Security Industry Recruiting Resources


Across the security industry, there is a need for more skilled workers, and the convergence of cybersecurity and physical security has brought along a demand for more technical professionals as well. One of the biggest challenges the industry faces is attracting, onboarding and retaining quality talent.

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has created a variety of resources to help you and your company identify, recruit and retain quality employees. We look forward to working with you to advance the next-generation security workforce!

SIA 2020 Wage & Benefits Benchmarking Study report cover

This important study conducted for SIA members shares information on salary and annual pay for 44 job titles at security integrator/installing companies and manufacturers/solutions developers, as well as data on benefits offerings, bonuses and commissions, skill shortages and job growth in the security industry. Companies can use this report to easily compare their compensation offerings with peers.


The SIA Women in Security Forum (WISF), generously supported by Intel, presents Securing Your Career in the Security Industry, a video designed to help raise awareness of the demand for talent in the security industry and the exciting and rewarding career opportunities available in this field. Hear experiences and insights from WISF Chair Kasia Hanson, Stacy Deveraux of ASSA ABLOY and young security professionals Kelsey Carnell and Morgan Khov.
hiring guide

Employer's Complete Guide to Hiring

Produced exclusively for SIA by Matterhorn Consulting as a benefit to members, this 12-step reference guide to hiring employees covers the entire hiring process, from identifying the correct cultural fit to interviews, job offers and negotiations and even includes bonus material about onboarding and best managing an employee’s first 90 days.

Security Industry Careers Guide

This informative guide highlights career opportunities in the security industry, including common employment roles at security systems integrators and security solutions manufacturers. The resource shares insights on key engineering and technical, finance, human resources, information technology, operations, sales, marketing, product management and support roles.

FAST security industry jobs board

Foundation for Advancing Security Talent (FAST)

FAST is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by SIA and the Electronic Security Association that connects passionate, innovative professionals with new opportunities in electronic security and life safety and awareness to the career advancement opportunities within the fast-paced technology industry that keeps people, places and property safe. FAST offers information on security industry careers and professional development opportunities and the FAST Jobs Board, which features thousands of jobs from over 800 companies.

SIA Academic Membership for Students

With student membership priced at only $20 and a benefits package designed to help students grow their knowledge of the security profession and prepare for a career in the field of security, student members of SIA receive access to SIA reports, publications, research, webinars and communications, as well as access to regional networking events and participation in our RISE community for young security professionals.