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News Release: Q2 2022 Noncertified IT Skills Pay Premiums

HIGHLIGHTS

216 of 642 non-certified tech skills changed cash market value from January 1 to April 1, 2022 compared to 202 and 195 skills in the prior two calendar quarters. The average cash pay premium for 642 non-certified skills increased significantly last quarter, the largest quarterly gain in 14 years. 

Unlike the results of non-certified skills, the average cash premium for 579 tech certifications declined 1.2 percent in the first quarter of 2022, the largest quarterly loss since late 2020. 111 certifications changed in market value compared to 64 in the prior quarter.   

QUESTIONS ANSWERED BY THIS NEWS RELEASE

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

  • Among cash pay premiums earned by tech workers for 659 non-certified skills: Which 44 non-certified IT skills are earning premiums well above-average and still growing in market value?  
  • Which 65 non-certified IT skills grew by more than 10% in market value in the last three months?
  • Among cash pay premiums earned by tech workers for 579 IT certifications: Which 22 IT certifications are bucking the overall downward trend in certs pay, paying well above average and still growing in market value?
  • Which 32 are dragging down overall pay gains, and will they continue to lose ground pay-wise?
  • Which 25 IT certifications are earning cash pay premiums equivalent to 10% or more of base salary?

News Release: Q1 2022 IT Certification Pay Premiums

HIGHLIGHTS

NON-CERTIFIED TECH SKILLS. 202 of 630 non-certified tech skills changed cash market value from October 1, 2021 to January 1, 2022 compared to 195 and 178 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 4th quarter of 2021 higher for only two of eight non-certified tech skills categories reported.

TECH CERTIFICATIONS. The average cash premium for 555 tech certifications rose 0.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2021, only the second quarterly increase in three years. Only 64 certifications changed in market value compared to 117 in the prior quarter. Pay performance in the final quarter of 2021 was higher for three of eight certification categories.

QUESTIONS ANSWERED BY THIS NEWS RELEASE

  • Among cash pay premiums earned by tech workers for 567 IT certifications: 
Which 27 IT certifications are leading a resurgence in certs cash pay premiums? Which 32 are dragging down overall pay gains, and will they continue to lose ground pay-wise?
Which 45 IT certifications are earning cash pay premiums equivalent to 10% or more of base salary? 
  • Among cash pay premiums earned by tech workers for 642 non-certified skills: 
Which 23 non-certified IT skills are earning premiums well above-average and still growing in market value?
Which 120 non-certified IT skills are earning cash pay premiums equivalent to 14% or more of base salary? 
Which 48 non-certified IT skills grew by more than 10% in market value in the last three months?

     

    Foote Partners News Release: Q4 2021 Update of IT Skills Demand and Pay Trends Report

    Foote Partners News Release: Q4 2021 Update of IT Skills Demand and Pay Trends Report

    HIGHLIGHTS

    NON-CERTIFIED TECH SKILLS. 195 of 621 non-certified tech skills changed cash market value from July 1 to October 1 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.

    TECH CERTIFICATIONS. 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 630 noncertified IT skills: 

    • 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? 

     

    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

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

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    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...