NCP-MCI Certification Recognized as
Top-Paying Certification

Two Years in a Row at #8

By Jill Liles

October 12, 2022 | min

Study after study has shown that the value of an IT certification can be difficult to quantify. Qualitative results are easy to list off: Increased skills. More job opportunities. Recognition from management. All of these intangible benefits come up frequently when you ask people why they get certified. 

But when the question moves beyond these intangibles, there is one easily quantified and ranked metric: salary. And while there are always multiple factors that should go into any salary comparison, by asking IT professionals the same questions year after year you can build a picture of what skills are valued by employers. What technologies are growing? Who is new to the list? Which ones are holding steady and maintaining their position? Are any declining or dropping off the list completely? All of this data helps IT professionals make an educated decision about their career, and helps employers know what direction they need to be looking for the future.

Last week, Skillsoft released their list of the Top-Paying IT Certifications for 2022, in advance of their complete IT Skills and Salary Survey report due out later this year. This long-running list has become a benchmark for IT professionals over the past decade.

And Nutanix University is very excited to report that -- for the second year in a row -- the Nutanix Certified Professional—Multicloud Infrastructure (NCP-MCI) certification has ranked at #8. (You can see the full list here.)

The NCP-MCI certification is our core certification for administrators and engineers working with Nutanix AOS in the enterprise. Earning it shows that you can deploy and administer Nutanix AOS nodes, blocks, and clusters. It also proves your skill using Prism Element to manage AHV hosts and VMs. You can learn more about the entire certification program from Nutanix University at