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Information Security Analysts Skills

Below are the skills needed to be information security analysts according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Skill NameImportanceCompetence
Reading Comprehension44.12
Critical Thinking3.884.12
Complex Problem Solving3.753.62
Active Listening3.753.88
Speaking3.623.75

Information Security Analysts Abilities

Below are the abilities needed to be information security analysts according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Ability NameImportanceCompetence
Problem Sensitivity44.12
Oral Comprehension44.25
Deductive Reasoning44.12
Inductive Reasoning44.12
Written Comprehension44.12

Information Security Analysts Knowledge

Below are the knowledge areas needed to be information security analysts according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Knowledge AreaImportanceCompetence
Computers and Electronics4.355.97
English Language4.264.2
Administration and Management3.683.79
Telecommunications3.643.95
Engineering and Technology3.643.88

Information Security Analysts Work activities

Below are the work activities involved in being information security analysts according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work ActivityImportanceCompetence
Interacting With Computers4.75.26
Getting Information4.54.7
Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events4.295.26
Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards4.125.18
Processing Information4.095.21

Information Security Analysts Work styles

Below are the work styles involved in being information security analysts according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work StyleImportance
Attention to Detail4.55
Dependability4.53
Integrity4.53
Analytical Thinking4.44
Cooperation4.28

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for
Information Security Analysts

Listed below are the 10 largest metro areas based on the total number of people employed in Information Security Analysts jobs , as of 2017

   
Metro AreaTotal EmploymentAnnual Mean Salary
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington3,560 $93,870
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim3,030 $100,360
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell2,430 $92,770
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale2,360 $89,590
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward2,270 $115,880
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson2,170 $111,430
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood1,740 $97,370
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue1,680 $103,260
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land1,600 $98,370
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach1,170 $83,760

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Source : 2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 22.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

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