Q1 Talent Corner: Arlington's Increasing Cybersecurity Edge

With over 9,000 cybersecurity jobs and a qualified candidate supply of over 14,000, the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria metropolitan area remains the nation's top location for cybersecurity professionals and companies. To provide some comparison, the New York-Newark-Jersey City metropolitan area ranks second to our region with just over half of the number of qualified cybersecurity professionals.

In response to the increasing regional demand for qualified cyber professionals, George Mason University recently announced a new Cyber Security Engineering Program, the first of its kind in the country. The program launched on March 1 and expects 500 undergraduate students in its existing school of engineering to participate in the new program.


Q1 2020 Job Posting Data

In the first quarter of 2020, the Arlington-Alexandria economy saw a 29.3% increase in year-over-year available jobs. For the Arlington-Alexandria region, Software Developers are the most advertised positions, followed by Managers, Management Analysts, Information Security Analysts and Computer Systems Engineers and Architects.  

Job Postings in Arlington County: 12,889 

Arlington Employers Hiring: 1,836  

Average Job Post Duration: 29 days  

Average Arlington Salary: $122,950  

Average Salary for Cybersecurity Professional in Arlington: $148,500 

Average Cybersecurity Job Post Duration: 25 days  




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