CyberCX, AustCyber and a consortium of partners, including Accenture, Burning Glass Technologies and CompTIA, have today announced the Australian launch of CyberSeek, an interactive mapping tool of cyber security jobs that tracks the state of the market with timely data and provides resources to close the talent gap.
Cyberseek was originally launched in the United States by Burning Glass with support from CompTIA and the National Institute for Cybersecurity Education. The Australian version, like the U.S. site, is designed to provide the most relevant data and insights for cyber security professionals and job seekers, employers, educators, policy makers, and students.
Key insights on the Australian cyber security market include:
- In the 12 months to September 2020, there were over 14,000 job openings for dedicated and related cyber security roles in Australia, but a talent pool half the size of the national average for employers to recruit from.
- For every job advertised in a cyber security related field in Australia, there are only six cyber security workers in existence in the labor market. The most in-demand cyber roles are for cyber security engineers and consultants, with over 3,500 such positions opening up in the last year alone.
- The mass migration to remote working has only fueled the need for more cyber security talent in Australia, with organizations now facing a number of additional security risks including staff using personal devices or home networks to access company assets.
CyberSeek uses sophisticated data analysis and aggregation tools to analyze hundreds of millions of job postings and real-life career transitions, providing powerful insights into labor market patterns.
CyberSeek features include an interactive heatmap of cyber security supply and demand, an interactive career pathway tool which highlights the key transition opportunities between common roles, and a certification and skills guide which calls out the credentials typically required for those roles.