Cyber Security Analyst Salary Guide

  • Entry Level $90,000 AUD
  • Mid Level $115,000 AUD
  • Senior Level $140,000 AUD


  • Monitor and analyse an organisation's security systems for breaches.
  • Investigate and report on any security incidents.
  • Conduct vulnerability assessments and penetration tests.
  • Recommend security enhancements and strategies.
  • Keep updated with the latest security threats and countermeasures.

Key Skills

  1. Proficiency in security frameworks and risk assessment tools.
  2. Strong analytical skills to detect and diagnose threats.
  3. Expertise in penetration testing and security protocols.
  4. Ability to communicate findings and recommendations effectively.
  5. Familiarity with IT infrastructure, including networks, hardware, and software.

Standard Industry Training

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • CompTIA Security+

Interview Questions for Cyber Security Analysts

  1. Describe a recent security threat you've encountered and the steps you took to mitigate it.
  2. How do you prioritise vulnerabilities during a security assessment?
  3. Which security tools or frameworks do you prefer, and why?
  4. How do you handle situations where employees might be the weakest link in security?
  5. How would you react to a suspected security breach in real-time?
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