Friday, 12 November 2010

The most popular IT Security qualifications - by demand and salary

Some sites track the appearance of certain criteria in job advertisements, and this can be a good guide as to what employers are looking for in terms of qualifications.
 So which are the most popular certifications for IT Security?

Let's look at some data from www.itjobswatch.co.uk and compare 7 IT Security qualifications, and 7 generic IT qualifications:

IT Security qualifications
DescriptionRankRank ChangeAverage Salary% ChgNo.% of total
GIAC775-122£65,00018.18%400.04%
CEH768-119£62,50056.25%470.04%
CISSP322-51£50,0007440.67%
CISM491-66£52,500-4.54%3580.32%
CISA496-17£50,000-4.76%3480.31%
CCSP649-166£42,000-6.66%1660.15%
CCSA664-104£42,0005.00%1510.14%


Interesting things include the high average salary but low demand of CEH, the high demand of CISSP, and low demand for Checkpoint and GIAC. Also, no difference in demand or salary between CCSA and CCSP.


General IT  qualifications
DescriptionRankRank ChangeAverage Salary% ChgNo.% of total
ITIL338-59£45,0009.75%6760.60%
RHCE636-81£40,000-5.88%1790.16%
MCTS27934£40,000-9070.81%
RHCT754-126£39,000-13.3%610.05%
CCNA211-52£37,5007.14%12411.11%
MCSE141-43£36,50012.30%20561.84%
MCP189-35£35,00016.66%14221.27%

Interesting things here, high average salary for ITIL, relatively equal salaries for RHCT and RHCE, and Microsoft qualifications not demanding salaries that they used to.

Though this does not tell much about the job types involved, it does show some interesting results in salary trends and demand.

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