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10 Popular Cybersecurity Certifications

10 cybersecurity certifications companies are hiring for

While most cybersecurity professionals have at least a bachelor’s degree in computer science, many companies prefer candidates who also have a certification to validate knowledge of best practices. There are literally hundreds of certifications available, from general to vendor-specific, entry-level to advanced.

Before you spend your money and time on a certification, It’s important to find one that will give you a competitive advantage in your career.

We performed a search for more than 300 different cybersecurity certifications on three popular job boards, LinkedIn, Indeed, and Simply Hired. These 10 certifications appeared in the greatest number of total job listings in the United States (as of June 2021), suggesting that these are the certifications companies are actively hiring for. What’s more, the number of total job postings containing our top 10 certifications has grown by 33 percent since December 2020.

Read more: 10 Cybersecurity Jobs: Entry-Level and Beyond

CertificationLinkedInIndeedSimply HiredTotal
CISSP48,71113,4999,33371,543
CISA12,4666,1383,85922,463
CISM8,8604,0642,80615,730
Security+5,3713,5832,69811,652
CEH5,8942,4011,6979,992
GSEC3,6332,5151,8978,045
SSCP3,6822,4421,8597,983
CASP2,9182,0521,5006,470
GCIH2,8721,9021,2796,053
OSCP2,7981,9489495,695