Scored: 7.6 out of 10
Security pros ranked as the fourth-best tech job of 2014 (#11 overall) but hold the highest upcoming job-growth prediction – 36.5% through 2022. Its current unemployment rate is a miniscule .9%. With a median salary of $86,170, analysts are the third-best tech earners, behind IT managers and software developers. The highest-paying areas for security pros include the unsurprising New York, San Francisco and Bethesda, Md., as well as up-and-comers Framingham, MA, and Sacramento. The job was rated as Above Average in Upward Mobility and Stress Level, and Average in Flexibility.