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Careers Route Map

Cyber security career pathwaysRoutes into and through the profession

This section provides details about the 16 specialisms in cyber security, and suggests pathways through and between them. It's a flexible definition that individual practitioners - current or future - can use to plan out a possible career; it's not a standard to be followed rigidly. Bear in mind that a job may include parts, or the whole, of one or more of the specialisms.

Details include an introduction to each specialism, information on the typical responsibilities and tasks, the skills and knowledge required, and information on useful prior experience for those hoping to enter the specialism from outside cyber security. Information also includes a list of common job titles and average salary ranges.