Security Consultant, IT Salary
A Security Consultant, IT earns an average salary of $77,746 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Security Maintenance, IT Security & Infrastructure, and Security Policies and Procedures.
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|$55,794 - $130,398|
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Job Description for Security Consultant, IT
An information technology (IT) security consultant works with companies' computer networks and technological assets. Consultants in this sector concern themselves with the safety and integrity of the organization’s data, including the way it is stored and the way it is communicated.Read More...
The security consultant is tasked with conducting regular audits across departments or teams that work with data on a regular basis. The consultant helps spot possible areas of vulnerability in the flow and storage of data and helps implement solutions. This typically includes the use of rules and standards for what data is available to certain employees, establishing tiered access to the data in a company, and implementing hardware and software protocols that secure all aspects of the organization’s IT assets against unwanted intrusion. The consultant may also be tasked with rules for storage, including how and what data may be saved to cloud storage securely and under best practice protocols; this likely includes which employees will have access to cloud-stored data shared across the company.
To work as a security consultant in IT, a person must have an educational and practical background in information technology and security issues. Typically this includes either a bachelor's degree in computer science or engineering, or relevant technical school degree. Additionally, the security consultant must have up-to-date certification in this IT discipline, which may involve one or more certifications depending on the company. A professional background in IT work is normally preferred. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Security Consultant, IT Tasks
- Assess vulnerability, including preforming penetration tests.
- Provide incident response and forensics.
- Interface with clients and technically manage security projects.
- Educate business about polices, procedure and standards.
- Assist in risk analysis and mitigation techniques.
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Pay by Experience for a Security Consultant, IT has a positive trend. An entry-level Security Consultant, IT with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 86 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Security Consultant, IT with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 47 salaries. An experienced Security Consultant, IT which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $104,000 based on 18 salaries. A Security Consultant, IT with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $130,000 based on 5 salaries.
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