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Top 20 Highest-Paying IT Certifications

The 2018 IT Skills and Salary Report by Global Knowledge found that in North America, the average salary difference between certified and non-certified IT staff is $15,913, or 22%.

Top 20 Highest-Paying IT Certifications

Studies show that 89% of IT professionals worldwide hold at least one certification. See the list below for the top 20 highest-paying IT certifications in 2018.

Top 20 Highest-Paying IT Certifications

  1. (ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  2. ISACA Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)
  3. ISACA Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT):
  4. AWS Certified Developer – Associate
  5. AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
  6. ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  7. Project Management Institute Project Management Professional (PMP®)
  8. Six Sigma Green Belt
  9. CompTIA Project+
  10. CompTIA Security+
  11. ISACA COBIT 5 Foundation
  12. EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  13. ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  14. Citrix Certified Expert – Virtualization (CCE-V)
  15. VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV)
  16. Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster
  17. Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Server Infrastructure
  18. CompTIA Network+
  19. ITIL® v3 Foundation
  20. Citrix Certified Professional – Networking (CCP-N)
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