Thinking of a career change? Now more than ever, the need for cyber security professionals is at an all-time high.

With the ongoing threat of cyber-attacks, in an ever changing digital world tainted with cybercrime, it is vital that businesses take measures to make their organisations secure.

Why should you pick a role in Cyber Security? 

1. Demand

By 2025, it is estimated that cyber-attacks will rise to the cost of $10+ trillion globally, signalling a critical need for cyber security professionals to step in.

By 2022, the skills gap in the cyber security industry will reach a peak of 1.5+ million unfilled roles, resulting in lots of opportunities in the cyber security job market. 

2. Salary

The average salary for a Cyber Security Engineer in Ireland currently sits at €60-105k and £60k in the UK. This is high compared to to other salaries in the technology sector due to the increasing demand for Cyber Security professionals.

3. Challenging

Cyber Security is versatile and always has to adapt to new technologies and challenges. New challenges provide new puzzles to solve, new defences to produce, and new risks to protect against. 

Therefore, there will always be a need for cyber security roles. If you are looking for a role that is reliable, challenging and offers a great salary, a role in cyber security is perfect for you.

Have a look at the Cyber Security roles we currently have available.

Written by Emma Mitchell