Pay for Experts to Rise as Cybercrime ‘To Cost $6 Trillion a Year by 2021’ (Naked Security)


IT security is one of those odd industries: everybody wishes it were not necessary,  but accepts it has to be there. This is why, if you’re a specialist in it, your skills are going to become increasingly prized in 2017. Recruitment consultancy Robert Walters is therefore predicting a payrise for specialists in security and analytics.

So, more jelly babies for everybody. The reasons cited by the recruiter include the high-profile security breaches in the news in recent years and even months; people are becoming well aware that stuff can go wrong.

Todd Thibodeux, CEO of global IT industry body CompTIA, which has a major interest in building IT skills, confirmed that the picture is reflected across the Atlantic.

The cybersecurity analyst is one of the fastest growing job roles in the US workforce. The Bureau of Labor Statistics project growth of 18% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations, not just in technology but across all categories.