Our recruitment experience in cyber security jobs
The demand for cyber security skills has never been greater. The global drive for digitalization - and ever increased interconnectivity through the cloud across multiple devices and endpoints - creates huge opportunities for organizations, but also increased cyber risks. This means there is demand for cyber skills across a range of disciplines within this exciting sector.
The opportunities span all domains of cyber and information security: AppSec, DevSecOps, security operations and incident response, data protection and privacy through to cloud security, GRC (governance, risk and compliance, security architecture and senior security leadership. We’re here to help you make the most of this market opportunity and take your career to new heights.
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CYBER SECURITY JOBS FAQs
There is a multitude of cyber security jobs as there has been a significant skills gap for years. The shift to remote working boosted demand and competition for cyber security skills, especially in newer areas such as cloud security and application security.
With remote, flexible and hybrid working here to stay, safeguarding the digital assets we need to do our jobs effectively will become more critical than ever. Organizations require the right professionals to ensure connections are secure, endpoints are protected, and application data encrypted - wherever people are working from.
You’ve no shortage of choice. Demand will always be high for people with deep technical understanding, but you’re not limited to those jobs. There are loads of opportunities out there from people and process-based areas of relationship management, user education, risk analysis, strategy and road mapping.
Cyber security isn’t always a linear career, and proven experience in risk analysis and stakeholder engagement can hold just as much weight as technical expertise. Cyber – like so many disciplines – requires true diversity of talent and thought.
Salaries vary widely depending on the role, location and type of company. As a cloud security engineer, typical salaries can vary from $90,000 to around $130,000 and as a senior network security engineer between $100,000-$130,000 depending on location (engineer in Toronto earns more than one in Calgary).
As a penetration tester you can see salaries ranging on average from $60,000 - $90,000 and at the more advanced end, as an enterprise security architect salaries range from $130,000 - $160,000. Use the Hays Salary Checker to view market rate salaries.
At entry level, MTA Security Fundamentals, ISACA CSX Cyber Security Fundamentals Certificate, CompTIA Security+, GIAC Information Security Fundamentals (GISF) and (ISC)2 Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) are great for core knowledge.
A solid understanding of the principles of networking will also always be useful – CCNA for example. There are also clear paths for key areas of penetration testing, for example CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) and CREST accreditations. If you’re starting to think about leadership roles, qualifications such as CISSP, CISM, CRISC and CISA will give you the edge.