Mark Crail, managing editor at CELRE
said; "Employers are reacting quickly to the tough economic climate, with pay awards falling and many salary reviews this year resulting in pay freezes.
managing editor Mark Crail said: "IT staff have managed to defy the downward trend of the economy so far."
Research from the Chartered Management Institute and salary survey specialists CELRE
predicts that across the UK women will have to wait 187 years before their take-home pay outpaces that of men.
According to national salary survey specialists Celre
, computer workers and other IT staff have seen their basic pay rise by an above-inflation 4.8% in the past year - the fastest increase in three years - but firms are still struggling to find and keep skilled workers.
The findings of the Chartered Management Institute and CELRE
reveal redundancy rates are at their highest level for seven years.
The research, conducted in association with salary survey specialist CELRE
, found that 80% of respondents continue to face difficulties filling vacant roles.