Certified IT professionals worldwide by region 2018

The average salary of an IT professional who was certified as a cloud architect on the Google Cloud Platform amounted to 175,761 U.S. dollars worldwide as of 2020. Amazon’s AWS Certified Solutions Architect comes next with an average annual salary of 149,446 U.S. dollars.

IT certifications are influential in hiring decisions

    An IT certification is an honorific document demonstrating a professional’s competency in a certain aspect of technology. IT certifications help to boost the credibility and marketability of related IT skills. More than 60 percent of U.S. companies that place high value in the understanding and utilization of technology consider IT certifications to be very valuable in their hiring process. On a global scale, the ratio of certified to non-certified IT professionals are highest in Asia-Pacific and Latin America, with certified IT professionals in these regions constituting more than 90 percent of the IT workforce.

Unequal representation of female workers in tech

   Although IT industry employees are in high demand, diversity within the industry is surprisingly low as most employees in tech companies worldwide are male. Women account for less than ten percent of software developers worldwide and only a quarter of all employees in computer and mathematical occupations in the United States.

Certified IT professionals worldwide by region in 2018

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Release date

July 2019



Survey time period

September through November 2018

Number of respondents

12,271 respondents

Special properties

IT professionals

Method of interview

Online survey

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