Despite a slowdown in hiring in India’s technology industry, demand for cybersecurity professionals has reached an all-time high this year. Investment in cyber resilience has become a top priority for tech companies due to the rising risk of cyberattacks.
Growing Need for Cybersecurity Jobs in Indian Tech Industry
According to executive search firms, the demand for cybersecurity roles has increased in tech-enabled startups and the services and products space, as well as from the back offices of multinationals in India.
Exclusive data shows that there has been up to a 70% increase in various security roles compared to last year, with network security engineers, application security engineers, DevSec engineers, and cybersecurity professionals being the top profiles in demand.
Executive search firms such as Ciel HR Services and Longhouse Consulting have also reported a 60-80% increase in hiring mandates for cybersecurity roles. The increasing trend towards cloud-based deployments, work from home, and an increase in the number of startups and firms utilizing open-source tools has increased the need for strengthening security for networks, apps, and associated data.
Therefore, investing in cyber resilience remains a top priority for most organizations. According to a recent survey by PwC, 65% of surveyed business executives believe cybercriminals will significantly affect their organization in 2023, and cloud-based pathways and the Internet of things are top areas of concern in India.
Rising cybersecurity threats have propelled the demand for cybersecurity professionals in India’s technology industry. Despite a slowdown in hiring, there has been an unprecedented increase in cybersecurity roles, including network security engineers, application security engineers, and DevSec engineers.
Despite a slowdown in overall hiring, the demand for cybersecurity professionals in India’s tech industry has surged. With cyberattacks on the rise, tech companies prioritize cyber resilience. Executive search firms report up to a 70% increase in cybersecurity role demand, reflecting industry concerns about data security amidst technological advancements.