CYBERSECURITY AND IOT-Businesses in the UK are going through a tough phase while finding the correct blend of cybersecurity and IoT skills, according to a report by Experis Industry Insider. The study examines the growth of IoT and how it is impacting the cybersecurity jobs market. As the industry professionals witnessing the emergence of IoT, they are becoming more considerate about the need of secured net for driving staff to perform efficiently in IoT empowered system.
An insight by Gartner foresees that 25 billion IoT-connected objects over the network will be used by 2021 giving a huge opportunity for businesses to equip data and optimize their operations for better user experience.
Looking at the other face of the coin, the emergence of IoT also invites a bundle of cyber threats to the desk. To succeed in the IoT world the businesses need to ensure the safety from exposing data to dangers.
Security enforcement should not be done only at the outer level; it needs to be inculcated during the building process of IoT devices only. Such devices become less vulnerable to cyber-attacks are less likely to attract malicious guests.
Let’s have a look at the stats presented by Experis Industry report:
• The report depicts – there were around 13,214 cybersecurity jobs showed in Q4 2018 — up 10 percent year-on-year and 16.6 percent from the previous quarter.
• Average cybersecurity salaries plunged 2 percent year-on-year to €58,557, whereas contractor day rates rose by 19.6% during the same period, to €505.
• The study discovered that while cybersecurity professionals demand keeps on rising, businesses are prioritizing short terms solutions hiring on a contract basis rather permanent hiring on their talent base.
• At present IoT is smaller jobs market, but the demand for IoT related roles also soared 48.8% to 4,968 in Q4 2018 — from 3,338 in the previous quarter.
• Permanent salaries and contractor as well, day rates also soared year-on-year, by 1.5% and 4% respectively.