Cyber security vs Software engineering



  • Starting salary differences?
    Skills needed?



  • Cybersecurity-
    The average starting salary of a Cybersecurity engineer is $115,349 to $122,753
    The subject requires a deep knowledge of programming tools, languages, and unmatched expertise in mathematics
    Software engineering-
    The average starting salary of a Software engineer is $100,690 to $108,278
    Skills - mathematics, computers, programming languages, and the domain you want to specialize in
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  • There isn't a lot of difference in terms of the skills required
    What you should be looking at are the kinds of jobs you'll get
    Like, Cyber opportunities tend to be concentrated in government and defense contractors while SWE opportunities are in literally every industry