Certifications Versus Skills
IT certifications are still valuable in the job market, but they dont enjoy the lead they once had over non-certified technical skills in terms of premium pay and demand, new research from Foote Partners LLC shows. According to the companys statistics, a single certification now accounts for about 8.3 percent of base pay, whereas a single non-certified skill comprises 7.1 percent of income. I think certifications have taken a real hit lately, and predictably so, said David Foote, CEO and chief research officer of Foote Partners. We saw this a year ago, but we didnt want to report it until we had the data. We saw that over the past six months, from a growth perspective, theyre really losing ground. But theyre still worth more.
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