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Security Engineer Salary in SF Bay Area

Security Engineer Job Description

Security Engineers are responsible for the security of systems used by an organization. They're frequently tasked with designing and implementing the best strategies to protect the internal network from unauthorized access. It's also their role to routinely assess these systems for any sources of disruption or unauthorized access. Security Engineers test the vulnerability of networks against spyware, adware, phishing malware and more. They develop engineering solutions, create security policies and prevent malicious behavior to an organization's system. These engineers will know how to communicate in order to train employees on various security matters. They're knowledgeable of Linux OS, networking, Java, Python,Ruby and more. Some security engineers have CISSP, GIAC, GCIA and GCIH certifications.

Security Engineers can solve probable causes of security threats early by examining things from a security perspective. They have a good understanding of web and system application vulnerability tools, automated security patching systems, SIEM (Security Information Event Management platform, as well as host-based and network intrusion detection and prevention systems.

Living and Working in San Francisco

San Francisco is filled with technology, financial and art industries. Silicon Valley resides south of the city in the Bay Area. San Francisco is home to finance institutions such as NFX Guild and Wells Fargo. It's a popular tourist destination, which also has a huge impact on its economy. The city's sustainable energy and biomedical fields are also growing.

San Francisco offers scenic views with beautiful rolling hills, as well as Victorian homes. This city has famous landmarks to visit like Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Its relaxed environment is also filled with plenty of sunny days.

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Security Engineers are highest in demand in SF Bay Area, New York, and London. Browse and compare average salaries in locations where this role is also popular:

  1. Dallas/Ft Worth
  2. $152,500
  3. SF Bay Area
  4. $149,970
  5. Seattle
  6. $142,486
  7. New York
  8. $140,381
  9. Los Angeles
  10. $136,589
  11. Boston
  12. $127,598
  13. Washington D.C.
  14. $123,861
  15. Austin
  16. $121,854
  17. San Diego
  18. $121,704
  19. Denver
  20. $117,857
  21. Chicago
  22. $117,693
  23. Toronto
  24. C$105,054
  25. London
  26. £62,266
  27. France
  28. €58,489
  1. Dallas/Ft Worth
  2. $152,500
  3. SF Bay Area
  4. $149,970
  5. Seattle
  6. $142,486
  7. New York
  8. $140,381
  9. Los Angeles
  10. $136,589
  11. Boston
  12. $127,598
  13. Washington D.C.
  14. $123,861
  15. Austin
  16. $121,854
  17. San Diego
  18. $121,704
  19. Denver
  20. $117,857
  21. Chicago
  22. $117,693
  23. Toronto
  24. C$105,054
  25. London
  26. £62,266
  27. France
  28. €58,489
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Where Security Engineers are highest in demand

    Security Engineers are highest in demand in SF Bay Area, New York, and London. Browse and compare average salaries in locations where this role is also popular: