Characterizing the state of employment among American information security practitioners, executive recruiter Joyce Brocaglia says, “We are experiencing negative unemployment in the field of information security.”
Brocaglia, chief executive of the boutique executive recruiting firm Alta Associates, hit it on the nail. An Information Security Media Group analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics employment data, published July 3, shows the annualized unemployment rate among information security analysts during the second quarter of 2014 fell to 1.8 percent, which for all practical purposes suggests no unemployment in the field. Such a small percentage usually signifies churn in the marketplace, with the joblessness representing IT security practitioners between jobs.
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