Do You Have a Top-Paying IT Certification?

Posted on January 28, 2014. Filed under: Career Management, Consulting/Contracting, Job Market Trends, Job Promotion, Job Search Tips, Salary |

IT certificationsStill thinking about whether to go and get the latest certification this year? Well, Global Knowledge has recently released a review of the 15 top-paying certifications for 2014 that might help you make up your mind.

Top 15:

  1. Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) by ISACA – $118,253
  2. Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) by ISACA – $114,844
  3. Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) by ISACA – $112,040
  4. Six Sigma Green Belt – $109,165 [not exactly IT specific, but it made the list]
  5. Project Management Professional (PMP®) by PMI – $108,525
  6. Certified Scrum Master by Scrum Alliance – $107,396
  7. Citrix Certified Enterprise Engineer (CCEE) – $104,240
  8. Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA) for Citrix NetScaler – $103,904 [as this cert has been discontinued, IT pros will need to transition to the Citrix Certified Professional – Networking (CCP-N)]
  9. Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) by  International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) – $103,822
  10. ITIL v3 Foundation by AXELOS – $97,682
  11. Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA) for Citrix XenServer – $97,578
  12. ITIL Expert Certification – $96,194
  13. Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA) – $95,602
  14. Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) – $95,276
  15. Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA) for Citrix XenDesktop – $95,094

Honorable Mentions:

  • CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional – $114,287
  • RHCSA: Red Hat Certified System Administrator – $94,802
  • VCP-DCV: VMware Certified Professional – Data Center Virtualization – $94,515
  • JNCIA: Juniper Networks Certified Internet Associate – $94,492
  • CCNP: Cisco Certified Network Professional -$90,833
  • CCNA R&S: Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing and Switching – $81,308
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2 Responses to “Do You Have a Top-Paying IT Certification?”

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I’m confused. How does one that scores in dollars, higher than numbers 3 through 15 only get an honorable mention? Or am I mis-reading what the point was, I thought the topic was top paying IT certifications… maybe it was by volume of people holding it as well… I’ll have to go read the original article…

I thought that too, Ken, when I first read the honorable mention list. They do state that those on the honorable mention list they only had a small sampling for.


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