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IT certifications that paid off the most in 2015

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    Certifications paying the most in 2015
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    The pace of technology is ever-increasing. With security issues, cloud adoption, legacy tech, big data and more, disruption abounds. So it's no wonder when it comes to skills and certifications there is so much volatility, making it difficult for employers and employees alike to know what skills are most valuable. "If you look at volatility [in pay premiums], right now it's about 19 percent. In fact, it's averaging about 17 percent over the last two years,"says David Foote, co-founder, chief analyst and research officer with Foote Partners. To help determine where to invest your training budget, each quarter Foote Partners publishes its IT Skills and Certifications Pay Index.

    With 2016 rapidly approaching, we examine the results of Foote Partners most recent data to find out which certifications are tracking the highest in regards to premium pay.


    Foote Partners works with more than 2,600 employers to bridge the disconnect between job titles, job content and compensation. And although certifications on this list have done well thus far, Foote cautions that certifications making the highest premium pay today don't always equate to certifications that will be most in-demand over the next year. Volatility in the tech marketplace combined with the fact that some certifying organizations can mount marketing campaigns large enough to move the needle with organizations and their adoption of technologies.

    "Historical pay premium performance is only one of many factors we consider in forecasting. It is normal in our forecasting that 50 percent or more of the skills showing the most growth in the prior three months and six months do not make our Hot List of skills that we are certain will increase in value in next 6 months," said Foote in a past interview.

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