Maybe it’s the horrible economy that seems to never end. Maybe it’s the unemployment figures that continue to climb. Maybe it’s just the bleak mid-winter skies that bring on the “will-summer-never-come?” blues. Whatever it is, I am not moved to dance for joy at the latest IT budget revelations, even though they appear to bring good news.

Despite budget cutting and layoffs across most IT organizations over the last two years, Computer Economics is reporting that “the picture is brightening for IT workers.” The researcher’s "Computer Economics 2010 IT Salary Report" has found that the IT organizations are budgeting to give the typical IT worker a 1.8% boost in pay.

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