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Network Security Engineer

Find out how to become a network security engineer and work in the information technology industry. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Network Security Engineer is $80,000 - 110,000 annually


Network security engineers work with larger organisations to ensure the security of network related hardware and software including network monitoring tools, VPNs and firewalls. Employment for network security engineers to 2019 is expected to remain stable. Employment in this medium sized occupation fell over the last five years.

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Key skills

Network security engineers design, implement and monitor a range of tools to ensure network security. Their work requires specialist knowledge.

  • Ensure the smooth running of server and network architecture
  • Provide solutions for arising security issues such as viruses
  • Implement a regular and effective system of testing to maintain security
  • Oversee the installation of new system components
  • Write policies for system security and ensure adherence to these
  • Deal with security breaches as they occur

Quick facts

Working as a network security engineer allows you to regularly use and update your high level technical skills whilst making important decisions.

  • Average Hours Worked
    39.5 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Information technology
  • Average qualification level
    35.4% Bachelor degree

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from payscale.com.au and the Australian Government's joboutlook.gov.au - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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