Skills in demand: Incident response specialists
Skills in demand: SOC analysts
As the threat landscape evolves, more organizations are finding themselves responding to security incidents. The need to resolve security breaches, combined with meeting regulatory requirements, has elevated the demand for these skill sets.
What it takes
Hands-on experience with forensics, security assessment and SIEM tools are required, as well as the ability to travel. A highly consultative approach and the ability to interface with a broad range of stakeholders are critical.
Base salary for these roles ranges from $120k to $180K, plus bonus.
Source: Jeff Combs is an information security recruiting expert with more than 12 years of experience.