Top Cybersecurity skills in demand in 2021

With pressure on organizations to continuously evolve their technological capability in combination with an increase in individual and corporate-wide cyber risks means the skill set required for resilient and reactive cyber security has expanded. As organizations increase their investments in data security tools and personnel, cybersecurity skills have massively grown in demand during the pandemic. Remote working has provided a lucrative opportunity for cybercriminals and their attacks.

Organizations need to prioritize developing and maintaining a team of cybersecurity professionals who are aware of how attackers think. With the escalation of cybercrime, businesses around the globe have been targeted at some point in time, irrespective of reputation, growth rate and structure.

The fight against malicious cyber-attacks begins with the right set of professionals. It is vital that organizations focus on cybersecurity awareness, practices, and prevention. This is a crucial part for these organizations to prepare for and prevent, these unforeseen malicious attacks.

Heading into 2021, here are some cybersecurity skills that are in high demand:

  1. Application Development Security
  2. Cloud Security
  3. Risk Management
  4. Threat Intelligence
  5. Incident Response
  6. Compliance & Controls
  7. Data Privacy & Security
  8. Access Management
  9. Security Strategy & Governance
  10. Health Information Security

According to Burning Glass- a leading labor market analytics firm, application development security and cloud security are the two leading cybersecurity skills with a projected growth of 164% and 115% respectively. Both these skills involve proactively building secure systems from the start rather than waiting and responding to attacks. Cybersecurity professionals with fast-growing skills such as Container Security, DevSecOps, Microservices Security and Application Security Code Review are estimated to witness an average salary boost of over $12,266.

Burning Glass- Protecting the Future: The Fastest- Growing Cybersecurity Skills

Similarly, Cloud Security skills are believed to become one of the most in-demand and lucrative skills in 2021. As per the Burning Glass report, the fastest-growing cybersecurity skills in the next five-years include Google cloud security, Azure Security, Cloud Security Architecture, Cloud Security Infrastructure and Public Cloud Security.

Cybersecurity professions are among the top and fastest-growing professions, as per the US Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Information Security Analyst Outlook. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates a growth of over 31% through 2029, which is seven times faster than the national average job growth at 4%.

Burning Glass Technologies has been monitoring the demand for cybersecurity skills based on a database of more than 1 billion job records and over 17,000 unique skills to recognize growth in the cybersecurity field. Their official report for the fastest-growing cybersecurity skills can be downloaded here.

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