This occupation has an extremely low probability of automation.

0% probability

of automation

28.4% growth

projected to 2026

100,000 employed

currently in the US

$96,040 annual wage

US, median ($46.17 hourly)

What they do

Plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information. May ensure appropriate security controls are in place that will safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure. May respond to computer security breaches and viruses. Excludes “Computer Network Architects” (15-1143).

Risk of automation

This occupation is 0% likely to be automated. It ranks of 702 occupations analyzed (higher rank means higher likelihood).

People affected and economic value

In the US, 100,000 people have this job. They earn $96,040 per year on average (the mean annual wage). The occupation therefore represents $9,604,000,000 in annual economic value. The mean hourly wage for this occupation is $46.17.

Official growth forecast

This occupation is projected to grow 28.4% between 2016 and 2026. At this rate, there would be 128,500 people with this job at that time.

References and notes

This article uses data from "The Future of Employment" (PDF), a 2013 study from University of Oxford researchers, and US Bureau of Labor Statistics files including Standard Occupational Classification 2010 Definitions (XLS), May 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics (zip) and 2016-2026 Employment Projections (XLS).