According to a report from Robert Half Technology, salaries for data security analysts will rise by 6 percent next year, and IT salaries overall will increase by 4.5 percent in 2012.

"Robert Half Technology attributed the expected salary rise to job demands caused by rising security threats as well as increased demand for cloud security," Infosecurity reports.

"Commenting on the salary prediction, Hord Tipton, executive director of non-profit IT security trade group (ISC)², said it is no surprise that salaries and job openings are projected to increase in 2012," the article states. "'With the growing demand for information security professionals in the private and public sectors – a need that is going to double by 2015 – candidates looking to enter this field will be a part of one of the fastest-growing and lucrative sectors in today's workforce,' he noted.

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