Education and labour market in the security domain

Report on employed persons in security related occupations, students enrolled in security related programmes and their labour market prospects. This study was commissioned by The Hague Security Delta.
This report sheds light on nature and magnitude of the security domain in the labour force, in education and the link between the two of them. This study was commissioned by The Hague Security Delta (HSD). HSD expressed the need for information on the number of people employed in security related occupations, the number of students enrolled in security related programmes and their labour market perspectives. Or, in more general terms, the demand and supply of competences in the security domain.

In this study security is defined rather broadly. It comprises the traditional forms of security expressed in occupations like armed forces, police officers and security guards. But it includes also more general security occupations like lawyers and judges and the corresponding educational programmes; occupations and programmes which contribute to ‘security’ at a more institutional level. Also, a large number of ICT-occupations and educational programmes are classified as related to security. More and more elements of these occupations and educational programmes are dedicated to security to guarantee the integrity of ICT-systems and protect against cybercrime and fraud. And finally, occupations and programmes in the field of social work are included in the security domain.