Security Administrator

Explore the skills and education requirements for a rewarding career as a cyber security administrator. Discover industry statistics on employment, salary potential, and weekly job hours.


Cyber Security Administrator installs and manages organisation wide security systems, performs security monitoring, logs and forensic analysis, to detect security incidents, and manage security incident response.

They take on some of the tasks of a Cyber Security Analyst in small and medium sized organisations. Knowledge required on how to improve baseline security readiness and incident response by applying best practices for preventing and addressing the latest attacks, threats, and vulnerabilities.

Based on 109 responses, the job of Security Administrator, IT has received a job satisfaction rating of 4.09 out of 5. On average, Security Administrator, ITs are highly satisfied with their job.

Key Skills

  • Defending systems against unauthorized access, modification and/or destruction

  • Scanning and assessing network for vulnerabilities

  • Monitoring network traffic for unusual activity

  • Configuring and supporting security tools such as firewalls, anti-virus software and patch management systems

  • Implementing network security policies, application security, access control and corporate data safeguards

  • Training fellow employees in security awareness and procedures

  • Developing and updating business continuity and disaster recovery protocols

Quick Facts

To work as a security administrator (IT), one must typically possess either a computer science degree with an emphasis on security, or an IT security education from a technical school. Many companies will also require extensive practical experience regarding IT security at junior levels before considering a candidate for an administration position. Security administrators typically work regular business hours in the week in an office environment, but should generally expect to be on-call for potential emergencies, as well.

Salary Range

$49,000 - $94,000 (Median: $68,000)*

Average Weekly Hours

40 hours


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