IT market demands certified professionals. Now when you land up on Google finding about the IT certifications, you get flooded with answers. This creates confusion as to which one to go for.
Hence, to help you out with a choice, we have been able to list down them after a detailed study of collective data on top paying IT certification.
Let’s see them one by one:
I) CRISC: Certified in Risk and Information Systems control
Networkers Home can visualize that more than 20,000 people worldwide have acquired this credential. Ninety-six percent of those who have earned it have kept it current. Demand for this certification has surpassed the supply, which has substantially driven up the salaries in 2017.
As per ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association), this certification makes it sure that the holder gets acquainted with the risks related to information system, designing and implementing solutions. As per the Salary Report, has an average salary of $119,000/year, and is a great choice for those interested in Information Systems Security positions.
II) CISM: Certified Information Security Manager
This is another ISACA certification, the CISM certification validates ability of candidate related to information security management. This is helpful for someone who manages designs and assesses information security for a given organization. According to the Skills and Salary Report, holders of this certification earn $118,348/year (on an average basis).
III) Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
CISSP makes a place for itself on third position on the list of highest paying certifications. Like CRISC and CISM above, this certification helps validate the skills and proficiency in security and risk management, as well as software development security. The average annual reported salary for holders of this certification is $110,603.
IV) PMP: Project Management Professional
Project Management is a domain which has increased manifolds. Within no time many technologies have been added under it. It is the toughest of all PM certifications. With an average annual salary of $109,405, the PMP certification stands out to be on 4th position. Through this one able to develop an angle to analyze and understand project lifecycle, understand risk management etc.
V) CISA: Certified Information Systems Auditor
This is another ISACA certification that makes sure that Information Systems auditors develop the apt skills necessary to understand and evaluate systems and follow best practices to “support trust in and value from information systems”. The average salary of CISA holders is $106,181.
VI) CCDA: Cisco Certified Design Associate
CISCO being the most reputed of all the vendors, finds its place in the list. It is CCDA that stands 6th. To be CCDA certified for sure prerequisites are CCNP in Routing& Switching or CCIE. The average income of a CCDA holder is $99,701. IF you really looking forward to a career as Network engineer or specialist then this one is definitely for you.
VII) CCNP Routing and Switching
CCNP Routing and Switching with the updated syllabus finds itself at the 7th position. This one holds value for someone who has at least one year of networking experience. It ensures that the holder is able to apply, execute and maintain wide-area networks and wants to work with specialists on solutions.
The average salary drawn by them is $97,038 per year.
VIII) MCSE: Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
MCSE is one the popular Microsoft certification. The certification focuses on implementation of technology over the wide variety of versions. MCSE has found a place on 8th position. However, an MCSE is still a highly respected certification to get hold of and the average salary for MCSE holders is $96,215/year.
IX) ITIL v3 Foundation
The ITIL v3 certification, one of the certification that forms a part of project management domain that serves the service industry finds the 9th position on the popularity list. The average annual salary for ITIL Master Certification holders is $95,400. The Master certification expects an ITIL Expert certification and recognizes the skills for those who can apply ITIL concepts of quality IT solutions in real-world situations.
X) Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Last but not the least is CEH. It has gained popularity over the years due to increased threats from hackers and security issues.It is a vendor. It trains to impart knowledge to aspirants regarding “legal” hacking. It helps you implement security measures and be away fron malicious hackers.). Two years of security-related experience is favored before receiving a CEH. The average annual salary for CEH holder is $95,155.
Reading the above makes it pretty clear what is the market trend these days. But my suggestion always is that you should follow the trend and analysis but you should always align it with your passion and interest. Because if you enroll and acquire a certification going by the masses you might land up with job that you don’t love.
So don’t be in for a boring career and choose your certification wisely!!!