Information security analysts

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Total Workforce

110k

Average Age

41.2

Average Salary

$104,013

Average Male Salary

$107,663

Average Female Salary

$88,268

About

Information security analysts are most often employed by the Computer Systems Design industry. The average yearly wage for Information security analysts was $104,013 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Information security analysts by wage are Computer and information research scientists, Computer network architects, and Pharmacists.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Information security analysts are Reston (North) & Franklin Farm PUMA, VA, Severn, Odenton, Crofton, Maryland City & Fort Meade PUMA, MD, and Leesburg Town PUMA, VA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Information security analysts are Leesburg Town PUMA, VA, Reston (North) & Franklin Farm PUMA, VA, and Severn, Odenton, Crofton, Maryland City & Fort Meade PUMA, MD.

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 Electronic shopping and mail-order houses. Information security analysts are paid most in Burke PUMA, VA but are relatively concentrated in Leesburg Town PUMA, VA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$104,013

AVERAGE SALARY

± $5,093

In 2018, Information security analysts earned an average of $104,013, $50,125 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Computer and information research scientists make somewhat more than Information security analysts while Computer network architects 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

0.311

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Information security analysts had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.311, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Information security analysts, by number of employees, are Computer Systems Design, Banking & related activities, and National security & international affairs.

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Industries by Share

110k

2018 Workforce

± 8,129

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  31.3%, followed by Banking & related activities with 5.42% and National security & international affairs with 5.32%.

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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 41.2 and of female Information security analysts is 41.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Information security analysts is White.

Gender Composition

89.1k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 7,325

20.6k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 3,528

81.2% of Information security analysts are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Information security analysts.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Information security analysts

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

74.8% of Information security analysts are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 10.1% of Information security analysts, Black 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 Gender

41.2

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.89

41.3

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 2.03

The median age of Information security analysts is 41.2, and Male employees are generally 0.147 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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