IT & Cyber Security career support with Davies
At Davies, our team or experts continue to keep abreast of the latest trends in IT & Cybersecurity in the Insurance sector, in order to provide excellent support and guidance for professionals searching for their next role in London.
What is IT Security?
IT (Information Technology) Security is the process of implementing and monitoring systems designed to store and protect data, both electronic and physical, within a business. This may involve creating disaster recovery plans, designing and testing security measures or monitoring systems and networks for threats.
What is the average pay for IT security roles in London?
IT security roles in London have salaries starting at £40,000 and rising to between £85,000-£110,000 on average depending on the specialisation.
What kind of qualifications do you need for IT security roles?
Professional qualifications in IT Security are often a requirement for many roles. For example, CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) or CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) qualifications and CISM (Certified Information Systems Manager) offered by the ISACA.
IT Security professionals will benefit from experience in System Administration, Firewall administration, network troubleshooting and will need to have excellent problem solving and decision-making skills as well as the ability to work well under pressure.
IT security Roles we specialise in:
- IT Security Engineer
- IT Security Architect
- IT Security Manager
What is Cybersecurity?
Cybersecurity uses defensive and proactive measures to protect electronic data and electronic infrastructure, such as local area networks and Internet connections, from crime. Particularly the unauthorised access of computer systems from outside via the Internet.
Often Cybersecurity professionals will work closely with other IT Security professionals and in some roles their duties will overlap.
What is the average pay for Cybersecurity roles in London?
For Cybersecurity roles in London candidates can expect salaries to average at around £36,000 for entry level positions, rising to £55,000-£60,000 depending on experience. More senior positions can expect salaries in the £90,000-£120,000 range.
What kind of qualifications do you need for Cybersecurity roles?
There are professionally recognised qualifications that will be helpful when starting out in the Cybersecurity industry. A SSCP (Systems Security Certified Practitioner) certificate or CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) certificate are generally expected.
Attention to detail, strong analytical skills, an inquisitive nature and the ability to work proactively and make decisions under pressure with confidence are all key skills for Cybersecurity roles.
Cybersecurity Roles we specialise in:
- Cybersecurity Engineer
- Cybersecurity Architect
- Cybersecurity Director