e-skills Report: “Career Analysis into Cyber Security: New & Evolving Occupations”
e-skills UK engaged to undertake an analysis of the recruitment landscape within Cyber Security.
The report documents the output of the analysis and draws conclusions surrounding the demographic and academic profile of the UK Cyber Security sector, as well as highlighting potential educational and professional pathways to target job roles.
The report noted that there is a need for improved entry into the information security industry, as only 7% of industry professionals are placed in the 20-29 age range, with those in higher age groups taking a bigger proportion of roles. This supports the finding that almost a third of professionals moved from general IT or non-IT roles to their latest security role, showing that breaking into the industry is particularly tough for today’s graduates and young professionals embarking on their career.
The report also supported the long term assumption that IT and Information Security is lacking in female professionals, with only 10% of non-commercial roles being filled by women.
The full report is available here: https://www.thetechpartnership.com/globalassets/pdfs/research-2013/careeranalysisintocybersecurity_e-skillsuk_april2013.pdf