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Demand outpaced supply for system administrators and networking professionals last year, causing salaries for these specialists to grow an average of about 14 percent, according to a recent survey by the CIO Institute.
"This particular area has no supply system," says Alan Paller, director of education and research at the CIO Institute, in Bethesda, Md. "This is a field that trains its own."
Paller says the demand for system administrators and security professionals has increased because of the advent of Web servers, which need administration and increase the need for network security, and because many companies are moving their enterprise management systems to …