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Cyber Security Analyst

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Works on monitoring, controlling, and maintaining systems that protect the security of large databases, including databases with customer information and patient files. Analyzes the examination of client computer systems, identification of weak points in security, development and implementation of new systems, and monitoring and response to security issues.

Job Outlook

There were Cyber Security Analyst job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 28019 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Cyber / Information Security Engineer / Analyst industry, which includes the Cyber Security Analyst career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Cyber Security Analyst jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $90,732.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $92,018.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Cyber Security Analyst postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $80,529.

Education and Experience

Posted Cyber Security Analyst jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree6%
Bachelor's Degree72%
Master's Degree15%
Doctoral Degree0%
Other7%

Posted Cyber Security Analyst jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years21%
3 to 5 years53%
6 to 8 years15%
9+ years11%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Cyber Security Analyst positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication Skills (40%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (26%)
  • Research (25%)
  • Problem Solving (21%)
  • Writing (16%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Information Security (60%)
  • Information Systems (26%)
  • Security Operations (16%)
  • Threat Analysis (15%)
  • Network Security (15%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Linux (16%)
  • Project Management (12%)
  • Python (12%)
  • Cryptography (11%)
  • Customer Service (11%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Vulnerability analysis (6%)
  • Data Loss Prevention (6%)
  • Cybersecurity Assessment (6%)
  • Threat Hunting (5%)
  • Risk Management Framework (5%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Cyber Security Analyst skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Information Security Analyst
  • Security Analyst
  • It Security Analyst
  • Senior Security Analyst

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Cyber Security Analyst jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • General Dynamics (535)
  • SAIC (326)
  • Accenture (291)
  • Anthem Blue Cross (275)
  • Leidos (272)

North Carolina

  • Wells Fargo (38)
  • Raytheon (22)
  • Lowe's Companies, Inc (19)
  • Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (12)
  • IBM (11)

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