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The 10 Highest-Paying Cloud Certifications In 2023

Wade Tyler Millward

A new report from online boot camp provider Simplilearn reveals the cloud computing certifications with the highest average annual salaries, including those from AWS, Microsoft and Google Cloud.

“Google Certified Professional-Cloud Architect,” “Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert” and “AWS Certified Solutions Architect-Associate” are among the cloud certifications linked with the highest average annual salaries.

That’s according to Simplilearn, a San Francisco-based online boot camp provider that partners with universities as well as companies.

Simplilearn recently published a report on the cloud computing certifications with the highest average annual salaries, featuring certifications from top cloud computing vendors Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and Google Cloud.

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Best-Paying Cloud Certifications

CRN has ranked the list according to average annual salary, from lowest to highest.

CRN also has reached out to Simplilearn, Microsoft, Google Cloud and AWS for comment.

AWS is still considered the dominant cloud business with about one-third of the market. Microsoft is No. 2 with less than a quarter of the market. And Google ranks third with about one-tenth of the market.

A longtail of other vendors including IBM and Oracle are far behind the three vendors.

According to Simplilearn, all of the exams on this list require a 70 percent or higher score to pass. They also feature multiple-choice questions as well as those with multiple responses.

Some other certifications mentioned include:

*AWS Certified Developer Associate

*Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

*Google Associate Cloud Engineer

Here’s what you need to know.

Wade Tyler Millward

Wade Tyler Millward is an associate editor covering cloud computing and the channel partner programs of Microsoft, IBM, Red Hat, Oracle, Salesforce, Citrix and other cloud vendors. He can be reached at

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