Demand for information security staff declined noticeably in the second half of 2008
Demand for information security staff declined noticeably in the second half of 2008. Recruitment freezes and elongated recruitment sign off procedures are becoming more common and unemployment amongst security practitioners is increasing. However, information security extends into all areas of the economy, both in the private and public sectors, and is not substantially dependent on financial services. Demand is therefore potentially broadly based.
Looking ahead, although there is unlikely to be any upturn in the market in the near term and redundancies and unemployment are likely to track developments in the wider economy, security departments now have a better defined role than previously and information security is not the target for cost savings that it once was.
Read the Information Security - 2009 Market Report from Barclay Simpson