Hundreds of postings inquiring for cybersecurity experts are filling job search sites as companies around the country are competing for whatever talent is left.

Job postings for cybersecurity openings have grown three times as fast as openings for all other IT jobs according to the Job Market Intelligence: Cybersecurity Jobs 2015 report by Burning Glass.

In 2014, there were 50,000 postings for people in the cybersecurity field with a CISSP certification.  Security software company Symantec projects that the cybersecurity job market will grow to 6 million globally by 2019.

Intel and Center for Strategic and International Studies (CCIS) recently published the “Hacking the Skills Shortage” report, which reveals the lack of cybersecurity talent in eight countries, how each country is affected by the lack of cybersecurity experts and more.   Each country in the study has differing population sizes, political systems, educational systems, and income levels.

The report collected their data based off of four different tiers: total cybersecurity spending, education programs, employer dynamics and public policies.  The data was also based off of interviews with cybersecurity experts from each country and an eight-nation survey information technology decision-makers from both the private and public sector organizations.

Take a look at our infographic below and see what cybersecurity experts are saying worldwide about the need for trained employees.

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