All 2024 compensation surveys updated on JANUARY 1, APRIL 1, JULY 1, AND OCTOBER 1


Foote Partners, LLC is an IT analyst firm and independent benchmark research organization focusing on the people (versus vendor) side of managing technology and the tech labor force. A thought leader and trusted advisor to thousends of employers on five continents who purchase our products and services, we provide benchmark data and pragmatic forward-thinking advice and market intelligence focusing 100% on the tech workforce in the modern highly integrated business/IT hybrid environment in which all private and public organizations operate their businesses.

Founded in 1997 and comprised of former Gartner industry analysts, McKinsey & Company, WillisTowersWatson and Mercer senior consultants, and former corporate HR, IT, and business executives, the firm’s research division publishes 50+ quarterly-updated benchmarking, analytical research and forecasting products that help employers benchmark their IT compensation, solve difficult information technology management and workforce problems, and strengthen their ability to execute complex business solutions with an adaptive, correctly paid tech workforce

The firm's IT Insider research series features the industry's most up-to-date and versatile tech salary/bonus and skills premium pay surveys and in depth IT organization and workforce trends research. A pioneer in defining and benchmarking pay for new breed roles and jobs in the modern tech workforce, the firm’s IT Skills and Certifications Pay Index of pay for 1,340 skills and is the industry's most comprehensive and oldest(launched in 1999) survey of market values and demand forecasting for individual certified and non-certified IT information technology skills. Our IT Professional Salary Survey has, since 1995, been renowned for its currency and accuracy, and for its relevancy in filling in gaps in other surveys in defining and pricing the evolving tech workforce.

The foundation of the firm’s research is the continuous monitoring of compensation, attitudes, and workplace experiences of 430,338 tech workers in 4,391 North American employers(38 industries) and 188,075 tech workers in 2,067 European employers. Foote Partners distinction in the marketplace is an innovative compensation data collection and validation methodology designed specifically to alleviate the widespread problem of lack of standardization in IT job titles that plagues most major IT salary surveys still using low-cost passive data collection methods. All surveys and trend reports are updated and published every 90 days.

Our products are deeply grounded in specialized proprietary data-driven statistical and empirical research, benchmark surveys, and business intelligence collected from thousands of North American employers with whom we have deep longstanding research partnerships. These partnerships have been created and supported specifically to enable unique market intelligence views and difficult-to-find decision support research on the multiple facets of IT human capital management. As a group, these U.S., Canadian, and European partners were selected to meet strict criteria for what we believe is the most meaningful demographic representation for tech professionals in each local labor markets.

Foote Partners' tech compensation survey findings and IT labor market trend analyses are featured regularly in countless HR, IT and business periodicals and media sources around the globe, including Forbes, Fortune, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, CIO Magazine, ComputerWorld, Network World, WorldatWork’s Journal and Workspan Magazine; and in appearances on network and cable television, National Public Radio, and countless podcasts and webcasts.