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Small Sample Size Certifications: Salary Survey Leftovers, Round 1

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

What does the CertMag Salary Survey team do with its leftover survey data?There were more than 900 certifications included in the 2022 Salary Survey conducted by our friends at Certification Magazine. And more than 5,000 individuals from 119 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 half-dozen rejects, six certifications each held by exactly two — and only two — individuals who responded to the survey. We've also tossed in a few facts about each of the two survey respondents 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.

 

1) Cisco Customer Success Manager

Respondent 1 is male, between the ages of 19 and 24, and lives in Antigua and Barbuda. He has an average annual salary of between $42,500 and $44,999, or between $114,858 and $121,612. The highest level of education he has completed is a master's degree.

Respondent 2 is male, between the ages of 35 and 44, and lives in West Virginia (in the United States). He has an average annual salary of between $75,000 and $77,499. The highest level of education he has completed is a master's degree.

 

2) MEF SDN/NFV Certified Professional

Respondent 1 is male, between the ages of 35 and 44, and lives in Montana (in the United States). He has an average annual salary of between $75,000 and $77,499. The highest level of education he has completed is a master's degree.

Respondent 2 is male, between the ages of 35 and 44, and lives in Arkansas (in the United States). He has an average annual salary of less than $20,000. The highest level of education he has completed is a master's degree.

 

3) Red Hat Certified Specialist in Fast-Cache Application Development

Respondent 1 is male, between the ages of 35 and 44, and lives in Kansas (in the United States). He has an average annual salary of between $75,000 and $77,499. The highest level of education he has completed is a master's degree.

Respondent 2 is male, between the ages of 35 and 44, and lives in West Virginia (in the United States). He did not report his average annual salary. The highest level of education he has completed is a master's degree.

 

4) Riverbed Certified Performance Engineering (RCPE): Branch & Datacenter Network Configuration - Professional

Respondent 1 is transgender male, between the ages of 35 and 44, and lives in Canada. He has an average annual salary of between $120,000 and $124,999 or between C$150,987 and C$157,276. The highest level of education he has completed is post-high school technical training.

Respondent 2 is male, between the ages of 35 and 44, and lives in Louisiana (in the United States). He has an average annual salary of between $75,000 and $75,499. The highest level of education he has completed is a master's degree.

 

5) SUSE Certified Administrator - Enterprise Storage

Respondent 1 is male, between the ages of 35 and 44, and lives in Oklahoma (in the United States). He an average annual salary of between $75,000 and $77,499. The highest level of education he has completed is a master's degree.

Respondent 2 is male, between the ages of 35 and 44, and lives in Arkansas (in the United States). He has an average annual salary of less than $20,000. The highest level of education he has completed is a master's degree.

 

6) Unity Certified Associate

Respondent 1 is male, between the ages of 19 and 24, and lives in Washington, D.C. (in the United States). He has an average annual salary of between $30,000 and $32,499. The highest level of education he has completed is an associate's degree.

Respondent 2 is between the ages of 25 and 34, is transgender male, lives in Australia, and has an average annual salary of between $67,500 and $69,999, or between A$90,355 and A$93,680. The highest level of education he has completed is a bachelor's degree.