Pay premiums for IT certifications have fallen to a 12-year low, and six of eight major categories of non-certified skills lost market value during the last half of 2011, according to Foote Partners research.
The company, which has been closely studying the IT skills market for nearly 20 years, believes the IT profession is at a turning point. Less than 20% of IT professionals employed in the U.S. today work in a traditional IT setting. Businesses are increasingly seeking workers who have a blend of subject matter expertise, business savvy and technology skills in a wide variety of combinations.
Foote Partners CEO David Foote provides an overview of the current IT skills market, identifies areas of growth and weakness and helps IT professionals make smart decisions about how to advance their careers in a tumultuous market.
David Foote is an IT industry research pioneer, innovator, and one of the most quoted industry authorities on global IT workforce trends and multiple facets of the human side of technology value creation.