We are happy to announce we have just completed the much anticipated salary study for the rest of New
England ( outside metro-Boston ). Let’s go over the highlights:
This study covers from Portland, ME over to Burlington, VT down to
Britain, CT over to Providence, RI and
up to Manchester, NH.
This was a bit tricky. In many ways it was more like NYC than the
New England. Our suggestion is folks use the Boston ladders instead of the New England
ladders for Stamford/Greenwich CT.
To be honest, we were unable to get much in the way of data north
Portland, ME so the cities of
Augusta and Bangor maybe slightly different.
Salary differences compared to Metro Boston
CSO – No change over Metro
We found little variation in CSO salaries in Boston.
That said, there were far fewer
folks carrying the CISO title outside the metro area, so we might have a small numbers
challenge. Also, we found many of
the the security leaders were carrying the Director-level title outside the metro area
which tended to have the security
leader at a Vice President level.
Business Security Manager – 80% of Metro
The challenge with this data was
low numbers. These folks generally
exist in larger security organizations. There were few of these organizations in this
region, except in
Hartford/Springfield Insurance comapnies and orgs in Stamford, CT.
Information Risk – 90% of Metro
This was second only to infrastructure security
in the number of data points.
Additionally, it was one the closest -- save the CSO -- to the metro salary; possibly
due to the fact that
this tended to be the lowest paid function within the cyber security space.
Infrastructure Security – 80% of Metro
This was interesting. This function had
the largest number of data points,
but represented one of the greatest deltas from the metro area.
Product Security – 90% of Metro
Similar to the BSM role, this was a low numbers
challenge. Not many of
these roles are found outside the metro area. That, coupled with the general scarcity of
these resources, likely led to the small
delta compared to the metro Boston salaries
Physical Security – 93% of Metro
We were not surprised by this
finding. Physical folks,
unfortunately, do not tend to get paid at the same level of their cyber peers. The
modest delta likely represents the
cost-of-living differences in the various sub-regions of New England.
We hope folks find this information helpful. Again, here is the link: Security
Ladders- Marc French