Offshore Outsourcing Hits Paychecks

Foote Partners reported last week that sending IT jobs overseas is causing domestic IT salaries to slip.

Foote Partners reported last week that sending IT jobs overseas is causing domestic IT salaries to slip for the third quarter in a row.

The management and IT work force research company also found that application development certifications lost nearly 18 percent of their value of the past two years; Webmaster/Internet certifications were down 22.7 percent in 2003; beginner certifications such as the Microsoft Certified Professional, Certified Computing Professional and CompTIA A+ were down 13.6 percent; and database certifications fell 9.4 percent.