The 2020 Cybersecurity Salary Survey provides insight into the details related to cybersecurity compensation. Over 1,500 security professionals completed the survey. Today you can access the aggregated and analyzed 2020 Cybersecurity Salary Survey Results and gain insight to the main ranges and factors of current cybersecurity salaries.
Using the survey results, any individual can go to the section relevant for his or her role and learn how their salary benchmarks against the respective range and factors, and then utilize this knowledge in any decision making process.
- Geolocation matters. Security analysts in NAM get a significantly higher salary than their counterparts in the EMEA and APAC, with more than 80% earning between 71K and 110K, in contrast to less than 35% in EMEA and 21% in APAC.
- Degree doesn’t guarantee higher compensation. All analyzed positions feature a similar salary range distribution for both employees with or without a degree in computer science or a related engineering filed.
- Banking and finance lead with payment range and distribution for both management and individual contribution positions.
- Quality beats experience. Surprisingly, across all analyzed positions researchers found both individuals with little experience at the top of the payment curve and seasoned veterans at its bottom.
- Pivoting pays. Individuals that pivoted from an IT position to a cybersecurity position earn more than their peers that started out in cybersecurity.
- Bonuses are common practice. With the exception of security analysts, all other positions include periodic bonuses with annual 1%-10% as the leading pattern.
- Women are hard to find. There is a significant shortage of women in security positions. The highest percentage is in the 20-29 age group with 6% in overall positions.
- Women in management. Within the five analyzed positions, the highest percentage of women were found in the security director/manager position at 10%.
The survey is no longer available.