The IT industry in Ireland, as in most most countries globally, is feeling the effects of the recession. Certification magazine has published their salary survey with responses from 40.000 IT Professionals in 167 countries.
As expected, 25% of respondents reported pay cuts since 2008 or expect to in the coming year and bonuses dropped. 30% attribute raises of 10-20% to a recently acquired cert and 47% think their most recently earned cert played a role in them getting a raise while 1 in 5 received a promotion in the first year after receiving their most recent certification. 85% say that since they became certified there is a greater demand for their skills and 86% say that certification has improved their problem-solving and has also increased their productivity on the job.
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