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

June 1, 2019

Extra pay awarded by employers to talented tech professionals for 554 non-certified tech skills ---also known as skills pay premiums---remained unchanged in the first quarter of 2019 despite 152 skills changing market value during this period. Currently averaging the equivalent of 9.4 percent of base salary on average for a single non-certified skill, this pay is now near its 19-year high. Conversely, average market values for 479 tech certifications decreased, down 1.2 percent overall, currently earning the equivalent of 7.4 percent of base salary on average for a single certification. That’s close to the lowest average pay premium in 5 years.

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