Cybersecurity roles take 21% longer to fill than other IT jobs.
Cybersecurity workers protect our most important and private information, from bank accounts to sensitive military communications. However, there is a dangerous shortage of cybersecurity workers in the United States that puts our digital privacy and infrastructure at risk.
From September 2022 through August 2023, there were only 72 cybersecurity workers available for every 100 cybersecurity jobs demanded by employers.
There were 572,392 openings this year requesting cybersecurity-related skills, and employers are struggling to find workers who possess them. On average, cybersecurity roles take 21% longer to fill than other IT jobs.