Wils Bell, president, SecurityHeadhunter.com
Wils Bell, president, SecurityHeadhunter.com

With more and more companies being hacked, it's no wonder cybersecurity is still the #1 threat facing companies today. With all this going on, the security analyst, and their ever-expanding role, is still being highly sought after.

What it takes?

Tech skills needed can vary depending on the employer, but some common skills would be knowledge of: SIEMs, IDS/ IPS, SDLC, DLP, and VPNs. One should have a good understanding of compliance, policy and procedures, and vulnerabilities also.

Compensation? 

Base salaries generally range from $80K - $120K+ (higher for contractors and high cost-of-living areas).