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Single-Serving Certifications: More Bites of Discrete Data from the CertMag Salary Survey

Certification Magazine hands off some data leftovers from its annual Salary Survey. We pop them in the microwave.

Certification Magazine hands off some data leftovers from its annual Salary Survey. We pop them in the microwave.There were more than 900 certifications included in the most recent Salary Survey conducted by our friends at Certification Magazine. And more than 5,000 individuals from 99 different countries participated in the survey. Put all of those numbers together and you get an impressively large amount of data.

 

Lots of that data gets reported, both in Certification Magazine itself and online at CertMag.com. Even with somewhere around 75 additional Salary Survey articles appearing at the website in the course of each year, however, there's still a mountain of data that doesn't really get used for anything at all.

 

That's why today we have a fat serving of Salary Survey leftovers for you. These are odds and ends that ordinarily would get swept into the digital dustbin and be winked out of existence by the DELETE key. Sometimes it's interesting, of course, to look around at the (data) dump and see what ended up there.

 

Today we have a dozen rejects, 12 randomly chosen certifications each held by exactly one — and only one — individual who responded to the survey. We've also tossed in a few facts about the one survey respondent who holds each of these lonely credentials.

 

We hope you enjoy these oddments. If this batch is well-received, then we may randomly publish other tidbits that are passed along to us throughout the year.

 

NOTE: This is our second time serving up some 2020 Salary Survey leftovers. If you missed the first batch, click here to have a taste.

 

1) Avaya Certified Implementation Specialist — This one is held by a man who lives in Australia. He is between the ages of 35 and 44 and has an annual salary of between $95,000 and $97,499, or between $155,694 (AUD) and $159,789 (AUD). The highest level of formal education he has completed is a master’s degree.

 

2) AXELOS AgileSHIFT Certification — This one is held by a man who lives in Washington, D.C. He is between the ages of 45 and 54 and has an annual salary of between $60,000 and $62,499. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a master’s degree.

 

3) Blackberry Enterprise Developer Expert — This one is held by a man who lives in Slovakia. He is between the ages of 45 and 54 and has an annual salary of more than $200,000, or more than €182,197. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a master’s degree.

 

4) C Certified Professional Programmer — This one is held by a man who lives in India. He is between the ages of 45 and 54 and has an annual salary of between $30,000 and $32,499, or between ₹2,265,225 and ₹2,453,918. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a master’s degree.

 

5) Digital Analytics Association Certified Web Analyst — This one is held by a man who lives in Virginia. He is between the ages of 19 and 24 and has an annual salary of between $90,000 and $92,499. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a high school diploma.

 

6) eLearn Security Certified Digital Forensics Professional — This one is held by a man who lives in India. He is between the ages of 35 and 44 and has an annual salary of between $20,000 and $22,499, or between ₹1,510,150 and ₹1,698,843. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a master’s degree.

 

7) Hitachi Vantara Architect Specialist — This one is held by a woman who lives in Pennsylvania. She is between the ages of 35 and 44 and has an annual salary of between $70,000 and $72,499. The highest level of formal education she has completed is a master’s degree.

 

8) Linux Foundation Certified Kubernetes Application Developer — This one is held by a man who lives in India. He is between the ages of 25 and 34 and has an annual salary of less than $20,000, or less than ₹1,510,150. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a bachelor’s degree.

 

9) Oracle Java Master — This one is held by a man who lives in Romania. He is between the ages of 35 and 44 and has an annual salary of between $77,500 and $79,999, or between L341,542 and L352,555. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a bachelor’s degree.

 

10) Palo Alto Networks Certified Cybersecurity Associate — This one is held by a man who lives in Virginia. He is between the ages of 25 and 34 and has an annual salary of between $60,000 and $62,499. The highest level of formal education he has completed is post-high school technical training.

 

11) Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrator — This one is held by a woman who lives in Ohio. She is between the ages of 45 and 54 and has an annual salary of between $100,000 and $104,999. The highest level of formal education she has completed is a master’s degree.

 

12) Riverbed Certified Performance Engineering (RCPE): EUE & Application Visibility - Associate — This one is held by a man who lives in Virginia. He is between the ages of 45 and 54 and has an annual salary of between $175,000 and $179,999. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a doctorate.