Wyoming Cybersecurity Job Openings More Than Doubled

by Laura Baker, CyberWyoming

Sometimes, with our natural resource challenges, job growth in Wyoming can be a little challenging. But, the ENDOW committee had it right when they said that diversifying into technology is a very viable option.

I routinely check www.cyberseek.org. It is a compilation of cyber and tech related jobs throughout the nation. A couple of times a year, they take jobs listed on major sites like USA Jobs, Indeed, and Monster and compile them into the cybersecurity supply/demand heat map. The map runs by State and metro area.

On Friday November 15, I showed the site to a student because it has excellent career planning and knowledge, skills, and abilities listed that employers need. Cyberseek.org hadn’t been updated in a while and the number of Wyoming cyber-related job openings was listed at 172.

Today I was in for a shock because the website has been updated. Wyoming now has 516 job openings that are cyber-related. The top job titles are
1. Cybersecurity Engineer,
2. Vulnerability Analyst/Penetration Tester,
3. Cybersecurity Analyst,
4. Network Engineer/Architect,
5. Cybersecurity Specialist/Technician
6. Cybersecurity Manager/Administrator
7. Systems Engineer
8. IT Specialist/Engineer
9. Cybersecurity Consultant

The top certifications in the state taht are needed are: CompTIA Security+, CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), and GIAC (Global Information Assurance Certification). But the CompTIA Security+ is the primary certification that is needed.

Cheyenne is the top area where these skills are needed with 291 openings.

But it makes sense, ransomware attacks have doubled in 2019 and our society is more connected every day. This is why CyberWyoming strated the Cybersecurity Technician (and IT Specialist) apprenticeship program, to help with these statistics and provide a service for Wyoming.

To find our more about CyberWyoming apprenticeships contact us at info@cyberwyoming.org

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