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Single-Serving Certifications: Still 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's another peek behind the CertMag Salary Survey curtain.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 fourth time serving up some Salary Survey leftovers. If you enjoyed this, then you may also enjoy sampling the first batch and the second batch and the third batch.

 

ADDENDUM: The 2020 Salary Survey is happening right now. Do you have at least one current IT certification? If so, then why not join in the fun? TAKE THE SURVEY

 

1) IFPUG Certified Function Point Specialist — This one is held by a man who lives in Brazil. He is between the ages of 35 and 44 and has an annual salary of between $37,500 and $39,999, or between R$156,836 and R$167,287. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a master's degree.

 

2) Nokia Certified Network Foundation — 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 $80,000 and $82,499, or between €73,112 and €75,395. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a bachelor's degree.

 

3) The Open Group FAIR — This one is held by a man who lives in Ohio. He is between the ages of 55 and 64 and has an annual salary of more than $200,000. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a master's degree.

 

4) Extreme Networks Extreme Certified Expert - Access Control — This one is held by a man who lives in Washington, D.C. He is between the ages of 35 and 44 and has an annual salary of between $110,000 and $114,999. He is currently in the process of furthering his education.

 

5) GIAC Secure Software Programmer - .NET (GSSP-.NET) — This one is held by a man who lives in Indonesia. He is between the ages of 25 and 34 and has an annual salary of between $30,000 and $32,499, or between Rp453,065,600 and Rp460,130,591. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a bachelor's degree.

 

6) EC-Council Secure Computer User — 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 $32,500 and $34,999. He is currently in the process of furthering his education.

 

7) Cloud School Cloud Certified Capacity Specialist — This one is held by a woman who lives in Singapore. She is between the ages of 35 and 44 and has an annual salary of less than $20,000, or less than S$27,582. The highest level of formal education she has completed is a bachelor's degree.

 

8) ICCP Information Systems Analyst — This one is held by a man who lives in Pakistan. He is between the ages of 25 and 34 and has an annual salary of more than $200,000, or more than Rs31,270,000. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a professional degree.

 

9) AXELOS RESILIA Practitioner — This one is held by a man who lives in Australia. He is between the ages of 55 and 64 and has an annual salary of between $130,000 and $134,999, or AU$192,491 and AU$199,893. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a master's degree.

 

10) Big Data Science School Certified Big Data Consultant — This one is held by a woman who lives in Pakistan. She is between the ages of 25 and 34 and has an annual salary of less than $20,000 or less than Rs3,127,000. The highest level of formal education she has completed is a bachelor's degree.

 

11) Avaloq Certified Professional — This one is held by a man who lives in North Carolina. He is between the ages of 25 and 34 and has an annual salary of between $125,000 and $129,999. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a master's degree.

 

12) IBM Certified Advanced Developer — This one is held by a man who lives in Indiana. He is between the ages of 35 and 44 and has an annual salary of between $105,000 and $109,999. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a master's degree.