Information Security Analysts


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Information Security Analysts

Information Security Analysts - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

About 17% of information security analysts are self-employed.

Information security analysts positions are found throughout the nation. Larger cities have more companies that hire these workers. Larger companies also hire more security analysts. Small companies may be more likely to hire someone on a temporary or part-time basis, or as a consultant.

Major employers:

  • Computer systems design companies
  • Telecommunications services
  • Finance and insurance agencies
  • Business management companies

Outlook

Demand is very strong for this occupation. Cyber attacks have increased and many companies need to make sure their customer data is secure. The government also hires many information security analysts to make sure IT systems are safe. Demand for security analysts has also increased as the health care industry moves to electronic medical records.

Job prospects will be best for those with experience, especially in a related area such as database management.

Information Security Analysts (CIS 100280)

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Illinois
4,400
Medium
&
22.9%
5.8%
>>>>
426
Moderate
  Champaign Area
67
Medium
&
17.9%
7.0%
>>>>
6
Few
  Cook County
2,232
Medium
&
23.8%
5.6%
>>>>
218
High
  Decatur Area
26
Small
&
11.5%
7.0%
>>>>
1
Very few
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
149
Medium
&
26.2%
9.7%
>>>>
15
Moderate
  Du Page County
720
Large
&
27.5%
5.4%
>>>>
75
High
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
15
Small
&
33.3%
7.0%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Lake County
288
Medium
&
28.8%
8.6%
>>>>
30
Moderate
  McHenry County
37
Small
&
37.8%
6.8%
>>>>
4
Few
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
40
Small
&
17.5%
6.8%
>>>>
4
Few
  Northwest Illinois Area
46
Small
&
8.7%
3.6%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
184
Medium
&
26.1%
7.3%
>>>>
19
Moderate
  Rock Island-Moline Area
78
Medium
&
29.5%
5.7%
>>>>
8
Moderate
  Springfield Area
69
Medium
&
24.6%
4.7%
>>>>
7
Moderate
  St Louis-Belleville Area
61
Small
&
26.2%
6.4%
>>>>
6
Few
  Vermilion County
9
Very small
&
33.3%
4.9%
>>>>
0
None
  Will County
100
Medium
&
34.0%
9.1%
>>>>
11
Few
United States
131,000
Medium
&
31.2%
3.7%
>>>>
13,900
High
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.