Should Hackers be Arrested or Employed?

Online job ad growth indicates that Hackers should be employed. It may be a questionable skill, but Hackers can provide useful IT intelligence. Hiring demand for Hackers hit its highest levels in May 2012 with 977 online job ads. That is a 471% increase since its lowest point in February 2009. This is an area to watch as the chart shows it as a rising area growing 78% since last year.

Online Job Ad Job Growth for Hacker Skills Growth Chart for Hackers
When searching this keyword in WANTED Analytics™ our candidate supply with hacker criteria is 21,000 in the US workforce. This may seem like a lot of potential candidates, but there are 1,416 employers that have recently hired job candidates with hacker skills and 231 employers currently recruiting. This high demand for a limited talent pool is one reason our Hiring Scale™ indicates that this position would be very difficult on average to recruit across the US. The national average job ad posting period for this skill is 42 days. The best place to recruit for hacker skills is Des Moines, IA. Washington, D.C. is the city with the highest demand and the average posting time there is 47 days.
Hiring Scale for Hackers

Hiring Scale Hackers Best Cities

Most Common Job Titles for Hacker Skills

  1. Security Engineer
  2. Software Engineer
  3. Security Analyst
  4. Network Security Engineer
  5. Information Assurance Engineer

Most Common Certifications for Hacker Skills

  1. Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  2. Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  3. Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
  4. GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
  5. Forensic Computer Certifications
With this being a questionable area, including a requirement for Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) will help you recruit  a legal hacker.

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For Analytics users, to look up this criteria log in My Analytics > go to Summary tab > go to Keyword under Job Criteria > type hacker > hit enter. To see recruiting conditions for your area, add your city in the Locations filter.