That logically makes it a hot career path, one that cloud computing and SOA expert David Linthicum says you're most likely to carve out yourself. He says data integration "experts" grow from developing integration strategies within their own organizations. In this post at Data Integration Blog, he elaborates on seven vital things to understand:
In a Dice survey last fall of 18,325 IT pros, it found these average salaries related to integration:
Starting salaries continue to be pushed down, though, Dice.com Managing Director Alice Hill told Integration Developer News.
There are plenty of books, webinars, seminars, videos and technology training out there to help you gain these skills. Also our IT Downloads Center contains a wealth of resources, including these job descriptions, which can help you understand the skills required: