Gartner Research

IT Key Metrics Data 2019: Key IT Security Measures: by Industry

Published: 17 December 2018

ID: G00375661

Analyst(s): Eric Stegman, Shreya Futela, Disha Badlani


This research contains an industry view of Information Technology (IT) security metrics. These key metrics provide a high-level view of information security spending and staffing measures. Information provided was collected throughout 2018 from a global audience.

Table Of Contents


  • Overview
    • IT Key Metrics Data Research Background
    • IT Key Metrics Data Key IT Security Measures Overview
    • Using This Research
    • Gartner IT Key Metrics Data Series
    • IT Key Metrics Data Source
    • Data Variations
  • IT Security Analysis Framework
  • IT Security Analysis Demographics
  • IT Security Spending as a Percent of Total IT Spending
  • IT Security Spending per Employee
  • IT Security Spending per Thousand Dollars of Revenue
  • IT Security Spending by Functional Area, by Industry
  • IT Security FTEs as a Percent of Total IT FTEs
  • IT Security Staffing by Functional Area
  • Conclusions
  • Appendix 1: Total IT Spending/Budget Definition
    • From a Resource (Asset) Perspective IT Spending/Budget Includes
    • From an IT Functional Area or Activity Perspective IT Spending/Budget Includes
    • From a Business Perspective IT Spending/Budget Includes
    • IT Spending/Budget Excludes
    • Notes For Providers of Information and Technology Services to External Customers
    • For Providers of Information and Technology Services to External Customers IT Spending/Budget Includes
    • For Providers of Information and Technology Services to External Customers IT Spending/Budget Excludes
  • Appendix 2: Exploring Gartner's Prescriptive Benchmark Analytics Capabilities
    • Internal operations
    • Market perspective
    • Gartner Benchmark Analytics and Case Studies

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