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In the past year, rounds of layoffs have swept through Silicon Valley and many of the world's other centers of information technology. But wages for tech workers who remain employed—and for independent IT contractors—have largely been spared the cost-cutting, according to data BusinessWeek obtained from salary comparison Web site PayScale.
For each of following five metropolitan markets in the U.S. and five abroad, PayScale collected salary information entered on its site over the course of 2008 for 10 different professions in IT. While job pay in London and San Francisco was highest for most categories, what stands out is a positive correlation between local industry demand and wages. For example, software developers tend to make more money in Seattle, since such local companies as Microsoft (MSFT) and Amazon.com (AMZN) continue to pay top dollar for the best programming talent.
To see how the salaries for different tech jobs compare in all 10 cities, read on.