Research: 2013 Salary Survey: Security

Apr 05, 2013


Security Job Market ‘Rocking,' But Pressures Rise

At the RSA Conference in February, Department of Homeland Security deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity Mark Weatherford stressed the need to develop more cybersecurity talent in the U. S. Good IT security professionals are in high demand, he told attendees.

"What's the unemployment rate for a good cybersecurity person? Zero," Weatherford said, adding that government agencies and the private sector were stealing the best people from each other. "We are all familiar with the fratricide going on." (R6460413-SEC)

Survey Name 2013 InformationWeek U.S. IT Salary Survey: Security

Survey Date January 2013

Region United States

Number of Respondents 682 IT security professionals, composed of 390 staff and 292 managers

Purpose To track IT salary and compensation trends from the perspective of those on the front lines,
InformationWeek conducts an annual U.S. IT Salary Survey. Now in its 16th year, it's the largest employee-based IT salary survey in the country. Last year 13,880 full-time IT professionals completed the Web-based survey. This year 14,074 took part. The goal of this trendable study is to measure various aspects of compensation, benefits and job satisfaction. This report focuses on the 682 IT security professionals who participated in the survey.



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