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15 Top-Paying IT Certifications for 2018

Everyone wants to know; both employers and employees.  What are the top paying certifications in the IT industry? One answer comes from Global Knowledge, in their recently released 15 Top-Paying Certifications for 2018 survey. Their survey was conducted in late 2017, and released in 2018.

 

2018 Top 15 Paying IT Certifications:

  1. Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) – $121,363
  2. AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate – $121,292
  3. Project Management Professional (PMP®) – $114,473
  4. AWS Certified Developer – Associate – $114,148
  5. Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) – $111,475
  6. Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) – $111,049
  7. Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) – $108,043
  8. Certified ScrumMaster – $106,938
  9. Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) – $106,375
  10. Six Sigma Green Belt – $104,099
  11. Citrix Certified Professional – Virtualization (CCP-V) – $103,424
  12. Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) – Server Infrastructure – $100,656
  13. Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) – $99,684
  14. Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP) Routing and Switching – $99,402
  15. Citrix Certified Associate – Networking (CCA-N) – $99,217

 

Notable Trends:

  • All but three of the top 15 certifications pay $100,000 or more.
  • Six are in security (1, 5, 6, 9, and 13), up from four last year.
  • Four are from ISACA (1, 6, 7, and 13), the most from any vendor, and up from three last year.
  • Three are in virtualization and cloud computing (2, 4, and 11), down from four last year.
  • Three are in business (3, 8, and 10), up from two last year.
  • Two are in networking (14 and 15).
  • One is based on Windows knowledge (12), down from three last year.
  • All of the top seven certifications were also in last year’s top 10
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