Randstad Technologies found correlations between regions where it has talent-placement operations nationwide and proprietary data from its partner WANTED Analytics to identify the following markets where cybersecurity talent is in high demand:
- Los Angeles
- New York
- San Francisco
- Washington, D.C.
Cybersecurity talent in industries such as healthcare, retail and finance has been highly sought after over the last several years. Randstad Technologies has seen a surge in demand nationally for cybersecurity job orders from its clients, with a year-over-year increase of 35 percent from June 2014 to June 2016. As demand has increased in these top markets, more and more companies are moving operations to emerging markets like St. Louis, Charlotte, Richmond, Nashville, Orlando and others to find top talent.
"This data is not surprising, given that nearly every industry in today's enterprise ecosystem could fall victim to a security breach of their IT systems," said Dino Grigorakakis, Vice President of Recruiting at Randstad Technologies. "We are working with CIOs who now rank security and cybersecurity expertise as one of the most essential needs for their IT departments, and we are helping them attract willing and highly-qualified candidates from their own back yard."
Randstad Technologies has seen an increase in demand consistent with a recent industry survey that found a sharp uptick in CIOs' attention to security management. According to CIO's 15th annual State of the CIO Survey, 46 percent of IT executives cite security management as a focus for the upcoming year, up from 31 percent in 2015, suggesting that security ranks as the top technology initiative driving IT investment.
"Securing skilled workers, particularly in IT, is getting more complex and challenging, and many decision-makers see it as one of the largest internal threats to meeting business performance targets," said Grigorakakis. "The introduction of emerging technologies and innovations, and the threats that come with them, means the demand for technology workers with specialized skills such as security will only continue to grow."
Randstad Technologies is one of the major players seeking and placing cybersecurity talent for companies nationwide.
Methodology: Randstad Technologies' Cybersecurity Workforce Report - 12 Markets in High Demand for Top Talent
Randstad Technologies' report of 12 markets with high demand for cybersecurity talent is derived from an analysis of proprietary data from Randstad Technologies and industry partner WANTED Analytics. Randstad Technologies maintains offices in Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, New York, Minneapolis, Washington, D.C. and elsewhere around the country.
About Randstad Technologies
Randstad Technologies has been connecting top companies around the globe with the expert technology talent and solutions that drive their success since 1984. Their deep industry expertise and full-service capabilities—Recruitment, Consulting, Projects and Outsourcing—enable organizations to be agile, productive and ahead in the field with our wide network of specialists and flexible solutions. For more information, visit www.randstadtechnologies.com.
About Randstad US
Randstad US is a wholly owned subsidiary of Randstad Holding nv, a $24.5 billion global provider of HR services. As one of the largest staffing organizations in the United States, Randstad provides temporary, temporary-to-hire and permanent placement services each week to over 100,000 people through its network of more than 900 branches and client-dedicated locations.
Employing 5,300 recruiting experts, the company is a top provider of outsourcing, staffing, consulting and workforce solutions within the areas of engineering, finance and accounting, healthcare, human resources, IT, legal, life sciences, manufacturing and logistics, office and administration and sales and marketing. Learn more at www.randstadusa.com and access Randstad's panoramic U.S. thought leadership knowledge center through its Workforce360 site that offers valuable insight into the latest economic indicators and HR trends shaping the world of work.
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