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    Hello, I have recently applied for and received offers to study Cyber Sec at University. I was wondering if the job market is as good as people say it is. Would a sandwich year with placement be helpful with getting my foot in the door in the cyber security sector? Or would I need more experience to actually have a chance at getting a job.
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    Still looking for some help on this as I'm unsure on the prospects of a career after Uni, is there any way to find out if a cyber security degree would help me get a job?
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    What Universities?
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    I have applied for and received offers from:
    Staffordshire University
    Manchester Metropolitan University
    Northumbria University
    University of Bradford
    University of Derby

    I applied for a sandwich course for all of these unis.
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    Hello there. Definitely get a a placement year if you can. The job market is excellent at the moment. The likes of Deloitte and EY do regular grad intakes for Cyber Security, and there a lot of big labs in the UK (Like HP Bristol and Kaspersky) who are really looking for students with that background. Then you have large international Cyber Security companies like Rapid7 who are expanding quickly in Europe.

    In addition to that, when you go out and speak to people at industry events, you realise just how completely underprepared most organisations are with their Cyber Security.

    That said, there are some areas that will get you a job quicker than others. For example, Malware Analysts/Researchers or cryptographers tend to only really work in research labs or academia. There are less of those jobs around.

    On the other hand, Network Security Engineers, Pen Testers, Computer Forensic Analysts, Software Assurance specialists and Data/Info Security specialists have a lot more job prospects.

    I would go with the uni that has the best industry links and has the highest % of success when it comes to placing you in a sandwich year. That's my advice. Good luck.
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    I used to work for a company which sells a security focused software product to businesses. I can assure you there is a market for cyber security. From government bodies, banks, hedge funds, to technology companies, big retailers, and probably every industry in between - online security is an important thing to corporations these days. So the developers with such background should be in demand.
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    Thanks for the replys guys, I thought this thread was hopeless, and yes I have selected the uni with a 100% placement rate for Cyber Security students, thanks for the help!.
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    (Original post by AHJ)
    Thanks for the replys guys, I thought this thread was hopeless, and yes I have selected the uni with a 100% placement rate for Cyber Security students, thanks for the help!.
    Which Uni?
 
 
 
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