7 IT security skills certifications on the rise

A number of IT security skills certifications requiring candidates to pass exams have sharply gained in terms of demand and pay value, according to a new Foote Partners report.

The “2013 IT Skills Demand and Pay Trends Report” is based on the tracking of the demand for a wide range of IT skills at 2,496 private and public-sector U.S. and Canadian employers for a total of 151,864 IT professionals.

For the second quarter, seven IT security certifications gained 10% or more in market value in terms of demand from the previous quarter, according to Foote Partners. David Foote, chief analyst and research officer, says obtaining certifications in IT skills typically means the worker’s pay gets a boost, often as a bonus for having been certified for certain skills through training and passing an exam of some type.

SOURCE: networkworld.com

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