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New Global Report Reveals IT Skills & Salary Expectations

by Tim Brunicardi on February 12, 2019

Global Knowledge’s 2018 IT Skills & Salary Report recently reported that IT professionals in the United States earn higher salaries than any of their counterparts across the globe.

What is Global Knowledge?Cyber Security

Global Knowledge specializes in IT training and learning services. They empower IT professionals and their employers with the skills and knowledge they need to remain successful and competitive in their chosen field. Currently, Global Knowledge has over 15 corporate offices around the world and assist clients in over 100 countries.

How Many IT Professionals Took Part in This Survey?

More than 16,200 IT professionals and decision-makers who lead them from around the world participated in Global Knowledge’s 2018 survey.

What Other Countries Took Part in This Survey?

In addition to North America, this survey represents the opinions of IT professionals from the following locations:

  • Africa
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • Middle East

What Topics Did This Survey Discuss?

The survey included several topics, including:

  • AWS certification
  • Cisco certification
  • Factors that influence skills and salaries
  • Certification resources
  • Job satisfaction rates
  • Issues in the IT industry
  • What topics interest IT professionals the most
  • Changes & challenges IT professionals will face moving forward

What Were the Findings of This Survey?

Some of the findings from this survey include:

  • Entry level IT workers average $55,000 annually
  • IT salaries begin at $77,000 annually in the U.S.
  • App Developers/Programmers average $88,000
  • Cloud Computing professionals average $110,000
  • Networking/Infrastructure professionals average $76,000
  • Security professionals average $100,000

Where Can I Get the Training I Need to Enter the IT Profession?

Hocking College in Nelsonville, OH offers both a Website & Application Development program and a Cybersecurity and Network Systems program. In only two years, students can graduate with either an Associate of Applied Science in Website & Application Development, or an Associate of Applied Science in Cyber Security & Network Systems Technology.

How Can These Programs Benefit Me?

Hocking College has partnered with both Amazon Web Services (AWS) Educate and Cisco Networking Academy to offer students in the Website Development and Cybersecurity programs with the opportunity to earn specific certifications that will help them be successful in the job market.

What is Amazon Web Services Educate?amazon_web_services

AWS Educate is a grant-oriented program for students, academic researchers, and educators. Their mission is to “teach tomorrow’s cloud workforce today.” Their long-term goal is to make the educational community more aware of Amazon’s public cloud services.

What is Cisco Networking Academy?

For over 20 years, the academy has been working on programs that promote both IT and career-building skills to over 7.8 million students in 180 countries.

How Can I Get More Information on Hocking College’s Computer Science Programs?

For more information on Hocking College’s Website and Application Development, contact Website and Applications Development Program Manager, Tasha Penwell, at penwellt31810@hocking.edu or by phone at (740) 753-7181.  

For more information on Hocking College’s Cybersecurity & Network Systems Program, contact Cybersecurity and Network Systems Program Manager, Mark Riley at rileym24177@hocking.edu or by phone at (740)753-7209.

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