Managing cyber security talent
This page is a resource for cyber security and human resource managers who need to define or refine roles or tasks in their organisation, or to recruit.
Defining and refining organisational roles
The Careers Route Map provides information on the roles, tasks, skills, knowledge, job titles and salaries associated with each of the 16 cyber security specialisms.
Explore the Introduction, Responsibilities, Skills, Knowledge, Job titles and Salaries sections respectively for each specialism. Note that adjacent tiles in the Careers Routes Map share similar knowledge and skills.
Core and cyber-enabled roles
The introduction to each of the 16 specialisms describes what it is like to work in that role. Each of those specialisms is a core cyber security role — meaning it is very largely or purely focused on cyber security.
Many people involved in the management of cyber security processes do so as part of another role: a cyber-enabled role. Often, this falls to someone working in an IT department as a network engineer or a system administrator.
If you're looking to hire to a role in cyber security, you may want to consider applicants already working in such cyber-enabled roles, as well as those from core cyber security roles.
Additional resources for managers and recruiters
- Getting Started in cyber security: information for staff who have no experience in cyber security but would like to know more
- Apprenticeships: information on cyber security apprenticeships, for both potential providers and potential applicants
- University programs and degrees (external link)
- Professional status for cyber security practitioners
- Qualifications: information on upskilling for cyber security staff at all stages of their career