Tuesday, January 17, 2006

InfoSec Salaries spike

A new study released on the 10th January 2006 confirms that there is indeed a growing market for IS expertise. Alan Paller, director of research at The SANS Institute, a respected IT research and education organization, suggests that people "are waking up to the fact that there’s a shortage of security talent."

The SANS Institute’s 2005 Information Security Salary and Career Advancement study of over 4,250 IS pros finds that compensation for IS jobs is strong and growing. For U.S. IS professionals, the median income, including bonuses, is now $81,558. In Great Britain, it’s $76,389. In Canada, it’s $67,982. In the rest of the world, it’s $51,250.

Paller says his organization has not conducted a salary survey since 2002 because it didn’t want to “pile on” during a time when salaries were under pressure. But he contends salaries in 2005 were significantly higher than three years earlier.

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