The Safety & Security domain is distinguished by a large range of educations, occupations and job vacancies. This variety makes it an attractive career domain with opportunities for a diverse group of people. At the same time, the plethora of possibilities makes it difficult to navigate between professions, courses and career paths. 


As a first step to contributing to a common framework for Safety & Security professions, we have mapped a large number of professions and their associated descriptions and qualifications. The overview is instrumental for the further elaboration of professional profiles and to connect courses to professions and career paths. By identifying projectable career steps, professionals as well as students gain insight into how their career can evolve from their current position. It also shows how they can switch to a different profession that at first sight may seem very different, but requires similar skills or knowledge, making the transition actually feasible. Ultimately, the goal is to attract more talent for professions in Safety & Security. 


The picture of the radar shows occupations in Safety & Security and how they relate to each other. Professions that are close to each other in terms of skills and knowledge, or those that often cooperate in practice are placed close to each other on the radar.


They are divided into four clusters based on what type of Safety & Security they aim for: 


  1. Urban and national Safety & Security; 
  2. Safety & Security of working conditions;
  3. Safety & Security of data and information systems;
  4. Safety & Security of business operations. 

The innovative nature of the Safety & Security domain implies that new professions and courses will evolve, and some will disappear. Therefore, we invite safety & security educators, domain experts and employers to discuss and share relevant insights, suggested changes and additions with each other and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The report that describes the above-mentioned occupations is available for download (due to the nature of the study that is related to Dutch job profiles and -market, available in Dutch only).