Occupations Radar for Safety & Security

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 info@securitytalent.nl. 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).


The findings of this study have been shared and discussed in the third Security á la Carte session on Monday the 17thof September at the HSD Campus. Security á la Carte brings together partners committed to shaping and realising the future workforce for the security domain together with employers and is part of the Access to Talent program. 


Since the last session (where partners from Cyber Security Academy / Technical University Delft / Leiden University, NCOI Opleidingen, Studiecentrum voor Bedrijf en Overheid (SBO), Security Academy and ROC Mondriaan signed letters of intent), The Hague University of Applied Sciences has also commited to the initiative by singing the Security á la Carte letter of intent. 


For an overview of current open positions at HSD-partners and education offers to support your career, visit securitytalent.nl.

Partners involved

The Hague University of Applied Sciences (HHS)
Security Academy
ROC Mondriaan
Studiecentrum voor Bedrijf en Overheid