FAQs

For Companies

Are There A Lot Of People Looking For Cyber Security Jobs At The Moment?
Sadly, not as many as you would think. Given how quickly the digital world is evolving (and the threats with it), most businesses are doing everything in their power to keep their cyber security professionals. That means competition is fierce and good candidates can be tricky to find. But not impossible! You just need to work with an expert.
What Qualifications Should I Look For In Cyber Security Professionals?
There are several different qualifications available in the cyber security world. For junior or trainee roles a qualification that shows a solid understanding of the principles of networking is important – CCNA is the most common, but there are a few out there. If you’re hiring someone more senior, keep an eye out for qualifications like CEH, COSSP, CISM, CRISC and CISA.
How Can I Assess IT Support and Cyber Security Skills?
If you want to include basic technical abilities tests as part of the recruitment process, then this can help you filter out more talented candidates. But it’s also important to remember the soft skills within IT and technical roles. IT and cyber security professionals need to have good communication and problem-solving skills, as well as a level of attention to detail to round out your IT department.
How Do I Attract Good Cyber Security Professionals?
The first thing is to ensure you’re offering a competitive salary, as demand for cyber security professionals and IT support workers is high. Being able to offer flexible working is also an important factor, as many IT and cyber security professionals will turn down roles that are solely office-based now. On top of that, offering opportunities to upskill, paying for them to earn more qualifications and providing the time for them to attend conferences and expos are all good options.

For Candidates

Are There Lots Of IT Support and Cyber Security Jobs Available Right Now?
Yes. Thanks to Covid-19 we’ve seen a massive shift towards remote working, which has sent the demand for IT support and cyber security professionals skyrocketing. Businesses need employees who can help safeguard digital assets, and ensure connections are secure, end-points are protected and application data is encrypted wherever their teams are working from. So, you shouldn’t have much of an issue finding a role that suits you.
Should I Specialise In A Specific Area Of IT?
IT professionals are in high demand, so even as general IT support you will have no shortage of choice when it comes to jobs. Helpdesk roles are always in high demand, as are cyber security, user education and IT strategy. It isn’t always a linear career path, so the more experience you can get, the broader your job opportunities will be.
What Qualifications Could I Get To Improve My Salary?
At entry level, MTA Security Fundamentals, ISACA CSX Cyber Security Fundamentals Certificate, CompTIA Security+, GIAC Information Security Fundamentals (GISF) and (ISC)2 Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) are great for core knowledge. A solid understanding of the principles of networking will also always be useful – CCNA for example. There are also clear paths for key areas of Penetration Testing, for example, CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) and CREST accreditations. If you’re starting to think about leadership roles, qualifications such as CISSP, CISM, CRISC and CISA will give you the edge.
What Industries Are Hiring Cyber Security Professionals?
Pretty much any industry that uses computerised systems! But we are seeing a real influx of SMEs looking to hire cyber security experts as they grow. These businesses often need the support of a qualified professional to help them put the infrastructure in place as they expand their services.

Working With Wildcat

How Do You Work?
Our job is to take all the stress and hassle of recruitment off your shoulders from the word go. We refine the brief, create job descriptions, advertise your vacancies, source candidates, and conduct pre-interviews. If you need support, we provide support with the interview and induction process. Once you’ve chosen a candidate, we want to make sure they have the very best chance of success!
What Happens After I Contact You?

Once you’ve decided to work with us, you’ll have an initial consultation with us so that we can get to know you, your business and your ideal candidate. From there we take over every stage of sourcing candidates. A selection of ideal candidates will be on your desk ready to review before you know it.

How Do You Find Candidates?
We use a wide network of contacts, a pool of our career coaching job seekers and a range of recruitment tools and communities to source the perfect candidate for you every time. With 20 years of experience in the IT recruitment industry, we have access to some lesser-known candidate pools, including many highly qualified IT professionals who aren’t registered anywhere else.
What Kind Of Roles Do You Recruit For?
At Wildcat Careers we specialise in hiring top talent for IT support and cyber security businesses. We can help recruit 1st, 2nd and 3rd line support IT professionals, cyber security consultants and graduates with cyber security degrees, providing you with the skills your business needs every time.
How Are You Different?
We love helping people – it’s one of our core values as a company. Whether that’s coaching people to get back on or move up the corporate ladder or supporting businesses in building their IT teams. We take a very people-focused approach to recruitment. This means we dedicate every minute to finding the right candidate for your business.
How Long Will It Take To Find Someone For My Role?
Once we’ve agreed on a brief, you could be interviewing in less than a fortnight, depending on your diary availability.
Will You Send Me CVs Without Speaking To Me?
No. We believe that the only way we can provide the best talent for your business is by getting to know you. After our initial conversation, we will send you CVs of shortlisted candidates we think would be a good fit for your role – so you don’t have to sift through hundreds of CVs a day.
I Don’t Know How To Interview – Can You Help?
Absolutely. Not only can we find you, candidates, to interview, but we can provide tailored support and guidance throughout the interview process, so you can be confident you’re choosing the right IT professional for your business.