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Single-Serving Certifications: Yet 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 fifth time serving up some 2020 Salary Survey leftovers. If you missed the most recent batch, click here to have a taste.

 

1) Cisco Certified Specialist: Service Provider — This one is held by a man who lives in Oklahoma. He is between the ages of 45 and 54 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.

 

2) Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop Service on Citrix Cloud Certified — This one is held by a man who lives in Sweden. He is between the ages of 45 and 54 and has an annual salary of between $55,000 and $57,499, or between kr477,963 and kr499,680. The highest level of formal education he has completed is post-high school technical training.

 

3) eLearnSecurity Web Application Penetration Tester — This one is held by a man who lives in Utah. He 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 he has completed is a bachelor's degree.

 

4) Extreme Networks Extreme Certified Network Associate — This one is held by a man who lives in the United Kingdom. He is between the ages of 35 and 44 and has an annual salary of between $47,500 and $49,999, or between £36,115 and £38,015. The highest level of formal education he has completed is an associate's degree.

 

5) FITSP-Manager — This one is held by a man who lives in Florida. He is between the ages of 55 and 64 and has an annual salary of between $110,000 and $114,999. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a high school diploma.

 

6) Fortinet Network Security Expert (NSE) Level 6 — 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 Le560,912,500 and Le585,290,245. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a master's degree.

 

7) Genesys Certified Professional: Consultant — This one is held by a man who lives in Singapore. He is between the ages of 35 and 44 and has an annual salary of between $55,000 and $57,499, or between S$75,310 and S$78,732. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a bachelor's degree.

 

8) GPPA - GIAC Certified Perimeter Protection Analyst — 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 more than $200,000. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a master's degree.

 

9) GPYC - GIAC Python Coder — This one is held by a man who lives in the United Kingdom. He is between the ages of 45 and 54 and has an annual salary of between $130,000 and $134,999, or between £98,857 and £102,659. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a master's degree.

 

10) Google for Education Certified Innovator — This one is held by a man who lives in South Carolina. He is between the ages of 25 and 34 and has an annual salary of less than $20,000. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a master's degree.

 

11) Google Certified Professional: Cloud Developer — This one is held by a man who lives in Wisconsin. He is between the ages of 25 and 34 and has an annual salary of between $140,000 and $144,999. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a bachelor's degree.

 

12) GRC Audit Certification (GRCA) — This one is held by a man who lives in India. He is between the ages of 55 and 64 and has an annual salary of between $110,000 and $114,499, or between ₹8,246,980 and ₹8,621,768. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a master's degree.