With increasing incidents of large-scale cyber-attacks and governmental cyber espionage, the demand for professionals in the segment has gone up by three times in past 12 months, according to a report.
"As companies seek to bolster their defence against data security breaches, the demand for cybersecurity experts in India has outstripped supply of these professionals by three times over the past 12 months," according to a report by an outbound recruitment solution 'Belong'.
This demand trend is likely to grow faster going forward with the rise in the use of Internet and e-commerce and customer awareness on cybersecurity, Belong Co-founder Rishabh Kaul told PTI.
The Belong research is based on data from postings by companies needing cyber professionals on multiple platforms for a period of 12 months.
The report said, organisations are going on a hiring spree to secure their data and systems, and the demand for cyber security professionals is in both tech as well as non-tech companies.
According to the research, currently, there are 10,000-15,000 open jobs related to cyber security across tech and non-tech roles in India.
The bulk of the demand of hiring is triggered by the technology and banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) sectors, the report added.