CyberSeek: D.C. Metro Area Has Largest Number of Cybersecurity Job Openings

New figures from CyberSeek reveal that the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area has landed the top spot when it comes to the number of cybersecurity job openings.

The D.C. metro area has approximately 44K vacancies for cyber professionals, followed by New York City at 20.2K, Dallas at 12K, Chicago at 11.2K and Los Angeles at 10.6K, the National Institute of Standards and Technology said Wednesday.

U.S. public and private employers posted approximately 313.7K cybersecurity-related openings from September 2017 through August 2018, according to CyberSeek data announced Wednesday at the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education Conference in Miami. 

CyberSeek is a free online platform that Burning Glass Technologies and CompTIA created through a 2015 grant from NIST.

Cybersecurity engineers, analysts, administrator, penetration and vulnerability tester and cyber consultant have emerged as the top five cyber jobs that are in demand among employers, according to CyberSeek.

NIST said there are more than 715K currently employed cybersecurity workers in the U.S.

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