There’s never been a better time to be an information security professional. Whether you’re looking to secure that promotion, or are just starting your career, opportunities in the IT sector are increasing at a rate far above other professions.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of computer and information systems managers – including chief technology officers, IT security managers, and chief information officers – “is projected to grow 15 percent from 2014 to 2024” as a result of “the need to bolster cybersecurity in computer and information systems used by businesses.”
Qualified candidates are receiving high compensation
The median pay for computer and information systems managers was $131,600 in 2015 and is expected to continue to soar as demand outstrips supply and “firms increasingly expand their business to digital platforms.”
Specialist recruitment firm Robert Half concurs, reporting that technology is one of the top-five fastest-growing industries in the US.
55% of respondents said their biggest challenge is finding IT security professionals, which explains why IT security specialists are predicted to see salaries grow 5.2% in 2017 – well above the norm.
Gain knowledge and certifications to advance your career
Adding an internationally recognized qualification to your resume will set you apart from your colleagues. ISO 27001 is the cybersecurity standard of choice – according to a recent report from the International Organization for Standardization, certifications to the Standard in the US have seen a year-on-year increase of 78%.
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