Global Knowledge and Windows IT Pro, the authoritative websites in the United States, have published a survey called 2018 IT skills and salary report, which shows us the top 10 certificates with the highest value (salary) in the IT industry.
1. CRISC: risk and information system control certification
According to the requirements of ISACA (Information System Audit and Control Association), the certification holder is very familiar with the risks of information system and can design/implement solutions. According to the IT skills and salary report, the average annual salary of people with this certification is $119227. For those interested in information system security positions, it is a very good certificate.
2. CISM: registered information security manager
CISM certificate(click herer) requires the holder to be very proficient in information security management, which evaluates the management, design and evaluation of information for a particular organization. There are some prerequisites for this certification, such as holding other certificates (for example, GIAC). The report shows that the average annual salary of the holder of the certificate is $118348.
3. CISSP: registered information system security profession
CISSP certification is a certificate to assess the information system security professionals or from the ISC. Like CRISC and CISM above, these certificates recognize proficiency in security and risk management and software development security. The average annual salary of the certificate holder is $110603.
4. PMP: project management profession
The average annual salary of people with PMP certificateis $109405, and the PMP certification organized by PMI ranks fourth. PMP certification requires the holder to understand various program languages of project management.
5. CISA: Certified Information System Auditor
CISA is another ISACA certification. CISA requires information system auditors to have the necessary skills to evaluate systems and follow best practices to “support the trust and value of information systems.”. The average salary for CISA holders is $106181.
6. CCDA: Cisco Certified Design Engineer
CCDA, CISCO network design certification. To take the test of this certificate, you need to first pass another CISCOcertificate (such as CCNP routing and switching or any CCIE certificate), because this is the requirement of CCDA. The average salary of CCDA holders is $99701. If you are interested in becoming a network engineer, this certificate ranks the top in this field.
7. CCNP: Cisco Certified Network Profession
The average annual salary of CCNP certificateholders is $97038, ranking the seventh in the list of certificate with the highest salary. This certification is very useful for people with at least one year of network experience. It proves that the holder has the ability to implement and maintain WAN, and can work with experts to find solutions.
8. MCSE: Microsoft System Engineer Certification
MCSE certificate is a system engineer certification for network professionals provided by Microsoft. MCSE refers to a qualified person who has been proved to be able to effectively plan, implement, maintain and support information systems in a wide range of computing environments built with Microsoft Windows NT server and Microsoft Backoffice server products. The average salary of MCSE holders is $96215 per year.
9. ITIL V3 certification
Since the information technology infrastructure library (ITIL) was proposed by the British Department of Commerce in the mid-1980s, as a international standard for IT service management, ITIL has been fully supported by almost all IT giants in the world. IBM, HP, Microsoft, CAITIL, BMC, ASG and other well-known multinational companies are active advocates of ITIL. Based on ITIL, they have launched the software and implementation scheme of IT service management. ITIL master certification holders earn $95434 a year.
10. CEH: moral hacker certification
For information technology workers who want to specialize in “legitimate” hacker attacks, it is a vendor-independent (meaning it is not related to any brand) certification, using the same knowledge and tools as malicious hackers. At least two years safety related working experience is required. The average annual salary of CEH holders is $95155.