Huge demand for highly skilled cyber security professionals

There has never been a better time to forge a career in cyber security.

If you’re a regular reader of our blog then you’ll be aware of the almost daily stories about cyber attacks and data breaches – and these are just the ones we report on, a mere fraction of the total number, not to mention those that go undisclosed.

The landscape is clear: cyber security is an issue all businesses need to address, but there simply aren’t enough highly skilled security professionals in the marketplace.

If you have a senior cyber security qualification you really do have your pick of the jobs, all of which have fantastic salaries that are increasing year on year, out-stripping other sectors.

I had a little riffle through www.itjobswatch.co.uk this week and found:

Jobs requiring

Vacancies in last 3 months

Average salary

Salary increase % year on year

CISSP

1,231

£57,000

+4.5

CISA

391

£57,000

+4.5

CISM

547

£60,000

+4.34

ISO27001

1,295

£51,000

+1

While they made no differentiation between the various ISO27001 qualifications available, you can be assured that the advanced level lead auditor and lead implementer qualifications would command a higher salary than the average of £51,000.

I also had a quick look at more generic job titles that would require one or more senior qualifications, which makes for just as happy a read for all you cyber security pros out there:

Description

Vacancies in last 3 months

Average salary

Salary increase % year on year

Cyber security

906

£52,500

+5

Information security management

148

£52,500

+16.66

Now is the time to acquire cyber security qualifications and propel your career to the next level.

To support you in furthering your career, IT Governance is currently offering a juicy 15% off a host of its cyber security training courses until 10 April.

CISSP Accelerated Training Programme
CRISC Exam Preparation Training Course
Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) Training

CISA – Certified Information Systems Auditor Training Course

CISM – Certified Information Security Manager Training Course

CISMP – Certificate in Information Security Management Principles Training
Course

ISO27001 Certified ISMS Lead Auditor Online Masterclass

View all of the courses in this April offer >>

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