Most In-Demand Certifications For Tech Jobs

Tech hiring continues to grow. With competition among employers continuing and recruiting becoming more difficult, here is a list of the 15 licenses and certifications that are most commonly specified in IT job ads.

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA)
  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)
  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
  • DoD 8570 Certification
  • Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • ITIL Foundation certification (v3)
  • Certified Scrum Coach
  • IBM Rational Unified Process Certification (RUP)
  • 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.

It is interesting to note that HIPPA certifications made this list. However, when looking at the job ads, the positions are all at healthcare companies and involve regulated health tech systems or networks. As health technology grows, IT professionals are being required to build, maintain, and ensure their systems are secure and meet federal guidelines.