Data Center Jobs in Demand: IT Security

Data Center Jobs in Demand: IT Security

March 5, 2010

A recent survey conducted by non-profit security professional organization (ISC)2, finds IT security pros have done well during the recession and will do even better, salary-wise, in 2010. Datamation reports.

While many IT jobs were lost or shelved during last year's global economic recession, the downturn has had more mixed effects on the IT security industry. According to a new survey, IT security professionals salaries rose in 2009 and are looking promising for the coming year, even as overall hiring and security budgets remain tight.

The survey of 2,980 security professionals, conducted by non-profit security professional's organization (ISC)2, found that nearly 53 percent of respondents received some form of salary increase in 2009. Nearly 36 percent reported an increase of up to 5 percent, while approximately 12 percent noted they had a salary increase of 5 to 10 percent. At the top end of the pay scale, nearly 6 percent of respondents reported that they received a 2009 salary increase of 10 percent or more.

It's not all rosy for IT security pros, however. Approximately 5 percent of respondents to the (ISC)2 survey reported that they had been laid off in 2009. For those that lost jobs, trying to find new positions in IT security during 2009 was also a difficult proposition.

Read the rest of "IT Security Salaries on the Rise" at Datamation