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State of the Cyber Workforce 2018 By The Numbers 309,873

Total Cybersecurity Job Openings in North America by 2022

8 out of 10

56%

Organizations are more likely to hire cyber job candidates with an industry-recognized certification

Percentage of organizations experiencing a shortage of cyber talent

Job Openings by NICE* Cybersecurity Workforce Framework Category

CompTIA Security+

181,601

SECURELY PROVISION PROTECT AND DEFEND

Certification holders

194,224

OPERATE AND MAINTAIN

121,752 119,392

ANALYZE OVERSEE AND GOVERN COLLECT & OPERATE

87,038 48,314

Systems Engineer

Certification Holders / Openings Requesting Certification

7,281

Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)

45,527

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

76,413

Certified Information System Auditor (CISA)

31,514

Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

12,428

CYBERSECURITY JOB TITLES

Cyber Security Manager / Administrator

3.69

1,972

1.37

33,239

.973

78,523

.775

40,681

.453

27,427

Network Engineer / Architect Vulnerability Analyst / Penetration Tester

Cyber Security Analyst Software Developer / Engineer

IT Auditor

Top Cyber Certification Career Pathways CompTIA Certified Security Professional A+ (Crs 445)

Security+ (Crs 446)

Network+ (Crs 2708)

Network+ (Crs 2708)

CEH (Crs 2031)

Certified Ethical Hacker PenTest (Crs 537)

Certified Information Security Manager CISSP (Crs 2058)

CISM (Crs 2036)

Certified CISO CISSP (Crs 2058)

C | CISO (Crs 2026)

LearningTree.com/CybersecurityFramework 1-800-THE-TREE (843-8733) *National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education Sources: CyberSeek.org. Cyber Report 2018, Learning Tree. EngageEmployee.com

RATIO

5.00

33,529

Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP)

TOP

Cyber Security Engineer Systems Administrator

Openings requesting certification 167,776

CASP (Crs 2046)

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