Data breaches, DDOS attacks, hacks and threats continue to dominate the headlines, so it’s no surprise that some of the most in-demand IT jobs are in the security area. And with a massive skills gap, companies are willing to pay handsomely for skilled security talent at all levels.
“One area we’re still seeing huge demand for is in cybersecurity, and hiring companies are willing to pay whatever it takes for talent that can help secure data and mitigate threats while simultaneously ensuring consistent and simplified accessibility from desktop to mobile devices. Companies are sending the message with their budgets: you can’t put a price on that,” says Jack Cullen, CEO of IT staffing firm Modis.
Here are the top 10 highest-paying security roles, culled from career site Dice.com clients’ job postings and median salary range data from cloud compensation solutions firm PayScale.com.