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Find out more about the cyber careers that our learners launch.
What job will I get in cyber security after I graduate?
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The field of cyber security is incredibly broad, covering a far greater spectrum of skills and roles than people might expect.

There are roles which are very people-driven, roles which focus heavily on risk and compliance, roles which revolve around tech, and many others. 

Common role-types our learners secure:

  • Security Operations Centre Analyst (SOC Analyst)
    A role where you actively monitor networks and systems to identify unauthorised actions by users or potential intrusion by an attacker.

  • Cyber Security Consultancy
    A role where you normally work for a larger organisation and help customers on a variety of different cyber security projects.

  • Information Assurance & Governance
    A role where you might be tasked to ensure compliance within agreed cyber security policies, manage and assess digital risk, support internal audits, and more.

  • Cyber Security Generalist
    A varied role which combines multiple specialisms into one. From threat intelligence and SOC analysis, through to ensuring compliance with cyber security policy and delivering security awareness training.

You can explore the 16 cyber security specialisms from the UK Cyber Council here:

https://www.ukcybersecuritycouncil.org.uk/careers-learning/careers-route-map/


As of spring 2023, over 270 CAPSLOCK learners have started jobs in cyber security. Here are the most common areas they're working in:

Data collected spring 2023.

In November 2022, an education charity advertised a job vacancy for an Information Security GRC Analyst role, and displayed "Cyber Bootcamps, such as CAPSLOCK" at the top of their desired 'Qualifications and Experience' list. This is one small example of the increasing demand for CAPSLOCK talent that we've seen over the past couple of years.

Who is hiring CAPSLOCK learners?

Our incredible learners have been landing jobs with a diverse range of employers, including some of the UK’s largest and most well-known companies such as ITV, BT, Jaguar Land Rover, PwC and Asda.

The combination of our holistic curriculum and careers-outcome focus is unlocking the type of cyber talent that is in such high demand in the industry. The feedback from those interviewing and hiring our learners has been outstanding.

Clearly, the UK has a large untapped pool of potential cyber talent in its general workforce. By allowing people from all backgrounds to retrain in cyber security, we are bringing fresh faces into the industry, all of whom have a wealth of transferable skills from other sectors.

 

What starting salary can I expect in my first cyber security job?
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As of spring 2023, over 270 CAPSLOCK learners have been hired into their first cyber role.

Before joining the CAPSLOCK cyber bootcamp, the average salary of a CAPSLOCK learner is around £22,300.

After being hired into their first cyber role, the average salary of a CAPSLOCK learner is around £34,400.

So, the average salary of a CAPSLOCK graduate increases by around £11,000 in their first cyber job.

Our highest paid learner is currently earning £75,000 as a Splunk Solutions Engineer.

(Above data collected in spring 2023).


Cyber starting salaries can range between £20,000 - £70,000+, and there are a number of factors which may impact how much you earn in your first role. These include:

  • Professional and educational experience (transferable skills)
  • Location
  • Type of role you want
  • Type of company you want to work for
  • Luck (right place, right time)


Regardless of your prior work and life experience, it is entirely possible to land a high-paying first job in cyber. With the right support and education, you can reskill into a cyber security professional. With your existing transferable skillset, the CAPSLOCK careers team can help you find and prepare for exciting new roles.

How many people land a job after graduating from CAPSLOCK?
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CAPSLOCK exists to help people switch careers to cyber security, so we do everything we can to ensure our learners are well supported in their cyber job searches.

To date (early 2023), 302 people have graduated from CAPSLOCK since we launched in 2021, and over 250 of them have been hired into cyber roles. So, currently 71% of our graduates are working in cyber security, and our careers team continue to support all current learners and graduates who are looking for roles.

Our first cohort (which graduated in autumn 2021) has a current employment rate of 81%, our second cohort has an employment rate of 75%, our third cohort has an employment rate of 71%, and as time moves on these numbers should continue to rise as more of our graduates find roles with our help.

It's important to remind people that the hundreds of CAPSLOCK alumni who are now in cyber security roles come from an incredible diverse backgrounds. Many of them have never worked in cyber, IT or tech related fields before. If they can do it, so can you!

The cyber security sector continues to grow rapidly with many opportunities available for those new to the industry. CAPSLOCK also continues to develop direct partnerships with UK cyber security employers who actively recruit our learners.

Do you guarantee jobs after graduation?
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At CAPSLOCK, we help people like you reskill in cyber and become Certified Cyber Security Practitioners, and our careers team supports our learners in their cyber career searches. They run a dedicated careers curriculum throughout the course, helping you with things like CV optimisation, interview prep, negotiations, as well as providing 1-2-1 careers guidance sessions. They also regularly liaise with our network of employer partners, and can pass on vacancy information if it's relevant to you. This is all to say that we help as much as we possibly can to support our learners through the job searches, but we do not provide or guarantee employment to our learners. The responsibility for landing a new cyber job is ultimately on the individual learner.