The number of job postings for cybersecurity auditors, engineers, architects, analysts, and administrators in New Hampshire’s public and private sector grew by 134% between 2010 and 2014 according to the tech staffing firm Burning Glass Technologies. As demand grows for qualified cybersecurity experts, so too do the salaries they are offered. This has resulted in cybersecurity specialists earning an average of 9% more than all other professions in the IT field.
New Hampshire’s Economic Development touts the state’s skilled and educated workforce as a major draw for high-tech companies. In addition, the Department reports that New Hampshire ranks high on a consistent basis in terms of the number of people employed in technology and science.
Influential Leaders Rub Elbow’s at New Hampshire’s Cybersecurity Conference
The state is home to a number of heavy hitters in the cybersecurity industry. The New Hampshire Business Review featured many of these high-powered professionals in its article on the “Executive Series on Cybersecurity Conference” before it took place in Manchester in May 2016.
Among them was the conference’s moderator, New Hampshire-based cybersecurity consultant Candy Alexander. Alexander has worked in the security industry for more than 25 years and serves as Executive Director of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) International Board. She served as President of the ISSA Education and Research Foundation and was inducted into the ISSA Hall of Fame in 2014. She was also a featured speaker at the UN IT Security Symposium that year.
Jeffrey Bardin, Treadstone 71’s CIO spoke as the keynote speaker at New Hampshire’s cybersecurity conference, while panelists included:
- Ryan Barton—Mainstay Technologies CEO
- Todd Waskelis—President of the NH ISSA Chapter and VP at AT&T Security Solutions
- David Molitano—Senior VP at OneBeacon Technology Insurance
Salaries for Cybersecurity Professionals in Manchester and Nashua
According to the Robert Half Technology 2016 Salary Guide, cybersecurity administrators and analysts in the Manchester area can expect to earn salaries within the ranges shown here. Master’s-prepared cybersecurity analysts and administrators have the advanced skills required to command salaries on the high end of these ranges:
- Data Security Analysts: $123,306 – $173,824
- Systems Security Administrators: $118,160 – $167,440
- Network Security Administrators: $115,640 – $164,640
Salaries for Information Security Analysts in Nashua
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics provides a detailed analysis of the salaries for information security analysts in the Nashua area as of 2015. Information security analysts with a master’s degree can expect to earn salaries in the highest percentile: