COVID-19 has had a profound effect on unemployment rates. But, as the global job market has contracted, cybersecurity appears to have expanded, putting IT and security professionals in high demand. In fact, according to LinkedIn’s 2020 Emerging Jobs Report, 10 of the 15 roles with the most significant annual growth are related to computer software, IT, or network security. And, for the first time, the well-known skills gap has actually diminished.
This is backed up by our survey data. 94% of cybersecurity teams hired new staff members in 2020.
This hiring trend isn’t isolated; it’s consistent across industries, from Healthcare to Finance.