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Foote Partners reported last week that sending IT jobs overseas is causing domestic IT salaries to slip for the third quarter in a row.

The management and IT work force research company also found that application development certifications lost nearly 18 percent of their value of the past two years; Webmaster/Internet certifications were down 22.7 percent in 2003; beginner certifications such as the Microsoft Certified Professional, Certified Computing Professional and CompTIA A+ were down 13.6 percent; and database certifications fell 9.4 percent.