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Single-Serving Certifications: More One-Off Responses to the CertMag Salary Survey

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

Here are some more unique individuals from the CertMag Salary Survey.There were more than 900 certifications included in the most recent Salary Survey conducted by our friends at Certification Magazine. And more than 4,700 individuals from 96 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.

 

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

 

1) Certified Micro Focus ZENworks Administrator — This one is held by a man who lives in Illinois. He is between the ages of 45 and 54 and has an annual salary of between $52,500 and $54,999. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a bachelor's degree.

 

2) NetApp Certified Storage Associate — This one is held by a man who lives in Germany. He is between the ages of 35 and 44 and has an annual salary of between $100,000 and $104,999, or between €89,241 and €93,702. The highest level of formal education he has completed is post-seconday school technical training (no college degree).

 

3) Offensive Security Exploitation Expert — This one is held by a man who lives in Pennsylvania. He is between the ages of 65 and 74 and has an annual salary of between $50,000 and $52,499. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a bachelor's degree.

 

4) Oracle Database Cloud Professional — This one is held by an individual who has an annual salary of between $20,000 and $22,499 and received a bonus in 2018. This individual, in total, has two current IT certifications and worked in IT for 5 years before getting their first certification.

 

5) QAI Certified Associate in Software Testing — This one is held by an individual who has an annual salary of between $80,000 and $82,499 and did not receive any bonus pay in 2018. This individual, in total, has two current IT certifications and worked in IT for three years before getting their first certification.

 

6) Salesforce Certified Marketing Cloud Email Specialist — This one is held by an individual who has an annual salary of less than $20,000 and did received a bonus in 2018. This individual, in total, has two current IT certifications and worked in IT for three years before getting their first certification.

 

7) SAS Certified Data Quality Steward — This one is held by a woman who lives in North Carolina. She is between the ages of 19 and 24 and has an annual salary of between $72,500 and $74,999. The highest level of formal education she has completed is a bachelor's degree.

 

8) SNIA Certified Storage Architect (SCSA) — This one is held by a woman who lives in Pennsylvania. She is between the ages of 45 and 54 and has an annual salary of between $155,000 and $159,999. The highest level of formal education she has completed is an associate's degree.

 

9) Talend Data Integration v6 Certified Developer — This one is held by a man who lives in Georgia. He is between the ages of 25 and 34 and has an annual salary of between $75,000 and $77,499. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a master's degree.

 

10) Teradata Database Certified Master — This one is held by a woman who lives in Georgia. She is between the ages of 55 and 64 and has an annual salary of between $195,000 and $200,000. The highest level of formal education she has completed is a master's degree.

 

11) The Open Group ArchiMate 3 Practitioner — This one is held by a man who lives in the Netherlands. He is between the ages of 35 and 44 and has an annual salary of between $70,000 and $72,499 or between €62,468 and €64,698. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a bachelor's degree.

 

12) VMware Certified Design Expert - Network Virtualization — This one is held by a man who lives in Malaysia. He is between the ages of 25 and 34 and has an annual salary of between $52,000 and $54,999, or between RM216,970 and RM229,483. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a bachelor's degree.