Information security analysts

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
116k
Average Age
41.1
Average Salary
$104,786
Average Male Salary
$108,101
Average Female Salary
$89,712

About

Information security analysts are most often employed by the Computer Systems Design industry. The average yearly wage for Information security analysts was $104,786 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Information security analysts by wage are Veterinarians, Computer network architects, and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Information security analysts and on wages and locations for those in the field. Computer Systems Design is the industry that employs the most Information security analysts, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Information security analysts, by average wage, is Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals. Information security analysts are paid most in Warren, Libertyville (North & East) & Shields Townships PUMA, IL but are relatively concentrated in Severn, Odenton, Crofton, Maryland City & Fort Meade PUMA, MD.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$104,786
AVERAGE SALARY
± $4,826

In 2020, Information security analysts earned an average of $104,786, $48,832 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Computer network architects make somewhat more than Information security analysts while Veterinarians make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Information security analysts as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.296
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Information security analysts had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.296, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Information security analysts (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Information security analysts.

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Industries by Share

116k
2020 Workforce
± 8,343
18.6%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 9%

The number of people employed as Information security analysts has been growing at a rate of 18.6%, from 97,449 people in 2019 to 115,573 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Information security analysts employed by various industries. Computer Systems Design employs the largest share of Information security analysts at  30.1%, followed by Banking & related activities with 5.67% and National security & international affairs with 5.63%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Information security analysts in the US. The average age of male Information security analysts in the workforce is 41 and of female Information security analysts is 41.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Information security analysts is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

94.7k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 7,554
20.8k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 3,544

82% of Information security analysts are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Information security analysts.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Information security analysts
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

65.9% of Information security analysts are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 12.2% of Information security analysts, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Information security analysts.

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Age by Sex

41
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.918
41.8
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.08

The median age of Information security analysts is 41.1, and Male employees are generally 0.85 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Information security analysts from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Information security analysts is Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services but a relatively high number of Information security analysts hold a major in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services.

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