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Computer Security Jobs in Virginia

Virginia is considered one of the technological centers of the U.S. Its highly educated workforce and proximity to the federal government have helped to make Virginia a lucrative source of careers for network security analysts and other IT professionals.  Virginia has the highest percentage of technological workers in the country and also contains the greatest concentration of network security analysts in the U.S.  There are three chapters of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) in Virginia:  one in central Virginia, northern Virginia, and one in Yorktown.

High tech companies are a major source of jobs for network security analysts.  According to the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, the major technology companies in Virginia are:

  • Alion Science and Technology Corp.
  • CACI
  • Canon Virginia
  • CGI
  • Computer Sciences Corp.
  • General Dynamics
  • HP Enterprise Services
  • Institute for Defense Analysis
  • ITT Corp.
  • L-3 Services Inc.
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Micron Technology
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Oracle
  • Orbital Sciences Corporation
  • QinetiQ North America
  • Raytheon Company
  • SAIC
  • SRA International, Inc.
  • TASC, Inc.
  • The Mitre Corporation
  • Unisys Corporation

Network Security Salary Expectations in Virginia

The state of Virginia has the highest mean annual salary for network security analysts in the country at $93,130.  The annual mean salary data for network security analysts in selected metropolitan areas of Virginia is listed below:

  • Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford – $62,090
  • Charlottesville – $61,830
  • Harrisonburg – $56,160
  • Lynchburg – $70,890
  • Richmond – $81,540
  • Roanoke – $65,600
  • Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News – $76,430

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