US MBD: Mercer/Gartner Information Technology Survey

Attract and retain qualified technical talent

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Mercer has collaborated with Gartner, the nation's preeminent information technology authority, to create a world-class IT salary survey. Conducted for over 40 years, this survey contains compensation data from 2,259 organizations, from over 20 IT position families. Covering four main career levels – executive, management, paraprofessional, and professional – use this data to evaluate your IT department salaries from top to bottom.

Spanning all industries, this salary survey allows you to benchmark your compensation strategy against all organizations while also giving you the ability to narrow the data by industry, geographic location, number of employees, net revenue amount, and more. This survey provides critical information to help your company attract and retain qualified technical talent so that you can keep up with an industry that never slows down.

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  • Pricing / Buy Now
  • Survey Schedule
  • Participating Companies
  • Position List & Sample Report

Overview

Conducted for over 20 years, this survey contains compensation data from 2,190 organizations for 12 position families across all industries. Covering four main career levels — executive, management, paraprofessional, and professional — use this data to evaluate your IT department salaries from top to bottom.

This survey is powered by Mercer Job Library. This comprehensive job catalog provides you with improved job descriptions for more accurate position matches, clearer relationships between jobs, more specializations, and much more. Learn more or view Mercer Job Library FAQs for more details.

With the move to Mercer Job Library, the US MBD: Mercer/Gartner Information Technology Survey collects analytical information for 1,600+ IT positions across 31 position sub-families, such as:

  • Data Analytics & Business Intelligence (BI)
  • Information Systems Architecture
  • Internal Data Engineering & Warehousing
  • IT Applications Development
  • IT Infrastructure & Systems Administration
  • IT, Telecom & Internet Generalists
  • Technical Project/Program Management

Delivered in Fully Customizable Formats

Survey results are delivered in Mercer WIN®, giving you access to the data through a variety of customizable parameters — including geography, industry, company size, and more. Efficiently organize and analyze the information with Mercer WIN, which enables you to:

  • Compare job descriptions side by side.
  • Change pay elements to support the right level of analysis.
  • Perform function and career-level analysis.
  • Export your data for integration into other systems (data also available as an Excel file).
  • Run presentation-quality detailed or summary reports.

Salary Survey Methodology

Mercer surveys are designed using the most accurate and up-to-date market data practices. Data is collected from HR professionals at participating organizations and then analyzed for validity, thoroughness, and market representation based on the organization's size, structure, geographic region, or a combination of these factors. A minimum number of incumbents, organizations, and distinct organizations are required in order to report each data element. If minimums are not met, the market data is suppressed, ensuring you the highest level of data confidentiality.

Product Details

Survey Statistics

  • # Positions Surveyed: 1,681
  • # Positions Published: 811
  • # Organizations: 2,190
  • # Observations: 380,301

Based on data from the 2018 US MBD: Mercer/Gartner Information technology Survey. Data minimum and suppression rules account for the difference between the number of positions surveyed and published.

Data Collected

  • Base Pay
  • FLSA Status
  • Long-term Incentive Eligibility and Grants
  • Organization Data
  • Short-term Incentive Eligibility and Amounts
  • Years in Organization
  • Years in Position

Data Analyzed

Industry

  • Banking/Financial Services
  • Chemicals
  • Consumer Goods
  • Energy
  • High Tech
  • Insurance/Reinsurance
  • Life Sciences
  • Logistics
  • Mining & Metals
  • Other Manufacturing
  • Other Non-Manufacturing
  • Retail & Wholesale
  • Services (Non-Financial)
  • Transportation Equipment

Geographic Area

  • Metropolitan
  • National
  • Regional

Organization Size

  • Assets
  • Gross Premiums
  • Net Revenue
  • Net Sales Revenue
  • Number of Employees
  • Operating Expenses/Budget

Career Streams Analyzed

  • Executive
  • Management
  • Para-Professional
  • Professional

Position Families Analyzed

  • Communications & Corporate Affairs
  • Creative & Design
  • Data Analytics/Warehousing, & Business Intelligence
  • Engineering & Science
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • IT, Telecom & Internet
  • Legal, Compliance & Audit
  • Project/Program Management
  • Quality Management
  • Sales, Marketing & Product Management
  • Supply Chain

Position Sub-Families Analyzed

  • Back-End Transaction/Data Processing
  • Business Process/Service Quality
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Communications & Corporate Affairs Generalists
  • Compliance
  • Data Analytics & Business Intelligence (BI)
  • Data Analytics/Warehousing, & Business Intelligence Management
  • Engineering Technicians
  • Field Sales & Account Management
  • Information Systems Administration & Reporting
  • Information Systems Architecture
  • Information Systems Operations & Production Control
  • Internal Audit
  • Internal Data Engineering & Warehousing
  • IT Applications Development
  • IT Business Systems Analysts
  • IT Consulting
  • IT Infrastructure & Systems Administration
  • IT Security
  • IT Systems Configuration & Programming
  • IT User Support
  • IT, Telecom & Internet Generalists
  • IT, Telecom & Internet Leadership
  • Management Accounting
  • Procurement
  • Product Marketing & Management
  • Science Technical Research
  • Software Product Engineering
  • Technical Project/Program Management
  • Telecommunications Network Planning, Operations & Site Acquisition
  • Web/New Media Creative & User Interface Design

Pricing

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2018 US MBD: Mercer/Gartner Information Technology Survey USD 2,100 USD 4,300

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Survey Schedule

  • Participation Opens: January 28
  • Participation Deadline: March 29
  • Date Effective: March 1
  • Report Available: Early August

Participating Companies

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Position List & Sample Report

Position List

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Sample Report

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  • Sub TitleAttract and retain qualified technical talent
  • Short DescriptionEvaluate IT position salaries with this in-depth survey.