The IT industry in Indiana is highly regarded, and the Indianapolis region has been highly successful in encouraging the location of growth of IT firms in the region. There are over 2000 IT firms in the Indianapolis Region alone, providing a large number of career opportunities for those with IT security master’s degrees.
Among the largest firms in Indiana are:
- Author Solutions, Inc.
- Bucher & Christian Consulting
- Computer Task Group, Inc.
- Crowe Chizek & Co. LLC
- DSS Consulting
- EDS Corp.
- Fusion Alliance Inc.
- Sallie Mae
High-profile company expansions in this area that were announced in 2011 and provide jobs for information security analysts include:
- Angie’s List
- Allegient, LLC
- Archway Technology Partners
- GuideSoft, Inc. d/b/a/ Knowledge Services
- Kronos, Inc.
- Slingshot SEO
The increasing trend towards maintaining health records online provides a number of jobs to IT security professionals. Indiana has been a leader in the use of Health Information Technology (HIT). In 2010, Indianapolis was designated as a leader in this area by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. There are at least 20 private HIT companies in the Indianapolis Region alone.
IT Security Salary Data in Indiana
According to data compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the annual mean salary for information security analysts in Indiana is $70,050. The salary data for selected cities in Indiana is listed below:
- Evansville – $63,950
- Fort Wayne – $65,640
- Indianapolis-Carmel – $71,980