The global cybersecurity workforce gap has increased to more than 2.9 million, according to (ISC)2. Fifty-nine percent of cybersecurity professionals say that the widening workforce gap puts their organizations at risk.
Across the U.S., there are currently 313,735 total cybersecurity job openings nationally, and the supply of cybersecurity workers is very low. The national average cybersecurity workforce supply/demand ratio is 2.3, according to CyberSeek’s Cybersecurity Supply/Demand Heat Map.
State by state, California and Virginia have the most openings for cybersecurity positions, each with more than 30,000 open roles, followed by Texas, Maryland, New York, Florida, North Carolina and Illinois, all of which have more than 13,000 openings.