Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Top 15 Paying IT Certifications According to Global Knowledge Training

Certifications are good for marketing and a necessary evil, but certainly not the be all/end all!

Global Knowledge Training LLC published a white paper outlining the top 15 paying IT certifications for 2012 based upon a survey they conduct annually. In the white paper, they don’t specify how they selected their sample for the survey; however they do maintain that the certifications and associated salaries were included only if there were at least 200 responses for that particular certification in the survey.

As such (and as the author points out), some certifications that do not have a large population in the work force (or that are more exclusive) may be inadvertently – and obviously – missing from this list (e.g., CCIE, VCDX, or OCSP).

Here are the results from the survey:

PMP - Project Management Professional $111,209
CISSP – Certified Information System Security Professional $110,342
CCDA – Cisco Certified Design Associate $101,915
ITIL v3 Foundation $97,691
MCSE – Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer $91,650
VCP – Vmware Certified Professional $91,648
CCNP – Cisco Certified Network Professional $90,457
CompTIA Server+ $84,997
MCITP – Microsoft Certified IT Professional $84,330
CCNA – Cisco Certified Network Associate $82,923
MCSA – Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator $82,923
CompTIA Security+ $80,066
MCP – Microsoft Certified Professional $79,363
CCENT – Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician $74,764
CompTIA Network+ $71,207

These results are based on US job market but you can use these figures as a benchmark or if you already have above certification, you can campre your salary with the US market.

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