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

November 30, 2023

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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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