January 31, 2023

Cyber Security in the UK (2022 and beyond)

As a CompTIA official partner we are lucky to receive their latest blog posts and one which we have felt has been particularly interesting, today we would like to share this with you. So settle in and read on….

Cyber security has never been more important in the United Kingdom than it is at this moment. An incredible 39% of businesses in the UK experienced cyber attacks within the last year, remaining consistent with previous years of the survey.

During the coronavirus pandemic, many organisations were faced with either digitising their services rapidly or becoming obsolete. As a result, sensitive data became increasingly vulnerable to cyber threats. Today, vacant jobs in cybersecurity in the UK must be filled.

The UK’s cyber security Jobs Landscape for 2022 and Beyond

Companies in the UK are going digital and need information security experts to help protect their data. As a result, the local demand for cybersecurity specialists is sky high. However, there is far more demand than supply when it comes to cybersecurity professionals.

Over an eight-year period tracked by Cybersecurity Ventures, the number of unfilled cybersecurity jobs grew from 1 million positions in 2013 to 3.5 million in 2021 – a 350% increase. For the first time in a decade, the cybersecurity skills gap is levelling off. Looking five years ahead, they predict the same number of openings in 2025.

The following are just a few areas in the UK that are currently in need of cybersecurity specialists:

  • London
  • Birmingham
  • Leeds
  • Bristol
  • Coventry
  • Manchester
  • Scotland
  • West Midlands
  • Belfast
  • Cheltenham
  • Milton Keynes
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow

Are you an IT pro who is on the fence about getting into cybersecurity? If so, understanding why other people choose to work in this field can help you make your decision. 

If you would like to learn more about a career in cyber security then please contact our team of Course and Career Advisors today and we can discuss exactly what we can do to help you break into this growth market.

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