30/11/2020

Categories: Psychology, Postgraduate

The Importance of Personal Development in IT Security Jobs

With the rise of cloud computing and a growing global remote workforce, IT security has never been more important. There are expected to be 255 million remote workers by 2030, according to experts. For organisations, this means deploying cloud-based services and dealing with more connected devices than ever before. In order to manage the network safely, having the right security team will be key.

IT professionals with advanced skills in cloud or networking security will be in demand as cloud adoption ramps up. If you’re a computing graduate looking for personal development courses in this subject, a master’s degree could be a great platform for growth.

Why study a Postgraduate degree?
The MSc Cloud and Network Security course at the University of Bolton is designed for graduates with a background in networking, system administration or cloud computing, who are looking to advance their skills and enjoy personal development in their career.

Not only will you get the chance to improve your knowledge and find better job opportunities, but you can boost your earning potential too. In fact, statistics from the Department for Education suggest that Postgraduates under the age of 30 earn on average £4,500 more than those with an Undergraduate degree.

IT security graduates are in demand
Graduates with knowledge in cloud security are in record demand, and are wanted in every industry. This is set to be the case for the next few years across the whole of Europe, meaning upskilling in this subject is fantastic if you want to future-proof your career.

Our Cloud and Network Security personal development programme will help graduates hone their techniques and security practice, while also giving them an advanced understanding of computer operating systems, virtualisation and networking.

The course is taught to align with real-life workplace scenarios, and will provide you with skills to scale from small infrastructure to major cloud infrastructure applications.

Personal development in a supportive and friendly environment
Are you looking to enjoy personal and professional development in your IT career? At the University of Bolton, our Postgraduate programme arms you with all the skills and knowledge you need to excel in a number of IT security jobs or cloud networking roles. And both our tutors and our dedicated Employability Team will support your career goals.

We’re also in the Top 5 in the UK for Teaching Quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020), as well as the Top 50 UK Universities in The Guardian University League Tables 2021, so there’s nowhere better to study than Bolton University!

To find out more about enrolling in January 2021, visit our course page.

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