Maryland is rich in technology companies. The state’s proximity to Washington D.C. also means that there are many potential information security job opportunities. Maryland’s many military installations, defense contractors and federal institutions, like the National Institutes of Health, NASA and the Goddard Space Flight Center, are potential employers that have an ongoing need for information security professionals.
Maryland is a hub for research and development of all kinds, including academic, defense and federal research, which also presents job opportunities to security analysts.
Tech employers in Maryland
This state is the home of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command. It also houses well-known names such as IBM, BAE Systems, Cisco Systems, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, General Dynamics, Verizon, and is home to many bioscience companies on the cutting edge of new and sensitive discoveries in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics. There are many cybersecurity businesses in the state.
The state of Maryland doesn’t offer employment growth statistics for information security analysts between 2008 and 2018, but employment of information security analysts is expected to grow by 22 percent nationally from 2010 to 2020. However, note that this projection is an aggregate of the data for information security analysts, computer network architects and web developers.
*Source of table salary information, 2011 United States Bureau of Labor Statistics and Maryland Department of Labor. Numbers are an aggregation and include data for Information Security Analysts, Computer Network Architects and Web Developers.