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Cyber Security Architect

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Builds and develops systems that protect the security of large databases, including databases with customer information and patient files. Includes understanding of client computer systems, potential weak points in security, and monitoring and response to security issues.

Job Outlook

There were 323 Cyber Security Architect job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 6468 in the United States.

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

Salary

Many new Cyber Security Architect 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 $123,520.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $122,397.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Cyber Security Architect postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $110,819.

Education and Experience

Posted Cyber Security Architect 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 Degree3%
Bachelor's Degree67%
Master's Degree25%
Doctoral Degree1%
Other4%

Posted Cyber Security Architect 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 years3%
3 to 5 years34%
6 to 8 years24%
9+ years39%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Cyber Security Architect 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 (45%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (36%)
  • Planning (24%)
  • Research (23%)
  • Problem Solving (19%)

Defining Skills

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

  • Information Security (57%)
  • Network Security (28%)
  • Cryptography (25%)
  • Information Systems (20%)
  • Authentication (18%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Linux (15%)
  • Project Management (13%)
  • Software Development (13%)
  • Software as a Service (SaaS) (11%)
  • Customer Service (11%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Cloud Computing (6%)
  • Data Loss Prevention (6%)
  • Threat Intelligence and Analysis (6%)
  • Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) (6%)
  • Splunk (5%)

Alternative Job Titles

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

  • Security Architect
  • Information Security Architect
  • Senior Security Architect
  • It Security Architect

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 Architect jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Verizon Communications Incorporated (171)
  • IBM (165)
  • Dell (151)
  • Amazon (94)
  • Black & Veatch (89)

North Carolina

  • IBM (28)
  • Verizon Communications Incorporated (20)
  • Inficare Technologies (13)
  • Gilead Sciences (12)
  • Dell (8)

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