One of the most sought-after careers in information security is the cybersecurity engineer role, and for good reason. Information security professionals who find themselves in this position get to use a broad information security skill set, help organizations secure their information environments from hackers and get a firsthand opportunity to further develop their skill set on the job. What may be even more attractive is the pay that this role earns.
This article will detail cybersecurity engineer salaries and explore different factors that will help determine how much this role can earn. Its goal is to serve as a general guide for the cybersecurity engineer salary landscape in 2019. However, this article is not a guarantee of how much you yourself may earn working in this role.
The role of cybersecurity engineer
Before you examine anything properly, you must first define the universe you are examining. Cybersecurity engineers are information security professionals tasked with protecting computer, information, and networking systems from cyberattacks, hacking, and persistent threats. This role may go by another name depending on the organization, including IT/IS security engineer.
There are also other cybersecurity engineer roles with a specific focus, including that of application security engineer, which may allow for a higher pay scale — but more on this point later.
Cybersecurity engineer requirements
To work as a cybersecurity engineer, you need to meet certain requirements, although these are not set in stone. First, you will need to earn a Bachelor of Science degree — preferably one in computer information systems, computer science, information technology or a related field. Next, you will need to have five to ten years of information security experience. These requirements may vary from organization to organization and will have a noticeable impact on your salary, which will be explored later.
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