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Hiring Trends: Cyber Security in 2017

The cyber security industry has been—and is expected to continue to be—a “hot” industry for job growth. There has been a steady increase in hiring as well as an increase in salaries. These hiring trends are expected to continue for cyber security in 2017, along with other IT sectors.

According to the infographic below titled, Forward Thinking: A Look Ahead at Tech Jobs, IT and cyber security priorities for hiring fall across six sectors. Tech employment is expected to grow 12% by 2024 compared to an only 6.5% projected growth in all other industries. There is also expected to be 488,500 new IT jobs by 2024.

The infographic highlights six tech sectors and their anticipated job growth by 2024.

Tech Sectors Forecasted Job Growth

  • Analysis – 21%
  • IT Security – 18%
  • Managed Services & Project Management – 15%
  • Health IT – 15%
  • Web Development – 27%
  • Database Administration – 11%

To fill these many forecasted job opportunities, an abundant need of highly educated, highly trained IT and cyber professionals will need to be in place over the next few years.


At George Mason, we prepare business executives for the changes in cyber security and the cyber threats that exist today. George Mason’s MS in Management of Secure Information Systems is a cyber security masters degree providing a path to enhance professionals in the cyber security field and put them at the forefront of addressing cyber security challenges.

This cyber security masters program provides students with the leadership and management expertise needed while addressing the specific technology and policy challenges of modern information systems and networks.

Take advantage of the growth of cyber security in 2017 by enrolling in Mason’s cyber security management program.


Look ahead at Tech Jobs infographic

Source: http://www.modis.com/it-insights/infographics/top-it-jobs-of-2017/

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