Salary Directory SF Bay Area Security / Cybersecurity Engineers

Security / Cybersecurity 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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Compare Security / Cybersecurity Engineer salaries by region

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

  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $191,348
  3. New York
  4. $173,130
  5. Boston
  6. $171,250
  7. San Diego
  8. $170,000
  9. Washington D.C.
  10. $168,509
  11. Seattle
  12. $168,445
  13. Los Angeles
  14. $162,000
  15. Chicago
  16. $155,161
  17. Atlanta
  18. $155,000
  19. Philadelphia
  20. $154,100
  21. Phoenix
  22. $152,000
  23. Toronto
  24. C$144,523
  25. Dallas/Ft Worth
  26. $143,260
  27. Austin
  28. $135,466
  29. Columbus
  30. $131,306
  31. Tampa
  32. $128,888
  33. Denver
  34. $117,666
  35. Houston
  36. $110,000
  37. Dublin
  38. €105,937
  39. London
  40. £92,130
  41. Minneapolis/St Paul
  42. $80,000
  43. France
  44. €58,000
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $191,348
  3. New York
  4. $173,130
  5. Boston
  6. $171,250
  7. San Diego
  8. $170,000
  9. Washington D.C.
  10. $168,509
  11. Seattle
  12. $168,445
  13. Los Angeles
  14. $162,000
  15. Chicago
  16. $155,161
  17. Atlanta
  18. $155,000
  19. Philadelphia
  20. $154,100
  21. Phoenix
  22. $152,000
  23. Toronto
  24. C$144,523
  25. Dallas/Ft Worth
  26. $143,260
  27. Austin
  28. $135,466
  29. Columbus
  30. $131,306
  31. Tampa
  32. $128,888
  33. Denver
  34. $117,666
  35. Houston
  36. $110,000
  37. Dublin
  38. €105,937
  39. London
  40. £92,130
  41. Minneapolis/St Paul
  42. $80,000
  43. France
  44. €58,000
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Where Security / Cybersecurity Engineers are highest in demand

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