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Value of AWS Certified Staff, Popular Cross-certifications and AWS Certs Pursued by Age Group

Date:
Jan. 25, 2021
Author:
Zane Schweer

The IT Skills and Salary Report covers a lot in the published report, and that’s only the surface. Here are a few snippets of AWS data that weren't included in the published report.

 

The data is from the following survey topics:

  1. What is the estimated economic value of additional skills and contributions a certified employee provides over a non-certified employee through the eyes of an IT decision-maker?
  2. IT decision-maker perspectives on how having certified staff adds value to their teams and organizations
  3. AWS certs being pursued by age group
  4. Popular non-AWS certification areas held by AWS certified professionals

 

Question : What is the estimated economic value of additional skills and contributions a certified employee provides over a non-certified employee?

Dollar Value All Salary Survey Participants AWS Cert Holders
None - $1,999 14% 8%
$2,000-$9,999 25% 24%
$10,000-$19,999 28% 28%
$20,000-$29,999 16% 14%
$30,000 or more 16% 25%

 

Question: How has having certified staff added value to your organization?

All Salary Survey Participants Participants who hold AWS Certs
1. Closes organization skill gaps 1. Troubleshooting issues takes less time
2. Boosts Productivity 2. Closes organization skills gaps
3. Meet Client requirements 3. Meet client requirements

 

AWS Certs Being Pursued by Age Group

  • Under 25
    1. AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
    2. AWS Certified Security - Specialty
    3. AWS Certified Advanced Networking - Specialty
    4. AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
  • 25-34 & 35-44
    1. AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
    2. AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional
    3. AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
    4. AWS Certified Security – Specialty
  • 45-54
    1. AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
    2. AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
    3. AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional
    4. AWS Certified Security – Specialty
  • 55-64
    1. AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
    2. AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
    3. AWS Certified Security - Specialty
    4. AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional

 

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Zane Schweer leads the worldwide Global Knowledge IT Skills and Salary Survey and Report. He is the Director of Marketing Communications for North America. Learn more about the IT Skills and Salary/Report at www.globalknowledge.com/salaryreport.