Citrix-certified IT professionals understand the value of certification. That’s why an astounding 40% of them have six or more certifications. From above-average salaries to greater prestige in the workplace, pursuing just one Citrix certification has a host of benefits. Simply put: Citrix certifications pay big dividends according to the Global Knowledge 2019 IT Skills and Salary Report.
Citrix certifications lead to salaries above the market average
Over six percent of worldwide IT professionals and five percent of those in the United States and Canada hold at least one Citrix certification. Four Citrix certifications in our report are associated with salaries higher than the North American average—14% higher in fact!
In terms of dollars and cents, average salaries for Citrix-certified personnel in North America is $109,456. That number jumps drastically, depending on the certification.
Top 5 highest-paying Citrix certifications
There are five Citrix certifications that delivered higher-than-average salaries in North America, according to our IT Skills and Salary Report. Specifically, the biggest paychecks are reserved for those certified in virtualization and networking.
1. Citrix Certified Expert – Virtualization (CCE-V) — $125,870
The CCCE-V credential validates the skills that experienced IT solution designers, such as architects, engineers and consultants, need to assess and design comprehensive XenDesktop solutions.
2. Citrix Certified Professional – Networking (CCP-N) — $113,260
Designed for network engineers, CCP-N validates the knowledge and skills needed to secure, manage, and optimize Citrix NetScaler.
Recommended training: Citrix NetScaler Advanced Topics – Security, Management, and Optimization (CNS-320)
3. Citrix Certified Professional – Mobility (CCP-M) — $113,180
The CCP-M certification validates the skills required to design, deploy and manage a Citrix XenMobile Enterprise solution that includes mobile device management, mobile application management and secure productivity.
4. Citrix Certified Professional – Virtualization (CCP-V) — $112,973
CCP-V validates the skills that experienced IT solution builders, such as engineers and consultants, need to install, configure and roll out common XenDesktop solutions.
Recommended training (two paths):
- Path 1: Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1x Advanced Administration (CXD-310)
- Path 2:
5. Citrix Certified Associate – Networking (CCA-N) — $109,430
CCA-N is designed for network and system admins. It validates the knowledge and skills needed to implement and manage Citrix NetScaler 10 for app and desktop virtualization solutions.
- Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Traffic Management (CNS-220)
- Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Unified Gateway (CNS-222)
Enhance your Citrix skillset
If you’re an IT decision-maker or manager, don’t be surprised if your Citrix-certified employees ask you to allocate funds for training. They’re clearly looking to have the credentials to back up their in-demand skills, which is great for you since it validates their ability to increase efficiency in your organization and make big things happen.
Training, in general, is your best option to eliminate skills gaps or to stop them from forming. It also improves job satisfaction.
Check out our Citrix courses to find the best training option for you and harness the power of a Citrix certification