Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent MSA with 250 Open Cyber & IT Jobs (Indeed.com 7/13/18) is one of only five medium sized MSAs in the U.S. that are more than 90 miles from a large cybersecurity-concentrated MSA. Come join us.  You will be in good company!


  • Naval Center for Information Warfare
  • University of West Florida Center for Cyber Security
  • NSA Joint Cyber Security Certification Program
  • Pensacola State Cyber Security Program
  • 7,000 People Employed in Technical, Scientific Services Occupations
  • 2,600 Cyber and IT Training Slots
  • Navy Federal Credit Union Operations Center (5,700 employees)
  • Military Jobs 12,700 (all Occupations)
  • IT Cluster (NAICS 541 & 519) 121 Establishments, 869 Employees
  • Multiple Related Patents Granted to Service Area Inventors



  • Walking/biking network and short commutes

Affordability & Diversity - Broad choice of places to work and live 100s of new condos and apartments downtown plus residential, rural, suburban, and beach housing options all within less than 20 minutes

  • An environment that is friendly to entrepreneurs and new ideas with 3 incubators and co-work spaces and a veteran’s entrepreneurship training program
  • Ranked among US News Best Places to Live
  • Cost of living 85% of the US average

Healthcare - Quality care 24/7

  • Three private national full-service hospitals
  • VA hospital
  • Navy hospital

Natural Resources - 93 parks and open spaces

  • Gulf Islands National Seashore
  • Black Water State Wildlife Management Area
  • Bayou Preserve State Park
  • Ft. Pickens Aquatic Preserve
  • Ranked Best Florida beach

Services - Connectivity available when needed

  • High‐speed internet,
  • Cell phone coverage throughout,
  • IT support cluster,
  • Public places with WI‐FI access

Life-long Learning - Advanced degrees, continuing education, or personal enjoyment readily available from

  • University of West Florida
  • Pensacola State College

Downtown - Vibrant with unique trendy social and cultural activities and places to gather to meet friends:

  • 12 Bars and entertainment places
  • 4 Fitness facilities including a new YMCA
  • 6 Museums
  • Ballet
  • Opera
  • 2 Theaters
  • Symphony

Restaurants - Local restaurants with a variety of cuisines, fine dining, and outdoor dining

  • 12 restaurants downtown
  • Over 300 in the city limits
  • More than 20 cuisines

Events - Big events with main headliners

  • Blue Wahoos Baseball
  • Ranked College Football
  • Soccer Team
  • Ice Hockey Team
  • Pensacola Golf Club
  • Pensacola Yacht Club
  • Entrecon
  • Comicon
  • Mardi Gras

Shopping - 25 Unique boutique shops downtown

  • National brands in mall areas

Career Advancement - Two nationally recognized cyber clusters (Pensacola & Ft. Walton)

  • 600 open cyber & IT jobs within one hour
  • Major national corporations within one hour: BAE, DHS, Boeing, Airbus, Northrup, Raytheon

Spousal Jobs - 1400 mid and senior level jobs open within one hour in a variety of industry clusters: Government, Education, Healthcare, Financial Services, Professional Services, Hospitality, National Security