Information security analysts

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Total Workforce

91.5k

Average Age

41.3

Average Salary

$95,915

Average Male Salary

$98,314

Average Female Salary

$85,646

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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 Navigational, measuring, electromedical, & control instruments manufacturing. Information security analysts are paid most in Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission PUMA, VA but are relatively concentrated in Burke PUMA, VA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$95,915

AVERAGE SALARY

± $4,259

In 2017, Information security analysts earned an average of $95,915, $43,850 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives make somewhat more than Information security analysts while Physician assistants 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

0.265

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Information security analysts had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.265, 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

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Information security analysts.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Information security analysts

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

Most Common

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

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Industries by Share

91.5k

2017 Workforce

± 7,423

7.73%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 10.9%

The number of people employed as Information security analysts has been growing at a rate of 7.73%, from 84,902 people in 2016 to 91,461 people in 2017.

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  27.3%, followed by National security & international affairs with 5.77% and Banking & related activities with 5.36%.

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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 40.8 and of female Information security analysts is 43.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Information security analysts is White.

Gender Composition

74.1k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 6,683

17.3k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 3,231

81.1% 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

73.9% of Information security analysts are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 12.5% 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

40.8

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.995

43.1

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 2.31

The median age of Information security analysts is 41.3, and Male employees are generally 2.3 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.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Information security analysts from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Information security analysts need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Critical Thinking, and Complex Problem Solving. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Information security analysts need more than the average amount of Programming, Operations Analysis, and Science.

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