Thanks to everyone that participated in our 2019 Salary and Skills Survey. I shared the results of the survey at our Wisdom conference at Twickenham Rugby Stadium this week. The video below is a digital version of the presentation. The slide deck used in the session is also included below for reference. This survey was kindly sponsored by Livingstone Technologies.
265 ITAM Professionals from the ITAM Review newsletter participated. 27 countries were represented and results were collected from March to May 2019.
“On behalf of Livingstone, we are very proud to have supported this important research which shows progress is being made towards gender equality and increased recognition for SAM professionals around the world. It also shows how the SAM world is changing, with confirmation that cloud and data center skills are becoming increasingly important.
It’s not surprising to us that the top-ranked SAM skills were found to be ‘Reporting & Analysis’ and ‘Working with Stakeholders’. Indeed, Livingstone agrees that this should be a prime focus of internal SAM teams as they concentrate on making data and insight available to a wider group of stakeholders across the business. We believe that skills such as licensing expertise, data processing and managing activities such as audit defense can increasingly be outsourced to (or augmented by) dedicated service providers that can afford to have such skills permanently on staff in a way that most end user organizations cannot. That allows in-house SAM teams to not only run lean without feeling short-staffed, but also to concentrate on selling the value of SAM rather than being stuck at the coalface of tools administration.
We look forward to reflecting further on the results in the coming weeks, but would like to thank everyone that took part in this important exercise.”
This survey has been kindly sponsored by Livingstone Technologies.
The slide deck used for this video is here: