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Network Security Analyst


Average Annual Salary of a Network Security Analyst:

According to Enterprise Systems Online, they reported that Security Analyst incomes continue to grow each year.

Research shows that an average annual salary for entry level to minimum experienced Network Security Analyst is approximately $40,000.

Necessary Education for a Network Security Analyst Career:

A Bachelors Degree in Network Security / Analyst field

What is a Network Security Analyst in a nutshell?

Network Security Analysts are responsible for protecting data and information systems against unauthorized access internally or via the Internet.


Network Security Analyst Skills & Responsibilities:

Network Security Analyst may work to secure the network of the organization for which they work or consult to other organizations as a Representative for the company that offers the services. This may involve describing potential security needs along with developing security policies, performing risk evaluations, establishing and maintaining system security controls while also monitoring and testing security measures. Additional responsibilities may include creating system documentation, installing and configuring hardware, and software such as firewalls and routing protocols. Lastly, Network Security Analysts may also train and ensure that computer users are aware of what is and is not computer safe in regards to computer communications.

Some of the skills for this career:

  • Firewalls Management
  • DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol)
  • Database Security
  • Disaster Recovery Plan Development
  • IT Security Fundamentals
  • IT Systems Technologies Evaluation
  • Microsoft Servers
  • NAT (Network Address Translation)
  • Network Backup and Recovery
  • PKI (Public Key Infrastructure)
  • TCP/IP Networking
  • Unix Administration
  • Virtual Private Network (VPN)
  • Virus Protection & Spyware Software

Important for this career:


  • Decision Making Skills
  • English Writing Fundamentals
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Organizational & Planning Skills
  • Problem Solving & Critical Thinking
  • Stress Management Skills
  • Time & Priority Management

Future Outlook for Network Security Analyst:

As corporations continue to implement increasingly sophisticated technology and integrate it into their organization. Job growth will continue to be driven by the ongoing expansion of the computer industry. Network Security Analyst is expected to grow up to 30% in the next 7 years and is projected to remain one of the fastest-growing industries in the U.S. economy.

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