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Top 5 Factors That Increase Cyber Security Salary The Most

Top 5 Factors That Increase Cyber Security Salary The Most

November 12, 2018Mohit Kumar
Our partner Springboard, which provides online courses to help you advance your cybersecurity career with personalized mentorship from industry experts, recently researched current cybersecurity salaries and future earning potential in order to trace a path to how much money you can make. Here's what they found were the most important factors for making sure you earn as much as possible: 1) Choosing the right type of cybersecurity role and building your skill set The cybersecurity role you're in clearly makes a difference: the average salary for penetration testers is $55,000 according to U.S. data from Glassdoor. But cybersecurity engineers should expect to earn about $140,000—and engineers have a more natural path to becoming architects, who can earn even more. Cybersecurity analysts are somewhere in between, averaging about $80,000 a year. Of course, becoming a cybersecurity engineer requires more skills and experience than becoming a penetration tester, but you
How to Start a Career in Cybersecurity: All You Need to Know

How to Start a Career in Cybersecurity: All You Need to Know

October 08, 2018Mohit Kumar
Cybersecurity is one of the most dynamic and exciting fields in tech, combining cutting-edge information technology with crime fighting. It's also an industry in serious need of qualified professionals. Estimates show that there are over one million unfilled cybersecurity jobs. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment of information security analysts will grow 28 percent from 2016 to 2026, "much faster than the average for all occupations." This presents a massive opportunity for people looking to break into the industry. If you want to join the next generation of cybersecurity professionals, Springboard has done all of the research for you in building the Cybersecurity Career Track . Here's what you need to know: Key Roles in Cybersecurity First, we have to drill down to the different roles and specialties within cybersecurity so you know which might be the best fit for you. There are three broad categories of roles here, analysts, engineers and archite
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