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Unregistered 15-08-2021 12:59 AM

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Originally Posted by wilsonc (Post 180101)
Can share some examples of companies/roles? No way the pay is 2x to 3x of SIs la unless you talking about C level positions..

I don't think SIs can pay 15k basic for individual contributor positions...? Yet it's pretty common for MNC product vendors..

wilsonc 15-08-2021 02:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 180127)
I don't think SIs can pay 15k basic for individual contributor positions...? Yet it's pretty common for MNC product vendors..

wow 15k basic for individual contributor! I don't think department heads in SI can even reach 12k hahaha.

Unregistered 15-08-2021 03:34 PM

early 30s here, always been in big tech firms doing cyber...current salary at 300k per annum covering multiple regions in asia as a consultant for cyber...weekends usually off and we have a large team managing 24x7 escalation

working hard to get a promo by mid 30s to get around 400k per annum...

local U grad here and has been lucky to fasttrack throughout my career...born and bred here in sg and of course, served ns...

Unregistered 16-08-2021 12:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 180163)
early 30s here, always been in big tech firms doing cyber...current salary at 300k per annum covering multiple regions in asia as a consultant for cyber...weekends usually off and we have a large team managing 24x7 escalation

working hard to get a promo by mid 30s to get around 400k per annum...

local U grad here and has been lucky to fasttrack throughout my career...born and bred here in sg and of course, served ns...

There we go.. and you're doing way better than me (getting only ~240k OTE). I'm aiming to reach your position even though I'm now nearly mid-30s, so am lagging behind quite a bit.
Are you in a sales/presales function? individual contributor?

Unregistered 16-08-2021 01:36 AM

Please share some companies and roles. Thanks

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 180163)
early 30s here, always been in big tech firms doing cyber...current salary at 300k per annum covering multiple regions in asia as a consultant for cyber...weekends usually off and we have a large team managing 24x7 escalation

working hard to get a promo by mid 30s to get around 400k per annum...

local U grad here and has been lucky to fasttrack throughout my career...born and bred here in sg and of course, served ns...

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 180195)
There we go.. and you're doing way better than me (getting only ~240k OTE). I'm aiming to reach your position even though I'm now nearly mid-30s, so am lagging behind quite a bit.
Are you in a sales/presales function? individual contributor?


Unregistered 16-08-2021 11:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 180196)
Please share some companies and roles. Thanks

I don't think any of us will post the company and role here as it's a small world.
But you can get actual/real numbers by going to mycareersfuture, search for "cybersecurity" or "security", and filter by salary "15000" etc. These are actual numbers.

Unregistered 16-08-2021 08:59 PM

If cannot share companies, maybe can at least share the roles or industry?

Unregistered 22-08-2021 01:17 PM

I'm the 300k guy...

I'll be frank and upfront about the opportunities above 300k so you can perhaps inspire toward my path. All offers I get are above 300k. These offers are only possible for global tech companies covering regions, usually asean or entire apjc. For local companies, they will quote that I am too young for such a salary, or that I'm too expensive. Usually 300k and above is 15+ years tenure for local companies and is managing a large team of cyber-security folks.

At global tech companies, 50/50 to be individual contributor or to manage a large team of very smart and talented individuals at this salary range.

Usually they dont care about nationality at this level, but care about your ability to solve very tough problems that has not yet been solved or has very little people who can solve it at a regional level.

Each job opening has more than 200+ applications across the region. So you're competing with people who are very good at English, very good at getting certified, very smart, knows matrix organisation, can make very difficult concepts easy to understand, and can solve large scale complex problems.

How to get such a job? Update your LinkedIn, get certification like drinking water, be articulate, stay sharp all the time and always be there when needed. All my offers are via headhunters directly from the companies.

minamikaze1 22-08-2021 02:13 PM

Thank you so much for sharing!
Would you be able to also share what type of roles/responsibilities would the ~300k indiv contributor jobs cover? Solutions architect role? Presales? Or highly specialized, highly technical roles?
Also, is the 300k just base salary? Or annual package?

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 180796)
I'm the 300k guy...

I'll be frank and upfront about the opportunities above 300k so you can perhaps inspire toward my path. All offers I get are above 300k. These offers are only possible for global tech companies covering regions, usually asean or entire apjc. For local companies, they will quote that I am too young for such a salary, or that I'm too expensive. Usually 300k and above is 15+ years tenure for local companies and is managing a large team of cyber-security folks.

At global tech companies, 50/50 to be individual contributor or to manage a large team of very smart and talented individuals at this salary range.

Usually they dont care about nationality at this level, but care about your ability to solve very tough problems that has not yet been solved or has very little people who can solve it at a regional level.

Each job opening has more than 200+ applications across the region. So you're competing with people who are very good at English, very good at getting certified, very smart, knows matrix organisation, can make very difficult concepts easy to understand, and can solve large scale complex problems.

How to get such a job? Update your LinkedIn, get certification like drinking water, be articulate, stay sharp all the time and always be there when needed. All my offers are via headhunters directly from the companies.


Unregistered 22-08-2021 06:51 PM

There's a few categories of cyber-security jobs that pays above 300k per year.

1) top sales in cybersecurity for a region. Usually the top sales guys or management level for a region and above. Else, average is 100k to 200k+. Again, this is for global tech companies.
2) top presales for cybersecurity in a region. Most presales are 100k-200k once again. You're usually the top guy in the region in the company for a global tech organisation.
3) engineering. Usually top person in a regional or global team for a large tech company.

There's varying pay, but usually the bigger region you cover, the more prestigious company you work for, and being the go to person inside the company usually can get 300k+.

Most of these jobs, in fact, I have gotten around 5 offers above 300k, and all are via headhunters who work for these large tech or large cybersecurity companies. Interviews are generally very hard and need to spend a lot of time on it. Feel free to ask any other questions and I'll try to give my perspective.


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