NO SECURITY CLEARANCE?!
Less than 18% of jobs required any sort of clearance. These were typically government entities, intelligence agencies, and defense contractors.
CANT CODE? THAT’S COOL
Employers don’t seem to care. Programming languages and ability to code were only mentioned on 12% of entry-level cybersecurity jobs. The most common language?
Employers seem to really like certifications – Over 83% of job ads listed an industry certification, the most common were the Security+ and the CISSP.
REMOTE? NOT OK
Only 11% of jobs we reviewed were okay with junior employees being remote 100% of the time; most employers expected candidates to be on site.
- SOFT SKILLS STILL MATTER
- Beyond tech skills, over 90% of roles listed some combination of the following:
- Problem solving
- Written/ Oral communication
NO DEGREE? NO PROBLEM
Less than 24% of jobs required an undergraduate degree. Other postings mentioned that experience would be considered in lieu of formal education.
When a degree was mentioned, preferred areas of study included: computer science,information technology, informationsystems, information assurance, information security, and cybersecurity.