There are 350,000 cybersecurity job listings on LinkedIn, according to a report. The Commerce Department initiated a project to fill the unemployment gap for technology workers. Simple supply and demand implied a relatively decent wage for cybersecurity practitioners. Yet new Federal policy figures back it up.
Business Insider reviewed the 2020 transparency details for permanent and temporary international employees from the US Office of International Labor Certification to figure out what big players in technology are charging software talent in critical positions.
These include programmers, developers, and computer scientists. One important point to remember, as remote research progresses, in this analysis of incomes is the fluctuation of compensation for specific jobs in different states.
How much are they paying tech employees this year?
Here’s how many cybersecurity workers recruited in 2020 get paid by these leading information services companies:
Palo Alto Networks landed on the best-paid business in a Glassdoor survey. The cybersecurity company specializes in developing protection solutions for businesses and organizations to combat hackers. Palo Alto Networks won the top spot in that list, with a $170,929 estimated gross income.
The business branded itself as “the world’s leading cybersecurity organization,” with $2.9 billion in sales and 70,000 clients in the fiscal year 2019. The market value at the time of writing is around $26 billion.
Below are several new Palo Alto Networks hires focused on 120 visa approvals accepted and how much they get paid:
- Vice president, Americas field marketing (California): $300,000
- Director of product marketing (California): $213,200
- Principal software engineer: $200,000
- Senior software engineer: $180,000
- Data scientist (California): $125,000
- Technical support engineer (Texas): $87,250
After the COVID-19 pandemic, Okta – a $26 billion San Francisco identity and access control firm – saw its stock double. The identity-security business boomed through remote jobs. The organization utilizes its multi-factor authentication software to assist the IT department in ensuring that the right workers have access to the correct apps and records.
Cofounder Frederic Kerrest told Business Insider regarding his recruiting policy amid the economic crisis. He urged the hiring companies to keep their eyes open for strong talent hit by hard circumstances.
“Anyone who’s worked at a company [facing] through COVID-19-related layoffs knows even your hardest-working or smartest employees can’t always stay with the business in a tough economic climate,” he said.
Below are some latest Okta hires and salaries based on 75 visa approvals accepted.
- Chief security officer (California): $241,696 to $350,000
- Software engineer (California): $196,300 to $239,900
- Manager, quality assurance: $165,027 to $200,100
- Salesforce engineer (Georgia): $121,077 to $127,900
- Software engineer (Washington): $107,100 to $130,900
McAfee is one of the few remaining pure-play cybersecurity firms. The cybersecurity company shares its nearly 7,000 workforces primarily into two primary sites. One is in Silicon Valley and the other in Texas. Chief People Officer Chatelle Lynch believes the many openings in cybersecurity make it a hot job market even for candidates who lack training.
McAfee currently has 200 job openings. Here are some recent hires and salaries based on 27 approved visa applications:
- Director of security operations (Texas): $186,493 to $255,500
- Manager of software engineering (California): $154,669 to $256,000
- Manager of marketing communications (California): $126,568 to $199,000
- Application developer (California): $108,784 to $193,500
- Software engineer (California): $97,302 to $168,500
Netskope, a $3-billion company that lets businesses protect how their workers use cloud computing, entered three publicly listed firms in an ‘information management partnership’ in June. This will send out some form of a signal on Netskope ‘s cybersecurity room ambitions.
Records reveal the organization is growing in technical expertise, charging about $200,000 for the highest tech work.
Below are a few recent Netskope hires and salaries on 32 visa approvals:
- Software Engineer IV (in California): $108,784 to $215,000
- IT project manager II (in California): $98,961 to $115,000
- Business operations technical analyst II (in California): $72,280 to $95,000
In the digital job revolution, Cloudflare boomed. This cybersecurity company partnered in a coworking network to support succeeding companies.
Earlier this year, analyst Jonathan Penn told Business Insider that the 1,200-person company, which focuses on security and internet performance, “[built] up those ideas together-performance and security.”
This year, Cloudflare brought a $12-billion value – which was doubled. The performance of the product results in growth. The organization has about 200 available positions on its employment platform, and this year has expanded its internship program.
Below are several recent hires and salaries with Cloudflare focused on 12 supported visa applications:
- Systems reliability engineer (California): $155,000 to $175,000
- Systems engineer (Illinois): $130,000 to $150,000
- Solutions engineer (New York): $120,000 to $130,000
- Customer success engineer (California): $100,000 to $110,000
- Market research analyst (California): $90,000 to $110,000