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Career Of The Week

29 October 2018 (by Louise Halford (lhalford))

Cyber Security Specialist

What the job entails:

Cyber security specialists keep computer systems safe from threats. Cyber criminals are always looking for new ways to break into computer systems. They do this so that they can steal information or money and cause harm to organisations.

Routes and choices while at school:

the first thing to do is to get at least five GCSEs at grades 4 or C or better, or equivalent qualifications. These should include English, maths and science. Other relevant subjects include computing and business studies.


Pay when starting is about £26,000 to £27,000 per year. When experienced, it is about £33,000 to £36,000. For experts with a lot of experience, pay can rise to £70,000 or more.

If you have any careers queries or would like to discuss any aspects of careers in more detail, please see Mrs Halford at Student Services.