Do cloud certifications help in getting a pay raise or promotion?

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Do cloud certifications lead to higher pay?

Yes, cloud certifications can lead to higher pay for IT professionals. Here are some key points:

  • 80% of people say a higher salary was a direct result of a cloud computing certification, according to ACG’s State of Cloud report.
  • 52% say cloud certifications expanded their career opportunities.
  • IT professionals with cloud certifications report average raises of $12,000 to $13,000 after earning new skills and certifications.
  • Cloud skills are in high demand, and cloud certifications can help validate an IT professional’s expertise in these skills. This makes certified professionals more valuable to employers.
  • The 15 highest paying cloud certifications have average salaries ranging from $120,000 to over $168,000 according to Skillsoft’s IT Skills and Salary Survey.
  • The AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional certification is not just the top paying cloud certification but the highest paying IT certification overall, with an average salary of $168,080.
  • Other lucrative cloud certifications include the Google Cloud Professional Cloud Architect ($161,371) and AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate ($155,020).
  • Certifications validate cloud skills that can be difficult for employers to assess otherwise. This gives certified professionals an edge over non-certified candidates when competing for higher paying cloud jobs.

In summary, yes – cloud certifications are strongly correlated with higher pay for IT professionals. They validate in-demand skills that make certified individuals more valuable to employers, opening up higher paying job opportunities and the potential for raises. The specific cloud certification and level pursued can have a significant impact on earning potential.



I'm Abhay Singh, an Architect with 9 Years of It experience. AWS Certified Solutions Architect.

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