Name: Penetration Tester (A.K.A. Ethical Hacker)
Types Of Companies Who Hire: Any computer companies who want to ensure their network, web-based aplications, or systems aren't vulnerable to hacking and want to improve their security.
Education Required: A specialized degree isn't necessary, but a masters or bachelors degree in computer science or cyber security can help you when looking for a job.
Salary: The median salary for a penetration tester is $79,929 but the range can be anywhere from $44,220 to $117,398.
Work Experience Required: 2 to 4 years of security related experience with practice in penetration testing and vulnerability assessments.
- Windows, Linux, and UNIX operating systems.
- Network servers and networking tools
- Computer hardware and software
- Web-based applications
- Vulnerability analysis
- Security frameworks, tools, and products