Information security analysts are below average when it comes to happiness.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, information security analysts rate their career happiness 2.9 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 27% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy information security analysts are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Computer systems analyst
Software quality assurance engineer
Search engine marketing specialist
Server administrator
Information security analyst
Data analyst
Operations research analyst
Quality assurance analyst

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are information security analysts happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do information security analysts find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as information security analysts?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are information security analyst’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are information security analysts making the best use of their abilities?

Are information security analysts happy with their salary?