This finding was also supported by the candidate response, where 84 percent of IT professionals consider that holding industry certifications will improve their employment opportunities.
And, a massive 87 percent of techies believe that recruiters and hiring managers would look for additional qualifications when recruiting for jobs in IT.
When it came to the certifications most valued by IT professionals in the current market,
- 43 percent of techies cited Microsoft (MCSE, MCSA and MCT) on the hardware side
- 29 percent for Cisco CCNA and CCNP
- 25 percent believed that the Prince2 Certification was most important, followed by the ITIL Certification.
Alex Farrell, managing director of The IT Job Board, commented: “It is clear to see that both recruiters and candidates value certifications, and the fact that these can have a huge impact on peoples’ IT job opportunities.
She added: “During difficult times, when employment is harder to come by and the competition is fierce, holding additional IT certifications could be vital.”
For more information visit the IT Job Board web site.