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3/9/2017
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In Cybersecurity, 'Sales Engineers' Rake in Higher Salaries Than Tech Workers

Stop coding, start selling, and you could earn 50 percent more.

Cybersecurity is a trending occupation these days with good salary structure but the most in-demand profession in this field is that of a sales engineer (SE), reports CSO. And with the global cybersecurity industry looking to spend $1 trillion between 2017 and 2021, SEs are likely to get the biggest cut from this budget.

According to a US industry recruiter, SEs are paid annual salaries ranging between $180,000 to $220,000. A sales engineer, writes CSO, not only needs technical knowhow, but must be adept at soft skills. For a cybersecurity engineer, moving from writing code to giving demos, could mean a pay boost - for an expert, it could be a jump of 50 percent in salary.

While security engineers draw an annual salary ranging between $110,000 and $150,000 and cloud security engineers are paid between $160,000 and $190,000, engineers specializing in healthcare industry take in more than the average salary.

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tanner123
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tanner123,
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4/1/2017 | 8:40:47 AM
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Sales is going to bring in more money as your main job is to pull in money...
tanner123
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4/1/2017 | 8:40:15 AM
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Sales in any industry is going to bring in more money as your main job is to pull in money...
JosephM852
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3/13/2017 | 1:53:41 AM
CyberSec Engineers code?
Wow. Your premise is correct in any industry. Not news. Your salary quotes are off and your assertion that CyberSec Engineers are a bunch of coders is laughable.
JulietteRizkallah
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3/13/2017 | 12:33:55 AM
Because of the "Sales" In "sales Engineers"
This makes sense. An engineer is mostly asked to code. A sales engineer must not only be able to code, but also develop a relationship with potential customers, be able to conduct Proof of concept projects and interact with many architects and CISO.  That got to be worth some additional $$.
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