In partnership with ASIS International, the SSR Personnel & Executive Profiles
2019 annual European salary survey was released earlier this month. The survey collected data from more than 12,000 security professionals from across 40
business sectors including finance & insurance, manufacturing, extractives,
e-commerce, FMCG, and logistics. The European Union has an estimated population
of 512 million, with 213 million employed, while reported unemployed citizens was
just shy of 16 million.
European Salary Survey 2019.pdf
to the survey, “44 percent of respondents increased their salary through annual
review, 20 percent by changing their jobs, 18 percent through increased
responsibility, and 7.9 percent through formal job revaluation.” 67 percent had
some form of regional responsibility, and in an increase from 2018, 72 percent
were members of a professional association.
The 2018 SSR survey noted a gap between supply and demand for cyber specialists, and 2019
results indicate that those taking on cyber roles are experiencing the most
significant salary increases. The growing demand for cybersecurity personnel seems
to run in parallel to economic impacts of cybercrime, with the Organisation for
Economic Cooperation and Development predicting that cybercrimes will cost the
world €6 trillion (approximately $6.691 trillion USD) by 2021—surpassing the combined
global trade of all major illegal drug cartels. You can find out more about finding
and retaining cyber talent in the July 2019 issue of Security Management.
first year, we have offered greater dissemination in Europe due to the
increased salary data requirement from European businesses. We are planning
already for next year and a presentation at ASIS Europe 2020 – From Risk to
Resilience in Prague 1st – 3rd April 2020,” Peter French, CPP, managing director
of SSR Personnel said. You can learn more about upcoming ASIS International global events, and the highlights of past events, here.