A career in cyber security and data privacy

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  • Do you want to earn an average salary of €68,500?
  • Interested in receiving job security in an uncertain market?
  • Want to work in a cutting-edge industry where each day is different from the last?
  • Are you interested in solving problems and the opportunity to leadership?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, then an exciting career it might be time to consider a new career in cyber security or data privacy.

Want to get started in this fast-growing career?

Explore your options today. Take your pick from these top positions:

Penetration Tester

Salary - €50,000

Top Skills

Knowledge of operating systems,
databases and web applications
Ability to write script/code
Report writing

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Information Security Analyst

Salary - €47,500

Top Skills

Information security measures
Risk management processes
Knowledge of SIEM Tools
Analytical skills

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Audit Manager

Salary - €75,000

Top Skills

Information security audits 
Analytical/critical thinking
Risk management and assurance
Report writing and communications

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Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

Salary - €100,000

Top Skills

Information security  strategy development 
Risk management
Business and financial acumen

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Data Protection Officer (DPO)

Salary - €80,000

Top Skills

Strong GDPR knowledge 
Data privacy management    
Risk management

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Info Sec Consultant

Salary - €60,000

Top Skills

Strong knowledge of information security trends
IT security
Risk management
Knowledge of network protocols and related technologies 

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Your journey starts here

With cyber security professionals in high demand and low supply across Ireland and throughout Europe, there has never been a better time to consider a career in cyber security or data privacy.

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*The salaries indicated in this guide and above are an average based on 3-5 years’ experience in a chosen field and derived from Brightwater Recruitments 2019 Salary Guide.*

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