Posted in Workforce Development by Derek Smith on January 15, 2015

Prompted by online attacks against such companies as Target and Sony, the demand for cyber security experts is increasing at 3.5 times the pace of the overall IT job market according to a study by Burning Glass International Inc., a Boston-based company that uses artificial intelligence to match jobs and job seekers. According to the study, the demand for cyber security experts is growing at 12 times the overall job market, making it one of hottest fields for jobs in the country. Burning glass CEO stated that “Few job categories can match the explosive growth in demand for cyber security talent.”

According to Burning Glass, due to organizations increasing concerns about the vulnerability of their networks, the demand for cyber security experts increased 73% from 2007 to 2014. In comparison, the demand for all computer jobs only increased 20%, still a great growth rate, and the demand for all jobs grew just 6%. Cyber security expert’s salaries averaged $101,000, based on advertised salaries. That was much more than the $89,000 offered for the average IT job.

The study demonstrated that cyber security managers command the highest salary at around $107,000, followed by cyber security engineers at about $100,000. Cyber security specialists make about $80,000—still a great salary. Having a credential such as the Certified Information Systems Security Professional can add a few thousand dollars per year to those salary figures.

The major hubs of cyber security activity include Atlanta, where job growth was more than 100% during the last five years. But the greater Washington DC region had the largest growth rates with five-year gains of more than 250% in Richmond, VA, gains of nearly 150% in Baltimore, MD and growth of almost 50% in Washington, D.C. itself. Significant growth has also been realized in other major cities such as Chicago, New York, Dallas, Denver and San Diego.

If you are interested in learning these ‘in demand’ skills, Excelsior college offers 6 cybersecurity degree and certificate programs to help prepare you for what will very likely be a lucrative cybersecurity career.


Rosenbush, S. (2013, March 4). Demand for cyber security jobs is soaring.



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