In late 2008, Global Knowledge and TechRepublic partnered to create and distribute a comprehensive IT salary survey. As part of the survey, IT professionals answered questions about their overall job satisfaction, base salary, benefits, bonuses, certifications and more.

In an IT Dojo video and blog post, I examine the survey’s results and discuss several factors that can increase your base salary, including the five most lucrative technical certifications. The results highlighted two points. First, IT professionals believe training and certifications can positively affect their salaries. Second, hiring managers believe that certifications affect the salaries of potential employees.

If you’ve completed an IT training program or earned an IT certification, did your salary benefit?