Demand for cyber security skills in the UK means that salaries for full time IT security jobs are increasing faster than contractor rates, according to a new survey. Annual IT security permanent salaries climbed by 5 per cent (from Q4 2015 to Q4 2016) to £57,706, compared to a 0.62 per cent increase for contractor day rates (up to £484) over the same period, according to tech recruiting firm Experis. Experis reports that annual demand for permanent and contract IT security professionals has increased by 46 per cent, driven by demand spurred on by the need to build robust defences against cybercrime in the wake of high profile hacks.
ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Register
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