IT Support Technician: This is often a stepping stone into the IT industry, providing foundational knowledge that can be applied in more specialised roles. The UK average salary ranges from £22,000 to £28,000.
Network Administrator: The role involves managing and maintaining an organisation's computer networks. With CompTIA Security+ under your belt enabling you to validate baseline security skills, you can expect an average UK salary between £25,000 and £35,000.
IT Security Analyst: This role's core responsibility is to protect the organisation's data from cyber threats. In the UK, IT Security Analysts earn an average salary of between £40,000 and £55,000.
Cybersecurity Consultant: As a consultant, you'll provide expert advice to organisations on how to protect their IT infrastructure. In the UK, Cybersecurity Consultants can earn an average salary between £50,000 and £70,000.
IT Security Manager: This role involves overseeing all operations related to an organisation's IT security measures. In the UK, IT Security Managers typically earn from £60,000 up to £80,000.
Chief Information Security Officer (CISO): This is one of the highest positions in IT security, responsible for establishing and maintaining the enterprise vision, strategy, and programme to ensure information assets are adequately protected. In the UK, CISOs earn on average between £80,000 and £130,000.
After achieving CompTIA Security+, individuals often pursue a further cybersecurity certification like Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) or Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), to help them qualify for these senior roles.
Kindly note that salaries can vary widely based on a variety of factors including experience, skills, and geographical location, and the figures provided above are averages.