Vulnerability Research Engineer

A Vulnerability Security Research Engineer is a person who in involved in the research and analysis of exploits.

Vulnerability Research Engineer Overview

A Vulnerability Research Engineer is a person who is part of a research team. The research team in in turn responsible for research and analysis of new exploits. Qualifications include:

Job Duties List
Job duties of a vulnerability security research engineer can differ, depending on the specific company or institution the individual may by employed by, but general job duties often include requirements to:

How to become a(n) Vulnerability Research Engineer

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Career Outlook

This a fairly new and quickly expanding area of computer security and is expected to steadily increase in demand, making overall job outlook right now at least a B+.

Outlook GradeB+

Salary Projections

The salary of a vulnerability security research engineer will vary based on experience. Those just starting out usually earn around $60,000 to $70,000 per year (those working at an institution (university, research facility, etc.) tend to have a higher starting salary. According to, a vulnerability research engineer has an average salary of (as of 2017) $96,000 based on at least 2-3 years of experience.

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