Cyber Security Recruitment

Central to Richard Wheerler Associates’ reputation as a leading Cyber security recruitment consultancy has been our work partnering with pioneering, often best-of-class private sector companies - from startups to global enterprises - to build teams of top drawer, permanent, security professionals.

Since 1987, security companies such as Clearswift, McAfee, Oracle-Secerno, Gotham Digital Science and Osirium have recruited business critical engineers and specialist cybersecurity talent through Richard Wheeler Associates.  

Today, with increasing numbers of devices connecting to the internet and an increase in cyber-attacks in the UK, the demand for Cyber security specialists has never been higher.

Cyber Security Talent

Richard Wheeler Associates is a Cyber security recruiter with a demonstrable track record of hiring talented professionals for Cyber security jobs at all levels, covering these roles:

  • Information Security Officer

  • Penetration Tester

  • Ethical Hacker

  • Computer Forensics Investigator

  • Malware Analyst

  • Security Consultant

  • Risk Analyst

  • Security Architect

  • Security Analyst

RWA’s expertise and network of contacts means we are well placed to fill your hiring needs. In partnering with us, you can be 100% confident you will receive ‘right fit’ applications from candidates who have been thoroughly briefed, are keen to work with you and are interested in what you are doing. We aim for a conversion rate of an offer per 2 CVs shortlisted.

Our focus is on quality (pure and simple).

Cyber Security Recruitment Testimonials

Making Job Offers IT Candidates Can’t Refuse

So, you’ve found the perfect Java Developer, Technical Architect or Big Data Analyst, and the candidate has sailed through the interview process. It may feel like the hiring process is over, the critical role has been filled and you can focus elsewhere.

But the timing and approach (rights vs wrongs) to extending the job offer is crucial, particularly in a highly competitive IT jobs market. Handle this crucial next stage poorly and you may start the relationship on the wrong foot or lose the candidate to another opportunity.

Here are some tips:

Remote Working: Coronavirus Could Cause a Permanent Shift to Home Working

The Coronavirus pandemic could result in the permanent move to remote working for many people, as companies are forced to encourage home working to slow down the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

After being forced to set-up a home office and get used to using cloud remote working tools, employees will be reluctant to return to commuting to the office 5 days a week and asking if they need to do this. This might be an opportunity for huge change in the way we work.

What Is The Joel Test And How Valuable Is It?

The Joel Test was created in August 2000 by Joel Spolsky, a software developer from New York City, who is a founder and CEO of Stack Overflow, creator of Trello project management software, and ex-Microsoft employee.

The test is designed to rate the quality of a software team, all in about 3 minutes! It consists of 12 ‘Yes / No’ questions that are intended to be quick and simple to answer.

Weaker Pound Secures Record Investment in UK Tech Sector

Fast-growing UK tech companies secured a record £5.5bn in foreign investment in the first seven months of this year, according to research for the government’s digital economy council. The study for the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) revealed that the UK has overtaken the US for the amount of investment per capita.

Funding growth was driven by US and Asian investment in private companies valued at more than $1bn, such as a renewable energy company Ovo Energy and takeaway business Deliveroo.

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