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Cyber Security Manager / Administrator

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Cyber Security Manager or Administrator monitors, controls, and maintains systems that protect the security of large databases, including databases with customer information and patient files. Manages and administers 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 720 Cyber Security Manager / Administrator job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 23213 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Cyber / Information Security Engineer / Analyst industry, which includes the Cyber Security Manager / Administrator career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Cyber Security Manager / Administrator 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 $114,434.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $114,261.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Cyber Security Manager / Administrator postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $91,056.

Education and Experience

Posted Cyber Security Manager / Administrator 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 Degree3.47%
Bachelor's Degree71.23%
Master's Degree26.6%
Doctoral Degree2.25%
Other7.92%

Posted Cyber Security Manager / Administrator 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 years8.77%
3 to 5 years35.97%
6 to 8 years27.68%
9+ years27.58%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Cyber Security Manager / Administrator 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.

  • Management (50.29%)
  • Communication (44.18%)
  • Leadership (42.11%)
  • Information Technology (27.36%)
  • Operations (23.08%)
  • Problem Solving (21.79%)
  • Planning (20.31%)
  • Governance (19.86%)
  • Presentations (15.36%)
  • Influencing Skills (15%)

Defining Skills

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

  • ISO/IEC 27001 (11.03%)
  • Control Objectives For Information And Related Technology (COBIT) (5.42%)
  • Auditing (28.7%)
  • Computer Science (35.15%)
  • Cyber Risk (11.4%)
  • Cyber Security (66.44%)
  • Project Management (25.09%)
  • Risk Management (25.58%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Business Process (7.36%)
  • Security Requirements Analysis (7.26%)
  • Vulnerability (21.83%)
  • Information Privacy (9.27%)
  • Operating Systems (9.24%)
  • Penetration Testing (8.79%)
  • Active Directory (7.66%)
  • Authorization (Computing) (11.48%)
  • Health Insurance Portability And Accountability Act (HIPAA) Compliance (8.52%)
  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (6.02%)
  • Risk Analysis (17.84%)
  • Security Controls (13.25%)
  • IT Security (11.98%)
  • IT Security Architecture (8.67%)
  • Change Management (5.18%)
  • Mitigation (8.54%)
  • Linux (7.65%)
  • Amazon Web Services (10.66%)
  • Information Systems (16.71%)
  • Network Security (9.27%)
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) (5.13%)
  • Cloud Security (8.41%)
  • Financial Services (6.37%)
  • Firewall (10.64%)
  • Enterprise Architecture (6.13%)
  • Agile Methodology (12.49%)
  • Data Analysis (5.83%)
  • Software As A Service (SaaS) (7.11%)
  • Identity And Access Management (15.66%)
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (6.67%)
  • Security Information And Event Management (SIEM) (6.8%)
  • Authentications (9.2%)
  • Automation (9.99%)
  • Internal Auditing (5.09%)
  • Incident Response (16.7%)
  • Cyber Threat Intelligence (9.01%)
  • Vulnerability Management (9.55%)
  • Microsoft Azure (9.71%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Cyber Security Standards (1.21%)
  • ISO/IEC 27000 Series (1.77%)
  • Cyber Security Strategy (5.67%)
  • Cyber Security Management (4.49%)
  • Cyber Operations (4.7%)
  • Cyber Governance (1.96%)
  • Cyber Security Policies (5.37%)
  • Cybersecurity Compliance (3.62%)
  • Information Security Management (1.86%)
  • Security Strategies (5.92%)
  • IT Risk Management (2.22%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed.

  • Cyber Governance (7.43%)
  • Cyber Security Strategy (21.48%)
  • Cyber Security Policies (20.37%)
  • IT Risk Management (8.42%)
  • Cyber Security Standards (4.6%)
  • ISO/IEC 27001 (41.83%)
  • Security Strategies (22.46%)

Alternative Job Titles

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

  • Information Security Manager
  • Cybersecurity Manager
  • Director of Cyber Security
  • Cybersecurity Program Manager
  • Cybersecurity Project Manager
  • Cybersecurity Product Manager
  • Technology Risk Manager
  • Identity and Access Management Manager
  • Director of Information Security
  • Director of Enterprise Architecture

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 Manager / Administrator jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Capital One (1581)
  • Marriott International (569)
  • Deloitte (381)
  • CTG (284)
  • Cherry Bekaert (231)
  • KPMG (229)
  • Lumen Technologies (190)
  • Leidos (186)
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (185)
  • The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) (177)

North Carolina

  • Wells Fargo (37)
  • MetLife (36)
  • Truist Financial (23)
  • Cherry Bekaert (18)
  • Deloitte (15)
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (10)
  • KPMG (10)
  • TIAA (9)
  • MorganFranklin Consulting (9)
  • Honeywell International (8)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!