Cyber Labour Market Report 2023
Cyber Ireland commissioned a report to assess the recent, current, and upcoming demand for cyber security talent in Ireland. The Cyber Labour Market Report offers clear evidence of the increasing demand for cyber security talent in across all Irish regions.
The demand for cyber security expertise in Ireland offers significant opportunities for supporting regional employment growth. According to the Cyber Labour Market Report , the advertised median salary for cybersecurity professionals almost double the national median salary.
The insights from the report will be used by Cyber Ireland to ensure that Ireland’s pipeline of talent is appropriately trained and capable of meeting the security needs within the private sector, as well as across public services, making Ireland a safe and secure place to live and work online.
What are the key findings of the report?
Key finding include:
- The number of unique job postings for cyber security professionals trebled between 2019 and 2022.
- Ireland’s median cyber security salary for 2022 was almost twice the official median salary for Ireland.
- The sectors with the highest levels of demand include Information Technology sector (17%), the Financial Services sector (16%), and Cyber Security (14%).
Click here to read the Cyber Labour Market Report 2023 (This link will bring you to the Cyber Ireland website)
Cybersecurity certifications at the baseline
Under the recommendation focused on “Supporting Cyber Security Resilence Within The Private Sector“, the report proposes establishing a baseline security standard for cybersecurity practice through certification.
As the threat landscape evolves and organisations adopt new technologies there are additional security challenges that need to be understood and strategies adapted to follow industry trends, best practices and regulations.
Learn more about ISC2 certifications – the gold standard and the industry’s most recognised and sought-offer achievements for professionals at all stages of their cybersecurity careers.