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

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 4044 10.00 11
United States 82,90097,700 17.91,480 1,0702,550

Job outlook

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

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 46.1725.8533.58 44.5257.2270.81
Alaska 44.9923.1437.26 44.0349.9571.04
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 42.3622.5234.73 42.9048.3360.64

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
627 11.351.8 41.1
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation10
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation4
UI claimants previously working in occupation4
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 38
Number of job position postings 7
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 5.4

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

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

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

Charter College, Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Computer Networking Systems AAS

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

Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
COMP TIA Network+ Certification Certificate

North Star Computing   (Fairbanks)
Network+ Certification Objectives Prep Certificate

Thomas Edison State University   (Eielson AFB)
Computer Science BA

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Cisco Cert Network Associate OEC
Computer & Networking Tech AAS
Computer & Networking Tech CT2

University of Alaska Anchorage, Mat-Su   (Palmer)
Cisco Cert Network Associate OEC
Computer & Networking Tech AAS

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

Alaska Economic Trends articles

Alaska’s IT Workers (April 2013)