Ten Top-Paying Tech Security Jobs

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Lead Software Security Engineer

Lead software security engineers are often charged with quite a lot. Depending on the specific job, someone in this role might be tasked with doing everything from maintaining and deploying training programs for employees to developing security-related aspects of application programs. In addition to certifications, and at least a B.S. in computer science or a similar technical field, lead software security engineers typically must have some "soft skills" such as excellent communication.

Average salary: $233,333

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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