Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Need For IT Professionals To Double

Cisco has released some rather IT industry stats:

  • The need For IT professionals will double by 2013
  • The demand for wireless network specialists is expected to double in the next five years
  • In this time, demand for network security specialists will grow by 80%, and voice network specialists by 70%
  • Video instant messaging and calling is set to increase ten-fold through 2013
Cisco has also pointed out that the annual salary of a Cisco Certified professional increases up to 9% on average - compared to non-certified individuals. In the USA, a Cisco Certified network Professional (CCNP) earns an average salary of $101,020.

As Cisco eloquently puts it: "Knowledge is power, and certification is your proof."