ISACA’s Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) certification commanded a median pay premium equivalent to 13% of base salary in the third quarter of 2016, gaining 18.2% in market value for the same period, according to the IT Skills and Certifications Pay Index. which has been published and updated quarterly since 1999 by Foote Partners, LLC. The CRISC certification demonstrates an ability to understand business risk and the technical knowledge to implement appropriate information system controls.
ISACA’s Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) also garnered higher pay premiums than past quarters. The pay index shows 20% market value growth in the past three months for CGEIT, which recognizes professionals for their knowledge and application of enterprise IT governance principles and practices.