In a world where data protection is becoming increasingly important, cybersecurity roles are at the heart of many companies’ employment strategies.
Often defined as “information security analysts,” these roles involve planning and implementing security measures that help protect an organization’s computer systems and networks. This includes installing software, i.e. firewalls and data encryption programs, investigating security breaches, and looking for potential vulnerabilities before they are exploited.
In 2018, the average salary for cybersecurity roles was $92,789 per year, and over the next 10 years (2018 to 2028), the job growth for these roles is 32 percent (much higher than the average of 5 percent).
So how do these roles shape up on a state-by-state basis (including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico)?
We reveal where the cybersecurity job hotspots are, including where you’ll get the highest salary, where the most jobs are, and where the best long-term projections for these roles are.