Ten Top-Paying Tech Security Jobs

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Director of Security

Responsibilities for directors of security can vary widely depending on the organization, with most centering on minimizing the risk of attack while guiding internal teams in maintaining proper security procedures. As with other roles included on this list, the director of security will need to interact with employees as well as external vendors and partners, so good "soft skills" are a must. 

Average salary: $178,333

Without a doubt, the endless number of major data breaches over the past few years has driven home the fact that organizations must step up their game in protecting both corporate and customer data. According to a new analysis of Dice salary data, that need has translated into salaries for certain tech professionals that greatly exceed the baseline for tech-pro salaries.

Lead software security engineers, directors of security, security consultants and others tasked with repelling cyber threats can expect to earn six-figure salaries per year — so long as their skills, experience and certifications prove to be a match for very demanding roles that are continuously evolving. Additionally, a review of Dice's job postings makes it clear that those tech professionals who take the time to earn certifications such as CISA, CRISC, CISM and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) will find themselves more highly sought-after by employers.

With that in mind, here's a list of the top 10 security jobs, ordered by average salary for 2015.

 

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