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Single-Serving Certifications: Still Still Going with Further Morsels 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 4,000 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 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. As happened last year, we will present a series of these samplers throughout spring, summer, and early fall.

 

NOTE: This is our ninth time serving up some 2021 Salary Survey leftovers. If you missed the eighth batch, click here to have a taste.

 

1) mile2 Certified Information Systems Security Officer — This one is held by a man who lives in Canada. He is between the ages of 45 and 54 and has an annual salary of between $72,500 and $74,999, or between C$92,520 and C$95,710. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a bachelor's degree.

 

2) mile2 Certified Disaster Recovery Engineer — This one is held by a woman who lives in Kentucky (in the United States). She is between the ages of 45 and 54 and has an annual salary of between $72,400 and $74,999. The highest level of formal education she has completed is a bachelor's degree.

 

3) mile2 Certified Information Systems Security Auditor — This one is held by a man who lives in Taiwan. He is between the ages of 35 and 44 and has an annual salary of between $42,500 and $44,999, or between NT$1,182,510 and NT$1,252,040. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a master's degree.

 

4) mile2 Certified Information Systems Risk Manager — This one is held by a man who lives in Canada. He is between the ages of 35 and 44 and has an annual salary of between $82,500 and $84,999, or between C$105,220 and C$108,400. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a bachelor's degree.

 

5) NetApp Certified Implementation Engineer—Data Protection Specialist — This one is held by a man who lives in Arizona (in the United States). He is between the ages of 45 and 54 and has an annual salary of between $115,000 and $119,999. The highest level of formal education he has completed is post-high school technical training.

 

6) Nokia Service Routing Architect (SRA) Certification — This one is held by a man who lives in Poland. He is between the ages of 35 and 44 and has an annual salary of between $45,000 and $47,499, or between zł179,780 and zł109,760. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a master's degree.

 

7) PMI Portfolio Management Professional — This one is held by a man who lives in China. He is between the ages of 55 and 64 and has an annual salary of between $185,000 and $189,999, or between ¥1,197,120 and ¥1,229,460. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a master's degree.

 

8) Red Hat Certified Specialist in Identity Management — This one is held by a man who lives in New Jersey (in the United States). He is between the ages of 35 and 44 and has an annual salary of more than $200,000. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a master's degree.

 

9) Red Hat Certified Specialist in Security: Linux — This one is held by a man who lives in Maine (in the United States). He is between the ages of 45 and 54 and has an annual salary of between $185,000 and $189,999. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a bachelor's degree.

 

10) Red Hat Certified Specialist in Containers for Kubernetes — This one is held by a man who lives in France. He is between the ages of 25 and 34 and has an annual salary of between $62,500 to $64,999, or between €54,750 and €56,040. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a master's degree.

 

11) Riverbed Certified Performance Engineering (RCPE): Performance Foundations — This one is held by a man who lives in Virginia (in the United States). 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.

 

12) Salesforce Certified System Architect — This one is held by a man who lives in Romania. He is between the ages of 25 and 34 and has an annual salary of less than $20,000, or less than lei17,240. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a master's degree.