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IT Security Jobs in Kansas

The IT industry is thriving in Kansas with both Wichita and Kansas City, KS, being areas of active growth.  The Kansas City area is known as the Silicon Prairie, because of the high concentration of IT companies.  The choice of this metropolitan area as the location for Google ‘s high-speed fiber network has greatly enhanced the appeal of this area for IT companies.  The network runs 100 times faster than broadband.  According to the Wall Street Journal, this paves the way for high-definition streaming services.  The high concentration of IT companies in this area has created a number of jobs for those with CISS master’s degrees.

Sprint Nextel is the most high profile tech company located on the Kansas side of this metropolitan region.  In addition to firms that specialize in IT, information security analysts are in demand in a number of industries, since most businesses, government agencies, and educational industries rely heavily on IT for their operations.  Among the largest organizations in Kansas that provide career opportunities for those with IT security skills are

  • Fort Riley
  • Cessna Aircraft Company
  • Via Christi Hospital
  • Fair Point Communications
  • Kansas University
  • Koch Industries Inc.
  • Tyson Fresh Meats
  • General Motors Fairfax Assembly

CISS Salary Data in Kansas

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has compiled data on the average mean salary of information security analysts in Kansas.  In the state as a whole, the salary is $69,880, while the salary data for selected cities in Kansas is listed below:

  • Kansas City – $74,630
  • Wichita – $72,710

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