SAP Watch

May 10 2006   10:29AM GMT

SAP ABAP, IBM WebSphere, RFID skills pay rising

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Employers are paying a premium for SAP ABAP, IBM WebSphere skills Java experts and radio frequency identification technology talent, according to research from Foote Partners LLC.

Download the IT skills and certifications ranking podcast with David Foote here: This week we also discuss the latest SAP news including SAP and Microsoft unveiling its new Duet software and Forrester Research ranking SAP and Oracle on supporting the order hub management cycle.

(4:00) Employers are putting less value on certifications: Are certifications worth it anymore?

(6:05) What certifications have remained market stalwarts?

(8:43) If we do head into a recession or there is a blip in the market, would IT personnel with certifications fare better than personnel going on experience and skills alone?

(9:49) How often do you produce reports? What is your background and methodology?

(14:08) What non-certified technical skills are seeing the most growth, according to your latest research?

(18:00) SAP ABAP developers and other SAP skills are hot, according to Foote.

(18:48) Are Oracle skills growing in value as quickly as SAP skills?

(19:15) Are Web services and service oriented architecture projects driving the need for IT personnel with these skills?

(20:47) Operating systems: Linux skills are in big demand, Foote said.

(21:35) Messaging and project management skills are in demand, Foote said.

(26:25) What are the highest paying certifications identified in your research?

(27:39) Any good news for database administrators?

(30:21) What are the highest paying non-certified skills?

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