All 2021 compensation surveys updated on JANUARY 1, APRIL 1, JULY 1, AND OCTOBER 1

PRESS RELEASES

News Release: Q3 2021 Noncertified IT Skills Pay Premiums

HIGHLIGHTS

195 of 621 non-certified tech skills changed cash market value from July 1st  to October 1st compared to 178 and 220 skills in the prior two calendar quarters. Average cash pay premium for 630 non-certified skills declined slightly last quarter, with pay performance in the 3rd quarter of 2021 higher for only two of eight non-certified tech skills categories reported: Management/Methodology/Process and Web/eCommerce skills.

QUESTIONS ANSWERED BY THIS NEWS RELEASE

 Among cash pay premiums earned by tech workers for 555 IT certifications: 

  • Which 48 noncertified IT skills grew in market value in from July to October 2021? Which 73 noncertified IT skills are dragging down pay gains?
  • Which 25 noncertified IT skills are earning premiums well above-average and still growing in market value?
  • Which noncertified IT skills earned the highest cash pay premiums? 

News Release: Q3 2021 IT Certification Pay Premiums

HIGHLIGHTS

The average cash premium for 555 tech certifications rose nearly one-half a percent from July 1 to October 2021, the first quarterly increase in three years. 117 certifications changed in market value (55 rising) compared to 98 in the prior quarter. Pay performance in the 3rd quarter was higher for three of eight certification categories. 

QUESTIONS ANSWERED BY THIS NEWS RELEASE

 Among cash pay premiums earned by tech workers for 555 IT certifications: 

  • Which 60 IT certifications are leading this resurgence in cash pay premiums?
  • Which 17 IT certifications are earning premiums well above-average and still growing in market value?
  • Which 51 IT certifications are dragging down overall pay gains, and likely to destroy this quarter’s surprising gains
  • Which certs earned the highest cash pay premiums? 

 

Foote Partners News Release: Q2 2019 Update of IT Skills Demand and Pay Trends Report

Foote Partners News Release: Q2 2019 Update of IT Skills Demand and Pay Trends Report

HIGHLIGHTS

Average market value for 554 non-certified tech skills remained unchanged from January to April while pay for 472 tech certifications declined for the third consecutive calendar quarter.

Still, 229 tech skills and certifications changed value in the period, with 123 losing cash value against gains for 106.

The struggle to reshape company workforces to capitalize on disruptive technologies continues but progress is being made  

Foote Partners News Release: Q2 2018 Update of IT Skills Demand and Pay Trends Report

Foote Partners News Release: Q2 2018 Update of IT Skills Demand and Pay Trends Report

NOTE: This news release is a summary extract of content in the Q2 2018 update edition of Foote Partners’ IT Skills Demand and Pay Trends Report, a market intelligence trend report updated every 3 months from data contributed by 3,188 U.S. and Canadian employers and contains tech jobs and skills compensation and supply/demand benchmark research published in the firm’s IT Professional Salary Survey and IT Skills and Certifications Pay IndexTM.

Foote Partners News Release: Q1 2018 Update of IT Skills Demand and Pay Trends Report

Vero Beach, FL – February 3, 2018 - Extra pay awarded by employers to talented IT professionals for 968 certified and noncertified IT and business ...

Foote Partners News Release: Q2 2017 Update of IT Skills Demand and Pay Trends Report

Vero Beach, FL – June 10, 2017 - Extra pay awarded by employers to talented IT professionals for 916 certified and noncertified IT and business ski...

FOOTE IT NEWS ANALYSIS – Technology employment trends in the February 2017 Bureau of Labor Statistics – U.S. Employment Report

Tech jobs in February: 13,000 added to U.S. payrolls according to Department of Labor.  That’s 2,500 more than the monthly average for all of 2016 ...

Foote Partners News Release: Q1 2017 Update of IT Skills Demand and Pay Trends Report

Vero Beach, FL – February 12, 2017 - Extra pay awarded by employers to talented IT professionals for 893 certified and noncertified IT and busines...

FOOTE IT NEWS ANALYSIS – Technology employment trends in the January 2017 Bureau of Labor Statistics – U.S. Employment Report

Only 9,700 tech jobs added to U.S. payrolls in January--2,100 more than the monthly average over the prior three months still less than the 2016 ca...