UK cybersecurity recruitment set to rocket
Written by: Philip Mason | Published:

IT recruitment will increase by 28 per cent by the end of the year, according to figures released by HR specialist Robert Walters

Demand is being driven in particular by fintech and cyber security firms, with the overwhelming majority of hiring managers – 94 per cent – looking to fill positions at mid-level. Seventy five per cent of firms are planning to take-on junior staff meanwhile.

Speaking of the findings, Robert Walters associate director Ahsan Iqbal said: “Many large businesses are in the process of implementing large scale IT and digital projects, either relating to digitalisation or overhauling cyber security procedures.

“Recent high profile data and IT security breaches such as the WannaCry attacks have highlighted the importance of cyber security, particularly for those dealing with sensitive financial information. As a result, demand for cyber security experts is high, with demand frequently outstripping supply.

“In addition, developers are highly sought after as many businesses look to develop their digital and online platforms to take advantage of new commercial opportunities.”

The Robert Walters Hiring Intentions Report surveyed 123 hiring managers across a variety of UK businesses.

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