July 17, 2021

Why are there so many more jobs in software than in networking and cybersecurity?

I was thinking of this recently. I like to explore LinkdIn, Indeed etc. I check job postings in Europe and North America. There are so many more jobs in software. Why is this?

Comments

will-ut

Same reason there’s more construction workers in the world than security guards. Everyone needs the tool (software or a building) but not everyone who has one cares about securing it

shauntau

1 network can be used by thousands of programmers. That is the clearest answer.

Microsoft, Google and Amazon are good examples of this. So, basically, the ratio of programmers/software engineers/Computer Scientists to networks is probably pretty huge.

Btw, I mean networks as in a company may have 1 interconnected and branch-connected network, maybe more id they acquired companies and wanted to keep them separate. Virtual may be another story.

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