Technology professionals with key database skills were in the highest demand during the first quarter of 2017. That is the finding of new research from Foote Partners, which tracks compensation for hundreds of specific skillsets in information technology.

So-called pay premiums – the amount of additional compensation paid to a professional that has a skill versus those that do not – rose the largest for database skills then for all other skills tracked by the firm. Non-certified database skills paid 7.8 percent in additional compensation during that time period, while certified database skills paid an extra 11.2 percent.

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