IT Training is specific to the Information Technology (IT) industry, or to the skills necessary for performing information technology jobs. IT training includes courses related to the application, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems.
TOP 20 IT TRAINING COMPANIES
Each year, TrainingIndustry.com evaluates the global market for training providers and identifies the Top 20 companies in IT Training. Below are links to TrainingIndustry.com’s lists of the Top IT Training Companies for the past several years.
The IT training market is segmented into six broad market segments. Based on TrainingIndustry.com research, these segments reflect how IT training companies focus their suite of offerings and from which areas they derive most of their revenue.
- IT Infrastructure Training focuses on building, sustaining, and managing technical infrastructure.
- Programming and Database Training involves database construction and management, programming language, and similar areas.
- Enterprise Business Applications Training involves software applications that manage organizations’ processes, such as ERP, CRM, call center management, automated billing systems, etc.
- Desktop Applications Training focuses on how to use programs and applications for desktop users.
- Certification Training includes certifications, compliance, exam preparation, or boot camp style training programs.
- Cyber Security Training involves courses and training programs centered on IT network and system security.
The global IT training market reached $2.65B in 2015, according to estimates by TrainingIndustry.com. This is an approximate 1% increase from the 2014 spend of $2.62B (USD). TrainingIndustry.com estimates the 2016 market decreased slighty to around $2.6B (USD).
- 2015 – $2.65B
- 2014 – $2.62B
- 2013 – $2.78B
- 2012 – $2.8B
- 2011 – $2.7B
- 2010 – $2.6B
The North American (NA) market for IT training in 2014 was approximtely $1.41B (USD), which is roughly 54% of the global market.
- 2015 North America: $1.43B; Rest of World: $1.22B
- 2014 North America: $1.41B; Rest of World: $1.21B
- 2013 North America: $1.51B; Rest of World: $1.29B
- 2012 North America: $1.51B; Rest of World: $1.3B
- 2011 North America: $1.6B; Rest of World: $1.1B
Due to the evolving nature of technology, IT training content is constantly updated and adapted to reflect the current market. IT courses reside in a wide variety of curriculum areas including, but not limited to those listed below.
- Architecture and Engineering
- Cloud Computing
- Cyber Security
- Data Storage
- Databases/Database Management
- Mobile App Development
- Networking and Wireless
- Product Training (SaaS, Adobe, Microsoft, Citrix, Red Hat, etc.)
- Unified Communications
- VoIP and Telephony
- Web Design and Programming
Students of IT training programs are predominately those who work in jobs related to computer science, network administration, information technology management, cloud computing, telecommunications, etc.
General business professionals and consumers who use IT applications, and computer and software products are another important audience for IT training. IT training, more so than most other content segments of the training market, contains a substantial amount of business to consumer (B2C) training. Consumer training occurs when a student (or purchaser of a training program) completes the training on their own, without the recommendation, supervision, or support of an employer. This includes individuals aiming to improve their IT skill set or to gain certifications.
There is also a considerable amount of government spend in the IT training market, predominately in the area of cyber security.
Related Content on TrainingIndustry.com: