We surveyed 109 security software developers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical security software developer. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a security software developer?

Low

High

Working as a security software developer typically requires higher levels of intelligence when compared with the average career. This means that security software developers are required to actively learn new things related to their discipline and solve complex problems.

Can I learn to become a security software developer?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a security software developer typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a security software developer?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as a security software developer.