Hiring in Security Industry 'Very, Very, Very Good,' Says Recruiter ALC

Published Feb 15, 2023 16:18 PM

Despite recession fears, the state of hiring in the security industry is "very, very, very good" according to one recruiter, with hiring and compensation both strong in 2023.

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IPVM spoke to Chris Staniforth and Todd Brodrick of recruiting firm ALC Consulting to examine the state of hiring in the security industry, how it compares to past years, what positions are in demand, and their recommendations for job seekers.

ALC **********

*** ********** ** * ********** **** serving *** ******** *** ***** ******** industries. ******* ** **** ** ***** Staniforth, ******** ** ********* ** ****** (which *** ***** ******** ** *********), ALC *** ****** ********** *** **** industry *************, ********* ****, *********, *****, Salient, ****, ** **** ** *** distributors *** ***********.

Executive *******

********** *** ******** **** **** *** job ****** ** *** ******** ******** is ******, **** ********* ******* ********** across *****, *********, ***********, ********, *** technicians, *** ***** ** **** **** years.

*******, **** **** **** *** ******** lacked ******** *********** ******, **** ***** coming **** ***** ********** *** **** is *********, ** ********** ** ***** industries *** ***** ****** ***********.

*******, ***** *** ************** *** *** seekers ** **** **** ******* ***** technical ******, ******** ** ********** **** others ** *** ********.

Hiring ** *** ******** ** "****, ****, **** ****"

********** **** **** ****** ** *** security ******* ****** ** ****:

*** ******* ***** ** *** ****** in *** ******** ******** ***** ***: It's ****, ****, **** ****. *****'* a *** ** ****** ****** ** 2022, *** * *** ** *** major *************, *** **** ****, ***** technologies, **** *****, **, ********** ** that *****, *** ******* ******, ** well, ******* *****'* * *** ** companies **** **** ***** ****** **** good *********** ****** *** ********.

*** **** **** *** ******* *** actually ******** **** **** **** ** think ** **, **** *** ******** still ** *** ************ ***** ********** low ** ** ******* ****:

*** **** ** **** ** *** stuff ** *** ****, *** ***** think *** *** ** *** ***** was ****** ** **** *****. *** you ****, ** *******, ********* ** the ****** ** ***** **********, *** know, ***,*** **** **** ******* ** January, *** ************ *** *.*%. ***, you ****, ************ ** *** *** over **** *** ** *.*%. ** it ***** ***** ****** **** ******** from **** **** ** ******.

**** ******* **** **** ********** *** had **** **** *** ** ******* new ********* **** *** ****** ****** the ***** ***** **** ********, *** instead ******* *** *** ***** ***********.

**** *** ******* **** *************, ** it's *** *** ***** *************, **** still **** ** ** ********* ****** that *****'* ****** ********* *** ***** for ****, ***** **** ***'* **** to **** * ******** **** ** take * ********, *****, **** ***** have *** ****** ** ******* ***** the ***** ******** ***** *****. ** still ****** ******.

** ********* **** *** *** ****** in ******** ******* ** ****** ** he *** **** ** ** **+ years ** **********:

*'** **** ***** **** *** ** years, *** **** ** ***** *** of *** ********* *******. ** ******** over ** ****** ** * *********, let's ***, **** **** ** ****, was * ****** ****** ****** **** to ****. *** ****, ****, **** COVID, ***** *** * ******, *** 2021 ** ***, **'* ***** ****, very ******. *** **'** *** ** positions, *********, **'** ******* ** ****...

Employers ****** *** *********

********** **** **** ************* **** ****** across *** *********, ********* *****, ******** developers, ********, *** ******* ********:

*** **** ** ********* **'** ****** people ****, **'* ********** **** *****, to ***** ********* ** * **** push ** *** ******** *********** **** of ******. ****** *** ****** ********, software, **********, **** ******* ******, *********, product **********, ****** **** ****** *** relationships, ****** **** **** **** ********* accounts, ** ******** ******* ***********

Industry ************ ** **

********** *** ******** **** **** **** industry ************ *** ***** ** *** past *** *****:

*** *****, ******* *** *** * video/access ******* ************ ***** **** $***/$*** [thousand] *** *** *** **'*, **'* surpassing $***,***.

**** **** **** **** ***** ******** compensation *** ** ~**% *** ******** trainers **** *********, ** ****.

[****: *** ****** *** **-****** ********, meaning **** ****** **** *********** ** sales ******* *** ***]

Software **** **** **** ******* *** ********

*** ***** **** ***** ******** ********** are ** ****** ** *** ******** industry, **** ** ***** ********* ***** they **** ****** ** *** **** year **** **** ********** ****** *** industry. **** **** **** ********** ****** the ******** ********* ** *** **** the **** ********** ** ** *** cloud *********** ******.

** ****** ******* ******** ********* *****. And *** ****, **** **** ***** to *** ***** ** ** **** past ****, *** **** ** ***** people **** **** **** *** ******** that * *** ***** **, *** of ****.

*******, **** **** **** ** *** difficult ** ******* ********** **** *********** experience **** ******* *** ********, ** they **** ***** *** ****** *********** in ***** **********.

***** ********** **** ** **** ** much **** ***** ** **** ******** and ***** **********, **** ** ******* them *** ** **** ***** *** client ******** [**** ****] '******, ***** me ******** **** ****.' *** **** I ***, ****, *** ****, ****, your *** ****** ** ***. **** person ** ****** ***. *** ******* of ******** ******** ** **********, *** you're *** ***** ** ** **** to *** ***** ********.

********* ********* ************:

[***] ******** **********, **'** ****** ********** from ***** ***, ** ** ***, as *** ** **** ********, ***** with ** *********** *** * *****. And **** *** ***** *********, ****'** usually *** ** ****** ***** ****** the *******, ** ****. [** ********]

Advice ** *** *******

********** *********** ********** ***** ***** ** on ********* ****** *** **** *******, and ***** *** ** ******* ** other *************, ** **** *** **** of **** ********* ** ******* *** with ****** *** **.

** ****** *** *** ****** **** at *** ***** ** *** ****** to *** ** ****** ** *** can ***********. ****, ** ********* *** brush ** **** ********* ******, *** then *******, ****, ** ***'** ************ with **** ******* ********, ** ** you're **********, *** ****, **** **** friends **** **** ****** ***** *************, ask **** *** *************.

******** ***** **** ********** ****** ******** their ******** ****** **** *** *** try ** ** *** ****** ** all ******. *******, ********** *** ****** off ******* ************* ***** ***** **** are ***** **:

***'* *** ** ** *** ****** to *** ******, *** ****, ******** your ***** ****, ** **** ********* or ********, *** **** ****** ***** companies ** ********* **** *** ******* for ***** ***** ****. * *** of ***** ** *** ********** ****, frankly, ***** ******* *** ********** ** everybody. *** * *** ** *** partners *** *******, **** **** **** specific ***** ****.

Comments (5)
CD
Chalon Dilber
Feb 15, 2023

*** *** ****, ****, **** **** at ***** ***!

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UM
Undisclosed Manufacturer #1
Feb 15, 2023

* **** **********. *** ***** ***** guys **** *** ********? ***, *** me **** *** ***** **********. *'** never *** **** ********** **** **** big *** ***'* *** **** ********* into *** **** **** **** * got **** **** ********.

****'** *** *** ***** **** ****'** gone *** **** *** ***** *** you ***'* *** * **** ** them. *** ******* ***** ******* ***** NOW *** **** *** ** * sudden ** ****** ** ** ** a ********* *********.

********** **** *** ******** ** *** backs ** ************ **** ***** ******* to ******* **** ******, *** *** that ****** * **** ***** ****** like **********.

****** **** *** ****, *** *** Chris ********** ****'* **** **** ***.

* **** **** * ********* ** mine: "**** ****** * *** ***** in **** ***** ** ** ******, my **** *** ***** ********** ** ALC."

****'* *** *'** *** ***** ****.

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Undisclosed #2
Feb 16, 2023

** ***** ******* ****, "******** **** berry, ***** **** ** **".

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(* **** *'* *** *** **** one **** *** ****** ** ********* this)

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Undisclosed End User #3
Feb 16, 2023

*** **** **** ********** ******** * job *****?

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John Honovich
Feb 17, 2023
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**** **** *** ***** ************ *** it's ********* ** **********. *** ***** though ** ** ********* *** ******** so **'* **** ** ********** **** / ** **** ** **.

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