Vermont has an active IT industry with over 240 firms providing career opportunities for network security analysts. The IT industry in the state receives a boost from the Vermont Information Technology Center. Among other things, this organization helps small businesses use IT in their operations and reinforces the image of Vermont as being committee to staying on the leading edge of IT. October, 2012 was designated as Information Technology Month by the Governor of Vermont.
The field of cyber security is recognized as vital to Vermont’s IT industry, and the state sponsors boot camps in information security and computer forensics through the Champlain College Workforce Development Center. Vermont is considered to have a cluster benefit for the field of cyber security, providing jobs for network security analysts. Just one example of this is the designation of the local cyber security firm Pwnie Express as a 2012 Innovator of the Year by SC Magazine.
In addition to the IT industry, network security analysts find employment in a broad array of businesses and other organizational entities. According to Vermont Business Magazine, the 10 largest companies in 2011 in the state were:
- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
- Casella Waste Systems Inc.
- Central Vermont Public Service
- Fletcher Allen Health Care
- Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
- National Life Group
- Rutland Regional medical Center
- St Albans Cooperative Creamery Inc.
- University of Vermont
Network Security Salary Expectations in Vermont
The mean annual salary for network security analysts in Vermont is $63,270. In the Burlington-South Burlington metropolitan area, the mean annual salary for these IT professionals is $71,180.