Cybersecurity Career Pathway
There are many opportunities for workers to start and advance their careers within cybersecurity. This interactive career pathway shows key jobs within cybersecurity, common transition opportunities between them, and detailed information about the salaries, credentials, and skillsets associated with each role.

AVERAGE SALARY
Shows the average advertised salary listed in online job openings from May 2021 through April 2022.
AVERAGE SALARY
No data, since there is a wide range of roles and salaries
TOP FUTURE SKILLS REQUESTED
Shows the emerging skills gaining momentum in demand for this occupation. Note that these are primarily new skills within the infosec world-- "mature" skills will have a lower growth projection as they have already become ubiquitous in the cybersecurity landscape. This is only a sample of skills and not intended to encompass the full universe of cybersecurity.
TOP FUTURE SKILLS REQUESTED
Skills 5-Year Projected Growth
COMMON JOB TITLES
Shows common job titles employers list in job openings for each role
COMMON JOB TITLES
    COMMON NICE CYBERSECURITY WORKFORCE FRAMEWORK CATEGORIES
    Shows common NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework Categories that map to a particular job. Within each Framework Category are Specialty Areas that correspond to on-the-job competencies that may be required of workers in a particular role
    COMMON NICE CYBERSECURITY WORKFORCE FRAMEWORK CATEGORIES
    REQUESTED EDUCATION (%)
    Shows the percentage of online job listings requiring either less than a bachelor's degree, a bachelor's degree, or a graduate degree
    REQUESTED EDUCATION (%)
    TOP CERTIFICATIONS REQUESTED
    Shows the certifications most commonly requested by employers in job listings
    TOP CERTIFICATIONS REQUESTED
      TOTAL JOB OPENINGS
      The number of online job listings for the selected position in our data's 12 month period
      TOTAL JOB OPENINGS
      TOP SKILLS REQUESTED
      Shows the skills most commonly requested by employers in job listings
      TOP SKILLS REQUESTED
        NICE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
        Lists qualifications and attributes that workers require in a particular NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework Specialty Area
        NICE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
        NICE FRAMEWORK TASKS
        Lists on-the-job duties that workers in a particular NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework Specialty Area perform
        NICE FRAMEWORK TASKS