Author: Toni Bowers
TechRepublic has published jointly with Global Knowledge the 2008 IT Skills and Salary Report. The survey encompasses a total of 7,193 responses from IT folks.
Though some parts of this report is rather confusing, this is the place to go if you’re looking for information on any of these topics:
- Job Satisfaction
- What Concerns Are on the Minds of IT Professionals?
- Who Is Making the Money?
- Where Is the Money Being Made?
- Age vs. Experience
- Training & Certification
- Education Pays
- Highest Paying Certifications
- Training and Your Employer: Who Pays and Who Benefits?
It also includes summaries for:
- The IT Industry
- IT Pros
- IT Managers
There is also some interesting information on page 9 regarding the value of ITIL Certification and the average salaries of IT Service Management professionals.
What concerns are on the minds of IT pros?
The survey asked the respondents about what is important to them in considering a new job or staying with their current employer. While there were, naturally, some concerns about the economy, the number one concern was keeping up with skills.
Acknowledges those concerns, the report includes research on what counts more, certs or degrees? It also offers a list of ten certifications that actually mean something.
I think this is what separates this report from others you may come across. Not only does it speak to what you and your peers are thinking, but it addresses the concerns they express with solid research and direction.
For example, are you looking for a change in specializations? The report covers the top-paying roles, industries, and geographical locations.
If you want to see how you compare or use the information to guide your future career strategies, download the full 2008 IT skills and Salary report.
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