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DCMS Releases the 2022 Cyber Security Skills in the UK Labour Market Report

Cyber sector news

12:00 Thursday, 05 May 2022

Lisa Ventura

The Department of Culture, Media and Sport has released their 2022 "Cyber Security Skills in the UK Labour Market" report.

This research into the UK cyber security labour market explores the nature and extent of cyber security skills gaps (people lacking appropriate skills) and skills shortages (a lack of people available to work in cyber security job roles) using a mixture of:

  • representative surveys with cyber sector businesses and the wider population of UK organisations (businesses, charities and public sector organisations – with this summary focusing on businesses)
  • qualitative research with recruitment agents, cyber firms and large organisations in various sectors
  • a secondary analysis of cyber security job postings on the Burning Glass Technologies database, as well as recruitment pool data originating from the Higher Education Statistics Authority (HESA)

This is the fourth iteration of the research, which has been carried out on a roughly annual basis.

Find out more and download the report here.