Cybersecurity Job Postings See Exponential Growth

Ransomware. Phishing. Data leakage. Hacking. Insider threats.

No industry is spared when it comes to being targeted by cybercriminals, leading the demand for cybersecurity professionals to accelerate across the U.S. economy, with cyber job postings growing at more than twice the rate of today’s overheated job market, according to new data from CyberSeek™, a joint initiative between the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), Emsi Burning Glass and CompTIA.

Key highlights from the report:

  • U.S. employers deployed 714,548 job postings for cybersecurity job roles and skills during the 12-month period running through April 2022.

  • Demand for cybersecurity jobs increased by 43% in the 12-month period compared to a nearly 18% increase in demand across the entire employment market.

  • In April 2022, the largest number of job postings came from employers in the finance and insurance industry.

  • Between April 2021 and April 2022, manufacturing recorded a 172% increase in cybersecurity workforce demand, while real estate saw demand increase by 237%.

  • The supply-demand ratio for cybersecurity workers nationwide is 66%, meaning there are approximately 66 workers for every job opening.

Source: CompTIA