SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterprise Connect, produced by UBM Tech, today announced its new whitepaper, 2015 Career & Salary Survey for Enterprise Communications. The whitepaper explores the careers of enterprise communications professionals, detailing everything from tech skills to earning potential. The survey uncovered that professional loyalty within the field is high, however professional growth and pay advancements have remained stagnant, with 25% of respondents citing being underpaid as the reason they least like their jobs. This key finding makes it apparent that changes to position and pay advancements for enterprise communications professionals must be made by organizations in order for them to retain the talent that will ensure continued business success.
For more information and to download the full whitepaper, visit: nojitter.com/whitepaper/view/201488/
The 2015 Career & Salary Survey for Enterprise Communications survey was administered to more than 600 IT professionals (within the Enterprise Connect community) focused on communications. Respondents represented various industries, including education, training, finance, banking, accounting, government medical, heath and pharmaceutical.
The whitepaper dives into multiple facets within the career of an enterprise communications/IT professional, including:
Career By the Numbers: A Loyal Bunch
The career lengths and experiences of respondents varied.
- Of those seasoned IT professionals surveyed, 72% have been with the same employer for more than six years, 66% have been in IT/communications for 16-plus years and 51% have been in their current position for more than six years.
- The survey also gains insight into how professionals feel about their jobs, with 31% revealing technology is the reason they like their job and 25% stating being underpaid is why they least like their job.
The level of technology knowledge was surveyed, including the categories of telecom/communications, IP networking, video conferencing, IT security, audio/visual systems, datacenter management/networking, mobility systems, application development and Other. Telecom/communications naturally topped the list among the majority of communications respondents, with an overall 82% reporting that they possess this technology expertise.
The survey found that 20% of those surveyed earn less than $60,000 and 53% of communications respondents earn between $60,000 and $100,000. As for earning potential, only a small fraction of those surveyed received a raise of 6% or higher as a result of performance or additional training and education.
Respondents were split on whether or not they believe their employers are committed to providing career advancement opportunities. Of those surveyed, 39% felt their employers provided such opportunities, while 27% believed career growth was not a priority to upper management.
"The findings and insight from this whitepaper are critical to professionals looking beyond the present and into the future of their careers," says Eric Krapf, Enterprise Connect General Manager. "Unfortunately, the survey shows some stagnation in regards to position advancement within the industry, so we are committed to continue providing the latest learning opportunities at our annual event and throughout the year on our No Jitter website, to help combat this trend."
To learn more about current industry trends and hear from top professionals in the field, register for Enterprise Connect 2016, taking place March 7-10 at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, Fla.
To request a media pass, please visit: enterpriseconnect.com/orlando/media-center/
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