Want to work in cyber security? Three great roles hiring now
According to a new study by Grand View Research Inc, the global cyber security market size is predicted to reach $500.70 billion by 2030.
From challenger banks and online shopping to accessing government services, our adoption of cloud technology to store data means the demand for cyber security talent is on the rise – the UK sector’s revenue has grown to more than £10.5bn, up 3% from last year and more than 5,000 new jobs were added last year.
And the UK government has identified that 32% of businesses have experienced a cybersecurity threat so far this year in its Cyber Security Breaches Survey.
This figure increases for high-income entities, with 59% of medium businesses and 69% of large businesses reporting data breaches. The report also estimates that each breach costs approximately £1,100.
Investment of £302 million has also been raised across 76 deals in dedicated cyber security firms, and according to the United Nations Global Cyber Security Index, the UK comes out on top for cyber security in Europe, with London leading the charge thanks to its flourishing ecosystem of fintech unicorns, blockchain startups and neobanks.
The capital is also home to a number of defence companies such as BAE Systems, Thales, Lockheed Martin Corporation, and Northrop Grumman.
This is thanks in part to the government’s strong support for the sector and in 2021 it commissioned the Kalifa Review to identify fintech hubs across the UK and recommend ways the sector can grow.
Cyber security is also the perfect place to pivot to for those with a background in engineering, risk management and technical controls, operating systems and virtualisation, cryptography, and programming, and earning potential and job prospects are plenty.
The most common roles in demand are security engineers (35%), security analysts (18%), security managers (14%), security architects (11%) and security consultants (9%).
Jobs are not limited to within tech companies either. A number of industries including consultancy, finance and insurance are showing demand for cyber talent.
So if you’re ready to make your move to a career in cyber security, the TechInformed Job Board is the perfect place to start your search. It features thousands of jobs in companies that are actively hiring cybersecurity talent, like the three below.
Cyber Security IT analyst – Governance/Risk, Octagon Group, London
Octagon is working with a global leading financial trading organisation based in Barbican, London to find a cyber security IT analyst. With over 150,000 employees and over $1 trillion dollars in assets, this role is critical to the business and the ideal engineer will take responsibility for cyber security controls testing across the banking and securities businesses, against industry security frameworks (SOX, ISO27001, NIST Cybersecurity, etc.). You will also be required to develop risk and control matrices, assess control design, develop testing strategies for testing successful operational performance and manage and analyse IT auditing, governance, risk and compliance. View more details here.
Director – Information Security, Morae Global Corporation, London
Morae is hiring a full-time information security director to join its London technology team. In this role you will contribute to Morae’s success by safeguarding information and system assets deployed globally against unauthorised use, disclosure, modification, damage, or loss. The role serves as the focal point for information security implications and provides security advisory and consultation to extensive technology and business unit teams. You will also be tasked with end-to-end definition and implementation of the cybersecurity and compliance program, and work closely with broader technology, business, and product teams to define and meet cybersecurity and compliance targets. See the full job description here.
Cyber security devops professional, BT, Ipswich
A key pillar of BT’s strategy is the security and the safety of the services it offers to customers. As a cyber security devops professional, you will be responsible for the design, build and test of automation of cyber security capabilities, guided by the cyber DevOps lead and cyber design authority (DA). You will translate cyber and security requirements and will also work as part of the team, when required, for cyber response and defence and contribute under guidance to the review of the cyber capabilities based on analysis and attack behaviour change, ensuring the latest threats are detected and proactively acted on. You can find more information here.
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