Security Skills Are Sizzling

Friday Apr 16th 2010 by Staff

IT security pros with government security clearances are a hot commodity.

eWeek: If you have experience in cyber-security, a couple of professional certifications and a government security clearance, you should have no trouble finding a job for top pay. "Professionals with 'cyber' on their resume can command a 20 percent salary premium, as both the public and private sectors are becoming more aggressive in building their security-talent pipeline," Dice's Tom Silver. "Efforts in cyber-security have been gathering momentum, but they've become white-hot in the last 24 months and there is a growing sense of urgency among officials and technology executives."

David Foote of Foote Partners agrees, saying, "Since 2007, when this recession started, overall the market value of security certs is up 3 percent."

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