At the time of the 2009 Alabama Science and Technology Roadmap, the IT industry in Alabama employed over 25,000 people, including network security analysts, accounting for 56% of the employment of IT professionals. In addition to being employed by IT companies, network security analysts are needed by virtually every organization that conducts business online.
Large organizations that hire network security analysts in Alabama include:
- Baptist Health Systems
- Huntsville Hospital System
- Hyundai Motor Manufacturing
- NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
- Regions Financial
- The Boeing Company
The ability of businesses and other organizations to conduct business in Alabama via the internet is expected to grow substantially in 2013 with the completion of the South Central Alabama Broadband Technology Opportunities Program. This program will bring broadband capability to areas of Alabama that currently lack broadband access and result in an increase in career opportunities for network security analysts in the state.
Network Security Salary Expectations in Alabama
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the mean annual salary for information security analysts in Alabama was $68,230. The mean annual salary data for selected cities in Alabama is listed below:
- Birmingham-Hoover – $74,730
- Huntsville – $69,860
- Mobile – $49,220
- Montgomery – $56,710