Over 800 cyber security jobs analysed: MOST desired skills revealed

October 28, 2020

Every year cyber attacks become more sophisticated and severe. So much so, that a recent study by Specops Software found that 54% of business owners from a range of sectors have experienced an increase in cyber threats this year.

To neutralise risk and protect key functions from being compromised by cyber attacks, more and more business leaders are realising the importance of cyber security positions (cyber security analyst, cyber security specialist etc.) within their organisations.

Interested in this, Specops Software analysed data from job search specialists GlassDoor and Indeed to discover who the highest paid cyber security specialists are in Europe and what the most desired technical skills/professional qualifications are for cyber security roles in the current job market.

Cyber Security Jobs: The Most Desired Professional Certifications

Specops Software found that ‘Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)’ is the most desired professional certification for cyber security positions with 33% of listings looking for this credential (279/843).

Being CISSP certified is a strong indication that an individual can engineer and run information security programs. Job listings which request the qualification pay handsomely for such capabilities, at an average annual salary of €64,852.

‘Information Security Manager (CISM – 21%)’ is the next most wanted cyber security professional certification in....

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