“Cybersecurity jobs are in demand. A 2019 Burning Glass Technologies study found the number of cybersecurity job postings grew 94% over the past six years, compared to 30% for IT positions overall. However, the study also found that, though cybersecurity jobs account for 13% of all IT job listings, they often take 20% longer to fill.
One key challenge of filling a cybersecurity job posting is finding the employee with the proper skills. The Burning Glass study determined the skill with the highest projected demand is public cloud security, with a 170% five-year growth rate, followed by cloud security architecture (113%) and cloud security applications (87%).
To prove to employers that they have what it takes, applicants often turn to certifications.”