Cynet has announced the results of its 2019 survey of cybersecurity professionals, examining pay rates measured against employee achievements, education, skills and more. 1,324 participants from diverse industries worldwide participated in the survey, which was administered in the fourth quarter of 2019.
The 2020 Cybersecurity Salary Survey was developed for the purpose of gaining insight into a wide range of employee attributes related to cybersecurity compensation. The data received backs detailed salary profiles for five popular security positions: Security Analyst, Threat Intelligence Specialist, Security\Cloud Security Architect, Penetration Tester and Security Director\Manager. The data includes both the range and composition/salaries for these positions, as well as the relative impacts of the organization (geolocation, industry, etc.) and individual (gender, experience, certification) factors.
The following is a summary of the fndings:
* Geolocation matters: Security analysts in North America get significantly higher salary than in EMEA and APAC, with more than 80% earning between US $71K and $11OK. In contrast, less than 35% in EMEA and 21% in APAC earn equivalent salaries.
* A degree does not guarantee higher compensation: All analyzed positions feature similar salary range distribution for both employees with or without a degree in computer science or a related engineering field.
* Banking and finance provide the highest salaries in the industry: This holds true for both strategic management and...