The US Has The Largest Cybersecurity Workforce In The World

Every 39 seconds, there is a new attack somewhere on the web.

Veriff has analysed the global cybersecurity workforce to reveal the top 14 countries paving the way, as well as the companies leading in recruitment and the most in-demand cybersecurity job roles.

Here are some key angles we think your readers will be interested in: 

  • The United States has the biggest cybersecurity workforce in the world at 879,000, followed by Brazil, Mexico and the UK  
  • Netskope is the leading company in cybersecurity recruitment, advertising 566 jobs – despite being one of the second-youngest companies ranking in the top ten
  • 70% of the top 10 cybersecurity companies leading the way in recruitment are based in the United States, 20% are UK-based
  • Engineering is the most in-demand job department in cybersecurity, followed by sales and development

Top 10 countries with the largest cybersecurity workforce:

RankCountrySize of workforce
1United States879,157
2Brazil626,650
3Mexico421,750
4United Kingdom365,823
5South Korea232,281
6Japan226,269
7Germany175,159
8Spain122,284
9France118,302
10Australia108,950
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