A recent rise in prevalence of cyber-crimes and subsequent awareness has resulted in generating high demand of IT professionals worldwide.
According to a Salary Survey by recruitment company Robert Walters,IT and Information Security professionals will see a considerable increase in their salaries this year. The average rise is expected to be 14%, the highest in the industry.
This comes as a result of significant increase in security breach incidents in the year 2015. As organizations become more aware about security threats and their implications, they look to recruit the most capable individuals who can provide them strong defenses against cyber-crimes.
“Over the last year we’ve seen a massive increase in both permanent and interim cyber security roles due largely to the ongoing threat around IT and cyber crime. The challenges facing companies continue to grow in volume and complexity as cyber security threats constantly evolve,” said Steve Corbett, Associate Director, IT Recruitment at Robert Walters.
“The impact of high profile IT security breaches involving attacks on major companies has served to bring this emerging threat into the public eye, increasing pressure from regulators and legislators on companies to have a dedicated cyber security representative and to meet specific standards of security”.
Salaries for developers are expected to grow by 9 percent in 2016 in comparison with 5 percent of the whole industry. The real salary raise, however, will be seen for security related jobs like security analysts and security heads with an increase of 18 percent.
More details of the salary survey can be downloaded here.