Given the uncertain economic times across the world and unemployment on the rise in most economies, especially the USA and the UK, does having an ITIL qualification set individuals apart and enhance their prospects of employment?
In our opinion the answer is most definitely 'Yes'. Not just ITIL qualifications but also other Service Management qualifications such as CobIT, ISO / IEC 20000 and Prince2 will certainly get you onto the Curriculum Vitae list to be reviewed.
However, qualifications alone will not guarantee a job within an IT department. Practical experience, putting the 'theory into practice', also plays a very large factor in determining whether you will get to the interview stage and ultimately are a successful candidate.
There are a large number of ITIL 'Red Badge' Service Managers out there across the Globe who are extremely good at studying and passing exams, but when you scratch the surface to test their practical knowledge of Service Management implementations they can often be found wanting.
According to a survey in 2008, the average salary for an IT Service Manager in the UK was approximately £47,500, the average salary for an IT professional with an ITIL qualification again in the UK was £42,206.
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