Cybersecurity is hot! More than half of the IT workforce is interested in working on cybersecurity-related issues and the demand for skilled security professionals continues to grow. Today is the perfect time to start planning your cybersecurity career.
What Does the Pathway Look Like?
Cybersecurity jobs are plentiful but their titles and job responsibilities vary. A new tool recently developed by Burning Glass Technologies and CompTIA, CyberSeek, can help you understand the cybersecurity job market. CyberSeek’s career pathway tool charts your cybersecurity journey from Analyst to Vulnerability Tester to Cybersecurity Architect. With listings of common job titles and salary information, the pathway tool provides you with useful information as you begin to plan your career path.
What Cybersecurity Jobs Are Out There?
You can use CyberSeek’s heat map to locate hot spots and seek out the areas with the highest demand. According to CompTIA AITP’s JobPulse, there have been nearly 21,000 postings for Cyber Security Analysts and more than 4,500 postings for Cyber Security Architects in the last 12 months. Even with the high demand, recruiters and hiring managers are having difficulty filling the positions quickly. Taking more than 40 days to fill most cybersecurity positions.
Do I Have the Right Skills?
Planning for the next step in your career means ensuring you have the required skills to advance and grow. From computer forensics and malware analysis to cryptography and risk assessment, it’s important to align your skills and passions with your next role. The CyberSeek pathway tool and CompTIA AITP’s JobPulse provide insight into the top skills and certifications requested for each step of your journey. You can also use JobPulse to search for jobs that require a specific skill and find a role custom fit to your unique skillset.
How Do I Land a Job?
Research, network and prepare. It’s important to understand the job market in your area and what skills are in demand. Join local organizations and groups to network with like-minded individuals. CompTIA AITP chapters are a great way to get involved with an established group of IT pros. As a CompTIA AITP member, you can utilize TechTalent powered by CompTIA to create a professional tech resume and search cybersecurity jobs in your area.
What are you waiting for? Take the first step today and join CompTIA AITP.