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Demand for Cybersecurity Professionals in Ireland Reaches an All-time-high

Written by: Orlaith O'Mahony
Published on: 27 Jul 2023

What is the Demand for Cybersecurity Professionals in Ireland? 

Cybersecurity

In 2023, cybersecurity takes the top spot as the most crucial IT staffing priority for organizations when it comes to hiring new tech talent. The demand for cybersecurity professionals is exceedingly high, as organisations are actively seeking to bolster their workforce to safeguard against the potential cyber threats arising. 

  • Within the Irish Market, there are just 844 cybersecurity professionals. The average salary for a cybersecurity professional in Ireland is approximately €67,500+
  • With approximately 35 Job Seekers per Cybersecurity Job, and 51 Active Employers seeking to hire, the demand for this talent is increasingly high
  • The average tenure (amount of time that a cybersecurity professional stays in a role) is 1year. 
  • The top 5 employers of cybersecurity talent in Ireland are Dell, Fidelity, ESB, State Street and Hewlett Packard. 

In Q3, a striking 79% of employers are facing challenges in finding the right tech talent for their teams. To overcome this hurdle, and set themselves apart from the growing competition, hiring companies must take a proactive approach in their search for tech talent.

Sourcing and attraction campaigns have become increasingly important, as the passive candidate market is as high as 70%. It is crucial to facilitate a shift towards sourcing the right talent using essential sourcing techniques, and move away from relying solely on job boards or traditional advertising.

Cybersecurity candidates are hard to find in the marketplace and require significant sourcing capabilities in order to match job requirements with candidate abilities. In many cases, external recruitment support can be of significant value in talent acquisition. 

Download our Experis 2023 Cybersecurity Talent Market Report