The SBI SO exam is held to hire applicants for specialist cadre positions. SBI SO 2020 Official Notice is issued and has invited applicants for regular and contract-basis for specialist cadre positions. If you are a SO aspirant, then go through the complete post to know the detailed information about SBI SO Salary and Job Profile.

  • There are a total of 445 SBI SO Vacancies released this year for 35 posts on regular and contract basis.
  • Registration for the SBI SO Exam is done via the online mode on the official website, i.e. sbi.co.in.
  • The SBI SO 2020 Online examination date is not yet notified. But, candidates are advised to begin their preparations by going through the detailed SBI SO Syllabus 2020
  • The starting SBI SO Salary is Rs 23,700 to Rs 50,030 depending on the post and the city of the selected candidate.

SBI SO Posts 2020

SBI conducts the SBI SO Exam to hire candidates for the following posts tabulated below:

Developer (JMGS-I) Tester (JMGS-I) Project Manager (MMGS-III) IT Security Expert (MMGS-II)  Security Analyst (MMGS-III) Chief Manager (SOC Infrastructure Management)(SMGS-IV)
Developer (MMGS-II) WAS Administrator (MMGS-II)  Application Architect (MMGS-III) IT Risk Manager (IS Dept.) (MMGS-II)  Manager (Cyber Security - Ethical Hacking) (MMGS-III) Chief Manager (SOC Governance) (SMGS-IV)
System/Server Administrator (JMGS-I) Infrastructure Engineer (MMGS-II) Technical Lead (MMGS-III)  Infrastructure Architect (MMGS-II)  Manager (Cyber Security - Digital Forensic) (MMGS-III) Chief Manager (Cyber Security - Ethical Hacking) (SMGS-IV) 
Database Administrator (JMGS-I) UX Designer (MMGS-II) Infrastructure Architect (MMGS-III)  Deputy Manager (Cyber Security - Ethical Hacking) (MMGS-II) Chief Manager (Vulnerability Mgmt. & Penetration Testing) (SMGS IV)  Chief Manager (Cyber Security - Digital Forensic) (SMGS-IV) 
Cloud Administrator (JMGS-I)  IT Risk Manager (MMGS-II) Infrastructure Engineer (JMGS-I) Deputy Manager (Cyber Security - Threat Hunting) (MMGS-II) Chief Manager (Incident Management and Forensics)(SMGS-IV) Chief Manager (Cyber Security - Threat Hunting) (SMGS-IV)
Network Engineer (JMGS-I) IT Security Expert (MMGS-III)  IT Security Expert (JMGS-I) Deputy Manager (Cyber Security - Digital Forensic) (MMGS-II) Chief Manager (Security Analytics and Automation) (SMGS-IV)  SME Crdeit Analyst
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SBI SO Pay Scale 2020

The table below has the SBI SO Pay Scale details of different posts:

Sr No Grade Scale of Pay
1 Junior Management Grade Scale I (JMGS I) 23700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020
2 Middle Management Grade Scale-II (MMGS II) 31705-1145/1-32850-1310/10-45950 
3 Middle Management Grade Scale III (MMGS III) 42020-1310/5-48570-1460/2-51490
4 Senior Management Grade Scale IV (SMGS-IV) 50030-1460/4-55870-1650/2-59170

Note: 

The official will be eligible for DA, HRA, CCA, PF, Contributory Pension Fund, LFC, Medical Facility, etc. as per rules in force from time to time.

SBI Specialist Officer Salary Structure

The SBI SO salary structure is tabulated below:

Particulars SBI Specialist Officer Salary Details
SBI SO Basic Salary Basic pay is INR 23700
HRA @ 9.0% or 8.0% or 7.0% depending on the place of posting
DA As per the latest rules of government, DA amount is INR 8605.88.
Special Allowance For scale I, it is paid @ 7.75%
Perks Conveyance, Newspapers, Entertainment allowance, House & Furniture Maintenance, etc. 4,130
Least Accommodation Least Accommodation is up to Rs 29500, this is provided in lieu of HRA
CCA This is paid @ 4%, 3% or 0% depending on the place of posting

Note:

  1. Pay Scale-Pay scale decides the employee’s SBI SO salary. Some of the factors affect the person’s SBI SO salary structure like what duties and responsibilities a person has to handle, what is the rank of the person at the job. The employer sets the employee’s pay scale.
  2. Basic Pay- The basic pay is the person’s initial SBI SO salary plus grade pay. The basic pay depends on the person’s job profile. All other evaluations depend on this pay of the person
  3. HRA- HRA stands of House Rent Allowance. This is a reimbursement which is provided to the employee as a stay ease
  4. Dearness Allowance(DA) is the cost of living adjustment allowance which the government pays to the employees of the public sector as well as pensioners of the same.

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SBI Specialist Officer Pay Scale After Seventh Pay Commission

Salary of Government workers has been increased by up to 40% after the 7th Pay Commission. The table given below represents the increment in Metro Cities, State Capital and District Level, and Rural Areas.

Assets Metro Cities (State Capital etc.) (District Level and Rural Areas)
Basic Pay Rs. 14500/- Rs. 14500/- Rs. 14500/-
Dearness Allowance Rs. 14485.5/- Rs. 14485.5/- Rs. 14485.5/-
CCA Rs. 540/- Rs. 375/-
Total SBI SO Salary (Excluding HRA) Rs. 29525.5/- Rs. 29360.5/- Rs. 28985.5/-
HRA Rs. 1232.50/- Rs. 1087.50/- Rs. 942.50/-
Total SBI SO Salary (including HRA) Rs. 30758/- Rs. 30448/- Rs. 29927.5/-

SBI SO Job Profile 2020

After you have read about the SBI SO Salary, here is the Job Profile for the different SO posts are tabulated below:

SBI SO Developer Job Profile (JMGS-I & MMGS-II)

  • Participate in efforts to drive the development of the systems area
  • Develop solutions designed to maximize business value 
  •  Able to rapidly acquire knowledge of a given domain
  •  Identify and evaluate different IT-related potentials in relation to business needs
  • Ensure usability and performance of the solution

SBI SO Job Profile for System/Server Administrator (JMGS-I)

  • System performance monitoring and improvement.
  • Optimize processes and lead process improvement 
  • Manage staff and user credentials and frameworks
  • Troubleshoot technical issues
  • Create and implement training for staff

SBI SO Database Administrator Job Profile (JMGS-I) 

  •  Security: Implementing and monitoring best practices to minimize risks. 
  • Authentication: Setting up employee access is an important aspect of database security. (control who has access and what type of access they are allowed)
  • Capacity Planning
  • Performance Monitoring

SBI SO Cloud Administrator Job Profile (JMGS-I)

  • Define and activate provisioning rules 
  • Define and activate tagging rules 
  • Define change control parameters for cloud resources 
  • Customize the user experience: Provisioning rules and UI policies 
  • Define the schedule for downloading billing data

SBI SO Job Description for Network Engineer (JMGS-I)

  • Network devices installation and capacity planning.
  • Establish networking environment by designing system configuration; directing system installation; defining, documenting, and enforcing system standards

SBI SO Tester (JMGS-I)

  • Define test scripts and cases
  • Execution of test scripts/cases
  • Ongoing improvements in test scripts and maintenance of reports of test cases.
  • White-box, Grey-Box and Black-box testing

SBI SO WAS Administrator (MMGS-II) Job Profile

  • WAS installation, configuration and maintenance 
  • Supporting large scale WAS infrastructures with multiple middleware products 
  • Setting up, configuring and troubleshooting WAS & IHS in AIX 
  • Setting up SSL configuration, Load balancer

SBI SO Infrastructure Engineer (MMGS-II) Job Profile

  • Installation/ migration/ Up-gradation of WebLogic on Solaris/LINUX/UNIX 
  • Sizing, capacity planning, evaluation and procurement of hardware. 
  • Installation of new equipment, hardware swap-outs and component replacements (servers, network equipment and storage) 
  • Implementation of virtualization

SBI SO Job Profile for UX Designer (MMGS-II)

  • Study industry best-practices in UX design 
  • Designing Wireframe websites and mobile apps 
  • Work closely with internal design and programming team to collate content and program manage the development of the website
  •  Create wireframes and taxonomies

SBI SO IT Risk Manager (MMGS-II) Job Profile

  • Responsible for identifying IT Risk including Process, Technology, Cyber Security, Audit, Legal and regulatory compliance. Candidate should be a subject matter expert on IT Risk Management with proven leadership capability to manage and drive risk management processes at a pan-organization level including business functions
  • Design enterprise wises IT Risk management framework and supporting implementation. Monitoring of IT Risk in the organization

SBI SO IT Security Expert (MMGS-III, JMGS-I & MMGS-II) Job Profile

  • Mitigating IT threats by gathering information and developing plans, Monitoring networks for security breaches, Training users on security protocols, developing best practices and security standards, Creating and testing disaster recovery procedures to keep IT running in the event of a security breach 
  • Responsible for reviewing internally developed applications, before they are deployed into the production environment

SME Credit Analyst (MMGS-III)

  • Carrying out of Due diligence on credit proposals assigned
  • Timely completion of Review / Renewals as Appraiser, including Credit Risk Assessment proposals
  • Securing maximum marks for the AMT in Credit Audit in Pre-Sanction
  • Assisting Relationship Manager in achieving Budgeted growth in Advances for the AMT
  • Assisting Relationship Manager in achieving Budgeted growth in Other Income for the AMT
  • Adhering to Turn around Time for processing New / Existing proposals
  • Ensuring ABS considered for the proposals are the same as filed with ROCs
  • Ensuring achievement of satisfactory RAROC (Risk-adjusted Return on Capital) for each unit in the AMT

SBI SO Job Profile for Project Manager (MMGS-III) 

  • Build and lead high-performing, agile team focused on Business, Application, Data, and Technology Architecture. 
  • Build the Enterprise & Tech Architecture (E&TA) as per internationally established standards and keep the same up to date. 
  • Establish Governance to drive E&TA architecture across the Bank. Ensure the Risks are managed as per the proven practices

SBI SO Job Profile of Application Architect (MMGS-III)

  • Design and validate application architecture design, middleware architecture design, and other technology architecture
  • Estimate design efforts, define detailed schedules, evaluate technologies, develop prototypes, architect design
  • Change Architecture as per business need and Technology changes
  • Understand and apply architect principles, processes, standards, and guidelines

Chief Manager (Cyber Security - Ethical Hacking) (SMGS-IV)

  • Overall supervision and strategic direction for cybersecurity program within the Bank. 
  • Managing and leading periodic Internal Ethical Hacking exercise activities. 
  • To Proactively engage with stakeholders, build strong relationships with the management of business and auditors, to facilitate vulnerability discovery and remediation efforts. 
  • Participate in application security assessments. 

Technical Lead (MMGS-III)

  • Co-ordination with client related to new requirement & support tickets Leading weekly status calls, Tasks allocation & monitoring Team members
  • Daily status updates to client Code development & bug fixing Code reviews & quality testing HR Functional Setups (Core HR, Sales service, etc.)
  • Use the project’s best practices coding standards/secure coding practices.

Infrastructure Architect (MMGS-III & II)

  • Designing, articulating and implementing architectural scalability. 
  • Work in close collaboration with application architect to ensure optimal infrastructure design 
  • Draw a long-term enterprise-level IT Infrastructure Plan
  • Ensure that availability requirement is met in the design 

Deputy Manager (Cyber Security - Ethical Hacking) (MMGS-II)

  • Performing periodic Internal Ethical Hacking and red team exercises comprising Web Application Security Testing, Mobile App Security testing, Network, System and Application vulnerability assessment & penetration testing, ICS/IoT device security testing. 
  • Proactively engage with stakeholders, build strong relationships with the management of business and auditors, to facilitate vulnerability discovery and remediation efforts.

Deputy Manager (Cyber Security - Threat Hunting) (MMGS-II)

  • Scripting skills are desirable.
  • Perform reverse engineering on malware as required to facilitate investigation and analysis
  •  Assessing feeds, events collected and fine-tuning rules as appropriate

Deputy Manager (Cyber Security - Digital Forensic) (MMGS-II)

  • Conduct Forensic examination of digital and other evidences and analyze the incidents for forensic investigations using Forensic Tools (Commercial and Open source tools).
  •  Assist in development and implementation of information / cyber security management policies, procedures, and standards based on NIST standards, industry best practices, and compliance requirements

Security Analyst (MMGS-III)

  • Manage shift takeover and handover activities with proper records for audits 
  • Implement SOPs in the SOC from People, Processes and Technologies standpoint 
  •  Ensure SOC technologies are fine tuned to run optimally, securely and reliably. 
  • Responsible for integration of all standard and non-standard logs with SIEM/UEBA/DAM/NBA etc. (as applicable) 

Manager(Cyber Security - Ethical Hacking) (MMGS-III)

  • Managing and leading periodic Internal Ethical Hacking exercise and threat hunting activities. 
  • Proactively engage with stakeholders, build strong relationships with the management of business and auditors, to facilitate vulnerability discovery and remediation efforts. 
  • Perform security risk assessments that support business requirements, and recommend mitigations and countermeasures to address risks, vulnerabilities and cyber threats 

Chief Manager (Vulnerability Mgmt. & Penetration Testing) (SMGS IV)

  • Lead the operations of Information and Cyber Security Incident Management (IM) team within SOC as per Bank's Information / Cyber Security Policies, Procedures as also Global standards. 
  • Set strategic directions for the IM team in line with Bank's policies, Cyber Crisis Management Plan (CCMP), regulatory requirements and NIST framework. 
  • Create correlation rules for logs received from disparate IT systems, develop and apply analytical and pattern analysis models on billions of logs received per day by SOC.

Chief Manager (Security Analytics and Automation) (SMGS-IV)

  • Responsible for SOC Transformation by leading efforts for automating mundane L1/L2 activities such as alert triage, context, and enrichment, live threat feeds, incident response, etc.
  • Devising Security Monitoring and Analytics automation strategy and Identifying processes that can be automated and orchestrated to ensure maximum SOC efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Statistical analysis of users and entities to help detect anomalies of users, network, host, and content. 

Chief Manager (SOC Infrastructure Management)(SMGS-IV)

  • Responsible for managing end to end SOC infrastructure including installation, integration, provisioning, de-provisioning of SOC Infra in UAT and production environment. 
  • Implementation of the secure configuration of settings/hardening, closure of vulnerabilities by implementing patches, up-gradation of version in SOC Infra setup

Chief Manager (Cyber Security - Ethical Hacking) (SMGS-IV)

  • Overall supervision and strategic direction for the cybersecurity program within the Bank. 
  • Managing and leading periodic Internal Ethical Hacking exercise activities. 
  • To Proactively engage with stakeholders, build strong relationships with the management of business and auditors, to facilitate vulnerability discovery and remediation efforts. 
  • Participate in application security assessments. 

SBI SO Promotion and Career Growth

Specialist officers make up a very small percentage of SBI staff, resulting in limited career growth opportunities. It takes at least four years for the Assistant Manager to be promoted to the next rank, while the probation officer is qualified for his next promotion only after two years. Every year there are a large number of applicants due to high paid SBI SO Salary and satisfying job profile.

Promotions are granted on the basis of Scales as given in the table below:

Scale Promotion Channel Minimum Experience Maximum Relaxation in terms of Years
JMGS Scale – I to MMGS Scale -II Normal / Seniority 5 1
JMGS Scale – I to MMGS Scale -II Merit/Fast Track 3 1
MMGS Scale – II to MMGS Scale – III Normal / Seniority 5 1
MMGS Scale – II to MMGS Scale – III Merit/Fast Track 3 1
MMGS Scale – III to SMGS – IV Merit / Fast Track 3 1
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FAQ's

How many posts are offered under SBI SO Profile?

There are a total of 35 posts offered under SBI SO job profile.

What is the Starting salary for Specialist Officer in SBI?

The starting salary for SO in SBI is Rs 23,700 to Rs 50,030 depending on the post and the city of the selected candidate.

Which post has the highest paid SBI SO Salary?

The Senior Management Grade has the highest SBI SO Salary.

What is the job profile of a Specialist Officer in SBI Bank?

The SBI SO Job Profile differs from each job as there are 35 posts offered under Specialist Officer Job.

What are other allowances included in the Salary of an SBI SO?

Apart from the basic salary there are various other allowances an employee is entitled to which includes HRA, DA, Special Allowances, Perks, Least Accommodation, and CCA.