What’s a Certification worth?

Many of the questions we ask in our annual IT Salary and Skills survey revolve around salary and certification, and what – if any – relationship exists between them.

This chart gives you the average salary of our respondents who held each certification, and the number of responders for each so you can get an idea of the sample size. One thing to keep in mind is that several people have multiple certifications.

I doubt any of you are surprised that the highest two salary averages are for CCIE and CCDP holders, but does the $9k-$14k increase between CCNA and a CCNA concentration surprise you? Let us know what you think.

If you want to see the rest of the data, download the complete 2010 IT Salary and Skills survey online.

Jill Liles, Editor

In this article

Join the Conversation