There is positively good news for Citrix certified IT professionals this year. Attempting at least one Citrix certification has the potential to unlock a host of benefits ranging from above average salaries to greater prestige in the workplace thanks to improved knowledge and capabilities resulting from certifications. Citrix certifications give big pay according to the Global Knowledge 2018 IT Skills and Salary Report.
Citrix Certified Professional Get Salaries Above the Market Average:
Of the 16,200 IT professionals or decision-makers who participated in our annual salary and skills survey, one in eight held a Citrix certification, which accounted for roughly 12 percent of participants. Their skills were above average in North America as well as global markets. Related to other certification pathways, the mean salaries aligned with Citrix certifications were seven percent higher than the market average, which is good news for those currently holding these credentials.
Regarding dollars and cents, salaries for Citrix certified Personnel in North America were impressive when compared to the mean coming in at $96,194; average global market salaries were also notable for being higher than the norm at $96,310 to $97,978 Specific roles thrive as do Citrix-credentialed professionals’ dedication to extended training and knowledge pursuits.
More particularly, high paychecks for Citrix Certified Expert, Citrix Certified Professional, and Citrix Certified Associates:
A deeper dive into these salary details shows those working as Citrix Certified Expert- Virtualization (CCE-V) with an average salary in North America of over $111000, and Citrix Certified Professional (CCP-N), with an average salary in North America of more than $103000. Citrix Certified Associates (CCA-N) with an average salary in North America of over $96310. That is a sizeable variation in take-home pay and deserving calling attention to.
While solutions architects seemed to hover approximately around $120000 despite certification possession and certified systems administrators made a negligible amount more than their peers, system engineers holding Citrix Certifications experienced a bump in mean salary ranging from five to eight percent. In this area, compared to non-Citrix certified or uncertified peers, average salaries were $41430, $52889 and $60206, respectively.
Qualifying the Numbers:
IT professionals with Citrix certifications don’t shy away from professional growth, and this is partly why their salaries are above market averages. Nearly 80% of Citrix certified respondents are either in training programs geared toward certifications or have plans to pursue some form of training or certification in the remaining months of 2017.
According to the Report, Citrix certified professionals are cleverly invested in appropriate training. Over 85 percent of Citrix certified respondents trained in the previous year. On top of that, 63 percent received a certification, despite vendor or classification, within the last year, and 41 percent of respondents are currently working on certification. To this group, certifications matter in a big way.
Regarding future growth, an astounding 80 percent of the Citrix certified IT professionals have plans to start a new certification in 2017. This is 10 points higher than the norm for all certified IT respondents and demonstrates this group’s understanding of the value of training, certifications and continuing education. The pursuit of new skills and knowledge benefits the individual, as well as drives, change within organizations.
But Why Do Citrix Certification?
Citrix certified professionals know that training is the key to professional growth on both an individual and organizational scale. Nearly 75 percent of those who took practice with the goal of certification noted at least one key benefit to receiving a new credential. Respondents were ready to note their supplemental training resulted in increasing the speed at task performance, feeling more frequently sought out due to expertise, and the ability to implement system efficiencies.
The desire to reap these benefits has driven this demographic to pursue an opportunity for skills growth. Across the globe, Citrix certified professionals are carving out time to participate in training as demonstrated by the nearly 65 percent of respondents reported self-paced e-learning as their preferred learning method.
Companies beyond the world use Citrix products to improve the efficiency of the organization’s IT services and the quality of their products and services. Citrix is becoming more popular for their dedication to the quality of their products. This is why organizations are in desperate need of professionals who are capable of implementing, troubleshooting and installing Citrix products. Therefore, there is a high demand for individuals who are certified by Citrix to deal with any problems involving Citrix products. As a result, there are very many job possibilities that have opened up for Citrix-trained professionals and investing in Citrix certifications will help IT professionals and organizations alike realize their goals.