In the last three quarters of 2020, cybersecurity hiring has more than doubled in the Aerospace, Defense, and Security (ADS) market, according to the Jobs Analytics database by leading data and analytics company, GlobalData.

It has grown to a high of 4,800 active jobs in October 2020 compared to 1,800 as of January 2020.

Although the total hiring was relatively flat during first quarter of 2020, job postings in themes such as cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and 3D printing stood out.

GlobalData Business Fundamentals analyst Ajay Thalluri said: “Companies are exploring and looking to plug vulnerabilities while building deterrence. During the last few months, companies such as Raytheon, Thales, Leidos, General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin have posted senior-level cybersecurity positions. These include Director – Cyber Strategy and Risk; Associate Director – Cybersecurity Architecture; Director – Incident Management; Chief Information Security Officer; Chief Cyber Security Engineer/Architect; Director Data Governance.”

GlobalData Thematic Research principal analyst David Bicknell said: “The security industry remains in critical need of qualified people, with the types of jobs currently always in demand including forensics, consulting in advanced threat solutions and cybersecurity analysis, according to GlobalData’s Jobs Analytics database. The dearth of cyber talent inevitably means that skilled professionals will continue to gravitate to the biggest companies paying the highest salaries, putting under-resourced, smaller companies at greater risk of cyberattack.

“The recent ransomware attack on Software AG – one of the premier software companies in Europe – showed that no company is immune from cyberattack. Cybersecurity is a critical theme for organizations of all sizes. With the pandemic leading to many employees working remotely, that has added to potential business risk for companies already trying to keep themselves cyber secure, against attacks that are increasing in sophistication.”

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