A new report by global recruiter Robert Walters and data provider Vacancysoft – Cybersecurity: Building Business Resilience, revealed that half of the companies polled, do not have adequate cybersecurity provision to allow for 100% remote working. 58% of tech hiring managers list info-security as their most required skillset right now – yet only 10% of tech professionals in the UK possess the right skills to help plug the gap.
Despite hiring freezes across the board during lockdown – including general IT roles which were down by -40% for the first half of this year – cybersecurity bucked the trend and job volumes increased by +6%.
James Chaplin, CEO of Vacancysoft, said: “The rapid pace of digital transformation bought on by COVID-19 led to a surge in recruitment at the beginning of this year. As a result, cybersecurity is becoming an ever-greater part of the technology function.”