Skills in demand
The need for application security architects has grown dramatically. While engineers can be focused on a variety of enterprise or mobile applications, the application security architect must understand how applications fit into a multi-tiered architecture.
What it takes
This is a subject matter expert with strong knowledge of IT architecture, hardware, web security, identity and access management, application firewalls and intrusion detection.
Base compensation can range from $150K-$200K, often with additional incentives. Independent contract rates can be higher.