On and on, statistics have always shown that **development** pays more than **Cybersecurity**. The reason behind this is often attributed to cybersecurity being seen as a “cost center” rather than a domain that is “revenue generating” like software engineering

I do agree that traditional cybersecurity roles (like SOC, forensics, pentesting, GRC) generate less VALUE than their software counterparts so naturally it will pay less. Completely understandable

Now comes the crucial question, **How can a cybersecurity employee SURPASS the salary of employees in development?**

As the saying goes, If you cannot surpass them, *BE LIKE THEM*

**Combining Cybersecurity into Development is the KEY to higher salaries**

1) ML Engineers specialising in Cyber use-cases eg. attack triage/detection, spam filtering, malware detection, anti-fraud etc

2) Security Software Engineers (SWE with an eye towards secure coding)

3) DevSecOps (injecting security automations in DevOps)

and many more

Cheers to a more fulfilling career. Please give you opinions about your career trajectory

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