The security field seems to have jobs aplenty, but what about cryptography specifically? Is the field ridiculously difficult to break into, even with a relevant degree, or are industry/government/academia recruiting as heavily as industry is of software developers?
I already know of iacr.org/jobs. If that is an accurate representation of research jobs in cryptography, that particular area of cryptography doesn't look too good.
Is the government really the only game in town in terms of realistically getting a cryptography-related job, or is the job-to-competition ratio not too bad for industry jobs in cryptography?
(Sorry if I'm not supposed to post questions like this here, but I didn't see any mention of a ban on it. workplace.stackexchange just didn't seem specific enough to warrant good answers to this question. Also, I don't consider this an opinion-based question. The current supply and demand for cryptographers is a knowable, concrete fact, even if most people have only a vague sense of it rather than hard statistics.)