Salary Survey Extra is a series of periodic dispatches that give added insight into the findings of our most recent Salary Survey. These posts contain previously unpublished Salary Survey data.
Here is a handy definition from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE): "Edge-to-cloud refers to the fact that enterprise data is no longer confined to the data center. It is being generated at the edge in ever-growing amounts, processed and stored in the cloud, and used by an increasingly distributed global workforce."
If you can parse those sentences, then you're probably a good candidate for the HPE Master ASE - Edge-to-Cloud Architect V1 credential, No. 57 on our most recent Salary Survey 75 list. Anything that helps you gain or validate cloud computing skills and knowledge in 2023 is bound to look good on a résumé.
Here's what the salary picture looks like for HPE Master ASE - Edge-to-Cloud Architect V1 holders who responded to the Salary Survey:
All U.S. Respondents
Average Annual Salary: $92,750
Median Annual Salary: $72,500
How satisfied are you with your current salary?
Completely Satisfied: 19 percent
Very Satisfied: 30.2 percent
Satisfied: 39.7 percent
Not Very Satisfied: 7.9 percent
Not At All Satisfied: 3.2 percent
The HPE certification program has global reach, but we didn't hear from enough HPE Master ASE - Edge-to-Cloud Architect V1 holders who live outside the United States to include their data here. Hence, everything you'll read here is referencing only credential holders who live and work in the United States.
The IT industry tends to be dominated by men, but this particular credential defies that expectation: nearly 40 percent of HPE Master ASE - Edge-to-Cloud Architect V1 holders who responded to the survey are women, compared to just 58.3 percent who are men. (The remaining 2.1 percent of respondents are gender variant/nonconforming.) The Salary Survey cohort of Edge-to-Cloud Architect V1 holders is also notably youthful: A remarkable 36.5 percent of those surveyed are between the ages of 25 and 34, while 44.4 percent are between the ages of 35 and 44. That leaves just 19 percent of respondents who are older than 44, either between the ages of 45 and 54 (17.5 percent) or between the ages of 55 and 64 (1.6 percent).
More than 95 percent of HPE Master ASE - Edge-to-Cloud Architect V1 holders who responded to the survey have an educational background that includes time spent at a college or university. The highest level of education completed by most HPE Master ASE - Edge-to-Cloud Architect V1 holders is either a master's degree (38.1 percent of respondents), bachelor's degree (also 38.1 percent), doctorate (12.7 percent), associate's degree (6.3 percent), or professional degree (1.6 percent). The only outliers are the 3.2 percent of survey respondents who exited the realm of formal education after completing some level of post-high school technical training.
Only 65.6 percent of HPE Master ASE - Edge-to-Cloud Architect V1 holders who responded to the survey are employed full-time. That leaves us with 35-ish percent of those surveyed either working in part-time positions (6.2 percent), taking a sabbatical (11.5 percent), furthering their educational aims (7.3 percent), or unemployed (9.4 percent). Among those who have full-time jobs, most have either a standard 40-hour work week (33.9 percent of respondents), put in between 41 and 50 hours per week (17.7 percent), or are on the clock for between 31 and 39 hour per week (21 percent). Of the remaining 17 percent of credential holders employed full-time, 5.1 percent work between 20 and 30 hours per week, 3.2 percent put in fewer than 20 hours per week, and 8.1 percent are on the clock for more than 50 hours per week.
More than 75 percent of HPE Master ASE - Edge-to-Cloud Architect V1 holders aren't putting in very many of their work hours from home: 40.7 percent work from home between 10 and 20 hours per week, while 35.6 percent work from home fewer than 10 hours per week. That leaves slightly fewer than 24 percent of respondents who have more freedom from office culture, working from home either between 21 and 30 hours per week (13.6 percent), between 31 and 39 hours per week (1.7 percent), 40 hours per week (5 percent), or more than 40 hours per week (3.4 percent).
In terms of workplace standing, the largest single group of HPE Master ASE - Edge-to-Cloud Architect V1 holders we heard from (22.9 percent of respondents) are employed at the senior manager level. The rest, in descending order, are either managers (20.8 percent of those surveyed), executives (17.7 percent), rank-and-file employees (14.6 percent), senior specialists (13.5 percent), specialists (5.3 percent), or directors (5.2 percent).
A notable 50 percent of HPE Master ASE - Edge-to-Cloud Architect V1 holders who responded to the survey are relative IT novices, having worked in a role that directly utilizes one or more of their certified skills for between 3 and 5 years. The rest have been plying their certified skills for either between zero years (1 to 11 months) and 2 years (17.7 percent of those surveyed), between 6 and 8 years (23 percent), between 9 and 10 years (6.2 percent), or for more than a decade (3.1 percent).
Finally, here's the view of HPE Master ASE - Edge-to-Cloud Architect V1 holders on key questions from the survey about how certification impacts job performance:
At my current job I use skills learned or enhanced through certification:
Several times a day: 12.5 percent
Several times a week: 43.8 percent
Several times a month: 27.1 percent
Occasionally: 9.3 percent
Rarely: 7.3 percent
Since becoming certified, I feel there is greater demand for my skills.
Strongly agree: 37.5 percent
Agree: 33.3 percent
Neither Agree nor Disagree: 18.8 percent
Disagree: 2.1 percent
Strongly Disagree: 8.3 percent
Becoming certified has increased my problem-solving skills.
Strongly agree: 31.3 percent
Agree: 35.4 percent
Neither Agree nor Disagree: 20.8 percent
Disagree: 8.3 percent
Strongly Disagree: 4.2 percent
Becoming certified has increased my workplace productivity.
Strongly agree: 31.3 percent
Agree: 40.6 percent
Neither Agree nor Disagree: 13.5 percent
Disagree: 7.3 percent
Strongly Disagree: 7.3 percent