IT Security Vacancies in Financial Services

Oliver James Associates and Vacancysoft

May 2017

  • The number of vacancies for IT security staff in the Financial Services industry in England & Wales was 9% lower in the 12-month period ended 30 March 2017 than it had been in the previous 12-month period.
  • Strong demand in Q1 2017 caused the underlying trend for IT security vacancy change in the 12-month period ended 30 March 2017 to be upwards; the 12-month period ended 30 March 2016 had a downwards trend.
  • Of the four sectors which had make up the Financial Services industry, only the Insurance sector had more IT security vacancies in the 12-month period ended 31 March than in the previous 12-month period.

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In the May edition of the report co-produced by Vacancysoft and Oliver James Associates we focus on IT security vacancies in the Financial Services industry. A recent Annual Global Fraud and Risk Report from Kroll found that 92% of UK firms suffered a cyber-attack or information loss in the last 12 months but with companies worldwide being reluctant to spend more on cyber-security, how have vacancy patterns changed over the last 24 months? Which regions, and which sub-regions, have seen growth in vacancies for IT security staff? Demand for which IT security sub-specialisms has gone up the most? And for which has it fallen? Which companies had the best growth 12-month period on 12-month period? And which saw the largest falls in vacancies? The answers to all of those questions and more are in this report.

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