Paying for Achievement
Between 4th quarter 2000 and 1st quarter 2001, CIOs diverted bonuses to proven performers. (Changes represent a percentage of average base pay; "hot" skills and certifications are those receiving pay premiums over 10 percent in 1st quarter 2001.)
Average decrease in bonuses for IT workers with "hot" skills
Average increase in bonuses for IT workers with "hot" certifications
Average increase in bonuses for high-performing IT professionals
Source: Foote Partners, LLC Hot Technical Skills & Certifications Pay Index, 1st Quarter 2001.