Information Security Analysts (15-1122)

Occupation description:  Plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information. May ensure appropriate security controls are in place that will safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure. May respond to computer security breaches and viruses. Excludes Computer Network Architects (15-1143).

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 6468 6.31 34
United States 100,000128,500 28.52,000 5,60010,450

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 47.9326.7134.68 45.9259.2273.60
Alaska 46.3424.0238.83 45.3452.1272.43
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 45.8723.3238.64 45.5251.4670.42

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
7016 22.950.9 33.3
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation15
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation4
UI claimants previously working in occupation1
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 45
Number of job position postings 11
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 4.1

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: Less than 5 years On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

 Degree
Alaska Computer Business Solutions LLC   (Anchorage)
CompTIA Network+

 Degree
Central Texas College, Fort Richardson/Elmendorf AFB   (Fort Richardson)
Information Technology AAS

 Degree
Charter College, Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Computer Networking Systems AAS

 Degree
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University   (JBER)
Cybersecurity Management & Policy BS
Information Assurance Certificate

 Degree
Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
COMP TIA Network+ Certification Certificate
Internet and Computing Core Certification Certificate

 Degree
Thomas Edison State University   (Eielson AFB)
Computer Science BA

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Cisco Certified Network Associate OEC
Computer & Networking Technology AAS
Computer & Networking Technology CT1
Computer & Networking Technology CT2
Computer Science BA
Computer Science BS
Technical Support OEC
Telecom Elect & Computer Tech AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage, Mat-Su   (Palmer)
Cisco Certified Network Associate OEC
Computer & Networking Technology AAS
Telecom Elect & Computer Tech AAS
Telecommunication & Electronic System CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Computer Science BS
Computer Science MS
Information Technology Specialist AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Bristol Bay   (Dillingham)
Information Technology Specialist AAS
Information Technology Specialist CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Chukchi   (Kotzebue)
Information Technology Specialist AAS
Information Technology Specialist CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, CTC   (Fairbanks)
Information Technology Specialist AAS
Information Technology Specialist CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Kuskokwim   (Bethel)
Information Technology Specialist AAS
Information Technology Specialist CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Northwest   (Nome)
Information Technology Specialist AAS
Information Technology Specialist CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Rural College   (Fairbanks)
Information Technology Specialist AAS
Information Technology Specialist CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau   (Juneau)
Network and System Administration OEC
Network Technician OEC

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Ketchikan   (Ketchikan)
Network and System Administration OEC
Network Technician OEC
Networking Essentials OEC

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka   (Sitka)
Network and System Administration OEC
Network Technician OEC

 Degree
WinCertification   (Red Devil)
Cisco: Cisco Certified Entry Networking Tech
CompTIA: Network+ Technician
CompTIA: Security+ Technician
Microsoft Windows Server

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