Pay for certified IT skills up 2.6% in 2005, pay for non-certified up 4.4%

In 2005 pay for non-certified IT skills grew nearly 70% more than pay for certifications, or 4.4% versus 2.6% respectively, according to Foote. Premium pay for 103 non-certified skills in Q1 2006 averaged about 7.1% of base salary for a single skill, up from 6.8% in Q1 2005.