David Foote

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David Foote is a tech industry research pioneer and a frequently quoted industry authority on global tech workforce trends and multiple facets of the human capital side of technology value creation. He has spent more than two decades producing groundbreaking data-driven deep research and analysis targeting IT/business cross-skilling and technology and business management integration, while also pioneering new industry practices for more accurate compensation benchmarking and tracking/forecasting of tech skills supply and demand.

A keen predictive trends analyst, he built his reputation at Gartner, META Group and at several Silicon Valley technology and consumer products companies prior to co-founding Foote Partners in 1997. There he leads a senior team of former McKinsey & Company, Gartner, Mercer and Towers Watson analysts and consultants, and former HR, IT, and business executives and managers, in publishing continuously updated benchmark and market trends research reports supported by close research partnerships with 3,000 employers in the United States and Canada.

A popular featured opinion columnist, conference speaker, social media commentator, and regular contributor to countless print, online, radio, and television media sources, David’s research-backed forecasts and analyses reach a weekly global audience of millions of business and technology professionals.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of David Foote and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

How the pandemic is affecting tech jobs, skills and certifications

The 17 fastest-growing, highest-paying tech skills (no certification required)

The 17 fastest-growing, highest-paying tech skills (no certification required)

Employers are more apt to pay extra cash for noncertified tech skills compared to certifications. Here are the ones they covet the most right now, and why.

2019 update: Fastest growing tech skills that are already earning high pay premiums

2019 update: Fastest growing tech skills that are already earning high pay premiums

Cash pay premiums for these non-certified skills are well above average and still growing in market value.

Top 10 fastest growing, highest paying tech skills – and no certification required

Top 10 fastest growing, highest paying tech skills – and no certification required

Market values of these noncertified skills pay well above average and were still growing in cash pay premiums in the first half of 2018.

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