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Cybersecurity Analyst

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Role Description

A cybersecurity job involves risk assessment for the employer. You will be responsible for finding possible vulnerabilities in the company’s website and servers, that might result in a data breach and attacks by hackers.


You will use your coding skills to write software and change existing programmes to update security systems and protect the company.


Student Case Studies

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Starting salary £20,000 to £25,000
Senior position £45,000 to £55,000+

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Usually 9am to 5pm.

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Most of data breaches and hacker attacks (94%) are conducted with the usage of malicious emails - as a cybersecurity analyst your role is to think of and find any possible weaknesses in your company's servers, such as this.

Skills Valued by Employers

  • Genuine interest and enthusiasm for IT, especially in cyber security
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Ability to work individually or as part of a team
  • Good analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Good attention to detail and documentation
  • Can demonstrate confidence and responsibility
  • IT experience
  • Positive and enthusiastic with a ‘can do’ approach whilst at the same time recognising the support available from colleagues
  • Takes ownership and uses initiative