The cybersecurity industry has been a tough nut to crack.

There are many ways to get hired in the industry, and the skillsets required vary widely from company to company.

While it may be hard to find the perfect candidate, there are plenty of things to consider. 

To help you find the best cybersecurity jobs, we asked cybersecurity professionals what skills they wanted to pursue and what they consider to be the best ways to make money in the field.

We also asked them to share what they look for in a potential cybersecurity security position. 

The top 10 reasons to apply for cybersecurity jobs in the cybersecurity field…

The most important skills to be able to find cybersecurity jobs are analytical skills, communication skills, and organizational skills.

These are the skills that are going to be crucial for securing a company’s network and securing sensitive data. 

You should also be able, and likely want to be, able to use the internet to communicate with a wide range of companies, including banks, governments, and corporations. 

It is a good idea to be highly technical in your communications, but not as technical as it is in your job description. 

Most cybersecurity jobs require some sort of technical skills and, if you want to have a successful career, you should look to do more than just code, according to a recent survey from cybersecurity firm Symantec. 

“Your job description should describe how you are going about solving security problems in a very technical way,” said Brian Schatz, senior director of cybersecurity for SymantEC.

“You should be able explain the problems you are solving in technical terms, but also make clear how you can solve the problems.” 

The biggest challenge for cybersecurity employees is finding a good employer.

There is a growing market for cybersecurity services, but the jobs that are available are often difficult to find and pay well.

You also have to be willing to work a lot of hours, Schatz said. 

As a general rule, if someone has a good work ethic, a good ability to work with others, and good communication skills they are more likely to be successful.

If they have a lot less of those attributes, however, they can be a liability. 

Some cybersecurity job candidates have had to adjust their work style over the years, Schitz said.

He also said it’s important to consider whether you want a position in the government, such as security analyst, as a cybersecurity analyst or as a security manager. 

In terms of salary, cybersecurity jobs tend to pay less than the other types of security jobs, but there are ways to find a good job without paying much money. 

Schatz said it is important to look for a job that will give you the best experience.

“The best way to get a good salary is to be in a company that is hiring cybersecurity analysts and not cybersecurity managers,” he said.

“They are going a lot harder to find these jobs.” 

You may have noticed that the top 10 occupations for cybersecurity positions are all different.

There isn’t a common template for how these jobs should be structured.

But, there is a common theme. 

Here are the top 15 reasons to get into cybersecurity security jobs. 


Analytical Skills – Analytical skills are the things that make you more than an analyst.

“People who are looking for a cybersecurity job are going after analytical skills,” Schatz told Ars.

“That’s what they’re going for, and that’s what we’re looking for in cybersecurity security positions.” 


Communication Skills – Communication skills are critical in a job.

“Communication skills are very important for getting a job,” said Schatz.

“If you have a good communication, and you can communicate with other people, you can build relationships and you will have a job.” 


Organizational Skills – It is critical to have the ability to think outside the box.

“It’s hard to get people in the workforce who are not leaders in their field,” said Tom Schatz of Symantech.

“Leadership is one of the best skills in cybersecurity because it allows you to see and evaluate other people’s opinions and experiences, and how they can help solve the problem.” 


Technical Skills – These are what are considered to be “security” skills. 


Personal Skills – Personal skills include being honest and ethical, Sch,t said.

This is also important for a position with a cybersecurity position.

“I want to make sure that people I hire understand that I value honesty, and I value ethics,” he added. 


Financial Skills – The average salary for cybersecurity job applicants is $57,000 a year.

This number includes health insurance and the like, so if you are a young professional, this figure will probably be higher. 


Team Skills – There are more security roles in cybersecurity than other industries. 


Ability to Work as a Team – If