Cybersecurity Job Hotspots in the US
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RankScoreStateAverage Hourly SalaryAverage Annual SalaryAverage State Annual Salary % Difference to State Average (Annual Salary - All Types of Employment)% Difference to State Average (Annual Salary - Cybersecurity Roles)# of People Currently in These RolesEmployment per 1,000 of Jobs# of Job Vacancies Currently AvailableLong-Term Growth Projection for Roles by 2026 (from 2016)# of People Employed in 2013Average Annual Salary in 20135-Year Increase in Employment # (%)5-Year Increase in Annual Salary (%)# of People Employed in 2017Average Annual Salary in 20171-Year Increase in Employment # (%)1-Year Increase in Annual Salary (%)
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171.51Virginia$53.74$111,780.00$55,310.0067.59%18.57% Higher141803.70457041.51%10330$106,350.0037.275.1113190$110,450.007.511.20
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260.65Texas$50.08$104,170.00$49,720.0070.76%11.56% Higher85200.70412833.45%6550$88,090.0030.0818.257760$94,970.009.799.69
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356.96Colorado$49.43$102,820.00$55,820.0059.25%10.26% Higher35901.37137245.01%1500$86,080.00139.3319.452870$103,210.0025.09-0.38
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453.07New York $58.65$122,000.00$61,870.0065.40%27.20% Higher69300.74260028.10%5040$114,190.0037.506.846170$118,140.0012.323.27
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552.56
North Carolina
$50.20$104,430.00$47,200.0075.49%11.80% Higher35700.81139746.94%3140$85,580.0013.6922.034090$100,650.00-12.713.76
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652.27New Jersey$58.46$121,600.00$58,210.0070.51%26.88% Higher34800.86176421.30%1820$102,750.0091.2118.353210$120,020.008.411.32
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751.77California$53.05$110,340.00$59,150.0060.40%17.28% Higher78300.46500828.40%8260$102,460.00-5.217.698470$108,090.00-7.562.08
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850.99Florida$44.21$91,950.00$46,010.0066.60%0.91% Lower56000.65183434.91%3390$81,440.0065.1912.915240$86,630.006.876.14
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950.74
District of Columbia
$56.77$118,080.00$87,920.0029.28%23.99% Higher16602.33164634.91%800$99,580.00107.5018.581310$121,170.0026.72-2.55
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1050.02South Dakota$44.05$91,630.00$41,800.0074.69%1.26% Lower2500.602633.30%80$80,300.00212.5014.11230$89,200.008.702.72
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1148.04Missouri$43.85$91,210.00$46,460.0065.01%1.72% Lower28501.0167741.74%1540$78,500.0085.0616.192820$91,630.001.06-0.46
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1247.97Washington$51.83$107,800.00$59,410.0057.88%14.97% Higher26900.82129539.90%2150$96,800.0025.1211.362200$106,040.0022.271.66
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1347.65
New Hampshire
$48.48$100,850.00$52,350.0063.32%8.33% Higher4900.758527.80%170$96,070.00188.244.98350$100,750.0040.000.10
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1447.42New Mexico$51.13$106,360.00$45,400.0080.34%13.63% Higher8201.0114837.15%620$91,460.0032.2616.29790$107,410.003.80-0.98
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1547.25Maryland$51.90$107,960.00$58,770.0059.01%15.11% Higher49901.8624347.61%3170$99,520.0057.418.484430$107,580.0012.640.35
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1645.89Ohio$45.08$93,770.00$48,220.0064.16%1.05% Higher35300.65152525.80%1830$84,350.0092.9011.173290$93,190.007.290.62
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1745.78Utah$41.73$86,790.00$47,920.0057.71%6.68% Lower7000.4835150.00%600$73,380.0016.6718.27550$82,430.0027.275.29
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1845.22Arizona$45.17$93,960.00$49,290.0062.37%1.25% Higher25700.9297237.60%1990$83,280.0029.1512.822820$88,270.00-8.876.45
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1944.63Delaware$51.34$106,780.00$53,320.0066.78%14.02% Higher5801.3065331.68%320$104,890.0081.251.80620$103,590.00-6.453.08
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2044.35Connecticut $54.28$112,900.00$60,780.0060.02%19.55% Higher9800.5941423.10%700$91,570.0040.0023.291050$102,544.00-6.6710.10
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2144.07Iowa$39.92$83,030.00$46,150.0057.10%11.10% Lower6600.4315434.35%380$71,380.0073.6816.32460$79,670.0043.484.22
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2243.78Georgia$45.43$94,490.00$48,280.0064.73%1.82% Higher29100.66140722.50%2120$81,860.0037.2615.432840$90,940.002.463.90
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2343.57West Virginia $40.68$84,620.00$42,370.0066.54%9.21% Lower2700.3911118.44%120$67,860.00125.0024.70250$78,680.008.007.55
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2443.30Illinois$47.42$98,640.00$53,790.0058.85%6.11% Higher37800.63160022.89%2190$89,160.0072.6010.633970$97,360.00-4.791.31
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2542.49Rhode Island$52.68$109,580.00$54,810.0066.63%16.59% Higher3500.721398.66%210$83,760.0066.6730.83340$107,210.002.942.21
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2642.26Alabama$44.47$92,500.00$43,790.0071.48%0.31% Lower11500.5943136.98%1820$78,810.00-36.8117.371100$89,320.004.553.56
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2742.13North Dakota$38.43$79,940.00$49,620.0046.80%14.88% Lower2000.483441.30%140$60,440.0042.8632.26180$76,070.0011.115.09
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2841.72Pennsylvania$46.93$97,620.00$50,030.0064.46%5.07% Higher29600.51112725.58%2410$87,460.0022.8211.623090$94,810.00-4.212.96
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2941.26Oregon$44.53$92,620.00$52,000.0060.05%0.18% Lower8200.4330931.90%340$80,470.00141.1815.10830$99,480.00-1.20-6.90
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3040.83Michigan$45.12$93,850.00$49,510.0061.86%1.14% Higher14600.3475434.70%1060$81,280.0037.7415.471550$94,140.00-5.81-0.31
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3140.73Idaho$41.63$86,590.00$43,480.0066.29%6.91% Lower3900.5510030.30%200$77,620.0095.0011.56410$84,450.00-4.882.53
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3240.29Oklahoma$39.38$81,900.00$44,220.0059.75%12.47% Lower8300.5219519.10%540$63,810.0053.7028.35830$75,760.000.008.10
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3340.28Tennessee$39.50$82,160.00$44,660.0059.14%12.15% Lower16800.5736133.02%910$74,530.0084.6210.241580$82,720.006.33-0.68
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3440.22Nebraska$40.64$84,540.00$46,710.0057.65%9.30% Lower6700.6913737.74%460$77,500.0045.659.08630$80,830.006.354.59
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3539.87
Massachusetts
$52.11$108,400.00$63,910.0051.64%15.52% Higher32600.9116426.18%2420$93,070.0034.7116.473300$106,520.00-1.211.76
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3639.85Kansas$41.42$86,160.00$45,280.0062.20%7.41% Lower7600.5619530.00%570$75,820.0033.3313.64870$77,720.00-12.6410.86
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3739.76Nevada$43.04$89,530.00$46,170.0063.91%3.58% Lower5100.3810920.70%280$74,860.0082.1419.60480$88,300.006.251.39
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3839.46Alaska $50.61$105,280.00$58,710.0056.80%12.61% Higher700.23646.30%50$77,150.0040.0036.4670$96,390.000.009.22
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3938.90Minnesota$46.65$97,040.00$54,200.0056.65%4.48% Higher26900.9457522.70%1620$87,610.0066.0510.763460$95,930.00-22.251.16
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4037.38Louisiana$35.74$74,350.00$42,660.0054.17%22.06% Lower5000.2617248.68%620$61,150.00-19.3521.59460$76,710.008.70-3.08
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4135.40
South Carolina
$36.43$75,770.00$43,210.0054.73%20.19% Lower12800.6237522.29%850$65,090.0050.5916.411200$77,770.006.67-2.57
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4234.88Kentucky$40.33$83,890.00$43,210.0064.01%10.07% Lower8000.4217710.50%640$68,980.0025.0021.61780$83,010.002.561.06
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4334.79Hawaii $44.00$91,520.00$52,900.0053.48%1.38% Lower2300.3517218.60%160$80,930.0043.7513.09180$95,700.0027.78-4.37
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4433.64Wyoming$35.23$73,280.00$48,630.0040.44%23.50% Lower500.19129.00%0$66,170.00100.0010.7530$72,180.0066.671.52
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4533.45Mississippi$35.36$73,550.00$39,420.0060.42%23.13% Lower3400.306717.70%260$59,090.0030.7724.47330$75,500.003.03-2.58
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4633.15Arkansas $39.28$81,710.00$41,540.0065.18%12.70% Lower8900.738215.48%1300$57,670.00-31.5441.691750$83,070.00-49.14-1.64
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4732.76Wisconsin$38.97$81,050.00$47,350.0052.49%13.51% Lower12500.4436212.89%1300$69,500.00-3.8516.621260$75,820.00-0.796.90
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4831.98Vermont$40.71$84,680.00$50,150.0051.22%9.14% Lower1300.42216.10%70$77,200.0085.719.69110$84,360.0018.180.38
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4931.71Indiana$38.50$80,080.00$45,290.0055.50%14.7% Lower10400.3433811.50%690$74,200.0050.727.921080$77,450.00-3.703.40
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5030.94Montana$31.15$64,790.00$43,860.0038.53%35.54% Lower1200.2610734.09%110$56,230.009.0915.22130$60,000.00-7.697.98
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5128.66Maine$39.55$82,270.00$46,810.0054.94%12.02% Lower2300.3813022.70%150$65,840.0053.3324.95250$110,080.00-8.00-25.26
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5222.52Puerto Rico$20.41$42,440.00$29,460.0036.11%74.47% Lower3500.41423.99%190$47,060.0084.21-9.82310$43,920.0012.90-3.37
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Sources:
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Salary
https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes151122.htm#st
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# of Current Roles
https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/information-security-analysts.htm
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# of Vacancies
https://www.monster.com/jobs/search/?q=cybersecurity&where=ID
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Projections
https://projectionscentral.com/Projections/LongTerm
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Employment History
https://www.bls.gov/oes/tables.htm
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