While the COVID-19 pandemic has adversely affected the economy and put IT jobs at risk, the cybersecurity domain is completely unaffected. In fact, cybersecurity has emerged as the hottest field in the tech industry, with new jobs getting created every day.
Despite the massive number of job opportunities, the cybersecurity field faces a huge talent crunch. Hiring experts around the world believe that cybersecurity is one of the few fields that could guarantee jobs. With the risk of cyber-attacks increasing, IT firms and various industries are hiring security professionals. Here are the top cybersecurity job roles and salaries offered in India.
- Cybersecurity architects
Cybersecurity architects are those who set up the security architecture for a company. Without these professionals, the company would be vulnerable to attacks. The role of the architect is to design and implement a secure infrastructure for the organization. The salary offered to experienced security architects starts from Rs 17 lakh per annum.
2. Ethical hackers
Ethical hackers are professionals who assess security by finding and exploiting the vulnerabilities of various systems. In the last few months, the demand for ethical hackers has gone up. The average pay package offered to ethical hackers is Rs 5 lakh per month. These professionals can make extra money by actively hunting bug bounties.
3. Chief Information Security Officer
The CISO is responsible to work with auditors, managers, and architects to develop and implement security architecture for the company. The professionals are required to have knowledge of system auditor, security manager, and architecture to understand and implement robust security network. The salary offered to CISOs ranges between Rs 30 lakh to Rs 4 crore per annum
4. Systems auditor
This role includes the maintenance of systems such as firewalls, routers, switches, and virtual private networks (VPNs). Currently, there are 13,000 openings for this role. The qualification required to become system auditor includes certification course – Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), certified by ISACA. The professionals can earn a starting salary of Rs 4 lakh per annum.