Hello, everyone. I’m back with another article; this time, analyzing the state of the Information Security job market, as of Tuesday, May 30, 2017.
The previous article in this series, Diving into the Deep, Dark Waters of Information Security, ended up being quite the hit with a lot of folks. Even making its way onto Jayson E. Street‘s incredibly useful Information Security resource list site, iR0nin – which, FYI, is a must see if you’re new to Information Security. After I finished writing that article – a Security primer, for those of you that have not yet read it (do so!) – I sat down with a few of the young adult students that I mentor, and we discussed what each of them would like to see more of. This topic was the most mentioned.
In this article, we’ll take a look at the state of the Information Security job market – we’ll consider factors such as the necessity behind certifications and university degrees, a few different “career paths”, and the various job titles that exist within the field. Unlike the Security primer that I authored, the goal of this post will be focused more on understanding the market, and helping newcomers to the field decide on what type of path they want their careers to take.