Security, Virtualization Roles Among Best-Paid IT Certifications
Technicians with certifications in security, virtualization and cloud computing top this year’s list of best-compensated IT workers, according to a new survey.
The list is based on the U.S. portion of Global Knowledge’s 2017 IT Skills and Salary Survey.
To be considered for the annual list, a certification had to generate at least 115 survey responses to ensure the data was statistically valid.
1. Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)
Avg. Salary: $131,298
Learn more: ISACA – formerly Information Systems Audit and Control Association, but now an acronym only – offers and manages the CRISC certification. Information is available at the ISACA website.
2. Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
Avg. Salary: $128,156
Learn more: Visit the ISACA website.
3. AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
Avg. Salary: $125,091
Learn more: Top AWS Certifications.
4. Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Avg. Salary: $121,729
Learn more: CISSP Certification Prep Course.
5. Project Management Professional (PMP)
Avg. Salary: $119,349
Learn more: PMP page at Project Management Institute website.
6. Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
Avg. Salary: $115,471
Learn more: CISA page at ISACA website.
7. Citrix Certified Professional – Virtualization (CCP-V)
Avg. Salary: $105,086
Learn more: CCP-V .
8. ITIL v3 Foundation
Avg. Salary: $103,408
Learn more: ITIL certification tracks
9. VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV)
Avg. Salary: $102,962
Learn more: VCP5-DCV.
10. Citrix Certified Associate – Networking (CCA-N)
Avg. Salary: $102,598
Learn more: CCA-N exam.
11. Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) – Server Infrastructure
Avg. Salary: $101,150
Learn more: MCSE Cloud Platform and Infrastructure.
12. Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) – Windows Server 2008
Avg. Salary: $99,558
13. Citrix Certified Associate – Virtualization (CCA-V)
Avg. Salary: $99,411
Learn more: CCA-V.
14. Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP) Routing & Switching
Avg. Salary: $96,826
Learn more: CCNP Routing and Switching certification.
15. Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) – Windows Server 2012
Avg. Salary: $93,718
Learn more: MCSA Windows Server 2012.
*Note: With most certifications, upgrading to the Citrix Certified Professional-Virtualization (CCP-V) increases the average salary (this year from $99,411 to $105,086).
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