Reading Time: 2 minutes GlobalKnowledge as realize a new list of top paying certification (see 15 Top Paying Certifications for 2014). Each year they present this kind of report (see also the 2013 and 2012 note). As usual, some high level certifications are not represented due to their exclusive nature. These include CCIE: Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert and VCDX: VMware Certified Design Expert, and mainly all the Top IT Certifications. Also the truth is that several factors, including geography, industry, experience, and yes, certifications, combine to play a major role in determining an individual’s salary.