The top-paying IT certifications in the United States reveal a growing emphasis on cloud computing and cybersecurity. Experts in these fields are in high demand and are earning big paychecks because of it!
Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect
The GCP Cloud Architect certification continues to top the charts with the highest salaries in IT. Since it’s launch in 2017, it has allowed IT professionals a chance to broaden their skills and better their career (and paycheck). When you become a GCP you will have the ability to design, develop and manage a secure, scalable and reliable cloud architecture.
Any organization that utilizes the Cloud would need this critical role on their payroll. Individuals with these skills are in such demand, the average cloud computing professional could earn a salary of over $160,000 a year.
To achieve this certification, you must pass the Google Certified Professional – Cloud Architect exam.
AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Solutions Architect – Associate allows an individual to certify they are an expert in the design and deployment of scalable systems on AWS. It is am ideal certification for those who design cloud infrastructures, reference architectures, or deploy systems and applications.
CISM – Certified Information Security Manager
The top-paying cybersecurity certification this year is ISACA’s Certified Information Security Manager. As a CISM you will learn the skills crucial to managing, designing and assessing an enterprise’s information security.
To earn this certification, you must pass the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) exam, which consists of four domains:
- Information Security Governance
- Information Risk Management
- Information Security Program Development and Management
- Information Security Incident Management