Randstad Technologies, a leading technology talent and solutions provider, released its “Cybersecurity Workforce Report” that reveals 12 markets with high demand for cybersecurity talent. The report reveals 12 key markets nationwide with strong demand for top-tier, enterprise-level cybersecurity talent. The demand in these markets including New York City, Atlanta, Chicago, and San Francisco, was determined based on a combination of employers competing for talent and number of open job listings.
According to data from the report, the increase in cybersecurity jobs happened between 2014 and 2016. Randstad’s study noted an increase in CIOs’ attention to security management. According to CIO’s 15th annual State of the CIO Survey, 46 percent of IT executives cite security management as a focus for the upcoming year, up from 31 percent in 2015, suggesting that security ranks as the top technology initiative driving IT investment.
“Securing skilled workers, particularly in IT, is getting more complex and challenging, and many decision-makers see it as one of the largest internal threats to meeting business performance targets,” said Grigorakakis. “The introduction of emerging technologies and innovations, and the threats that come with them, means the demand for technology workers with specialized skills such as security will only continue to grow.”
Randstad Technologies teamed up with industry partner WANTED Analytics. The company has offices in Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Francisco,Seattle, Boston, New York, Minneapolis, Washington, D.C. and elsewhere around the country.