Information security analysts plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems.
Most information security analysts work for computer companies, consulting firms, or business and financial companies.
Most information security analyst positions require a bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field. Employers usually prefer to hire analysts with experience in a related occupation.
The median annual wage for information security analysts was $103,590 in May 2020.
Employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 31 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for information security analysts is expected to be very high, as these analysts will be needed to create innovative solutions to prevent hackers from stealing critical information or causing problems for computer networks.