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Information Security Analysts, Web Developers, and Computer Network Architects

Information Security Analysts, Web Developers, and Computer Network Architects
Quick Facts : Information Security Analysts, Web Developers, and Computer Network Architects*
2010 Median Pay$75,660
Entry Level EducationBachelor's degree
Work Experience in Related OccupationNone
Number of Jobs, 2012302,300
Job Outlook22% (Faster than average)
Employment Change65,700


Information security analysts, web developers, and computer network architects all use information technology (IT) to advance their organization?s goals. Security analysts ensure a firm?s information stays safe from cyberattacks. Web developers create websites to help firms have a public face. Computer network architects create the internal networks all workers within organizations use.

What Information Security Analysts, Web Developers, and Computer Network Architects Do

  • Research the latest information technology security trends
  • Monitor their organization's networks for security breaches and investigate a violation when one occurs
  • Develop security standards and best practices for their organization
  • Recommend security enhancements to management or senior IT staff
  • Help computer users when they need to install or learn about new security products and procedures

Work Environment

Many of these workers are employed in computer systems design and related services firms. Most information security analysts, web developers, and computer network architects work full time.
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Job Outlook

Employment of information security analysts, web developers, and computer network architects is projected to grow 22 percent from 2010 to 2020 because demand for information security analysts is expected to be very high.
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Pay

In May 2010, the average salary of information security analysts, web developers, and computer network architects was $75,660.
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Information Security Analysts, Web Developers, and Computer Network Architects*
Average Annual Salary, May 2010

Information Security Analysts, Web Developers, and Computer Network Architects

75660

Computer and Information Technology Occupations

81947.0

All Jobs in the U.S.

52312.5223
Information Security Analysts, Web Developers, and Computer Network Architects*
Percent Change in Employment

Information Security Analysts, Web Developers, and Computer Network Architects

21.7334

Computer and Information Technology Occupations

20.80073003768921

All Jobs in the U.S.

15.767561808929724

Becoming a Information Security Analysts, Web Developers, and Computer Network Architects

Most information security analysts, web developers, and computer network architects have a bachelor's degree in a computer-related field. Information security analysts and computer network architects usually need experience in a related occupation, and additional knowledge of web programming languages can help web developers.
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