technical Services

Information Technology / Information Services Trends 2012

In employment, IT, IT/IS, Surveys, trends on June 29, 2012 at 9:08 am

In an effort to better understand the current IT/IS trends in the Midwest, we at TriCom Technical Services issued a second semi-annual survey to provide a snapshot of our technical community, and to compare that information to last year’s data.

In April 2012, a 21 question survey was developed and distributed to approximately 22,321 database recipients matching the decided upon criteria, and posted on social media platforms including LinkedIn, WordPress, Facebook, and Twitter. Employees currently or previously working in Information Technology and Information Services were asked to respond to survey questions, taking approximately 2-5 minutes to complete.

Of those recipients, a total of 850 participants started the survey, of which 780 were completed (91.8%). The survey was then closed on June 5, 2012 to allow for analyzing and processing.

Learning from last year’s survey, we were able to more completely piece together a survey that would provide valuable insight into Kansas City IT/IS trends that we feel is beneficial to both employees and employers, and to compare and contrast to similar data gathered in our 2011 survey.


After reviewing these results and comparing to the data we collected in 2011, we can conclude the Midwest IT/IS landscape is a well-educated, dominantly male culture between the ages of 36 and 55, making anywhere between $76,000 – $105,000 annually with over 20 years of experience. The majority of participants are U.S. citizens employed in a full-time position and have been in the same position for less than a year to five years. Many of these employees are working the same senior-, mid-level, or management positions they worked in the previous year, while earning more money in 2012 than they had in 2011.

As in 2011, most 2012 participants are satisfied with their positions and although they are not currently considering a move, they may leave their current positions if the right opportunity were to present itself in the upcoming year, especially in the case that an employee disliked their workplace due to compensation, culture, stress, or burn out.

To view the full survey results and white paper, click here.

To view the results from our 2011 survey, click here.

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