Ten Top-Paying IT Security Jobs

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 2015-07-02 Email

More than two out of five organizations plan to add new information security positions this year, according to industry research. Meanwhile, 28 percent of IT and information security employees think their companies have a "problematic" shortage of information security skills. The continuing demand is driving up salaries for cyber-security employees and managers, as the following list of top-paying IT security jobs from Dice demonstrates. With the latest "Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report" revealing that global organizations lost $400 million last year due to the compromise of 700 million records, companies are willing to pay well over six figures for staffers and managers who can protect their networks and data. Given that the cloud and mobility/bring-your-own-device (BYOD) practices further complicate the security environment, a wide range of well-paid engineers, officers and directors are needed to assemble an effective cyber-security team. "Both companies and professionals recognize that security plays a key role in a company's success, which is why we're seeing more demand for professionals with security skills," says Shravan Goli, president of Dice. "With that in mind, if companies and recruiters want to lure top security talent, they need to offer generous compensation packages and benefits." The list was based on research of more than 1,140 Dice job postings.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.

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