15 Top-Paying IT Certifications for 2016

top15

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 2016 survey. Their survey was conducted in late 2015, and released in 2016.

2016 Top 15 Paying IT Certifications:

  1. AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate $125,871
  2. Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) $122,954
  3. Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) $122,291
  4. Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) $121,923
  5. Project Management Professional (PMP®) $116,094
  6. Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) $113,320
  7. Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) Routing and Switching $112,858
  8. Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Data Center $107,045
  9. Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP) $105,008
  10. Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) $103,297
  11. Six Sigma Green Belt $102,594
  12. Citrix Certified Professional – Virtualization (CCP-V) $102,138
  13. Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP) Security $101,414
  14. ITIL® v3 Foundation $99,869
  15. VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV) $99,334

Honorable mention certifications based on employee response includes the following:

  1. A+ $72,546
  2. CCNA Routing and Switching $79,942
  3. Network+ $74,828
  4. Security+ $81,467
  5. CCNP Routing and Switching $95,881

When establishing compensation levels, certifications go hand in hand with experience as well as industry tenure. VAR Staffing welcomes your input or interest in discussing your staffing needs. Call us at 972-996-0966