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2019 IT Skills Demand and Pay Trends Report
Quarterly updated summary findings and analysis from the latest editions of the IT Skills & Certifications Pay IndexTM and IT Skills Volatility IndexTM

2019 IT Skills & Certifications HOT LISTS Forecast:
IT Skills That Will Increase in Value and Demand - Next 6 Months

(Current edition: April 2019)

***All reports are produced for and provided FREE to all Foote Partners customers every 3 months for one year.***

These trend reports track in depth the supply/demand and pay for 1,017 technology and related business skills in the current IT labor force and also forecasts six months into the future.  All skill spremium pay data and market trend vectors come from Foote Partners famous benchmark research group that closely monitors 3,300 public and private sector organizations representing more than 46 private sector industries and government and educational institutions.

2019 IT Skills Demand and Pay Trends Report/Q4 data edition. Two of Foote Partners most popular benchmark surveys serve as its foundation  --- 2019 IT Skills & Certifications Pay IndexTM and 2019 IT Skills Volatility IndexTM.  69 pages of data tables, analytical graphs and charts, and market insights on hot/cold skills and jobs from data collection through April 1, 2019. Special 2019 edition focus: Blockchain, Internet of Things, AI/Machine Language, Advanced Data Analytics, Digital Product Development skills and jobs gaining value in 2019.

2019 IT Skills & Certifications HOT LIST Forecast. Synthesizes data from all Foote Partners benchmark pay survey research, comprehensive IT spending surveys, and in-depth field interviews with more than 500 IT executives and decision makers. The output:


Ranked lists of what skills and certification are most in-demand right now


Our forecast for which certified and noncertified skills will be most in-demand (and will therefore cost more) over the next 6 months.

With these valuable reports you'll find out what's hot (and cold) in the tech labor market and what's driving the decisions of employers in matching skills requirements to business requirements.


DECISIONS: If I delay the acquisition of specific skills and people currently budgeted for the several months, will it end up costing me more, less, or the same down the road?


HIGHEST PAYING, HARDEST TO FIND: What are the highest paying IT skills and certifications? Will they get harder to find and more expensive to acquire?


RETENTION WOES: For which jobs and skills am I most at risk for recruiters poaching my people?


PAY PERFORMANCE: For the 1,035 most popular IT skills and certifications, which ones gained or lost value, and by precisely how much, in the past 3, 6, 12, and 24 months?


VOLATILITY: How have economic conditions refocused workforce and staffing strategies and tactics, resulting in the highest volatility in skills pay and demand since 2001?


HIGH PAY, HIGH GROWTH SKILLS: WhIch skills and certifications are so hot that they are earning a high pay premium and are still gaining market value into 2019?

**551 Noncertified IT and business skills in Architecture, Applications Development, Big Data, Cloud, Business Intelligence, Business Analytics, Digital, AI/Machine Language, EMR/Epic Systems, Database, Internet of Things, Messaging and Communications, Mobile, Methodology/Process/Frameworks, Networking, Operating Systems, Project Management, SAP/ERP, Web/e-Commerce, Security, Storage/SAN, Systems Administration, Voice, Call Centers, among many others.

**486 IT Certifications including Amazon,Avaya, Brocade, Cisco, Citrix, CIW, Cloudera, CheckPoint, CompTIA, CWNP, EC-Council, EMC, Google, H-P, IBM, ISACA, ISC(2), ITIL, JBoss, Juniper, Microsoft, NetApp, NetScout, Novell, Oracle, PMI, Red Hat, RSA, SANS/GIAC, SAS, SNIA, Sun, Teradata, The Open Group, TIBCO, VMware, and others. 





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