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Working As A Network Security Administrator

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $77,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Network Security Administrator Do

Computer networks are critical parts of almost every organization. Network and computer systems administrators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of these networks. They organize, install, and support an organization’s computer systems, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), network segments, intranets, and other data communication systems.

Duties

Network and computer systems administrators typically do the following:

  • Determine an organization’s network and computer system needs before setting one up
  • Install all network hardware and software and make needed upgrades and repairs
  • Maintain network and computer system security and ensure that all systems are operating correctly
  • Collect data in order to evaluate and optimize network or system performance
  • Add users to a network and assign and update security permissions on the network
  • Train users in the proper use of hardware and software
  • Interpret and solve problems when a user or an automated monitoring system alerts them that one exists

Administrators manage an organization’s servers and desktop and mobile equipment. They ensure that email and data storage networks work properly. They also make sure that employees’ workstations are working efficiently and stay connected to the central computer network. Some administrators manage telecommunication networks.

In some cases, administrators help network architects design and analyze network models. They also participate in decisions about buying future hardware or software to upgrade their organization’s network. Some administrators provide technical support to computer users, and they also may supervise computer support specialists who help solve users’ problems.

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How To Become A Network Security Administrator

Most employers require network and computer systems administrators to have a bachelor’s degree in a field related to computer or information science. Others may require only a postsecondary certificate.

Education

Although some employers require only a postsecondary certificate, most require a bachelor’s degree in a field related to computer or information science. There are degree programs that focus on computer network and system administration. However, because administrators work with computer hardware and equipment, a degree in computer engineering or electrical engineering usually is acceptable as well. Programs in these fields usually include classes in computer programming, networking, or systems design.

Because network technology is continually changing, administrators need to keep up with the latest developments. Many continue to take courses throughout their careers and attend information technology (IT) conferences to keep up with the latest technology. Some businesses require that an administrator get a master’s degree.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Certification programs are generally offered directly from vendors or from vendor-neutral certification providers. Certification validates knowledge and best practices required from network and computer systems administrators. Companies may require their network and computer systems administrators to be certified in the product they use. Microsoft and Cisco offer some of the most common certifications.

Other Experience

To gain practical experience, many network administrators participate in internship programs while in school.

Advancement

Network administrators can advance to become computer network architects. They can also advance to managerial jobs in information technology (IT) departments, such as computer and information systems managers.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Administrators need analytical skills to evaluate network and system performance and determine how changes in the environment will affect them.

Communication skills. Administrators must be able to describe problems and their solutions to non-IT workers.

Computer skills. Administrators oversee the connections of many different types of computer equipment and must ensure that they all work together properly.

Multitasking skills. Administrators may have to work on many problems and tasks at the same time.

Problem-solving skills. Administrators must be able to quickly resolve any problems that arise with computer networks.

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Network Security Administrator Career Paths

Network Security Administrator
Senior Network Engineer Senior Systems Engineer Project Manager
Infrastructure Project Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Network Engineer Information Technology Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Information Technology Infrastructure Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Network Engineer Senior Systems Engineer Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Technical Services Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Manager Information Technology Director
Director Of Information Technology Services
12 Yearsyrs
Systems Engineer Developer Systems Analyst
Systems Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Systems Engineer Senior Systems Engineer
Manager, Systems Engineering
9 Yearsyrs
Systems Engineer Analyst Systems Analyst
Information Systems Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Consultant Information Technology Consultant Network Manager
Director, Network Operations
10 Yearsyrs
Consultant Project Manager Information Technology Director
Director Information Technology Infrastructure
13 Yearsyrs
Consultant Project Manager Senior Project Manager
Information Systems Director
8 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Consultant Senior Software Engineer Technical Manager
Technical Operations Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Consultant Information Technology Project Manager Information Technology Director
Director Of Infrastructure Operations
13 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Administrator Network Engineer Network Administrator
Information Technology Systems Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Administrator Network Engineer Senior System Administrator
Infrastructure Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Administrator Technical Consultant Information Technology Analyst
Information Technology Supervisor, Information Technology
6 Yearsyrs
Firewall Engineer Senior Security Engineer Information Technology Security Manager
Director Of Information Technology Security
12 Yearsyrs
Firewall Engineer Senior Security Engineer Network Manager
Data Center Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior System Administrator Help Desk Manager
Service Desk Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Senior System Administrator Systems Architect Senior Technical Consultant
Principal Technologist
10 Yearsyrs
Securities Analyst Information Technology Project Manager Information Technology Infrastructure Manager
Senior Manager Infrastructure
12 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Network Engineer 3.1 years
Network Consultant 2.4 years
Firewall Engineer 2.0 years
Top Careers Before Network Security Administrator
Consultant 2.1%
Technician 1.9%
Specialist 1.6%
Top Careers After Network Security Administrator
Consultant 4.8%

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Network Security Administrator Demographics

Gender

Male

77.4%

Female

13.9%

Unknown

8.7%
Ethnicity

White

57.5%

Hispanic or Latino

14.4%

Asian

11.9%

Black or African American

11.2%

Unknown

5.0%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

42.9%

Carrier

21.4%

Portuguese

7.1%

German

7.1%

French

7.1%

Cheyenne

7.1%

Arabic

7.1%
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Network Security Administrator Education

Schools

University of Maryland - University College

12.0%

University of Phoenix

12.0%

Western Governors University

8.8%

Community College of the Air Force

7.2%

Strayer University

6.4%

Webster University

5.6%

Capella University

4.8%

Capital College

4.0%

University of Houston

4.0%

University of Missouri - Saint Louis

4.0%

Texas A&M University

4.0%

The Academy

4.0%

American InterContinental University

3.2%

Park University

3.2%

Oklahoma State University

3.2%

George Mason University

3.2%

University of Texas at San Antonio

3.2%

University of Texas at Arlington

2.4%

South Dakota State University

2.4%

Saginaw Valley State University

2.4%
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Majors

Computer Science

13.7%

Computer Information Systems

12.8%

Information Technology

11.8%

Business

8.6%

Computer Networking

8.6%

Computer Systems Security

7.7%

Electrical Engineering

5.6%

Information Systems

4.6%

Criminal Justice

4.6%

Computer Engineering

3.7%

Management Information Systems

3.2%

Management

2.6%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.6%

Education

2.1%

Project Management

1.9%

Engineering

1.4%

Music

1.2%

Liberal Arts

1.2%

Finance

1.2%

English

1.2%
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Degrees

Bachelors

39.0%

Other

20.0%

Masters

19.6%

Associate

14.1%

Certificate

5.1%

Diploma

1.1%

Doctorate

0.9%

License

0.2%
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Average Yearly Salary
$77,000
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$56,000
Min 10%
$77,000
Median 50%
$77,000
Median 50%
$77,000
Median 50%
$77,000
Median 50%
$77,000
Median 50%
$77,000
Median 50%
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Median 50%
$105,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Crane Co.
Highest Paying City
Palo Alto, CA
Highest Paying State
Oregon
Avg Experience Level
2.8 years
How much does a Network Security Administrator make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Network Security Administrator in the United States is $77,311 per year or $37 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $56,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $105,000.

Real Network Security Administrator Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Network Security Administrator Data Glove Inc. Princeton, NJ Nov 12, 2015 $125,000
Network Security Administrator Starpoint Solutions New York, NY May 28, 2014 $95,000
Network Security Administrator Data Glove Inc. Princeton, NJ Feb 11, 2015 $94,328
Network Security Administrator III Rackspace Us, Inc. San Antonio, TX Sep 03, 2015 $92,664
Network Security Administrator III Rackspace Us, Inc. San Antonio, TX Sep 12, 2015 $90,000
Network Security Administrator III Rackspace Us, Inc. San Antonio, TX Dec 13, 2014 $88,500
Network Security Administrator III Rackspace Us, Inc. San Antonio, TX Nov 01, 2014 $84,700
Systems Network and Security Administrator Babson College MA Mar 14, 2012 $83,845 -
$92,691
Network Security Administrator II Rackspace Us, Inc. Grapevine, TX Aug 20, 2015 $80,151
Network Security Administrator III Rackspace Us, Inc. San Antonio, TX Nov 22, 2013 $78,000
Network Security Administrator II Rackspace Us Inc. San Antonio, TX Oct 01, 2012 $78,000
Networking & Security Administrator Aplomb Technologies, Inc. New Brunswick, NJ Jan 09, 2016 $72,000
Network Security Administrator III Rackspace Us, Inc. San Antonio, TX Oct 01, 2015 $71,920
Network Security Administrator Panda Express LLC. Rosemead, CA Jul 25, 2014 $71,000
Network Security Administrator I Rackspace Us, Inc. San Antonio, TX Dec 16, 2013 $64,000
Network Security Administrator II Rackspace Us, Inc. San Antonio, TX Oct 01, 2011 $63,000
Network Security Administrator II Rackspace Us, Inc. Edgewater, NJ Oct 01, 2014 $62,392
Network Security Administrator Broadax Systems, Inc. Industry, CA Sep 26, 2011 $62,213
Network Security Administrator II Rackspace Us, Inc. San Antonio, TX Oct 01, 2011 $62,000
Network Security Administrator II Rackspace Us, Inc. San Antonio, TX Nov 07, 2014 $62,000
Network and Security Administrator Union Island Corp NY Sep 23, 2016 $61,000

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Top Skills for A Network Security Administrator

  1. Network Printers
  2. Windows XP
  3. Lan
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  • Function as administrator of the network print server and the 30+ multifunction network printers spread throughout six buildings.
  • Configure and troubleshoot PCs and laptops with Windows XP and 2000 on a WAN.
  • Major Accomplishments -Network Architecture Development of long term network architecture plan with a focus on redundancy and disaster recovery.
  • Configured Cisco ASA and Checkpoint firewall layers securing existing Data Center infrastructure.
  • Assisted in the development and implementation of security procedures.

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