NIST heat map identifies need for cybersecurity professionals

CSO Online reports that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is creating “a heat map visualization tool that will show where cybersecurity jobs are open across the country”, enabling employers and job seekers to harmonize.

“The map will go beyond spitting out pretty color-coded images,” CSO Online explains. “It will slice and dice job postings by job titles, skills and more, and help workers figure out which degrees or certifications they really need to be in the running for jobs.”

There’s never been a better time to take advantage of the expanding job market and further your cybersecurity career. There are more than 230,000 cybersecurity jobs currently open in the US, with the number of positions roughly doubling over the past five years. According to Burning Glass Technologies, which will develop the heat map for NIST with CompTIA, cybersecurity jobs “command a $6,500 annual salary premium over other IT jobs and take 8% longer to fill”.

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