9. Cybersecurity Engineer
Average Salary: $134,340
Growth From 2019 To 2020: 4.3%
As the new remote workforce emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a vast need for security experts to accommodate all of the employees who began working from home.
Cybersecurity engineers saw their average salary increase 4.3 percent to $134,340 in 2020.
Security engineers identify threats and vulnerabilities in IT systems and software and implement strategies to defend against hacking, malware and ransomware, insider threats and other types of cybersecurity issues. Some of their job functions include performing assessments and penetration testing as well as creating secure network solutions.