IT Management: Six IT Skills With Rising Pay, and Four Certifications Paying Less

 
 
By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2011-06-16
 
 
 

Gains

As noted by the report, average premium pay for some 252 noncertified IT skills rose in the first quarter of 2011, the fifth straight quarterly gain. Noncertified IT skill areas that enjoyed the greatest gains included, in order of greatest gains ...

Gains

Methodology/Process/Management

Skill segments include project management and CRM.

Methodology/Process/Management

Systems/Networking

Skill segments include network security management, SAN (storage-area networking) and Novell Netware.

Systems/Networking

Messaging and Communications

Skill segments include unified communications and messaging.

Messaging and Communications

Web and E-Commerce

Skill segments include knowledge of IBM's WebSphere and Microsoft's .NET platforms.

Web and E-Commerce

Applications Development

Skill segments include knowledge of Tcl, SAS, PL/SQL and WebSphere MQ (MQSeries).

Applications Development

Operating Systems

Skill segments include HP-UX (Hewlett-Packard's Unix variant), Linux and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Operating Systems

Declines

Meanwhile, pay for 231 different IT certifications declined 1.9 percent in the same period. Leading those declines: diminished certification pay in the following categories (in order of greatest loss) ...

Declines

Entry-Level and Training Certifications

They include MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) and CTT+ (CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer).

Entry-Level and Training Certifications

Networking and Communications Certifications

They include Cisco Systems' IP Contact Center Express Specialist, or CPCC.

Networking and Communications Certifications

Database Certifications

They include Oracle Certified Professional MySQL 5.0, Database Administrator (was Sun SCMDBA), Oracle Certified Expert MySQL 5.1 Cluster and MCDBA (Microsoft Certified Database Administrator).

Database Certifications

IT Security Certifications

They include CEH (EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker), SSCP (Systems Security Certified Practitioner), GREM (GIAC Reverse Engineering Malware) and GCIA (GIAC Certified Intrusion Specialist).

IT Security Certifications

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