The beginning of a new year is always a great time to look for a new job. As individuals resolve to get themselves out of professional ruts and seek new opportunities, bigger challenges and better salaries, many companies start recruitment drives to attract new talent.
If you want to further your career in cyber security, then you’re especially in luck in 2015 as opportunities abound: rapid increases in technology have prompted a concomitant increase in demand for cyber security professionals.
A recent study by recruitment firm Robert Half reports that “90% of CIOs are challenged in hiring skilled IT professionals” and that employment within the technology sector is forecast to grow at 2.19% per year – nearly five times the UK average. Technology professionals “are in strong demand and short supply.”
According to PwC’s 17th Annual Global CEO Survey, “62% of technology CEOs plan to increase hiring compared to 50% of the total sample”. PwC is itself recruiting cyber security professionals – as are many other organisations.
Spend five minutes googling cyber security jobs and you come up with more opportunities than you can shake a USB stick at. A single example: the Cyber Security Challenge UK (“a unique programme of activities to introduce sufficient numbers of appropriately skilled individuals to learning and career opportunities in the profession”) lists recruitment opportunities with – among many others – Airbus, the Bank of England, BT, the Cabinet Office, GCHQ, and the National Crime Agency. Numerous other organisations are currently offering opportunities for information security professionals.
New year, new career
If you want to take advantage of these opportunities and start the new year with a new career, then IT Governance’s training catalogue will provide you with all you need.
Our training programme offers a structured learning path from Foundation to Advanced level and is focused on building the management skills required for effective cyber security, cyber resilience, data compliance and IT governance. All courses include IBITGQ, EXIN or APMG examinations, and are designed to enhance careers with industry-standard certifications and peer recognition.
For further information on our training courses (including Live Online), exams and qualifications, please see the IT Governance training catalogue.