One Million Cybersecurity Job Openings in 2016
Based on a CISCO report there will be over one million cybersecurity jobs available as of 2016. With the sudden demand for cyber security professionals, there is a high probability for students to land their dream jobs. When pursuing a job opportunity, students should consider several keys factors:
1. What field of work holds your interest?
2. Are you willing to pursue higher education?
3. What are the required certification to be considered for the job.
Once these questions are put into perspective, consider talking to UVI's CECOR faculty members for more assistance.
The UVI CECOR faculty members work efficiently to prepare students for the cybersecurity workforce. The Cybersecurity Scholars Program at UVI acts a platform for students. Through this program students are able to speak with cybersecurity professionals, are given the opporturnity to attend national conferences, and are required to learn the fundatmentals of the cybersecurity field. To learn more about the efforts UVI CECOR faculty members are doing to establish students click here.
CECOR Partners Job Opportunities
The following laboratories and organizations are helping students who are graduating with a degree in cybersecurity and cybersecurity professionals find jobs:
Cybersecurity Job Titles
A 2008 and 2014 the SANs Institute conducted surveys to show the prevalence of having a formal education, receiving certifications and gaining job titles.The results concluded that having a higher education and required certifications can increase an individuals chances of achieving a leadership position. Acquiring work experience before graduating from college, can further increase the possibilities of being hired. Provided below are few job titles to consider while in college and when entering into the cybersecurity task force.
Average Income by Title and Years of Experience(Top 10 Job Titles)
|Title||0–3 yrs||4–6 yrs||7–10 yrs||Overall|
|Security Director or Manager||$108,846||$105,189||$120,381||$124,798|
|IT Director or Manager||$96,429||$104,242||$107,184||$112,014|
|Security Engineer or Architect||$70,238||$97,128||$105,828||$106,630|
|Systems Engineer or Architect||$89,444||$89,706||$108,750||$105,773|
|Network Architect or Engineer||$91,944||$85,000||$107,179||$103,065|
This is a SANS: Cybersecurity Professional Trends Survey table that presents the average income by Title and Years of Experience within the Top 10 Job Titles. Website: https://www.sans.org/reading-room/whitepapers/analyst/cybersecurity-professional-trends-survey-34615