As Network Security Specialists, we respond to the procurement, set up, and maintenance of hardware and software systems designed to ensure network security. We perform the task as assigned by the network and security administrator. We assist with planning and implementing all security-related functions for computer and network systems.

Core tasks:

  • providing application support regarding firewalls, routing, and unified communications systems
  • monitoring the network to ensure optimal performance and providing day-to-day support
  • evaluating and recommending security improvements and system upgrades
  • troubleshooting hardware and software errors by running diagnostics


Years on other jobs

How many years do people usually work on other jobs before becoming a Network Security Specialist?
5-7 years
Years on other jobs
On average, people work more than 5-7 years in other positions prior to becoming a Network Security Specialist.

Position lifespan

How long does a Network Security Specialist work in this position across multiple employers?
3-5 years
Position lifespan
On average, a Network Security Specialist works in this position for 3-5 years across multiple employers.

Job hopper score

How likely is a Network Security Specialist to change companies while holding the same title?
Job hopper score
The job hopper score is Medium for a Network Security Specialist.

Career path

Path to job

Prior positions

Most people held these titles before becoming a Network Security Specialist.
100 %
Network Engineer
Avg. length of tenure:4 years
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Fields of study

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Top educational institutions

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Community College of the Air Force
DeVry University-Arizona

Path after job

Subsequent positions

A Network Security Specialist typically moves on to these titles.
62 %
Network Engineer
Avg. length of tenure:3 years
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38 %
Network Security Engineer
Avg. length of tenure:2 years
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Network Security Specialist age distribution

Gender ratio

Network Security Specialist gender distribution


Top employers

These companies currently have Network Security Specialist positions open.
Manufacturing - Communcations Equipment, Telecommunications
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