Challenges & constraints associated with hiring Cyber Security professionals

Cyber Security is a highly competitive, candidate-driven market place due to the acute global skills shortage amounting to 2 million at current and touching 3.5 million worldwide by 2021. Many candidates will be looking for opportunities within corporate consultancies, such as the Big Four based on reputation or boutique pure play MSSPs (managed security service providers).

Notwithstanding, job applicants in Cyber are receiving on average 3 job offers and 1 counter offer from their existing employer with wages in the cyber industry inflating by 5%+, annually.

These factors put hiring managers in delay of averaging 6 months in finding qualified security candidates, whereby a specialised recruitment partner can consult and take over the search mandates, exercising a high degree of influence/control over the process and considerably reduce the recruitment timeline to six weeks.