Salaries for 49 per cent of network managers might not be keeping pace with inflation, according to the Black Box Network Industry Survey, but there are some in the computing industry enjoying rather better remuneration.
Daniel Fiszman, a non-executive director of Psion, made £12m on a single share sale last week, after the price of the handheld PC specialist rose sharply.
Psion's share price trebled in a 10-day period last month, after news that the company is to partner Nokia, Ericsson and Motorola on the next generation of wireless communication devices.
Also making fabulous sums is Stephen Davidson, former chief executive of cable giant Telewest, who left the company after the take-over by General Cable. Davidson received £494, 375 as severance pay.
The biggest wealth in networking, however, is retained by company founders.
Terry Matthews of Newbridge has shares and property valued at £960m and ranks as Britain's eighteenth richest person.
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