The Top 15 highest-paying jobs in Information Technology Security

Information Technology Security is a set of cybersecurity strategies that are put to use to protect computer systems from the theft of or damage to their hardware, software, or electronic data. IT and computer security professionals are responsible for protecting against all internet threats by building safe networks.

According to a report, data breaches increased more than 50% in 2019, making the role of Cybersecurity specialist extremely important, meaning it’s no surprise that the role was featured on the 2020 LinkedIn U.S. Emerging Jobs Report, which analyzed which jobs are experiencing the most growth. According to the report, the position of cybersecurity specialist sees a 30% annual increase in demand.

So which companies are hiring for $100K jobs in Information Technology Security the most? Ladders put together a list of the 15 companies hiring the most $100K+ jobs currently in this exciting field using data from its continuously updated database of high-paying jobs.

1. Infosys: 647

Infosys is a global digital services and consulting company that was founded in India with only $250 USD. With over 37 years of experience, the company is present in over 46 countries. Infosys started with its roots in education and learning, so it’s no surprise that a shared trait among employees is the embrace of life-long learning.

“Our training infrastructure back in India is the largest by any corporate across the world,” Ravi Kumar S., the President of Infosys, told Ladders.. “We can house 11,000+ people currently, do training and equip them with skills of the future…that is what makes this company so unique and so world-class.”

2. NTT DATA Services: 620

NTT DATA Services announced last month that it was acquiring Net Esolutions, a 300-employee digital design and information technology company that serves the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The highest paying job titles at NTT DATA Services include Software Developer, Project Manager, and Business Analyst.

3. Comcast: 600

Comcast Corporation is an American global mass media and telecommunications conglomerate that is the largest broadcasting and cable television company in the world by revenue. The highest paying job titles at Comcast include Software Engineer, Account Executive, and Enterprise Sales Executive.

4. Cognizant Technology Solutions: 565

Cognizant Technology Solutions provides IT services, including digital, technology, consulting, and operations services. The company, which is headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey, aims to advance digital growth with AI, IoT, Cloud Enablement, Core Modernization, Process Automation, and Digital Engineering. The highest paying job titles at Cognizant Technology Solutions include Software Developer, Full Stack Software Engineer, and Java Software Engineer.

5. Motion Recruitment Partners: 523

Motion Recruitment Partners is an employment agency headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. The Highest paying job titles at Motion Recruitment include Senior Software Engineer, Software Engineer, and Java Software Engineer.

6. J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.: 476

JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a U.S. multinational banking and financial services holding company headquartered in New York City. It is the largest bank in the United States, the worlds third largest bank by total assets, with total assets of roughly US$2.5 trillion, and the worlds most valuable bank by market capitalization. It is a major provider of financial services, and according to Forbes magazine is the worlds sixth largest public company based upon a composite ranking. The hedge fund unit of JPMorgan Chase is the second largest hedge fund in the United States. The company was formed in 2000, when Chase Manhattan Corporation merged with J.P. Morgan & Co.

7. Verizon Communications: 455

Verizon Communications, Inc., is a broadband telecommunications company, one of the largest U.S. wireless communications service providers, and a corporate component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

Highest paying job titles at Verizon Communications include Inside Sales Representative, Finance Planning & Analysis Manager, and Network Engineer.

8. Harris Corporation: 454

Harris Corporation is an American technology company, defense contractor, and information technology services provider that produces wireless equipment, tactical radios, electronic systems, night vision equipment and both terrestrial and spaceborne antennas for use in the government, defense and commercial sectors. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $6 billion of annual revenue.

Highest paying job titles at Harris include Software Engineer, Systems Engineer, and Program Manager.

9. CVS: 419

CVS Health CEO Larry Merlo recently told CNBC that the company is on track to meet its goal of rehabbing more than one thousand of its stores.

“We’re really excited about what we’re seeing from the consumers. The acceptance, the interest that is growing with our clients,” Merlo said. “We’ve made a commitment to have about 600 hubs by the end of this year. That’s 12 [updated stores] a week with a trajectory of 1,500 hubs by the end of 2021.”

10. Northrop Grumman: 401

Northrop Grumman Corporation is an American global aerospace and defense technology company formed by Northrops 1994 purchase of Grumman. The organization was just awarded a $70 million, 28-month contract to transform the software development process for the U.S. Army’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System to an agile development framework.

11.  Lockheed Martin: 397

Lockheed Martin, the security and aerospace company that’s over a hundred years old, has become a dominant player in the unique industry. Mentorship and diversity are extremely important to the 105,000 employee organization.

“Whether you want to do a diverse set of things within cyber or you’re not sure exactly what that diverse set of things are from that perspective because there’s so much that we have our hands in,” Program Manager Sheldon Thomas told Ladders.

12. Walmart: 392

Walmart is an American multinational retailing corporation that operates as a chain of hypermarkets, discount department stores, and grocery stores. The company just introduced Alphabot, a system that uses automated mobile carts to make the company’s grocery pickup service more efficient. The first system was introduced in the company’s Salem, New Hampshire superstore.

The highest paying job titles at Walmart include Staff Pharmacist, Software Engineer, and Senior Software Engineer.

13. Accenture: 383

Accenture is a global professional services company that provides strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations services. The Fortune Global 500 company has been incorporated in Dublin, Ireland, since Sept. 1, 2009.

The company just announced changes to its growth model and Global Management Committee. Starting March 1, Accenture will organize its market-leading capabilities into four services: Strategy & Consulting, Interactive, Technology, and Operations. It will now conduct its business through three geographic markets (North America, Europe, and Growth Markets) instead of by operating groups.

14. Cisco: 377

Cisco Systems, Inc. is an American multinational technology conglomerate headquartered in San José, California, in the center of Silicon Valley, that develops, manufactures, and sells networking hardware, telecommunications equipment, and other high-technology services and products. Through its numerous acquired subsidiaries, such as OpenDNS, WebEx, and Jasper, Cisco specializes into specific tech markets, such as Internet of Things, domain security, and energy management.

Highest paying job titles at Cisco include Software Engineer, Senior Software Engineer, and Systems Architect.

15. Amazon: 371

Amazon Prime changed the way people across the world live and shop, but we all know that the company has expanded to be more than just the best way to get whatever you want without leaving your bed. For example, Amazon Studios now creates film and television shows, including Emmy-award winning ones like The Marvelous Mr. Maisel.

With an entire new corporate headquarters planned for Northern Virginia, Amazon will be doing lots of hiring, 25,000 employees over 10 years to be specific, according to CNBC.

The highest paying jobs at the largest Internet-based retailer in the world include Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET), Software Engineer, and Senior Software Engineer.