Government to undertake research into understanding the UK cyber security labour market

The Government is carrying out research to help understand and measure the UK cyber security labour market in order to help inform future policy and strategy.

The Government is undertaking a second survey of UK businesses, public sector organisations and charities to help understand the UK cyber security labour market. The research will examine how organisations approach employing and training cyber security professionals, and understand the issues they face during this process.

Ipsos MORI has been commissioned to carry out the survey fieldwork. This is taking place by telephone from August 2019 to October 2019. During this period some organisations will be called by an Ipsos MORI interviewer from their Edinburgh office (using the phone number 0131 561 4532) inviting them to take part.

Businesses and public sector organisations across the UK have been selected at random from the Government’s Inter-Departmental Business Register. Charities have been selected from the Charity Commission database in England and Wales, the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, and the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland. Cyber sector businesses have been selected from a list compiled from various commercial business databases.

Ipsos MORI is inviting the senior person within these organisations, with the most knowledge or responsibility when it comes to cyber security to take part. For further information, click here.