Network Security Jobs in North Carolina

The state of North Carolina has an abundance of IT professionals.  Even in 2006, more than 87,000 people were employed in this field, including a number of information security analysts.  In 2011, the Durham-Chapel Hill area had the seventh greatest concentrations of information security analyst jobs of any metropolitan area in the country.  There is a high enough concentration of information security analysts in Raleigh to have a chapter of the Information Systems Security Association located there.

While those with master degrees in CISS find careers in a wide array of industries, educational institutions, and the government, a particularly lucrative source of jobs in information security are in information and communications technology.  Some of the companies of this type that are found throughout North Carolina include:

  • Apple
  • Cisco
  • Corning Incorporated
  • Cree
  • Disney Entertainment
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • IBM
  • Lenovo
  • Microsoft
  • SAS
  • Tyco International

CISS Security Salary Data in North Carolina

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the annual mean wage for information security analysts in North Carolina was $80,930 in 2011.  The annual salary data for selected cities in North Carolina is listed below:

  • Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill – $87,840
  • Durham-Chapel Hill – $82,080
  • Fayetville – $67,730
  • Greensboro-High Point – $72,030
  • Raleigh-Cary – $82,640
  • Wilmington – $47,730
  • Winston-Salem – $76,080

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