IT Security Jobs in Arizona

Arizona has an active IT industry that is a fruitful area for network security analysts to find jobs. In the state as a whole, there are over 2100 companies specializing in IT.  In Southern Arizona alone, over 1200 companies employ 50,000 people.

Major IT employers that are located around Tucson include:

  • Afni
  • APAC
  • Citi
  • Convergys Corp
  • IBM Storage Technology Division
  • Intuit
  • Sunquest Information Systems
  • Texas Instruments

Another industry that provides careers for a number of network security analysts in Arizona is the aerospace and defense industry.  Aviation and aerospace have been a focus in the state, because of Arizona’s terrain, open spaces, and desert climate.  In fiscal year 2010, companies in Arizona captured $10.8 billion in defense contracts.  Basic research in defense electronics and communications equipment increased faster in Arizona than the 20% increase observed in the United States as a whole.  The largest employers in this industry in Arizona are:

  • Boeing Co.
  • Bombadier Learjet
  • General Dynamics C4 Systems
  • Honeywell Aerospace
  • Orbital Sciences Corp.
  • Raytheon Missile Systems

Network Security Salary Expectations in Arizona

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the mean annual salary for information security analysts in Arizona is $76,510.  The mean annual salary data for selected metropolitan regions of Arizona is listed below:

  • Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale – $76,510
  • Tucson – $78,990

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