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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 963 Cyber Security Manager / Administrator job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 32099 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 $114,164.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $118,205.

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 $95,002.

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 Degree0%
Bachelor's Degree70.4%
Master's Degree23.09%
Doctoral Degree2.48%
Other7.6%

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 years8.9%
3 to 5 years40.69%
6 to 8 years25.84%
9+ years24.57%

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 (54.66%)
  • Communication (49.53%)
  • Leadership (44.03%)
  • Operations (28.55%)
  • Information Technology (27.51%)
  • Problem Solving (23.97%)
  • Planning (23.18%)
  • Governance (18.63%)
  • Writing (17.24%)
  • Presentations (16.06%)

Defining Skills

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

  • Cyber Risk (8.99%)
  • Auditing (29.69%)
  • Cyber Security (58.59%)
  • Computer Science (35.98%)
  • Risk Management (23%)
  • Project Management (27.41%)
  • Vulnerability Management (10.6%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Cyber Threat Intelligence (9.89%)
  • Emerging Technologies (4.98%)
  • Access Controls (9.78%)
  • Amazon Web Services (11.44%)
  • Risk Mitigation (5.89%)
  • Agile Methodology (12.61%)
  • IT Security Architecture (8.57%)
  • Active Directory (7.95%)
  • Business Process (7.66%)
  • Automation (11.99%)
  • Penetration Testing (8.35%)
  • Authentications (8.92%)
  • Change Management (6.27%)
  • Cloud Security (9.73%)
  • Application Programming Interface (API) (5.15%)
  • Microsoft Azure (10.43%)
  • Application Security (8.46%)
  • Cloud Computing (4.38%)
  • Linux (9.42%)
  • Software As A Service (SaaS) (6.42%)
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) (6.06%)
  • Security Controls (14.46%)
  • Information Systems (16.51%)
  • Incident Response (17.6%)
  • Control Objectives For Information And Related Technology (COBIT) (2.99%)
  • Financial Services (4.67%)
  • Information Privacy (8.53%)
  • Operating Systems (11.4%)
  • Data Security (6.08%)
  • Firewall (12.22%)
  • Identity And Access Management (14.43%)
  • Data Analysis (5.96%)
  • Network Security (12.01%)
  • Health Insurance Portability And Accountability Act (HIPAA) Compliance (6.4%)
  • ISO/IEC 27001 (9.33%)
  • Enterprise Architecture (4.17%)
  • Mitigation (9.6%)
  • Risk Analysis (18.35%)
  • Security Information And Event Management (SIEM) (7.91%)
  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (5.28%)
  • Authorization (Computing) (11.12%)
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (5.43%)
  • IT Security (13.86%)
  • Stakeholder Management (1.73%)
  • Vulnerability (25.7%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Cyber Security Policies (4.99%)
  • Cyber Governance (1.56%)
  • IdentityIQ (3.43%)
  • Cyber Incident Response (1.95%)
  • Cyber Security Strategy (4.36%)
  • Cyber Operations (4.71%)
  • Cyber Security Management (3.78%)
  • Cyber Security Assessment (2.29%)
  • Information Security Management (2.03%)
  • IT Risk Management (1.64%)
  • ISO/IEC 27000 Series (1.6%)
  • Privileged Access Management (3.08%)
  • Security Strategies (5.9%)

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 (5.11%)
  • Auditing (97.05%)

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
  • Security Administrator
  • Cybersecurity Project Manager
  • Cybersecurity Program Manager
  • Information Systems Security Manager
  • Identity and Access Management Manager
  • Cybersecurity Product Manager
  • Security Manager

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

  • Deloitte (993)
  • Capital One (894)
  • Marriott International (803)
  • KPMG (518)
  • Amazon (385)
  • Leidos (347)
  • Accenture (326)
  • Johnson & Johnson (302)
  • Lumen Technologies (220)
  • Lockheed Martin (203)

North Carolina

  • Deloitte (42)
  • Wells Fargo (38)
  • Truist Financial (31)
  • MetLife (28)
  • KPMG (24)
  • Cherry Bekaert (14)
  • Accenture (14)
  • Allied Universal (12)
  • Marriott International (12)
  • MorganFranklin Consulting (11)

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!