Vulnerability experts are in high demand.
Vulnerability experts are in high demand.

Recent breaches have highlighted the need for talented technologists with the ability to assess vulnerabilities long before they are under attack. 

What it takes

Hands-on experience with reverse engineering, packet-level programming and knowledge of digital forensics. Expertise in identifying vulnerabilities and understanding what it takes to “break” a system is critical. The ability to approach a system creatively and solve complex problems, paired with stellar documentation and communication skills.


Junior level roles start around $90K, with senior levels often earning $130K to $150K – sometimes higher.

Source: Domini Clark, principal, executive and technical recruitment, Blackmere