Encryption & Cybersecurity

The highest growth field envisaged in these next five years

The Future Jobs Survey 2020 by the World Economic Forum highlights the crisis that the world will be facing in shortage of human resources to fill the jobs envisaged in 2025. The youngsters who today are deciding what degree they should embark upon will emerge from their university years right in this forecasted scenario.

The 2020 version of the Future of Jobs Survey reveals that Process Automation Specialists, Information Security Analysts and Internet of Things Specialists are newly emerging roles which are seeing growing demand from employers. The emergence of these roles reflects the acceleration of automation as well as the resurgence of cybersecurity risks. These in addition to the ever-growing demand in Data Analytics, AI and Machine Learning Specialists, Robotics Engineers, Software and Application developers as well as Digital Transformation Specialists.

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Reference: Forbes.com

The skills required for cybersecurity reflect the priorities that organizations are placing on building secure digital infrastructures that can scale. Application Development Security and Cloud Security are the fastest-growing skill areas in cybersecurity, that illustrates the shift towards a proactive security strategy rather than a reactive one.

Download: The Fastest Growing Security Skills

And the situation in Malta is not any different. According to the ICT Skills Demand and Supply Monitor 2021 published by the eSkills Foundation The demand for cybersecurity expertise is deemed to grow substantially in the medium to long term.

Published by the eSkills Foundation in a research commissioned to Ernst & Young for ICT Skills Demand & Supply Monitor 2021.

Even more indicative, the same report highlights the difficulty in finding individuals with the right skills, with cybersecurity listed as a second tier level of difficulty.

Published by the eSkills Foundation in a research commissioned to Ernst & Young for ICT Skills Demand & Supply Monitor 2021.

If the area of computing and security is of interest to you, whatever your age or nationality, then you should seriously consider this opportunity to embark on a highly demanded career, or maybe even a change of job to provide you with an opportunity for a better pay.

Saint Martin’s Institute of Higher Education is pleased to announce the launch of an MQF Level 5 Diploma in Computing with Security & Cryptography which leads to a BSc (Hons) degree in Computing with Security & Cryptography, the first undergraduate degree offering this keenly sought-after specialism in Malta.

This degree, accredited by the Malta Further & Higher Education Authority (MFHEA), is being offered to students who wish to study as a full-time student, as well as those who may already be in employment and would prefer to dedicate time and effort as evening students.

Graduates may then progress further and go on to read for an MQF Level 7 postgraduate degree, the MSc Information Security conferred by the world renowned University of London and academically led by one of the top cybersecurity research faculty in the world from Royal Holloway.

The Diploma and BSc (Hons) are meant to lead you right up to your Master Degree in Information Security.


If you are interested select the BSc (Hons) Computing with Security & Cryptography from the list on our website [Click Here] and you will receive the brochure with all the details you may wish to know, with regards to this brand new, leading-edge programme.

And remember that you will not need to make any fee payments during your studies, since these are taken care of by the StudiesPlus+ scheme, and subsequently 70% of all the expenses are paid through an income tax rebate under the GetQualified Scheme!

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Do not hesitate to contact us via email on infodesk@stmartins.edu or by phone on +356 2123 5451 for an on-line or in-person appointment to answer any questions you may have.

Saint Martin’s Institute of Higher Education has an excellent reputation in the teaching and research of computing, and the main areas in security and cryptography are designed and taught by academics who are themselves practitioners and have successfully read the MSc in Information Security from the Royal Holloway, University of London.

If you wish to read more reports from eSkills Foundation [Click Here]

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