There is increased demand for defensive-minded security pros with the ability to manage perimeter security technologies. These roles can be found in security teams that manage their own infrastructure. 

What it takes

Key skills revolve around change management, calibration, performance monitoring, reporting and vendor relationship management. Foundational experience in administration in operational environments is key.  


Base compensation ranges from $80K to $100K for staff-level roles, with leadership roles paying in the $100K to $125K range.

Source: Jeff Combs, LJ Kushner & Associates