I caught up with the ToggleGreen blog today and saw this post on salary surveys.   

  • 1. Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) $119,227
  • 2. Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) $118,348
  • 3. Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) $110,603

It references a study that shows security related skills grabbed all three top spots in a salary survey.

This matches what I'm seeing in the market.  While software in general and some project management skills garner decent demand, it is security that keeps organizations up at night.   

Security is a must-have, as compared to the many nice-to-haves.