Explore the skills and education requirements for a rewarding career as a cybersecurity analyst. Discover industry statistics on employment, salary potential, and weekly job hours.
Cybersecurity analysts (also known as “information security analysts”) provide businesses with solutions on improving their ICT security. Their general duties include research on the latest security trends, data analysis on a company’s current ICT systems, and developing strategies for improving data protection.
Cybersecurity analysts also conduct regular assessments of one’s IT environment; monitoring logs and network traffic to ensure healthy systems as well as keep track of suspicious activity. They also make sure to regularly update existing technologies, helping companies minimize downtime and maintain protection from new threats and forms of attack.
Those working in ICT security can expect industry growth in the coming years, with an expected increase of 43,900 workers in 2018 to 47,300 by 2023.
- Well-skilled in managing and maintaining IT infrastructure, such as firewalls, routers, and other related hardware
- Perceptive; possessing high-level skills in spotting potential threats and vulnerabilities
- Ability to keep track of system activities and monitor processes as required
- Strong collaboration skills; often working in an office setting with other ICT professionals, working to achieve company goals
- Advanced knowledge of new technologies and trends in cybersecurity
- Excellent customer service skills; able to provide high-quality, well-trusted security services
Employment for database and systems administrators and ICT security is large, with weekly earnings higher than the all-jobs average (these tend to be lower when starting out – increasing as experience grows). Most work full time, with opportunities across many regions of Australia.
$57,000 – $108,000 (Median: $77,000)*
Average Weekly Hours
41 hours (vs. all jobs average of 44 hours)*
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services; Public Administration and Safety; and Financial and Insurance Services
Most Common Qualification Level
38.3% hold a Bachelor’s Degree*
Getting the skills you need is simple by studying one of our information technology courses below.
- ICT50615 – Diploma of Website Development
- ICT50118 – Diploma of Information Technology
- Certified Cybersecurity Professional
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For our Certified Cybersecurity Professional course offering, AIICT has partnered with the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). CompTIA is the leading provider of vendor-neutral IT certifications in the world. These certifications are accredited by International Organisation for Standardisation and the American National Standards Institute (ISO/ANSI)