Cyber security jobs are in high-demand as data breaches grab headlines and the country suffers a skill shortage. Do you have the interests, skills and experience necessary to break into and excel in this industry?
There are hundreds of job titles that fall under the ‘Cyber Security’ umbrella. While this isn’t an exhaustive list, some examples of job titles include:
Depending on your role, the field will require:
There is no linear path for success in cyber security. But, all successful cyber security candidates will start with a passion for cyber security and information technology. From there, you could get a degree or certification in a relevant and specialised field. You can also transition from an IT role.
Some examples of IT jobs that lend themselves to a transition into cyber security include:
Once you land your first cyber security job, you should focus on becoming highly specialised in one area. This will make you a more attractive candidate for higher level, specialised roles.
Compared to the national average, cyber security professionals earn an above average salary. But, like most careers, your salary depends on your experience and whether the position is permanent or contract-based.
Please bear in mind that these figures are only estimates and many positions will come with a comprehensive benefits package. Please review our job board for current vacancies and their salaries.
While you can start a career in cyber security using an entry-level IT position as a gateway, some employers may require a relevant degree or certification.
Some examples of relevant degree subjects include:
For those with a Bachelor’s degree looking for a higher level position, there are also MSc courses and degrees in Cyber Security.
There are also a number of industry-recognised certifications you can obtain instead of, or in addition to, your degree. Some of the most relevant certifications include:
Acumin has been an international cyber security recruitment specialist for almost 20 years. Our recruitment services span permanent and contract recruitment and executive search across both the private and public sectors.
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