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Cyber Security at VIQU

The Cyber Security market is expected to grow from £117.20 billion in 2018 to £190.53 billion by 2023. That alone, plus the fact that the UK Cyber Security sector employed over 69,000 people in 2017 highlights the rate that the market is expanding by. With the ever-increasing Cyber Security threat to organisations of all sizes, the need to build a robust Cyber Security team has never been more important.

The cost of cyber crime isn’t just the value of the data stolen. It’s the cost of recovery time; the cost that comes from an erosion of trust with established business partners; it’s the compensation pay out to customers and it’s the reputational cost incurred that can act as a detriment to winning new business.

In September 2018, we created our brand new Expert 2 Expert Cyber Security recruitment team. Our team of recruitment consultants specialise in particular areas of the Cyber Security market, covering contract and permanent positions.

The VIQU Cyber Security Recruitment Team

Max Heaphy – Senior Cyber and Data Privacy Protection Recruiter – Permanent Senior Appointments
Sam Eades-Scott – Senior Cyber and Data Protection Recruiter – Permanent Senior Appointments

Phoebe Leadbetter – Permanent Penetration Tester Recruitment Consultant
Lea Troccon – Cyber Security – SIEM/SOC Contracts

What Our Cyber Security Recruitment Team Looks For


  • Identity & Access Management – Privileged Access Management – Consultants, SMEs, Technical Design, Engineers, SailPoint, IBM, Ping ID, Microsoft, CyberArk, Oracle, CA, ForgeRock)
  • Senior Appointments – CISO, CSO, Director and Head of Security, Information Security Management (CISSP, CISM
    SIEM/SOC – Consultants, SMEs, Technical Design, Engineers, Analysts, Vulnerability Assessment, Incident Response, SOC Management / Analysis (Splunk, LogRhythm, Symantec, ArcSight, AlienVault, QRadar)
  • Penetration Testing/Ethical Hacking – Web Application, Infrastructure, Mobile Application, Network, Red Team (OSCP, CHECK, CREST, CCSAS)
  • Information Security Compliance – Consultants, Implementers, Auditors, Project/Programme Management – (ISO27001, ISMS, PCI-DSS, GRC, GDPR, Data Privacy)


The EU General Data Protection Regulation is the most important data privacy regulation in the last 20 years. Our Cyber Security recruitment team is in place to ensure that you’re fully prepared if your compliance is questioned.

We are able to provide consultants to guide you through the process of becoming compliant with the legislation by:
Scoping and Mapping, Understanding Data Subject Rights, Delivering Transparency, Implementing Governance / Compliance, Introducing Protection and Controls.

Contract VS Permanent

Although we do have a number of our Cyber Security team focused on permanent positions, the majority of our team concentrate on contract roles. The contract market has seen a 40% increase on requirements compared to quarter 1 of 2017, with Cyber Security contracts earning, on average, 14% more per contract compared to the rest of the digital contract market.

Our Cyber Security lead Gary recently discussed the key differences between contract and permanent roles in an insightful article.

In the article Gary discussed how the key problem that companies have when sourcing candidates for a role is time and lack of resources.

How do you get around that? By going to a recruitment company that has specialist recruitment consultants who work within niche sectors of Cyber Security, meaning that when you give them a job specification they already have a handful of fantastic candidates in mind.


If you are a Cyber Security professional looking for your next contract or permanent opportunity, or you are searching for skills to support your team, please contact us via 0121 227 8200.