Most In-Demand Certifications for Tech Jobs

Tech hiring continues to grow, and there aren't any indications that it will stop. In March, there were 809,000 jobs posted online for programmers and technology professionals. With competition among employers continuing and recruiting becoming more difficult, we wanted to share the 15 licenses and certifications that are most commonly specified in IT job ads.

  1. Project Management Professional (PMP)
  2. Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  3. Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  4. Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
  5. Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
  6. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA)
  7. Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)
  8. Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
  9. DoD 8570 Certification
  10. Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
  11. Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  12. ITIL Foundation certification (v3)
  13. Certified Scrum Coach
  14. IBM Rational Unified Process Certification (RUP)
  15. Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA)
Various Microsoft certifications appear most often on this list - 4 of the above 15 are Microsoft related. Cisco certifications appear 3 times.  We thought it was interesting that HIPPA certifications made this list. However, when we looked at the ads, the positions are at healthcare companies and involve regulated health tech systems or networks. As health technology grows with things like electronic medical records, IT professionals are being required to build, maintain, and ensure their systems are secure and meet federal guidelines. Do any of the above certifications surprise you?

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