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ICT Security Specialists

ANZSCO ID 262112

Overview

All Database & Systems Administrators & ICT Security

  • $1,932 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

ICT Security Specialists

  • 4,100 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 92% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 39 years Average age
  • 14% female Gender Share

ICT Security Specialists establish, manage and administer organisation's ICT security policies and procedures to ensure preventive and recovery strategies are in place, and to minimise the risk of internal and external security threats.

Specialisations: Information Technology Security Manager.

You usually need a bachelor or postgraduate degree in a related information technology field (such as network security, computer science or cyber security) to work as an ICT Security Specialist. Some workers have Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications. There are also a wide range of vendor and industry certifications available that may substitute for formal qualifications.

Tasks
  • Accepts responsibility for the processes, procedures and operational management associated with system security and disaster recovery planning.
  • Liaises with security vendors, suppliers, service providers and external resources.
  • Analyses, recommends, installs and maintains software security applications and monitors contractual obligations, performance delivery and service level agreements.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a bachelor or postgraduate degree in a related information technology field (such as network security, computer science or cyber security) to work as an ICT Security Specialist. Some workers have Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications. There are also a wide range of vendor and industry certifications available that may substitute for formal qualifications.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Information and Communications Technology VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Database & Systems Administrators & ICT Security who can communicate clearly, work well in a team and have strong computer literacy.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Computers and electronics

    91% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  2. Education and training

    70% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  3. Telecommunications

    69% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

  4. Engineering and technology

    62% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  5. Administration and management

    58% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  6. Mathematics

    55% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  7. English language

    54% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  8. Public safety and security

    51% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  9. Customer and personal service

    50% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  10. Clerical

    48% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  11. Personnel and human resources

    47% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  12. Law and government

    46% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  13. Production and processing

    46% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  14. Technical design

    45% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  15. Communications and media

    37% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  16. Sales and marketing

    28% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  17. Building and construction

    27% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  18. Economics and accounting

    27% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  19. Psychology

    26% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  20. Mechanical

    25% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  2. Reading comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Complex problem solving

    54% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  4. Active learning

    54% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  5. Monitoring

    54% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  6. Active listening

    52% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  7. Speaking

    52% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  8. Writing

    52% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  9. Judgment and decision making

    50% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  10. Systems analysis

    46% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

  11. Time management

    46% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  12. Instructing

    46% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  13. Systems evaluation

    46% Skill level

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

  14. Coordination with others

    45% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  15. Operation monitoring

    45% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  16. Quality control analysis

    45% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  17. Social perceptiveness

    45% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  18. Management of personnel resources

    41% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  19. Negotiation

    39% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  20. Serving others

    39% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Inductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  3. Problem spotting

    57% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  4. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Written expression

    57% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  7. Deductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  8. Near vision

    54% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  9. Brainstorming

    52% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  10. Sorting or ordering

    50% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  11. Categorising

    48% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  12. Flexibility of closure

    46% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  13. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  14. Speech recognition

    45% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  15. Originality

    45% Skill level

    Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.

  16. Speech clarity

    43% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  17. Perceptual speed

    41% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  18. Multitasking

    39% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  19. Far vision

    36% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  20. Finger dexterity

    34% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Working with computers

    85% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

  2. Looking for changes over time

    77% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  3. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    75% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  4. Checking compliance with standards

    75% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  5. Making sense of information and ideas

    73% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  6. Collecting and organising information

    73% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  7. Monitoring people, processes and things

    70% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  8. Documenting or recording information

    68% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  9. Communicating within a team

    68% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  10. Planning and prioritising work

    68% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  11. Researching and investigating

    67% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  12. Thinking creatively

    67% Skill level

    Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.

  13. Explaining things to people

    65% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  14. Making decisions and solving problems

    65% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  15. Building good relationships

    65% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  16. Communicating with the public

    64% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  17. Coming up with systems and processes

    60% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

  18. Providing office support

    60% Skill level

    Doing day-to-day office work such as filing and processing paperwork.

  19. Managing payments and orders

    58% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  20. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    47% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 15-1122.00 - Information Security Analysts.

Work Environment

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    98% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Contact with people

    97% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  4. Indoors, heat controlled

    94% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  5. Being exact or accurate

    92% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  6. Telephone

    92% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  7. Teamwork

    92% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Spend time sitting

    87% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  9. Impact of decisions

    84% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  10. Freedom to make decisions

    82% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  11. Unstructured work

    82% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  12. Letters and memos

    81% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  13. Lead or coordinate a team

    79% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  14. Repeating same tasks

    74% Important

    Repeat the same tasks or activities (e.g., key entry) over and over, without stopping.

  15. Responsible for outcomes

    73% Important

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

  16. Frequent decision making

    73% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  17. Time pressure

    72% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  18. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    63% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  19. Consequence of error

    59% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  20. Physically close to people

    58% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Working conditions

    81% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  2. Independence

    76% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  3. Support

    76% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  4. Achievement

    67% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  5. Recognition

    62% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  6. Relationships

    62% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Administrative

    90% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  2. Analytical

    76% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  3. Practical

    67% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  4. Enterprising

    33% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  5. Helping

    33% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Creative

    24% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 15-1122.00 - Information Security Analysts.

All Database & Systems Administrators & ICT Security

  • $1,932 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

ICT Security Specialists

  • 4,100 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 92% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 39 years Average age
  • 14% female Gender Share

ICT Security Specialists establish, manage and administer organisation's ICT security policies and procedures to ensure preventive and recovery strategies are in place, and to minimise the risk of internal and external security threats.

Specialisations: Information Technology Security Manager.

You usually need a bachelor or postgraduate degree in a related information technology field (such as network security, computer science or cyber security) to work as an ICT Security Specialist. Some workers have Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications. There are also a wide range of vendor and industry certifications available that may substitute for formal qualifications.

Tasks
  • Accepts responsibility for the processes, procedures and operational management associated with system security and disaster recovery planning.
  • Liaises with security vendors, suppliers, service providers and external resources.
  • Analyses, recommends, installs and maintains software security applications and monitors contractual obligations, performance delivery and service level agreements.

You usually need a bachelor or postgraduate degree in a related information technology field (such as network security, computer science or cyber security) to work as an ICT Security Specialist. Some workers have Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications. There are also a wide range of vendor and industry certifications available that may substitute for formal qualifications.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Information and Communications Technology VET training pathways.

Employers look for Database & Systems Administrators & ICT Security who can communicate clearly, work well in a team and have strong computer literacy.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Computers and electronics

    91% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  2. Education and training

    70% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  3. Telecommunications

    69% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

  4. Engineering and technology

    62% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  5. Administration and management

    58% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  6. Mathematics

    55% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  7. English language

    54% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  8. Public safety and security

    51% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  9. Customer and personal service

    50% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  10. Clerical

    48% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  11. Personnel and human resources

    47% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  12. Law and government

    46% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  13. Production and processing

    46% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  14. Technical design

    45% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  15. Communications and media

    37% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  16. Sales and marketing

    28% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  17. Building and construction

    27% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  18. Economics and accounting

    27% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  19. Psychology

    26% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  20. Mechanical

    25% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  2. Reading comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Complex problem solving

    54% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  4. Active learning

    54% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  5. Monitoring

    54% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  6. Active listening

    52% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  7. Speaking

    52% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  8. Writing

    52% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  9. Judgment and decision making

    50% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  10. Systems analysis

    46% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

  11. Time management

    46% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  12. Instructing

    46% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  13. Systems evaluation

    46% Skill level

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

  14. Coordination with others

    45% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  15. Operation monitoring

    45% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  16. Quality control analysis

    45% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  17. Social perceptiveness

    45% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  18. Management of personnel resources

    41% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  19. Negotiation

    39% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  20. Serving others

    39% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Inductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  3. Problem spotting

    57% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  4. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Written expression

    57% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  7. Deductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  8. Near vision

    54% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  9. Brainstorming

    52% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  10. Sorting or ordering

    50% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  11. Categorising

    48% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  12. Flexibility of closure

    46% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  13. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  14. Speech recognition

    45% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  15. Originality

    45% Skill level

    Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.

  16. Speech clarity

    43% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  17. Perceptual speed

    41% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  18. Multitasking

    39% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  19. Far vision

    36% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  20. Finger dexterity

    34% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Working with computers

    85% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

  2. Looking for changes over time

    77% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  3. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    75% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  4. Checking compliance with standards

    75% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  5. Making sense of information and ideas

    73% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  6. Collecting and organising information

    73% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  7. Monitoring people, processes and things

    70% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  8. Documenting or recording information

    68% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  9. Communicating within a team

    68% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  10. Planning and prioritising work

    68% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  11. Researching and investigating

    67% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  12. Thinking creatively

    67% Skill level

    Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.

  13. Explaining things to people

    65% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  14. Making decisions and solving problems

    65% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  15. Building good relationships

    65% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  16. Communicating with the public

    64% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  17. Coming up with systems and processes

    60% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

  18. Providing office support

    60% Skill level

    Doing day-to-day office work such as filing and processing paperwork.

  19. Managing payments and orders

    58% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  20. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    47% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 15-1122.00 - Information Security Analysts.

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    98% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Contact with people

    97% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  4. Indoors, heat controlled

    94% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  5. Being exact or accurate

    92% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  6. Telephone

    92% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  7. Teamwork

    92% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Spend time sitting

    87% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  9. Impact of decisions

    84% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  10. Freedom to make decisions

    82% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  11. Unstructured work

    82% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  12. Letters and memos

    81% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  13. Lead or coordinate a team

    79% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  14. Repeating same tasks

    74% Important

    Repeat the same tasks or activities (e.g., key entry) over and over, without stopping.

  15. Responsible for outcomes

    73% Important

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

  16. Frequent decision making

    73% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  17. Time pressure

    72% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  18. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    63% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  19. Consequence of error

    59% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  20. Physically close to people

    58% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Working conditions

    81% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  2. Independence

    76% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  3. Support

    76% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  4. Achievement

    67% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  5. Recognition

    62% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  6. Relationships

    62% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Administrative

    90% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  2. Analytical

    76% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  3. Practical

    67% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  4. Enterprising

    33% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  5. Helping

    33% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Creative

    24% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 15-1122.00 - Information Security Analysts.
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