Today there are an estimated one million job openings in the cybersecurity industry, according to a Cisco report. That figure is expected to jump to 1.5 million unfilled positions by 2019.
This article was originally published in Cyber Defense Magazine
Dice, a career website serving information technology and engineering professionals, recently reported a 90% year-over-year increase in cybersecurity jobs. Based on these figures, it appears the industry is heading in the wrong direction; demand for cybersecurity skills is on the rise, and filling positions can be a long and difficult process, according to Search Security.
What’s more, job postings are up 74% over the past five years, according to a 2015 analysis of numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics by Peninsula Press, a project of the Stanford University Journalism Program. A recent survey by IDC and T.E.N. said it takes an estimated three months to fill cybersecurity job openings — while senior leadership positions can take well over 12 months.
You can read the rest of this article in the March edition of Cyber Defense Magazine.
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