Revealed | The Top Cyber Roles In 2019

KPMG and PwC are now the UK’s top cyber recruiters, according to new data released by Indeed. Both companies are hiring a large proportion of cyber security specialists, with cyber roles accounting for 5.95% new KPMG recruits and 5.08% new hires at PwC.

The two other members of the accountancy sector’s ‘Big Four’, EY and Deloitte, complete the cyber hirers’ top four, with cyber roles making up 1.99% and 1.47% respectively of their current job vacancies.

Vodafone ranks fifth for cyber recruitment, while the rest of the top 20 includes a large contingent of financial and technology firms, with Sainsbury’s being the only retailer to make the list.

The top 10 cyber employers in the UK

Rank 

Company

Cyber roles as % of job postings

1

KPMG

5.95

2

PwC

5.08

3

EY

1.99

4

Deloitte

1.47

5

Vodafone

1.46

6

Hastings Direct

1.43

7

Aviva

0.78

8

Capita

0.75

9

Barclays

0.66

10

Capgemini

0.66

Cyber employees are more highly sought after than ever in the UK, with Indeed seeing an increase of 14.58% in cyber postings per million vacancies from 2017 to 2018.

The most sought after cyber roles can be highly lucrative. All the most in-demand positions offer an average annual salary above the national average of £27,600, with the top five paying a combined average of £45,851 a year.

Leading the way is the role of ‘IT security specialist’, which has nearly three times as much demand among employers as the second placed ‘security engineer’.

Behind them are ‘security consultant’ and ‘information security analyst’, with ‘IT auditor’ completing the top five.

The 5 most in-demand cyber roles in the UK

Rank

Job title

Jobs per 1 million vacancies

Average salary

1

IT Security Specialist

538.5

£45,722

2

Security Engineer

192.6

£32,370

3

Security Consultant

117.6

£52,842

4

Information Security Analyst

115.4

£39,992

5

IT Auditor

66.3

£58,328

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