Top Certifications Salary Compared
VMware Certified Professionals command higher salaries, report shows is blog written by Joe Foran that explores the value of the VCP certification. Joe uses to create a graph that compares the average annual salary of today’s popular technical certifications to demonstrate that, as Joe puts it, “the VCP is as hot as ever”. I figured if Joe can do it I can do it too, so I used to recreate basically the same salary comparison table for this post MCTS Training.

Joe’s post is actually an update to his first post on the VCP salary topic published around 6 months ago, and he plans to continue to monitor the certification salary trends in the future. He also plans to add the new VMware certs and any Citrix Xen certs in future updates. For now, Joe points out trend differences since his last post:

“Since I last covered this topic, the following shifts occured:

* The VCP gained $3,000
* The A+ climbed $6,000
* Network+ declined $1,000
* MCP gained $1,000
* MCSE gained $2,000
* CCA lost $2,000
* CCEA picked up $2,000
* RHCT picked up $3,000
* RHCE picked up$2,000
* RHCA lost $1,000

The big gain in VCP salaries over a period of less than six months shows that this technology is still very much an in-demand skill set and a hot certification to show off. It’s a new year and salaries did jump overall, so this is reflected in the data.”

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