A Security Engineer in Melbourne, Victoria earns an average salary of AU$87,985 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

AU$50,223 - AU$128,222
AU$50K
AU$76K
AU$130K
MEDIAN: AU$76,302
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$148K
Salary AU$50,223 - AU$128,222
Bonus AU$2,750 - AU$20,000
Profit Sharing AU$500
Total Pay (?
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AU$55,369 - AU$148,838
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 14 Apr 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 21

Job Description for Security Engineer

Security engineers are responsible for developing effective computing solutions to increase the security of their company's systems and projects. They are in charge of creating new ways to solve existing production security issues and must possess an advanced understanding of intrusion detection and prevention protocols. One of their main responsibilities is to handle technical problems dealing with applications and production equipment. These individuals possess exceptional incident-response skills, and a high understanding of computer forensics. They assess current workflows to determine possible future issues. As a result, they work with other engineers and professionals to deploy new strategies to contain and mitigate production problems.

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Security Engineer Tasks

  • Configure and set up firewalls and intrusion detection systems.
  • Respond to network intrusions and be familiar with performing forensic investigation.
  • Test new or upgraded hardware and software and implement new technologies.
  • Create test plans which will allow for a proper evaluation of security issues for new hardware and software.
  • Identify security solutions and implement a multi-layered defense to protect the networks.

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Key Stats for Security Engineer

1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects Security Engineer Salaries

▲44%

National Average
AU$84,000

▼11%

Years of Experience

1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical:
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 100%