2021 so far – A few Updates

Now that we’re already more than 100 days into 2021, we thought why not to take a look at some recent changes to our platform and an interesting – although quite obvious – trend.

Recent changes

Being on a mission to make job search for InfoSec/Cyber Security roles as fast and simple as possible we added some helpers to better fine-tune the search listings, namely:

  • Experience level: Activates the display of experience level tags – that way it’s immediately visible what minimum-level experience is required for a position.
  • Clearance required: Shows a red keycard icon besides the job type label to indicate if a position requires an active security clearance or the ability to obtain one.
  • Compact listings: A switch to turn off all the keyword tags that are shown with a listing and decrease the vertical size of each row a bit – this is for all of those who like to quickly skim through the job titles and don’t want these tags in their way, especially on smaller screens.
  • Open in new tab: A pretty simple one, the search page stays as it is and every click on a job listing opens the details for it in a new tab – seems to be most useful on mobile.

The settings above are available via the dropdown menu after clicking on the little cog button besides the region filter.

Click the fancy cog button and be delighted

Continuous trend: Increase in remote positions

This probably doesn’t come as a surprise, but nevertheless is very interesting to see and also follow up on in the future. We’re observing an increase of remote jobs across all roles. Here’s a quick impression of what it kinda looks like:

Absolute growth of InfoSec positions with remote option

In total numbers this means during January 2020 there were already 14 jobs listed on infosec-jobs.com which would allow for candidates to work remotely, while there was a total of 59 listings during that month. Not bad relatively speaking and a little more than we expected in retrospective.

So one year later, in January 2021, the total number of remote positions grew to 58 and a total of 218 – okay everything grew, pretty cool – but in essence: the “remote to on-site ratio” increased from 23.7% to 26.6%. Nice.

In case you haven’t noticed or didn’t find it yet, you can easily filter for all those remote jobs via the “Remote/Anywhere” option in the region filter:

Fun with filters

A “call for papers”

Last but not least: If you’re an experienced Security Professional, Researcher, Team Lead, Startup Founder or Recruiter and have something to share (or know someone who does), even if it’s an already published piece but it would still benefit visitors of our site with some valuable insights, drop us a message and we’d be happy to publish and promote it here on insights.infosec-jobs.com!

Allright, that’s it for this time. Good luck with your next career or hiring move and stay safe!