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Organisations continue to pay a premium for top tech talent

Organisations are increasingly paying premium prices to attract and retain IT professionals with critical skills.

IT professionals earned, on average, $5,000 more this year compared to 2018. This is one of the findings in the Global Knowledge 2019 IT Skills and Salary Report.

Global Knowledge, the worldwide leader in IT training, has released its 12th annual IT Skills and Salary Report, the largest worldwide study of IT professionals covering salaries, in-demand skills, certifications, emerging technologies, and global skills gaps and their impacts.

This year over 12,200 respondents from 159 counties across 17 IT job functions participated in the survey. The 2019 report is being published in four sections.

Section 1, “Salary and Certifications,” is available to download now, (for free). It covers compensation, drivers behind salary increases, in-demand and top-paying certifications, benefits of achieving certifications, and free certification resources.

Zane Schweer, who leads Global Knowledge’s Report team, said,

“Organisations needing people with skills and abilities in areas such as cloud, cybersecurity, IT architecture, and project management are increasingly paying top salaries to attract and retain them.”

“Certifications play a strong role in IT professionals contributing to organizational success: 52% of professionals said that after completing certification training their expertise is more sought after within their organization, and 45% report that they have implemented efficiency projects.”

Reward Consulting specialists 3R Strategy said:

“We understand that the tech industry pays well, but the important thing is that pay is demonstrably fair and meets equal pay obligations – for example, if programmers are normally male, but skilled tech support workers in a call centre are female, are their roles comparable?  Any employer who has concerns should complete an equal pay audit.”

The next three sections of the report will be published in the coming weeks:

  1. IT Decision-Maker Insights
  2. Professional Development and Job Satisfaction
  3. Looking Forward and Conclusions

Download the IT Salary and Certification report now >

In conjunction with the Report, Global Knowledge has made the following resources available:

10 Certification Exam Tips and Tricks from Experts

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