An individual who can present an ITIL® certificate demonstrates his seriousness in dealing with and resolving service management issues. ITIL® is the most adopted service management best practice today. Although the ITIL® salary will vary upon the different areas of expertise, an experience in the field of ITIL® application will definitely be an advantage to anyone.
If you are applying as ITIL® project manager, you should know and understand the needs of the clients and the business as well. Developing IT processes and strategies, handling projects and managing the approval of process in IT are just some of the major responsibilities of a project manager in ITIL®.
Certification plays a great part in Information Technology especially in ITIL®. This could affect your capability and your value ITIL® job market. ITIL® provides different certifications per training. The most basic would be the ITIL® Foundation Certificate followed by the ITIL® Practitioner Certificate and then by the ITIL® Manager Certificate. Additional certificates of the latest ITIL® v3 are now also being offered which could further increase your market value.
Some companies provide a very competitive tax free salary, paid holidays, healthcare provision, accommodation and perks such as free laptop and cell phone. Companies can provide big bonus if you qualify for their needs. The salary for ITIL® Project Manager is roughly around 000 to 000 in the UK and between $80,000 and $90,000 in the US. This is the going rate for ITIL® managers who have a proven track record in handling, monitoring, and implementing IT service management projects.