Research and analysis

Cyber Security Skills in the UK Labour Market 2020

Research into the UK cyber security labour market, carried out on behalf of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) by Ipsos MORI.



The Cyber security skills in the UK labour market 2020 report explores the nature and extent of cyber security skills gaps (people lacking appropriate skills), skills shortages (a lack of people available to work in cyber security job roles) and job vacancies in the UK. The research uses a mixture of:

▪ Representative surveys with cyber sector businesses and the wider population of UK organisations (businesses, charities and public sector organisations – with a focus on businesses)

▪ Qualitative research with training providers, cyber firms and large organisations in various sectors

▪ A secondary analysis of cyber security job postings using the Burning Glass Technologies database

See also the previous version of this survey (December 2018).

Published 12 March 2020