Skills in demand (May 2015)

Skills in demand: SOC analysts
Skills in demand: SOC analysts

As demand for security professionals skyrockets, the ability to find and attract this talent is limited by organizations' recruiting process and talent. 

What it takes

Most companies use general IT recruiters and the lack of understanding around roles, responsibilities, career trajectory and compensation leads to failure and can even have a negative impact on the company's brand. As a result, experienced information security recruiters are in high demand with both internal talent acquisition organizations and external search firms. Deep industry knowledge, long-term relationships, and understanding how people and opportunities align are essential qualities of a professional information security recruiter. 

Compensation

Compensation varies depending on environment, but corporate recruiter salaries generally range from $80K to $100K, while agency recruiters can earn well above six figures.


Source: Jeff Combs, J. Combs Search
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