High Demand for Information Security Professionals

By | May 29, 2015

There has been a surge in the demand for security professionals and as a result the UK’s businesses and government agencies are extremely focused on developing their security practices and hiring qualified professionals.

This specific area is a major growth industry which is continuously offering professionals in the area a wide range of job roles to apply for. Due to the high demand for these professionals, we have put together the top 3 most sought after Security Skills.

Cyber Security

Over the last few years the number of threats to Systems has increased; we’ve all heard of Stuxnet and Flame, to name a few. As a result, governmental and private companies are desperate to employ the best experts who can develop, protect and defend their systems. These experts are in high demand as they identify, analyse and mitigate threats.

It is also important to note that due to the rising use of mobile devices and virtualised environments, professionals working in the cyber security area are in higher demand to protect data outside of companies systems.

The need for cyber professionals spreads across all industries, from financial services, retail to government and academia.

Security Analysist

Due to the growing number of networks and escalating number of skilled hackers out there, security problems have multiplied. As a result, there is a great need for these analysists who have the ability to put several security measures into place in order to protect information. They also take responsibility for the data analysis and monitoring of systems.

These professionals often have varying tasks within a company and are involved with operational, response and technical issues. The need for security analysists is high in government, defence and healthcare organisations.

Data Security

Due to the vast amount of technological advancements over the last few years the demand for these professionals has soared. The technological advancements that we have seen include: smart phones, mobile apps, tablets and the transition to cloud environments. The responsibility of Data Security professionals is to effectively ensure that all data is safe and all the storage capabilities for companies. Due to all of the above technological advancements data is being breached time and time again, hence the high demand of Data Security professionals to prevent the data from being breached.

Great news for Information Security professionals, employers are tripping over themselves to employ them however, on the flip side, bad news for the employers, finding talented professionals in this field has now become increasingly difficult.

Now you know just how much demand there is for these professionals it’s time to start searching for the latest Information Security Jobs http://www.informationsecurityjobs.co.uk

Or take a look at our other niche job boards to find your perfect job in IT Security:
http://internetjobsnetwork.co.uk
http://dvclearedjobs.co.uk

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