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Organizations are Increasingly Paying Premium Salaries for Top Tech Talent

July 09, 2019

Cary, NC – Organizations are increasingly paying premium prices to attract and retain IT professionals with critical skills. IT professionals earned, on average, $5,000 more this year compared to 2018. This is one of the findings in the Global Knowledge 2019 IT Skills and Salary Report.

Global Knowledge, the worldwide leader in IT training, has released its 12th annual IT Skills and Salary Report, the largest worldwide study of IT professionals covering salaries, in-demand skills, certifications, emerging technologies, and global skills gaps and their impacts.

This year over 12,200 respondents from 159 counties across 17 IT job functions participated in the survey. The 2019 report is being published in four sections.

Section 1, “Salary and Certifications,” is available to download now, (for free). It covers compensation, drivers behind salary increases, in-demand and top-paying certifications, benefits of achieving certifications, and free certification resources.
Zane Schweer, who leads Global Knowledge’s Report team, said, “Organizations needing people with skills and abilities in areas such as cloud, cybersecurity, IT architecture, and project management are increasingly paying top salaries to attract and retain them.”

“Certifications play a strong role in IT professionals contributing to organizational success: 52% of professionals said that after completing certification training their expertise is more sought after within their organization, and 45% report that they have implemented efficiency projects.”

The next three sections of the report will be published in the coming weeks:

  1. IT Decision-Maker Insights
  2. Professional Development and Job Satisfaction
  3. Looking Forward and Conclusions


Download the IT Salary and Certification report now >


In conjunction with the Report, Global Knowledge has made the following resources available:

About Global Knowledge

Global Knowledge builds skills that enable success.


Global Knowledge is the worldwide leader in IT and professional skills training. Located in 15 countries, it has the unique flexibility to deliver a broad portfolio worldwide, in classrooms, online, and through a worldwide partner network.


Established in 1995, Global Knowledge enables the success of more than 230,000 professionals each year.




For more information, please contact:

Robin Greer, VP Communications (located in Belgium)
+32 (0) 470 76 87 15


Zane Schweer, Director of Marketing Communications (located in the U.S.)
+1 (919) 388-1054


Release appears on PR Newswire.