How does your salary compare to national averages? What skills are in demand in the competitive job market? Which certifications and training impact salary? Help us discover these answers and more by participating in our 2015 IT Skills and Salary Survey: www.penton.com/research/KL/
Global Knowledge and VMware are conducting one of the industry’s most extensive and comprehensive studies of IT and business professionals. Last year, more than 16,300 from around the globe completed the survey. By providing insight into your profession, we can make this year’s survey even bigger.
Just what kind of trends in skills and salaries can be gleaned from these studies? Well, the Global Knowledge IT Salary and Skills survey has been tracking the trends in skills development for IT professionals since 2008. One of the key trends observed is the rise in importance of virtualization as a means of extended IT resources. In support of that trend has been the development of certifications which document an IT professional’s skills and capabilities to drive effective use of virtualization technology.
VMware certifications have a demonstrated impact on the holder’s skills as well as their earning potential. For example, in the 2014 IT Salary and Skills study the average salary for all IT professionals was $87,873. Respondents who hold a VMware certification saw a positive salary differential of $6,915 – that’s 7.9% higher. The salary differential is even higher when you compare IT professionals involved in virtualization without a certification to those who are VMware certified.
We invite you to be part of this important research to identify IT and business pros’ salary trends, valuable training and certifications, and other fundamental topics. Completing the survey will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes, and you’ll receive a complimentary copy of our IT Skills and Salary Report when it’s published in March.
Complete the survey by October 24th to be entered in a random drawing to win one of eight $250 American Express gift cards.
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