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 this week and found:

Jobs requiring

Vacancies in last 3 months

Average salary

Salary increase % year on year

















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:


Vacancies in last 3 months

Average salary

Salary increase % year on year

Cyber security




Information security management




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

ISO27001 Certified ISMS Lead Auditor Online Masterclass

View all of the courses in this April offer >>

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