10 Most Highest Paying IT Certifications
The practice, paradigm, and pattern of the IT industry is revamping due to accelerated innovation in the arena of computer and information science and technology. The requirements in demand for IT professionals in the industry are also changing. As a result, these professionals try to keep their skills updated and upgraded to stay synchronized with the updated technology. Both vendor-neutral and vendor-specific certifications play a key role here to help the IT professionals update according to the change in the IT industry. In most cases, college and university degrees play a major factor in validating the individuals looking forward to developing their career as IT professionals. But, in reality, it might not be possible for many colleges and universities to change their syllabus and/or course content as frequently as the changes occur in the real world of information and technology.
These are some key reasons why businesses are focusing more on the Professional Development process. At the same time, colleges and universities have started offering Continuous education programs so that IT professionals can easily lift their skills and experience the new technology. IT jobs are being considered the most highly paid jobs across, and here, we will discuss the most highly paid IT certifications in the job market.
1. Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect
Google first declared certification in 2017, and this is now considered the topmost certification in the IT industry due to the rise of Cloud technology. This certification validates the capacity of an individual to serve the business as a Cloud Architect who can work on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and other platforms.
Skills in cloud technology are in high demand, and Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect is a globally recognized certification. This certification validates the capacity of IT professionals to design and develop secure, reliable and scalable solutions, using Google’s tools for a better business future.
Google Certified Professional Cloud Architects are usually getting paid around £107,865 per annum.
2. Project Management Professional (PMP)
The Project Management Institute (PMI) offers Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, which is now considered one of the best project management certifications in recent days. This certificate validates an individual’s competencies to manage projects and the ability to move forward as an effective team member. This certification will assess your competencies in five major managerial roles like the capacity of initiating, planning, the performance of executing, the effectiveness of controlling and monitoring and the capability of successful completion of any project.
To become PMP certified, you must complete 35 hours of intensive training on the subject matter. If you have already earned a bachelor’s degree, it is recommended that you earn experience in project management for 4,500 hours.
On average, a PMP certified professional is earning around £104,980
3. Certified ScrumMaster
Certified ScrumMaster is another most recognized and reputed project management certification. The focus of this certification program is to let the IT Professionals know about the importance and the process of work as a team on a project. To become a Certified ScrumMaster, you have first to pass the exam that contains around 24 to 35 questions, and then you have to attend a two-day workshop.
Certified ScrumMaster professionals are earning around £104,704 per annum.
4. AWS Certified Solution Architect – Associate
AWS Certified Solution Architect is considered another certification for IT professionals looking forward to working with web-based computing technologies. This certification validates the capability of an individual to work with large scale distributed computing. The duration of this certification exam is one hour twenty minutes.
AWS Certified Solution Architect certified professionals are earning around £102,694 per annum.
5. AWS Certified Developer – Associate
AWS Certified Developer is an associate-level globally recognized certification. This certification approves the ability of an IT professional to develop and maintain applications on AWS platforms. In the exam, you have to select the most appropriate AWS among others to develop apps, prove your skill on SDK and the knowledge to ensure the security of an application through your codes. The exam consists of multiple-choice questions, and the duration of this exam is one hour twenty minutes. The AWS Certified Developer – Associate exam prerequisite comprises at least one year or more real-time working experience and excellent knowledge and skill on at least one high-level programming language.
The average salary of AWS Certified Developer – Associate professionals is £100,783 per annum.
6. Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Server Infrastructure
Although Microsoft declared the ‘Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Server Infrastructure certification exam obsolete in 2017, IT professionals, who had already earned this certification, still are in high demand in the IT industry across the world. Microsoft has already brought new certifications on various tracks, which are updated but relevant to the subject matter of this certification. For this particular certification course, Microsoft has replaced it with MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. Multiple tracks are available in the new and updated certification from where you can pick the one, which fits best as per your work pattern and the demand of the organization. There is no specific prerequisite for this course. Still, it is preferred that the candidates for this exam have at least one or more certifications among Azure Administration Association, Azure Solution Architect Expert and Azure Developer Associate.
This certified professional is earning around £93,763 per year.
7. Information technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Information technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) is well known as the most extensively endorsed framework for IT Management worldwide. The subject matter of this certification covers basic to advanced IT Operations, Load Management, Availability and so on. The key purposes of this certification are to reduce the expense of IT Operations, properly Balance and Distribute IT resources and ensure the overall improvement of the IT infrastructure of the business.
The average annual salary of Information technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) certified professionals is £93,205.
8. Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
The key focus of a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) is to ensure and manage the organisation’s information security. It is another well-reputed and globally accepted certification for IT Professionals who are willing to develop their career in the arena of IT security. As a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), you will be responsible for designing, implementing and managing the security protocol of the business.
A Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) usually gets paid around £14,233 per year.
9. Certified in Risk and Information System Control (CRISC)
The Certified in Risk and Information System Control (CRISC) exam will validate your expertise on Assessment, Mitigation, Control, Identification, monitoring, reporting, and Response pattern while working as an IT Professional. For the candidates of this exam, it is recommended to have three years of working experience. The duration of the exam is four hours, and you have to answer around 150 questions.
A Certified in Risk and Information System Control (CRISC) earns around £90,754 per annum.
10. Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP)
IT professionals interested in building their careers as IT Auditors or System Engineers may consider ‘Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP)’ one of the best certifications to recognise expertise in relevant fields. This certification validates the capacity of an IT Professional to design, develop, deploy, manage and monitor the IT security of the business. No specific prerequisite is mentioned for the candidates of this exam, but it is expected to have five years of working experience in a relevant field.
A Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) earns around £90,371 per year.