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Single-Serving Certifications: 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.

 

1) Arcitura Certified Cloud Capacity Specialist — 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 $30,000 and $32,499. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a bachelor's degree.

 

2) Cloudera Hadoop Data Platform (HDP) Certified Developer — This one is held by a woman who lives in Pennsylavania. 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.

 

3) Extreme Networks Extreme Certified Specialist — This one is held by a man who lives in Montana. He is between the ages of 25 and 34 and has an annual salary of between $45,000 and $47,499. The highest level of formal education he has completed is an associate's degree.

 

4) Fortinet Network Security Expert (NSE) Level 7 — This one is held by a man who lives in Germany. He is between the ages of 25 and 34 and has an annual salary of between $70,000 and $72,499, or between €64,360 and €66,650. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a bachelor's degree.

 

5) GIAC Advanced Smartphone Forensics (GASF) — This one is held by a man who lives in Indiana. He is between the ages of 55 and 64 and has an annual salary of between $92,500 and $94,999. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a master's degree.

 

6) Google Certified Professional: Data Engineer — This one is held by a woman who lives in India. She is between the ages of 25 and 34 and has an annual salary of between $47,500 and $49,999, or between ₹3,414,180 and ₹3,593,800. The highest level of formal education she has completed is a bachelor's degree.

 

7) HDI Desktop Support Manager — This one is held by a man who lives in Maryland. He is between the ages of 45 and 54 and has an annual salary of between $75,000 and $77,499. The highest level of formal education he has completed is post-high school technical training.

 

8) InfoVista Ipanema Certified Entry-Level Technician (ICET) — This one is held by a man who lives in the Netherlands. He is between the ages of 45 and 54 and has an annual salary of between $82,500 and $84,999, or between ƒ147,730 and ƒ152,200. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a master's degree.

 

9) Juniper Networks Certified Internet Expert (JNCIE-SEC) Security — This one is held by a man who lives in Sierra Leone. He is between the ages of 35 and 44 and has an annual salary of between $57,500 and $59,999, or between Le558,569,670 and Le582,845,600. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a master's degree.

 

10) Kinaxis Certified RapidResponse Author Level 1 — This one is held by a man who lives in Georgia. He is between the ages of 65 and 74 and has an annual salary of between $165,000 and $169,999. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a master's degree.

 

11) Micro Focus Vertica Accredited Software Professional — This one is held by a man who lives in Brazil. He is 18 or younger and has an annual salary of between $45,000 and $47,499, or between R$197,480 and R$208,450. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a bachelor's degree.

 

12) Microsoft Certified: Dynamics 365 for Marketing Functional Consultant Associate — This one is held by a man who lives in Maryland. He is between the ages of 35 and 44 and has an annual salary of between $165,000 and $169,999. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a bachelor's degree.