Global Knowledge explains:

Which certifications should be in your list of credentials based on salary? What’s the next up-and-coming certification? This article will help you answer both questions based on data from Global Knowledge’s 2017 IT Skills and Salary Survey.

The survey was distributed globally, but this article focuses on the United States data and variations exist based on where you work, your years of experience and the type of company you work for, but this is still helpful in deciding where to spend your time and money in earning additional certifications.

To qualify for this year's list:

• A certification had to have at least 115 survey responses to ensure that the data was statistically valid.

• The certification exam had to be available as of the writing of this article.

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