For those that work in the IT industry, having project management experience, especially in ITaaS, SaaS, PaaS, IaaS and Big Data, is a great way to ensure opportunity for promotion in your field. The highest demand positions place significant value on agile and/or devops experience.  Working with senior executives, business leaders, customers, vendor/partners and internal resources across the full product life cycle is increasingly important and can put candidates on the fast track. 

In fact, in just the previous year alone, the employment opportunities for project managers have exploded. There has been year-over-year growth of 123.6 percent across the board for project managers.  In a recent salary survey, IT PMs reported having a 21 percent pay advantage over mechanical and construction PMs.

Certifications remain important and provide an external perspective to competency, but their emphasis and value continues to vary by industry sector and company.  Project management certifications include Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL).  In the commercial service and product segments, experience as product owner, program manager and project manager for software as a service, platform as a service and infrastructure as a service may be more important than certifications.

As more and more companies begin to make the shift to the software and XaaS service space, demand for successful IT project managers will continue, especially as the diversity and complexity of cloud services drive revenue and margins.

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