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Cybersecurity Unemployment Rate Drops To Zero Percent

Cybersecurity Unemployment Rate Drops To Zero Percent

There’s a job for everyone with cybersecurity experience.

– Steve Morgan, Editor-In-Chief

The demand for cybersecurity professionals will increase to approximately 6 million globally by 2019, according to some industry experts cited by the Palo Alto Networks Research Center.

Earlier this year, Cybersecurity Ventures predicted there will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs by 2021, up from an estimate of 1 million by Cisco in 2014.

Almost anyone with cybersecurity experience and realistic salary expectations can find immediate employment. There may be a small percentage of the cyber workforce who are in between jobs, some who have resigned to explore new opportunities, and others who are unrealistic about which positions they qualify for (and the compensation commensurate with their experience) — but there’s an abundance of positions available for cybersecurity pros.

Cybercrime damages are predicted to cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021, up from $3 trillion in 2015… and the world will spend $1 trillion cumulatively over the next five years from 2017 to 2021 on cybersecurity products and services to combat cybercrime. These figures suggest the cyber employment problem will get worse before it gets better.

We interviewed several industry experts who corroborate the unemployment rate, and share the recruiting challenges that come with it.

Thor Pedersen

IT, information security, and project management trainer Best selling CISSP. CISM, and PMP instructor on Udemy. CISSP, CISM, C|EH, CDPSE, PMP, 2x CCNP, CompTIA Security+, SCP, 3x CCNA, et. Al.

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Thor Pedersen

    They totally want unicorns, 30 years experience, 10 certs, multiple degrees and 20 years old.
    They often ask for things they don’t really need and forget essentials, I have seen it over and over.

    That being said, getting to the interview is the important part.
    Make it there and then prove yourself (the CISSP along with all your other accomplishments is what can get you there).

  2. Vicki Wheeler

    This is misleading in so many ways. I applied for a position that I am perfect for but company wants someone with AWS experience. AWS was listed as a “preferred qualification” and I met all their required qualifications. Employers are not utilizing the available market. They want the unicorns.

  3. Desmond Mkwichi

    having following this motivation News, what is a starting point, like me as of now i have comptia security+ and have been practicing and watching video teachings,what steps should i take to be a proffesional in cybersecurity having my professional qualification and experience i have in networking, thinking of having cissp but here in malawi we dont have the examination center we do travel to nebouring countries like zambia, so what are the steps one to be a proffesional in cybersecurity?

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