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.

You may also like


4 Jobs You Can Get With A CompTIA A+ Qualification

The CompTIA A+ qualification is the perfect starting point for anyone who is looking to start their I.T. career. Before we go into just a selected few roles which you can apply for it’s essential to quickly recap exactly what you’ll learn with the qualification and...

Oct 23, 2023

What is the CompTIA A+ Qualification?

The technology industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. Every year, new technologies are developed and released, and the demand for qualified IT professionals grows along with it. If you're considering a career in IT, now is the time to make...

Oct 14, 2023

What is an Ethical Hacker?

In today’s blog we want to look at ethical hacking, there’s no doubt you’ve seen the role and have been attracted to the salary but what exactly is an ethical hacker? In an era where technology is involved in every aspect of our lives, ensuring the security and...

Jun 20, 2023

What are phishing emails?

“75% of all cybercrimes start from an email” This is a truly shocking statistic. In today's digital age, email has become an integral part of our lives. We use it for personal and professional communication, online shopping, and even financial transactions. While...

Apr 25, 2023

Red Team VS. Blue Team

Cyber security is a vital aspect of modern-day business operations. With the increase in cyber threats, companies need to have robust security measures to protect themselves from these threats. Two terms that are commonly used in cyber security are red team and...

Apr 17, 2023

How To Protect Yourself From Cyber Attacks

In today's digital age, the internet has become an integral part of our lives. While it has made our lives easier, it has also made us vulnerable to cyber attacks. Cyber attacks can take various forms, such as phishing scams, ransomware attacks, identity theft, and...

Apr 4, 2023

Defining a cyber attack and how to stop them

A cyber attack is a deliberate attempt by an individual or a group to exploit a vulnerability or weakness in a computer system or network in order to gain unauthorised access, steal information, disrupt normal operations, or cause damage to the system or network....

Mar 28, 2023

Can You Get Into I.T. Without A Degree?

Today, in this blog, we want to abolish a major myth. It’s a question that comes up over and over again. It stops people who have the potential to pursue an IT career from actually doing so. And it’s this statement: “Don’t I need a degree to work in IT?” If an IT...

Mar 20, 2023

The Next Steps Up The Job Ladder & The Certifications Required

In our most recent blog post we identified how the CompTIA A+ and other entry-level certifications prepare you for an entry-level IT position. However, the value of obtaining a certification doesn’t just stop with entry-level roles. There are a plethora of further...

Mar 10, 2023