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The Hottest Job for 2017: 10 Tips for Cashing In On Cybersecurity
As we approach the New Year, the job forecasts and salary predictions all agree: The most in-demand job in IT remains cybersecurity, and the highest IT salaries in 2017 will go to experienced cybersecurity professionals. If you havent already gained experience in cybersecurity, heres how to start.
Cybersecurity is the fastest growing job role
Today, cybersecurity is arguably the hottest technology sector on the planet, notes Ryan Naraine, head of Global Research & Analysis Team, USA, at Kaspersky Lab. With the evolving threat landscape, the weaponization of code, and the rise of the Internet of Things, staffing skilled security professionals is more necessary and important than ever before. In fact, the U.S. Department of Labor reports that employment of computer and information technology professionals is expected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. This is expected to add 488,500 new technology professions, from about 3.9 million to 4.4 million jobs during this ten year time frame.