Oklahoma has seen a steady increase in computer security related jobs over the past several years, and this trend will continue. According to Oklahoma’s Economic and Research analysis division, Information Security Analysts will see a 13.74% increase in available jobs between 2010 and 2020. Computer Systems Analysts will see an increase of 14.9% in the same time frame and Computer and Information System Managers positions will increase by approximately 15.4%.
Oklahoma has worked to increase wages to make them competitive with standards across the United States. Currently there are over 1,000 job openings in the area of information security in Oklahoma City and surrounding areas, including Tulsa. These jobs are in the military, such as the local Air Force Base and the government, including the state Department of Health and Human Services. There are also many private sector jobs available, include organizations such as:
- Ultra Electronics
Salary Data on Information Security Jobs in Oklahoma
A computer security career doesn’t have to focus on the technology space. Vulnerabilities exist in every sector of business, and the common sectors that recruit information security professionals include insurance, healthcare, telecommunications, and enterprise. In Oklahoma, the salary for these information system jobs range as follows:
- Information Systems Analyst $63,000 annually
- Computer Systems Analyst $67,000 a year
- Computer and Information Systems Managers yearly salary of $89,000 is average
An advanced degree such as a Masters offers graduates management an opportunity not always available with a Bachelor’s or Associates degree. For those who are looking to work in the field of computer and network security, Oklahoma offers many prospects.