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Oct 12 2012   2:21PM GMT

Interesting IT Personnel Demand Infographic



Posted by: Ed Tittel
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Infographic title block puts words in front of a network diagram.

Infographic title block puts words in front of a network diagram.

Working with Infographic clearinghouse Visual.ly, Cisco has recently produced a fascinating infographic entitled “Demand for IT Networking Professionals in USA” (click the link to see the whole thing; I’ll be including bits and pieces of this work throughout my blog post here). Overall, it’s a colorful, intelligently-populated, and artfully produced collection of information bound to be of great information to this blog’s readership.

The rest of the piece is broken into various sub-panels that address the following topics and information:

  • Compound annual growth rate for network traffic by class of device, including PCs (26%), TVs (77%), Mobile-2-Mobile (86%), Smartphones (119%), and Tablets (129%).
  • Top Technical Skills in demand from the “what CIOs want” perspective and in terms of the fastest growing IT jobs, where network and computer systems administrators, information security analysts, Web developers, and computer network architects, along with computer systems analysts, all lead the pack with annual growth rates of over 20 percent.
  • There’s also an interesting chart of 2012 Salary by job function that shows a surprising number of job titles with top ends above $100,000 per year, including titles related to the job roles mentioned in the previous bullet item.
  • The graphic concludes with 2012 top Cisco Certifications by Salary, which I’ll reproduce for your perusal here:

    All of the entry-level certs appear in this list, because they are biggest by size -- not pay!

    All of the entry-level certs appear in this list, because they are biggest by size — not pay!

Even so, the pay levels shown for these junior credentials aren’t at all bad, and argue forcefully that those who earn more advanced Cisco certs must surely be making more still!

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