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Cisco CCNA and AWS cloud networking rank among highest paying IT certifications

November 30, 2023


Cloud expertise continues to be in high demand and attract the highest compensation. Networking and security credentials are also financially fruitful, according to Skillsoft’s ranking of the 20 top-paying IT certifications going into 2024.

At number one on this year’s list is Google Cloud-Professional Cloud Architect with an average annual salary of $200,960. Last year this certification ranked third, and Skillsoft expects that “developments in cloud – particularly the reliance on and maturation of the technology – have led many in the industry to entrust providers like Google with their data.” Google recommends professionals have at least three years of experience before taking the $200 online or in-person exam for this certification, which lasts two years.

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