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It & Security 2021

This benchmark includes responses from those that work in IT and security, often having role titles such as Physical and Site Security, Cyber Security, IT Support and Global Information Services.

  • ~705k

    Questions answered
    in last 12 months

  • /
  • ~350

    Organizations

These insights represent ~705k questions answered from ~350 organizations, ranging in size from 0 to 1,900 people, in the last 12 months.

The data meet our criteria as being robust and reliable; unlikely to substantially change over time; and representative of the wider industry. Read more about the methodology.

Data provided by Culture Amp

Industry breakdown

  • Computer Software

    13%

  • Information Technology and Services

    12%

  • Internet

    11%

  • Financial Services

    10%

  • Insurance

    3%

  • Construction

    2%

  • Computer & Network Security

    2%

  • Utilities

    2%

  • Hospital & Health Care

    2%

Region breakdown

  • North America

    54%

  • Europe

    26%

  • Oceania

    13%

  • Asia

    5%

  • MEA

    2%

  • South America

    1%

Are employees committed to their organizations?

Engaged people are emotionally committed to their organization. These people stay at their organizations longer and are more productive and effective. Successful organizations have more engaged employees.

76% of It and Security employees are engaged

This is in the top 25% compared with other job functions.


Understanding the engagement questions

Engagement is defined through these five industry-standard questions from Culture Amp’s engagement survey template.

I see myself still working at [Company] in two years' time

71%

4% above global average

I would recommend [Company] as a great place to work

87%

3% above global average

I rarely think about looking for a job at another company

60%

1% above global average

I am proud to work for [Company]

88%

1% above global average

[Company] motivates me to go beyond what I would in a similar role elsewhere

72%

1% above global average

The highest scoring question for It & Security had 93% of people agreeing that they know how their work contributes to the goals of [company] (+3% compared to overall) while they were generally most positive about Diversity.


People in It & Security were generally least favourable about Action, and were most negative towards 'I have seen positive changes taking place based on recent employee survey results' with 8% of people disagreeing (-4% below average).

Which questions matter the most?

Different things are important to different cultures. If you want to make more of your people engaged then you need to know what is important your people. These questions are most important to keeping people engaged in It and Security organizations.

1

[Company] is a great company for me to make a contribution to my development

76% favorable


The factor this relates most closely to is Learning & Development

Which questions matter the most?

Different things are important to different cultures. If you want to make more of your people engaged then you need to know what is important your people. These questions are most important to keeping people engaged in It and Security organizations.

1

[Company] is a great company for me to make a contribution to my development

76% favorable

Learning & Development
2

I have confidence in the leaders at [Company]

82% favorable

Leadership
3

[Company] effectively directs resources (funding, people and effort) towards company goals

63% favorable

Company Performance
4

The leaders at [Company] have communicated a vision that motivates me

71% favorable

Leadership
5

The leaders at [Company] demonstrate that people are important to the company's success

75% favorable

Leadership

How long do people stay?

In the short term, 16% of people in this benchmark are thinking of or actually seeking jobs elsewhere (-2% compared to overall) while on a longer time frame, 8% of people see themselves leaving within two years (-2% compared to overall).

The following questions had the biggest impact on whether individuals felt that they were planning to stay at their organization and not actively looking for alternative jobs.

1

[Company] is a great company for me to make a contribution to my development

76% favorable

Learning & Development
2

I have confidence in the leaders at [Company]

82% favorable

Leadership
3

The leaders at [Company] have communicated a vision that motivates me

71% favorable

Leadership

How does It and Security compare?

Individuals in It & Security tend to be very similar to the global all industries insights, with no significant departures from the average.

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