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Skills-based security is the future for IT professionals

Filed under: IT Security — Jonathan on February 24, 2012

Findings have recently been published by a company specialising in Cloud technology that the IT job market both at home and abroad is going through great change. However, a recruitment specialist has contradicted this with a survey which shows that many employed in IT are worried about their future.

Around 22 percent of those questioned said that they believe their job will be safe for a maximum period of 12 months which would suggest that around one fifth of IT professionals are actively looking for a job across many different specialisms including information security. Jobs are often part-time or contractual with only around 50 percent employed full time.

Other recruitment specialists however claim that new advances in Cloud technology will inject new vigour into the IT job market with Cloud Architect experts being in high demand. This role will require a wider understanding of IT assets and how they can be used to meet the requirements of the organisation.

This clash of views on the IT job market does highlight changes within the recruitment world. The first development is that working no longer means finding complete job security. Job functions are constantly changing and those looking for IT security jobs and other roles must be fluid and adaptable to keep in the running.

Secondly job security is now an outmoded concept. This has been replaced by skills-based security. Candidates and IT professionals must seek to continually hone and develop their skills and expertise. This makes it easier for a person to move from one role to another when necessary but also allows them to work for several employers at one time. Transferable skills will supply those looking for risk management jobs security.

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