Cyber Security Skills Report 2021

5 March 2021 


In 2020, a Cyber Security Skills Survey was conducted with Cyber Ireland members to provide a better understanding of the current labour market for cyber security skills in Ireland.


Over 80 respondents from industry provided data on: Cyber Security Roles & Certifications, Hiring & Retaining of Staff, Skills & Training, and Gender Diversity Programmes. The results have highlighted strengths and identified challenges, including Cyber security skills gaps (people lacking appropriate skills) and skills shortages (a lack of people available to work in cyber security job roles).


These shortages are impacting organisations of all sizes (micro, small, medium and large), across a range of sectors, including indigenous and foreign owned companies. To address these challenges, recommendations are made that need to be jointly addressed by industry, academia and government.


To see the full report from Cyber Ireland please click here.

Further information can also be found here.