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KPMG and PwC launch arms race for cyber security talent

May 22, 2019 / OSCAR WILLIAMS

The world’s biggest professional services firms have launched an arms race for talent in the cyber security sector, according to new research from the jobs site Indeed. More than five per cent of British jobs advertised by KPMG and PwC (pictured) are for cyber roles, while EY and Deloitte, the two other members of the so-called “big four”, are also hiring a significant number of security experts. The hiring spree reflects a desire to capitalise on the lucrative cyber security consultancy market. Research published in 2017 revealed the firms, traditionally known for auditing, had become the world’s largest providers of security consultancy services. Indeed observed an increase of more than 14 per cent in the number of cyber jobs per million vacancies from 2017 to 2018, as new data protection regulations came into force across Europe. Vodafone, Hastings Direct, Aviva, Capita and Barclays and Capgemini were among the other firms to feature on Indeed’s leader ...