New Data Show Demand for Cybersecurity Professionals Accelerating

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National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education

New Data Show Demand for

Cybersecurity Professionals Accelerating


Employer demand for cybersecurity professionals across the United States continues to accelerate, according to new data published this week on CyberSeek™

U.S. employers in the private and public sectors posted an estimated 313,735 job openings for cybersecurity workers between September 2017 and August 2018. That’s in addition to the 715,000-plus cybersecurity workers currently employed around the country.

CyberSeek is aligned with the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST’s) NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework, which categorizes and describes cybersecurity work and helps CyberSeek provide clear data on which job roles are most in demand. The latest CyberSeek update reveals that positions in Operate and Maintain (207,190 openings), Securely Provision (186,864), Protect and Defend (129,716), and Analyze (124,389) are the most sought after by employers.

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