All 2019 compensation surveys updated on JANUARY 1, APRIL 1, JULY 1, AND OCTOBER 1

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Average market value for 554 non-certified tech skills remained unchanged in Q1 2019 while pay for 472 tech certs declined again. Still, 229 tech skills and certs changed value in the period, with 123 losing cash value against gains for 106.

Average market value for 554 non-certified tech skills remained unchanged in Q1 2019 while pay for 472 tech certs declined again. Still, 229 tech skills and certs changed value in the period, with 123 losing cash value against gains for 106.

As pay for non-certified tech skills are near a 19-year high, why are tech certification cash market values at their lowest in four years?

Average market value for 551 non-certified tech skills gained in overall value from October to December reversing recent losses, while 466 tech certifications declined for a second consecutive calendar quarterly.

Average market value for 551 non-certified tech skills gained in overall value from October to December reversing recent losses, while 466 tech certifications declined for a second consecutive calendar quarterly.
Why are tech certification cash market values at their lowest in four years?

2019 update: Fastest growing tech skills that are already earning high pay premiums

2019 update: Fastest growing tech skills that are already earning high pay premiums
Cash pay premiums for these non-certified skills are well above average and still growing in market value

Top 10 fastest growing, highest paying tech skills – and no certification required

Top 10 fastest growing, highest paying tech skills – and no certification required

Market values of these non-certified skills pay well above average and were still growing in cash pay premiums in the first half of 2018.

Why pay for tech certifications is declining

Why pay for tech certifications is declining

New highly-validated data from 3,305 employers reveals that the average cash market value for hundreds of tech certifications is at its lowest point since 2015.

The IT skills gap is a reality, but doesn’t have to be

The IT skills gap is a reality, but doesn’t have to be
Many businesses face a looming skills gap in IT, but, according to research from Foote Partners, many of the wounds are self-inflicted.

Here's why the skills gap may be killing your digital transformation

Here's why the skills gap may be killing your digital transformation
Most companies approach IT hiring like trying to build a house without a blueprint, says David Foote, co-founder and chief analyst at the research and analysis firm Foote Partners. In part one of a three-part interview, Foote explains what most IT leaders get wrong about hiring, how it's holding their organizations back, and how to get it right.

Why 2018 will be a dramatically different year for tech labor

Why 2018 will be a dramatically different year for tech labor
My take on the tech labor market in 2018—informed by 3,150 research partner employers in the U.S. and Canada—is that it will be conspicuously different than any year in recent history. Unusually so.