Salary Directory Security Engineers

Security Engineer Salary

Security Engineer Job Description

Security engineers maintain the security of computer systems and networks within an organization. They create and implement strategies that prevent unauthorized access to internal networks, protecting sensitive information. Also known as information security analysts, these engineers work with IT teams to develop policies and plans for information security. They create best practices and security standards that enhance system protection, and teach others in the company to follow them. Security engineers install data encryption programs, firewalls and other software that protects organization systems, and use them to prevent hacking and other unauthorized access. Information security analysts work closely with other employees throughout the company, assisting them with the installation and use of security products. They also ensure each system user follows recommended procedures and protocols for improved protection. Security engineers are responsible for monitoring systems and networks for vulnerabilities, security breaches and intrusions. If these issues occur, they implement activities that respond to the intrusion and minimize the impact, then conduct forensic and technical investigations into how the event occurred, and determine the overall damage.

As the use of technology grows, the need for cyber security does, as well. Security engineer skills are in high demand throughout the US, UK and Ireland, with incredible growth potential. Candidates who possess skills in firewalls, intrusion detection, incident handling and response, access and identity management, and application security development are in high demand. According to research carried out by Indeed.com, the Information Systems Security Association and Enterprise Strategy Group, the need for cyber security professionals continues to grow throughout large and small organizations.

Find Security Engineer jobs on Hired.
We don't have enough data for Seattle,
so we've calculated your salary information for the San Francisco Bay Area instead:
Based on real Hired interview data, Security Engineers in Seattle earn an average annual salary of
Based on real Hired interview data, Security Engineers in SF Bay Area earn an average annual salary of
$166,225
The salaries of candidates in this role range from a low of $135,000 to a high of $185,000, with a median salary of $170,000.

Loading...


Compare Security Engineer salaries by region

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

  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $176,117
  3. Minneapolis/St Paul
  4. $175,000
  5. Seattle
  6. $164,057
  7. New York
  8. $162,102
  9. Austin
  10. $156,618
  11. Philadelphia
  12. $154,000
  13. Chicago
  14. $150,862
  15. Boston
  16. $150,221
  17. Los Angeles
  18. $146,288
  19. Washington D.C.
  20. $143,975
  21. San Diego
  22. $140,000
  23. Dallas/Ft Worth
  24. $134,166
  25. Atlanta
  26. $131,888
  27. Toronto
  28. C$128,094
  29. Denver
  30. $127,166
  31. Dublin
  32. €100,000
  33. London
  34. £82,290
  35. France
  36. €64,166
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $176,117
  3. Minneapolis/St Paul
  4. $175,000
  5. Seattle
  6. $164,057
  7. New York
  8. $162,102
  9. Austin
  10. $156,618
  11. Philadelphia
  12. $154,000
  13. Chicago
  14. $150,862
  15. Boston
  16. $150,221
  17. Los Angeles
  18. $146,288
  19. Washington D.C.
  20. $143,975
  21. San Diego
  22. $140,000
  23. Dallas/Ft Worth
  24. $134,166
  25. Atlanta
  26. $131,888
  27. Toronto
  28. C$128,094
  29. Denver
  30. $127,166
  31. Dublin
  32. €100,000
  33. London
  34. £82,290
  35. France
  36. €64,166
See what you could be earning as a Security Engineer by joining Hired

Do you work in this role? Send us a note if this doesn't look correct:

support@hired.com

Where Security Engineers are highest in demand

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