Cyber Security Professionals

Cyber security professionals design, implement, test and maintain cyber security systems and track, investigate and analyse data linked to cybercrime.


New workers

New workers start around £26,953. Normal pay is £46,698 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £77,034.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 34,078 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Uses specialist software to gather and analyse information and evidence relating to cybercrime and presents findings to law enforcement officials or private clients.

  • Deals with and reports on breaches in security.

  • Makes recommendations concerning software/system quality.

  • Develops quality standards and validation techniques.

  • Develops test plans for security systems and undertakes and documents the testing of security systems weaknesses and errors, identifies source of problems and proposes solutions.

  • Examines IT system for potential threats to its security and integrity and draws up response plans for situations where security is compromised.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Cyber Security

  • Vulnerability

  • Auditing

  • ISO/IEC 27001

  • Incident Response

  • Risk Management

  • Access Controls

  • Risk Analysis

  • Security Information And Event Management (SIEM)

  • Penetration Testing

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Management

  • Problem Solving

  • Governance

  • Leadership

  • Operations

  • Security Policies

  • Planning

  • Detail Oriented

  • Customer Service

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.