So I got in my email today the 2017 ISC2 Salary Survey. I have always done these regardless of the organization asking for more than 20 years. First they were sponsored by a Certification Magazine I use to get, then by various organizations like ISC2 and others. I think I even have some of the old ones printed out and on file from my previous careers.
But other then a metric on the value of the CISSP and related certifications that the membership hold. What is it really doing. I have never regardless of employer been able to use the information for a larger raise or bonus. I have never seen it help me except in negotiation of a possible new position with another company. But in general when I have mentioned it to management the simply say you can use it to help you find a new job.
Now I am starting to wonder what other members feel about the survey and how they have either used it or encountered issues with it.
I will say this I do see some design issues in it every year, but that is cause I am a 6 Sigma with a specialization is survey design.