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 Washington D.C.,
so we've calculated your salary information for the San Francisco Bay Area instead:
Based on real Hired interview data, Security Engineers in Washington D.C. earn an average annual salary of
Based on real Hired interview data, Security Engineers in SF Bay Area earn an average annual salary of
$125,114
The salaries of candidates in this role range from a low of $75,000 to a high of $170,000, with a median salary of $125,000.

Loading...


Compare Security Engineer salaries by region

Security 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. $165,433
  3. New York
  4. $155,277
  5. Seattle
  6. $153,516
  7. Los Angeles
  8. $150,498
  9. Austin
  10. $147,777
  11. Boston
  12. $146,177
  13. Washington D.C.
  14. $139,215
  15. Dallas/Ft Worth
  16. $136,655
  17. Denver
  18. $135,814
  19. Chicago
  20. $134,722
  21. San Diego
  22. $125,714
  23. Toronto
  24. C$123,270
  25. London
  26. £80,439
  27. France
  28. €60,155
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $165,433
  3. New York
  4. $155,277
  5. Seattle
  6. $153,516
  7. Los Angeles
  8. $150,498
  9. Austin
  10. $147,777
  11. Boston
  12. $146,177
  13. Washington D.C.
  14. $139,215
  15. Dallas/Ft Worth
  16. $136,655
  17. Denver
  18. $135,814
  19. Chicago
  20. $134,722
  21. San Diego
  22. $125,714
  23. Toronto
  24. C$123,270
  25. London
  26. £80,439
  27. France
  28. €60,155
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 New York. Browse and compare average salaries in locations where this role is also popular: