Top 5 paying skills for software developers

It’s no secret that the IT industry pays better than most others. If you are a software developer, and a pretty good one, chances of you attaining a solid designation in a big corporation such as Google, Microsoft and SAP and earning big bucks is even higher! In an age where the competition between the companies is at its peak, there is a bit of a supply crunch of quality software developers.

While this is just the case of one industry, the demand for IT professionals has only increased as the internet has advanced. According to, a software developer earns an average salary of INR 3,86,406 per year in India. This is what a fresher starts with in the country. The more experienced your get,in your work and your job profile evolves, you automatically become entitled to earn a higher salary pay package.


Here are top 5 paying skills that will leave you sitting pretty when it comes to commanding an impressive income:

1. Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP) Routing & Switching

This is a premier certificate and is apt for those who have one year of experience in networking and now want to enhance their skills to be able to work on more complex networks. The certification validates the developer’s ability to plan, implement, verify and troubleshoot local and wide-area enterprise networks. Designations that open from this certification include network technician, systems engineer, support engineer and network engineer.

2. Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)

This certification is designed for IT professionals and project managers whose job is to identify and manage IT and business risks via proper Information System (IS) controls. This was introduced in 2010 and it covers the entire lifecycle, including design and implementation to ongoing maintenance.  For more, visit here.

3. Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

Introduced in 2002, more than 32000 IT professionals have already acquired this certification. CISM specifically aims at management. It focuses on security strategy and assessing policies. To be eligible for this certification, you must have at least 5 years of experience in Information System, including 3 years as a security manager. has complete details about CISM.

4. Project Management Professional (PMP®)

If being a project manager is in your cards, then this niche IT certification is right for you. Introduced and maintained by the Project Management Institute (PMI®), this certification is available in 210 countries and territories. The process to attain the certification requires 35 hours of PMP-related training. The exam covers five areas relating to the project lifecycle: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing.

5. Empass’ Java micro-certification

A solid knowledge base is necessary for every job and in every field. Empass App ensures just that. Simply enrol yourself on the app and play short 2-minute quizzes to improve your skills. You can even earn a micro-certification which becomes a point of interest for recruiters searching for candidates on the app.

No matter how experienced or amateur you are, the sooner you begin to earn certifications, the better job opportunities will come your way.


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