Education Slideshow: Ten Hot IT Certifications

By Edward Cone  |  Posted 08-13-2009

Ten Hot IT Certifications

The following ten certifications were identified by the Foote Partners IT Skills & Certifications Pay Index as the hottest in the tech business, as judged by pay increases over the last quarter. While some experienced zero growth last quarter, it's important to remember that a flat trend line is the 'new growth curve' in this down economy.

Ten Hot IT Certifications

1. GIAC Certified Incident Handler

Increased in value 11.1% in last three months and 42.9% in the last year.

1. GIAC Certified Incident Handler

2. EMC Proven Professional Technology Architect-Expert

Flat pay growth in last three months and over the last year.

2. EMC Proven Professional Technology Architect-Expert

3. Citrix Certified Integration Architect

Flat pay growth in last three months but increased 9.1% in the last year.

3. Citrix Certified Integration Architect

4. HP/Master Accredited Systems Engineer

Flat pay growth in last three months and over the last year.

4. HP/Master Accredited Systems Engineer

5. Cisco Certified Security Professional

Flat pay growth in last three months and over the last year.

5. Cisco Certified Security Professional

6. Check Point Certified Master Architect

Increased in value 9.1% in last three months and 20% in the last year.

6. Check Point Certified Master Architect

7. GIAC Certified Forensics Analyst

Increased in value 9.1% in last three months and 20% in the last year.

7. GIAC Certified Forensics Analyst

8. GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst

Increased in value 9.1% in last three months and 20% in the last year.

8. GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst

9. EMC Proven Professional Implementation Engineer-Expert

Flat pay growth in last three months and over the last year.

9. EMC Proven Professional Implementation Engineer-Expert

10. GIAC Certified Incident Manager

Increased in value 10% in last three months and 22% in the last year.

10. GIAC Certified Incident Manager