IT Security staff are in demand
IT Security staff in demand As more and more companies become concern ed over security threats , this has increased demand for specialists in IT security a nd driven up salaries by over 25 % over the last year in the United Kingdom.
According to a new study commissioned by the Association of Technology Staffing Companies (Atsco), rates for contract staff rose by 25 percent to £50 ( € 90) an hour, while full-time employees' pay rose 22 percent from £37,000 ( € 65,500) to £45,000 ( € 80,000).
The average rise for IT staff as a whole was 10 % during the same period.
"Security is now a boardroom issue , those with skills are wielding ever more influence and commanding large pay packets," said Ann Swain, the chief executive of Atsco.
The figures are based on actual salaries. Swain said that advertised salaries tend to be 10 % higher .