The information technology industry in Connecticut is an active one, with IT being one of the state’s 16 designated job clusters for the period of 2010-2012. This bodes well for network security analysts in Connecticut who saw their median wage increasing every year since first tracked in 2001, according to Connecticut’s Department of Labor. Information security professionals have a Connecticut chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA).
Network security analysts find career opportunities both in the IT sector and in the array of other organizations that rely on computer systems for their operations. The Connecticut Technology Council chose the following companies as being the fastest growing IT companies in Connecticut in 2012:
- Cervalis LLC
- Datto Inc.
- OpenSky Corporation
- PCNet, Inc.
- Systems Integration Inc.
- VLink Inc.
Other potential sources of network security analyst jobs include the following 10 largest Fortune 500 companies headquartered in Connecticut:
- General Electric
- Hartford Financial Services Group
- Pitney Bowes
- Stanley Black & Decker
- United Technologies
Network Security Salary Expectations in Connecticut
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the mean annual salary for information security analysts in Connecticut is $76,370. The mean annual salary data for selected cities of Connecticut is listed below:
- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk – $78,770
- Danbury – $73,840
- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford – $79,050
- New Haven – $68,040