@rslade I know you are not fond of the kudos but if you make me LOL then you are getting one.
Thus my kudo also.
Hmmm Australia is stating a shortage of 500,000 security practitioners by 2019 locally.
I don't think it is hype, given the majority of banks continue to create their own SOCs and attempt to man them with staff from all over the world. with enticements of a better lifestyle and of course a good salary to go with it.
Australia has roughly a population of 25 million and if the country really has a shortage of 500,000 security practitioners......I can see that to be a big problem. In that case pay would go up significantly. I am going to check into the immigration policy of Australia. I hear it is a beautiful country.
One of my colleagues in New Zealand is going across to Australia - look in the Public Sector as well - they are struggling too.
Having lived in Australia, I prefer New Zealand personally.