Career Cross Road: Backend Developer, Security Engineer, or Reliability Engineer
I want to make a move and have three options in front of me. 1. Continue being a back end developer, which I've been for 8 years. 2. Entertain offers to be a Reliability/Production Engineer; I started out as a Sysadmin and my systems prowess keeps following me; finding it easier to crack those interviews than regular SWE. 3. I've been doing a lot of security work lately and find it both challenging and fulfilling, but if I switch to that, I'll likely delay promotions and pay increases for a year or two.
The dev positions and rswe positions seem to pay the same; rswe slight more from what I've heard. Security engineer positions, I'm not sure. Has anyone made the jump to security and can enlighten me if it is worth it financially?
11Yoe 470K TC