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

 

1) AXELOS P30 Foundation — 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 $114,999, or between ₹8,320,735 to ₹8,698,875. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a master's degree.

 

2) BICSI Installer 2, Optical Fiber — This one is held by a man who lives in Texas. He is between the ages of 25 and 34 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.

 

3) Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert (CCIE) Wireless — This one is held by a man who lives in California. He is between the ages of 45 and 54 and has an annual salary of between $97,500 and $99,999. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a professional degree.

 

4) Cisco Certified Specialist - Internet of Things — This one is held by a man who lives in South Africa. He is between the ages of 35 and 44 and has an annual salary of less than $20,000, or less than R345,655. The highest level of formal education she has completed is a post-high school technical training.

 

5) eLearnSecurity Network Defense Professional — This one is held by a man who lives in North Carolina. He is between the ages of 45 and 54 and has an annual salary of between $165,000 and $169,999. The highest level of formal education he has completed is an associate's degree.

 

6) Esri ArcGIS API for JavaScript — This one is held by a man who lives in India. He is between the ages of 45 and 54 and has an annual salary of between $30,000 and $32,499, or between ₹2,420,257 and ₹2,457,998. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a master's degree.

 

7) Fortinet Network Security Expert (NSE) Level 5 — This one is held by a man who lives in Kansas. He is between the ages of 35 and 44 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.

 

8) GCTI - GIAC Cyber Threat Intelligence — This one is held by a man who lives in Maryland. He is between the ages of 65 and 74 and has an annual salary of between $145,000 and $149,999. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a doctorate.

 

9) GSSP-JAVA - GIAC Secure Software Programmer - Java — This one is held by a man who lives in India. He is between the ages of 35 and 44 and has an annual salary of between $95,000 and $97,499. The highest level of formal education he has completed is post-high school technical training.

 

10) GSTRT - GIAC Strategic Planning, Policy, and Leadership — 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 $125,000 and $129,999, or between C$171,198 and C$178,045. The highest level of formal education he has completed is post-high school technical training.

 

11) Google Apps Certified Sales Specialist — This one is held by a man who lives in Colorado. He is between the ages of 25 and 34 and has an annual salary of between $90,000 and $92,499. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a high school diploma.

 

12) Google Certified Professional: Cloud Security Engineer — This one is held by a man who lives in Florida. He is between the ages of 35 and 44 and has an annual salary of between $165,000 and $169,999. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a bachelor's degree.