Companies who leverage the cloud have concerns over the security of their data. The migration has increased demand for incident response pros, including reverse engineers and malware analysts.

What it takes

In-depth knowledge of IP networking, security-related technologies, forensic tools and programming languages are critical, as is experience with encryption, penetration testing, vulnerability assessments and code obfuscation.


Malware analyst roles start around $90K, reverse engineering positions can pay up to $170K, and managers often start around $175K to $200K.