10 interesting cyber jobs in Gloucestershire

For those who have a keen interest in the cyber industry, SoGlos has compiled a list of Gloucestershire’s most interesting and surprising career paths to explore in the industry.

By Zoe Gater  |  Published
From iOS developer to ethical hacker, explore some of Gloucestershire’s most interesting cyber jobs.
From iOS developer to ethical hacker, explore some of Gloucestershire’s most interesting cyber jobs.

As the world continues to become more and more reliant on digital systems, the cyber industry is booming, with huge demand for cyber professionals.

As the cyber capital of the UK, Gloucestershire is brimming with opportunities, from iOS developer to ethical hacker, with SoGlos handpicking 10 interesting cyber jobs you could get in Gloucestershire.

Cyber security engineer trainee

The role of a cyber security engineer is more than building security systems – it’s to find possible vulnerabilities and secure the IT infrastructure of an entire organisation.

The three main areas of a cyber security engineer’s role are monitoring security measures for the company’s IT systems; identifying and advising on what systems must be in place in order for a company to be secure; and designing and implementing the actual systems to do this throughout the business.

Trainee salaries start at around £24,500 per year, with more experienced workers making up to £70,000.

Cyber intelligence analyst

Cyber intelligence analyst roles can include work like identifying common weaknesses in IT networks, using digital resources to gather information and evidence, analysing dangers facing major security systems and producing threat assessment reports and recommending actions.

Salaries for cyber intelligence analysts start from £25,000.

Cyber security trainee

Cyber security trainees cover essential technology and data security tasks such as organising digital resources, researching and reviewing a company’s IT policies and researching new security strategies

The average trainee salary in cyber security is £21,500 with the opportunity to progress to a higher wage with more experience.

Cyber risk associate 

Cyber risk associates focus on researching and developing cybersecurity products and cyber risk management tools that deliver vital information and measures to insurance companies, so that policies are more accurate and effective for both the insurer and business being insured.

Salaries for cyber risk associates in the UK start from around £25,000 per year.

Ethical hacker

Ethical hackers make authorised attempts to gain unauthorised access to a computer system, application, or data. This practice allows an organisation to identify security vulnerabilities which can then be resolved before a malicious attacker has the opportunity to exploit them.

Depending on the level of the individual ethical hacker's abilities, the position boasts an impressive salary ranging from £27,000 to £100,000 upwards.

iOS developer

An iOS developer builds, tests and refines applications for mobile devices that use Apple’s iOS operating systems — from social media platforms to productivity apps.

Developers are in high demand, with talent shortages resulting in large salaries of up to £70,000 a year.

Gameplay programmer

Perhaps a less obvious career choice in the cyber industry, a gameplay programmer will work with game designers to write the code that controls the interactions and objects within a game, as well as tuning how the game plays.

The average game programmer salary in the UK is £50,000 per year, with entry level positions starting at £40,000.

Office manager for cyber recruitment

Although this role is more admin based, it’s still an important position within the cyber industry. An office manager in cyber recruitment is responsible for ensuring the back office is looked after, as well as assisting with setup and preparation of new starters, scheduling meetings and renewing corporate memberships, subscriptions, and accreditations.

Typical salaries for this position vary from £24,000 to £31,000 per year.

Cyber skills growth and enterprise co-ordinator

Enterprise co-ordinators play a key role in The Careers and Enterprise Company’s national programme and are critical to achieving its aim of motivating, inspiring and supporting young people to make informed choices about their futures.

Engaging with schools and colleges with initiatives to encourage young people to develop skills in digital and cyber, the enterprise co-ordinator role assists in helping these sectors across Gloucestershire. The salary for this role ranges from £30,000 to £40,000 depending on experience.

Cyber security manager

Cyber security managers monitor the channels through which information flows in and out of an organisation's information network. They have responsibility for observing all the operations occurring across the network — and managing the infrastructure that facilitates those operations. 

The average salary for a cyber security manager is £71,000. 

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