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Security / Defense Intelligence Analyst

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Gathers and analyzes information needed to anticipate and prevent organized criminal activities that may threaten national security.

Job Outlook

There were 528 Security / Defense Intelligence Analyst job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 11753 in the United States.

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

Salary

Many new Security / Defense Intelligence 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 $80,823.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $74,849.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Security / Defense Intelligence Analyst postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $67,428.

Education and Experience

Posted Security / Defense Intelligence 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 Degree0%
Bachelor's Degree64%
Master's Degree35%
Doctoral Degree0%
Other0%

Posted Security / Defense Intelligence 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 years35%
6 to 8 years20%
9+ years24%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Security / Defense Intelligence 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.

  • Research (49%)
  • Communication Skills (34%)
  • Writing (27%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (24%)
  • Planning (22%)

Defining Skills

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

  • Threat Analysis (20%)
  • Intelligence Analysis (17%)
  • Counter Intelligence (12%)
  • Signals Intelligence (11%)
  • Human Intelligence (10%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Python (10%)
  • Surveillance (8%)
  • Customer Service (8%)
  • SQL (8%)
  • Data Management (8%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Intelligence Operations (6%)
  • Counter-terrorism (4%)
  • Threat Hunting (4%)
  • Malware Analysis (4%)
  • Security Operations (4%)

Alternative Job Titles

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

  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Cyber Intelligence Threat Analyst Virtual Remote Home Office Eligible
  • Senior Intelligence Analyst
  • Artificial Intelligence, Consultant - Applied Artificial Intelligence
  • Intelligence Analyst - Disability Career Invitational

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 Security / Defense Intelligence Analyst jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Deloitte (938)
  • Leidos (344)
  • National Security Agency (341)
  • Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. (327)
  • Humana (250)

North Carolina

  • Deloitte (39)
  • Aevex Aerospace (36)
  • Illuminate Operations Inc (35)
  • Cyberspace Solutions, Llc (18)
  • Preting, Llc (16)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

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