Years of Experience
Average pay is $71K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. The greater proportion of employees (55 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of around $65K per year.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Software Engineers, Network Security Analysts, Information Security Analysts, and Security Analysts; while the first receives the highest median pay at approximately $89K annually, the other salaries come in at about $64K, $63K, and $54K, respectively.
Residents of Chicago, Ill. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $82K per year; other top-paying cities include the company's headquarter city of Atlanta, Ga. (about $75K) and Providence, R.I. ($64K). Across its U.S. offices, the state of Georgia pays Secureworks the most — approximately $77K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Information Systems Auditors are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to around $91K per year. On average, salaries rise to $90K annually for accredited Certified Information Systems Security Professionals. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Science in Information Security; Secureworks awards about $69K to these degree-holders.
When it comes to skills, employees who report SQL among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $89K per year. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Network Security Management; just under one in three deem it necessary for work. Other skills in demand are IT Security & Infrastructure, Security Testing and Auditing, and Security Intrusion Detection.
At Secureworks, there are significantly more males who responded to the survey than females — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
43 percent have paid vacation, and only about 29 percent can take paid time off for illness. A solid majority of employees take advantage of the 401(k) plan that Secureworks sponsors. Perks cover health insurance for nearly all respondents and dental coverage for almost all workers. Secureworks also dishes out privileges such as tuition reimbursement, 401(a), optional telecommute / work from home, and a subsidized cell phone.