What skills are currently most in demand?
As more and more organizations encourage consumers and clients to visit their websites to conduct business or shop the application security engineer is highly sought after in an effort to keep visitors safe. The AppSec Engineers are tasked with discovering the application vulnerabilities and creating a remediation plan to insure the application is secure prior to it going live.
What it takes?
Candidates should have experience in vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, code review, SDLC and knowledge of the OWASP Top 10.
Base salaries generally ranges from $100K - $160K+ (higher for contractors and high COL areas).