The Open Group Certified Architect (Open CA) certification aims to be just that: open. The program is vendor neutral and portable, and requires candidates to display their skills and experience working on architecture-related projects. The certification is expanding, according to The Open Group: “The Open CA program currently focuses on IT. However, the architecture profession is constantly evolving and to reflect this, The Open Group will incorporate dedicated Business Architecture and Enterprise Architecture streams into the Open CA program in the near future. Therefore, applicants will be able to become an Open CA in: It Architecture, Business Architecture, Enterprise Architecture.”
In Foote Partners’ final quarterly update to its 2013 IT Skills Demand and Pay Trends Report, data for 348 noncertified IT skills and 293 IT certifications was analyzed. Both skill groups collectively showed pay gains during this quarter.
The following is a list of IT certifications earning workers above average pay premiums right now, having been growing at above average rates in 2013. Foote Partners believes these are likely to continue to gaining market value over the next three to six months.