Top 10 Certifications and their Pay 2017

          There is an extreme shortage of qualified professionals in the INFOSEC field right now. Hiring managers and CIO’s are looking for qualified candidates that meet a world wide standard. The standards they typically use  for hiring are industry certifications.  Below are the top 10 Information Security certifications for entering or moving up in the INFOSEC field and the salary that they typically command. These are what employers are looking for to fill their Information Security jobs. There are a lot certifications in the INFOSEC field right now, but these 10 are the most popular certifications for hiring managers.

10) CompTIA A+ (Salary $30,000 – $42,000)

9) CompTIA Network+ (Salary $32,000 – $45,000)

8) SSCP (Salary $38,000 – $50,000)
Systems Security Certified Practitioner

7) CompTIA Security+ (Salary $40,000 – $58,000)

6) SCNP (Salary $40,000 – $58,000)
Security Certified Network Professional

5) GSEC (Salary $44,000 – $60,000)
GIAC Security Essentials Certification

4) CISM (Salary $50,000 – 75,000)
Certified Information Security Manager

3) GSLC (Salary $55,000 – $90,000)
GIAC Security Leadership Certification

2) GSE (Salary $65,000 – $105,000)
GIAC Security Expert

1) CISSP (Salary $75,000 – $150,000+)
Certified Information Systems Security Professional

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