The average salary for a Security Analyst in Canada is C$64,440.
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Job Description for Security Analyst
Aspiring security analysts should be experienced in cybersecurity and able to succeed in a fast-paced, constantly-changing work environment, as security analysts work to maintain the integrity of company networks, as well as diagnose and quickly resolve network problems as they arise. They must be able to proactively identify risks to the network and promptly address and neutralize these threats, and knowledge of security log fundamentals is essential. Prior experience with escalation patterns, …Read more
Security Analyst Tasks
- Conduct daily project coordination of assigned accounts.
- Give security advice and guidance to technical contacts.
- Guide clients in defining and implementing overall security strategy, policies and procedures.
- Coordinate and manage status calls with each assigned account.
- Perform security assessments, risk analysis and vulnerability testing and reviews.
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Popular Skills for Security Analyst
IT Security & Infrastructure
Security Policies and Procedures
Skills in Security Policies and Procedures, Cyber Security and Computer Security are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) and IT Security & Infrastructure.
Pay by Experience Level for Security Analyst
An entry-level Security Analyst with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$52,879 based on 59 salaries. An early career Security Analyst with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$59,355 based on 129 salaries. A mid-career Security Analyst with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$70,433 based on 53 salaries. An experienced Security Analyst with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$81,216 based on 41 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$86,385.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Security Analyst in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 6.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Montréal, Québec (5.9% more) and Ottawa, Ontario (2.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Halifax, Nova Scotia (26.5% less), Vancouver, British Columbia (13.1% less) and Mississauga, Ontario (5.3% less).
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