DevOps, Networks & Cybersecurity

DevOps, Networks & Cybersecurity Recruitment

Creating and supporting robust, well-configured, secure digital frameworks

You’ll want a DevOps, networks and cybersecurity recruitment agency that knows who to trust with your servers, cloud-based systems, full infrastructure refresh or BAU support.

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We are expert in placing experienced specialists with established SMEs and blue-chip firms to deliver high-value results.

For Employers

Flexible, resilient IT systems deliver a competitive advantage. With secure, agile and high performance environments supported by top quality specialists, businesses are set up for success.

For Candidates

Understanding how a company’s operations depend on its tech infrastructure and digital security makes you a key player. Whether a specialist or generalist, looking for a permanent or contract role, we’ll know which company is a good fit for your experience and ambitions.

Junior SRE Engineer
£30,000 – £40,000
Accepting candidates
  • DevOps, Networks & Cybersecurity
  • Permanent
  • £30,000 – £40,000
  • Chelmsford (Hybrid working)
DevOps, Networks & Cybersecurity
Head of Service Delivery
£50,000 – £55,000
Accepting candidates
  • DevOps, Networks & Cybersecurity
  • Permanent
  • £50,000 – £55,000
  • Ipswich (Hybrid working)
DevOps, Networks & Cybersecurity
Service Management Lead
£55,000 – £65,000
Accepting candidates
  • DevOps, Networks & Cybersecurity
  • Permanent
  • £55,000 – £65,000
  • Ipswich (Fully remote)
DevOps, Networks & Cybersecurity
Harry Dibbs
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Harry Dibbs DevOps, Networks & Cybersecurity

Harry is our networks and infrastructure specialist for the East of England region. Harry is an enthusiastic and engaging recruiter who believes no challenge is too great. He has a keen interest in the real world application of IT infrastructure and enjoys learning from the people in the industry, absorbing their knowledge in the process.

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Liam Huffee
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Liam Huffee DevOps, Networks & Cybersecurity

Liam joined Bristow Holland in August 2020 and is our specialist in Infrastructure Support positions. Liam started in recruitment in 2013 after spending 6 years in the Royal Navy.   A highly experienced and accomplished consultant, Liam has built a comprehensive picture of the IT Support market across the region giving his clients rapid access to the best candidates the market has to offer.

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As both a hirer and a candidate, Bristow Holland has been my IT recruiter of choice for the past decade. I was recently placed by Harry, who was imaginative to suggest an opportunity that I might not have immediately considered myself. He showed good communication and good humour throughout, which was very much appreciated.

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How to create the framework for success: Making it make sense

Making it
make sense

Before we can make matches for either the candidate or employer, we need to make sure the proposition is sensibly aligned with the market. Only a specialist with a deep understanding of the sector can do this. For hirers, this means defining what you want to achieve with your new employee. For tech specialists, we’ll go over your experience, expectations and priorities for the future. If they all add up we can make things happen.

How to create the framework for success: Sharpening the details

the details

Finding a high-value match for both parties means everyone needs to bring their A-game. Throughout the search, selection and interview process, we ensure both businesses and specialists convey their value with clarity and honesty, so each understands and trusts what the other brings to the table.

How to create the framework for success: Always there for you

Always there
for you

At every stage, our team will keep you informed, answer any concerns and support you through any challenges that may arise. Our role is to anticipate obstacles, eliminate them before you know about them or calmly advise how we will handle them with as little stress as possible. And we will always be on hand for ongoing advice.

It’s not unusual for tech specialists to get pinged multiple times a week by agencies. It’s a testament to Bristow Holland that they don’t get lost in all that noise and maintain respect.
Rachael Drouet, Head of People & Development Explore Case Study
Without Bristow Holland, we wouldn’t have a team. They’ve hired all of our guys and built that whole team that is now driving this product forward.
Stuart Barnett, Technical Director, Wi-Q. Explore Case Study
Bristow Holland are in the business of recruiting people of a high calibre. Over the last 12 months, we’ve hired 4 exceptional people who are all outstanding in their field.
Steve Lamb, General Manager Explore Case Study
Tom BurrowsTom Burrows
10:46 17 Aug 23
I’ve had an excellent experience with Bristow Holland, especially with James Bleese, who helped me secure a new job role quickly, and efficiently. He was constantly keeping me updated, and letting me know what was happening with my application. I couldn’t suggest Bristow Holland more, especially if you choose to go with James!
Billy WilesBilly Wiles
15:40 11 Aug 23
Harry was excellent throughout the whole process of finding me a new work placement. Always kept in contact and kept me updated on job applications. Very friendly and very helpful!Highly recommend using Bristow Holland.But especially using Harry Dibbs as a recruiter!

Frequently asked questions

Still not found the answer you are after? Speak to one of our specialists today!
How do I get into DevOps, Networks and Cybersecurity roles?

The most straightforward route is via a good degree in Computer Science with experience or a specific interest in networking, IT infrastructure and associated security systems. This should help you appeal to prospective employers. Apprenticeships will also help you to get a foot on the ladder into a service desk post, and with experience you will be able to progress from there.

What is the career path in DevOps or Cybersecurity?

Entry-level roles would be at a service desk position initially, if you’re not degree-qualified, then progressing to IT Support, IT Analyst, and further to Systems Administrator and Infrastructure Engineer and Analyst. After this, you would specialise and branch off into aspects of IT/Tech infrastructure management like storage, messaging, networking, security or a managerial position.

How much should I expect to earn in DevOps, Networks and Cybersecurity jobs?

Salary for an entry-level role on a service desk would start at £16k-17k (apprenticeships usually £10k), progressing to around £45k a year for the most senior engineer positions. 

Do certifications or qualifications matter for DevOps and Cybersecurity jobs?

They can help back up your candidacy, but the reality is that if you have experience in the right areas for a particular role, then we will personally talk to employers who might have skipped your CV about how you are the most fitting engineer for the job. Knowing your way around certain systems, networks and servers can carry more weight than any qualification on paper.

What should I be targeting in my next DevOps, Networks and Cybersecurity job?

The hot topics and skill-sets that we are seeing right now in this field are obviously cyber security, the Cloud, storage, virtualisation and networking. With more and more networking, storage and business being conducted online, demand for engineers with knowledge in these areas is only going to carry on growing.

When is the best time to leave my current DevOps or Cybersecurity job?

You will know when you should leave your current job in tech/IT infrastructure support when you can see there is no progress taking place at the company. You might notice that your department is not keeping pace with the latest developments in hardware, the Cloud, or virtual networks, nor reaching out to new clients. This is a sign that eventually you will only be dealing with heritage technology and your knowledge and value in the industry will fall behind that of most contemporary engineers. If you want to keep progressing in your career, then this is the point you need to assess your options and see what else might be out there for you.

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10/10 would highly recommend Bristow Holland. They were able to support me every step of the way from application to job offer.
Azeez, Senior Business Analyst