Information security jobs are up 39%!

Emerging Occupation News, June 21, 2013

With all the talk of hacking and cyber-spying, it should be no surprise that information security is hot, hot, hot.  Over the past year, jobs for information security analysts have risen by an astounding 39%. That’s based on South Mountain Economic’s analysis of government data.*

Even though the need for information security has been around as long as computers, the demands of the job has changed so much in recent years that we put it into the category of emerging occupations.

*Based on data from the Current Population Survey March-May 2013 compared to a year earlier.

Added:  The latest release from the BLS shows that the average annual pay for information security analysts in May 2012 was 89K.