Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of about $77K annually. The greater proportion of employees (58 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $65K per year.
The highest average salaries go to Software Engineers, who bring in close to $89K annually, though Network Security Analysts are not far behind at around $64K along with Information Security Analysts (approximately $63K) and Security Analysts ($54K).
Residents of Chicago, Ill. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is approximately $82K per year; other top-paying cities include the company's headquarter city of Atlanta, Ga. ($80K) and Providence, R.I. (about $64K). By state, Secureworks pays its Georgia employees the most; the pay rate there is $79K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified Information Systems Auditor certainly has its perks — salaries approach $91K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Certified Information Systems Security Professionals also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of around $90K annually. Employees who have a Bachelor of Science in Information Security make the most here, hauling in approximately $69K per year.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be SQL; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of about $89K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know IT Security & Infrastructure; nearly one in four consider it a key competency. Key skills also include Network Security Management, Security Testing and Auditing, and Security Intrusion Detection.
The number of male employees who participated in the survey outweighs the number of women; the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Only 38 percent at Secureworks enjoy paid vacation time, and just 31 percent can take sick leave. The larger part of employees save for retirement through Secureworks' 401(k) plan. Health insurance is part of the package for nearly all employees, and for a large number of workers, dental coverage is too. Additional benefits of working here are tuition reimbursement, 401(a), optional telecommute / work from home, and a subsidized cell phone.