Despite Tech Layoffs, Cybersecurity Positions are Hiring

It’s easy to read today’s headlines and think that now isn’t the best time to look for a job in the tech industry. However, that’s not necessarily true. When you read deeper into the stories and numbers, cybersecurity positions are still very much in demand. Cybersecurity professionals are landing jobs every day, and IT professionals from other roles may be able to transfer their skills into cybersecurity relatively easily.

As cybersecurity continues to remain a top business priority, organizations will likely keep hiring for cybersecurity roles. Companies are increasingly recognizing that without experienced team members, they are increasing their risk of a cybersecurity attack or breach.

Layoffs Avoided Cybersecurity Personnel

According to, more than 500 tech companies laid off over 153,000 employees between January 1, 2023, and March 23, 2023, and more than 161,000 were laid off in 2022. While those numbers include roles throughout the industry, not all jobs are affected equally.

Dan Walsh, chief information security officer with VillageMD, recently told Fortune that cybersecurity layoffs have been few and far between. The numbers back up this claim. The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education at the National Institute of Standards and Technology reported that cybersecurity demand increased in both the public (25%) and private sectors (21%) in 2022. Additionally, 755,743 cybersecurity jobs were posted in 2022, only a 2% decrease from the same time period the previous year.

While cybersecurity analysts and engineers often top the open positions, many other lesser-known roles exist in cybersecurity.

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