The Robert Walters 2018 Salary Survey has found that salaries for cybersecurity specialists will see the highest salary increases among IT professionals, at 7%. Cybersecurity specialists have been highly sought after in 2017 in light of high profile data leaks and related cyberattacks, while developers have been in demand from companies to support digitalisation projects. Tim Helming, Director of Product Management at DomainTools commented below.
Tim Helming, Director of Product Management at DomainTools:
“This survey by Robert Walters is a welcome recognition of the importance of cybersecurity specialists to corporations and individuals in 2018. As data breaches, high profile ransomware attacks and other forms of cybercrime become more common, sophisticated and easy to pursue, the need for cybersecurity professionals to be incentivised to stay in the industry is crucial. What’s more, a visible industry-wide average salary increase could help to draw more talented people into the cybersecurity industry, as well as engaging with the flexible working practices outlined in the survey. The dangers of cybercrime are only likely to increase in the coming years, as nation states being to engage in cyberwarfare as a viable alternative to traditional military action, so keeping the talent pool protecting us satisfied is crucial for all of us.”