Information security specialists remain one of the most in-demand of all IT professionals. But what are they worth in the job market? Job site Indeed offers its picks for the top 15 job markets for infosec professionals, based on salary offers adjusted for the cost of living. Here are the top 15 markets:

1. Minneapolis, MN
Average salary (adjusted) = $127,757
Amount higher than closest salary = $8,408
Percentage higher than closest salary = 7
Average salary (unadjusted) = $131,302

2. Seattle, WA
Average salary (adjusted) = $119,349
Amount higher than closest salary = $2
Percentage higher than closest salary = 0.0
Average salary (unadjusted) = $128,470

3. San Francisco, CA
Average salary (adjusted) = $119,346
Amount higher than closest salary = $1,456
Percentage higher than closest salary = 1.2
Average salary (unadjusted) = $149,744

4. Dallas, TX
Average salary (adjusted) = $117,890
Amount higher than closest salary = $582
Percentage higher than closest salary = 0.5
Average salary (unadjusted) = $118,841

5. Denver, CO
Average salary (adjusted) = $117,308
Amount higher than closest salary = $6,004
Percentage higher than closest salary = 5.4
Average salary (unadjusted) = $123,222

6. Chicago, IL
Average salary (adjusted) = $111,303
Amount higher than closest salary = $1,113
Percentage higher than closest salary = 1
Average salary (unadjusted) = $ 119,168

7. Austin, TX
Average salary (adjusted) = $90,472
Amount higher than closest salary = $2,703
Percentage higher than closest salary = 3.1
Average salary (unadjusted) = $91,201

8. Salt Lake City, UT
Average salary (adjusted) = $106,207
Amount higher than closest salary = $3,935
Percentage higher than closest salary = 3.8
Average salary (unadjusted) = $105,889

9. New York, NY
Average salary (adjusted) = $102,271
Amount higher than closest salary = $3,197
Percentage higher than closest salary = 3.2
Average salary (unadjusted) = $131,623

10. San Jose, CA
Average salary (adjusted) = $99,075
Amount higher than closest salary = $771
Percentage higher than closest salary = 0.8
Average salary (unadjusted) = $125,889

11. San Diego, CA
Average salary (adjusted) = $98,303
Amount higher than closest salary = $6,113
Percentage higher than closest salary = 6.6
Average salary (unadjusted) = $119,300

12. Washington, DC
Average salary (adjusted) = $92,191
Amount higher than closest salary = $3,738
Percentage higher than closest salary = 4.2
Average salary (unadjusted) = $114,951

13. Boston, MA
Average salary (adjusted) = $88,453
Amount higher than closest salary = $2,381
Percentage higher than closest salary = 2.8
Average salary (unadjusted) = $99,274

14. Los Angeles, CA
Average salary (adjusted) = $86,072
Amount higher than closest salary = $11,818
Percentage higher than closest salary = 15.9
Average salary (unadjusted) = $104,584

15. Arlington, VA
Average salary (adjusted) = $74,254
Average salary (unadjusted) = $92,587

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Bob Violino

Bob Violino

Bob Violino is a freelance technology and business writer who covers a variety of topics, including big data and analytics, cloud computing, information security and mobile technology.