The job market for IT security in Denmark

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The demand for information security skills in the Danish labour market has tripled over the past decade. Demand has increased, both when measured in absolute and relative terms in relation to the total demand for labour. The rising trend is expected to continue in the coming years. This is shown in a new study of the labour market for information security skills based on an analysis of 2.4 million job postings, a survey of 1,300 companies and 10 interviews.

The analysis further shows that demand for technical skills is greatest and that there are few actual educations pertaining to information security skills. At the same time, many people in jobs that require information security skills are without an education related to information security skills. The results also indicate that recruitment challenges already today present a barrier to the activities of companies and authorities, and that they are likely to intensify. The labour market for information security skills is at present developing dramatically.

The study is commissioned by the Danish Business Authority, the Agency for Digitisation, the Danish Centre for Cyber Security and the Ministry of Higher Education and Science.

Links

Højbjerre Brauer Schultz (2019): "Arbejdsmarkedet for informationssikkerhedskompetencer i Danmark - pixie"

Højbjerre Brauer Schultz (2019): "Arbejdsmarkedet for informationssikkerhedskompetencer i Danmark - rapport"

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MARTIN KRISTIAN BRAUER

MARTIN KRISTIAN BRAUER

PARTNER, M.SC. (ECONOMICS)