Information security analysts

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2019 Workforce
134k
Average Age
41.4
Average Salary
$106,911
Average Male Salary
$110,791
Average Female Salary
$88,279

About

Information security analysts are most often employed by the Computer Systems Design industry. The average yearly wage for Information security analysts was $106,911 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Information security analysts by wage are Financial managers, Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers, and Pharmacists.

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

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 Burke PUMA, VA but are relatively concentrated in Severn, Odenton, Crofton, Maryland City & Fort Meade PUMA, MD.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$106,911
AVERAGE SALARY
± $4,804

In 2019, Information security analysts earned an average of $106,911, $51,387 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Financial managers make somewhat more than Information security analysts while Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers 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 2019, Information security analysts had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.311, 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

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

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, Banking & related activities, and National security & international affairs.

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Industries by Share

134k
2019 Workforce
± 8,981
22.1%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 8.19%

The number of people employed as Information security analysts has been growing at a rate of 22.1%, from 109,720 people in 2018 to 133,938 people in 2019.

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  28.7%, followed by Banking & related activities with 6.77% and National security & international affairs with 5.46%.

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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 41.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Information security analysts is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

111k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 8,171
23.1k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 3,730

82.8% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

65.8% of Information security analysts are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 13.4% 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 Gender

41.2
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.893
41.9
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.96

The median age of Information security analysts is 41.4, and Male employees are generally 0.679 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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