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Research Vice President, Cybersecurity

Pay171k - 190k / year
Employment typeOther

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  • Job Description

      Req#: 5284

      IDC is seeking a Research Vice President to join our established cybersecurity research practice. The Research Vice President, Cybersecurity drives research, provides thought leadership and advises clients about on the cybersecurity market and its vendors. An individual well suited for this position would be familiar with topics such as endpoint security, security analytics & orchestration, cloud security and security services.

      Why IDC?

      IDC is the most respected global technology market research firm. We are changing the way the world thinks about the impact of technology on business and society. Our people, data, and analytics create global technology insights that accelerate customer success. IDC has been recognized for four consecutive years (2020, 2021, 2022, 2023) by the IIAR as the Analyst Firm of the Year which is one of the highest accolades for the technology market research industry.

      Our collaborative, innovative and entrepreneurial culture is the perfect place for you to discover your future.

      This role may be based in an approved remote US location or in our Needham, MA, headquarters


      • Serve as IDC's subject matter expert on cybersecurity market development, forecasting and vendor strategies
      • Provide leadership thinking around how the industry is shifting, and what the impacts of these shifts mean both to enterprise end user organizations and to the vendors delivering IT/cybersecurity software and services and infrastructure products and technologies
      • Develop and/or customize IT/cybersecurity research and consulting projects to meet the specific needs of the external customers
      • Utilize existing and new relationships, in conjunction with technical and market knowledge, to develop and grow business relationships to drive market presence
      • Proactively develop relationships with internal IDC sales teams and acts as advocate for the research service and custom consulting projects as a subject matter expert during sales calls
      • Ability to travel approximately 30%. Travel varies considerably, but heaviest travel periods will be between March and July, then again in September and October


      • Bachelors Degree required, Master's degree preferred
      • 15+ years' experience in market research, telecom business advisory, marketing or consulting specific to the telecom and enterprise services domain
      • Research and/or cybersecurity marketing professional with good knowledge of market analysis frameworks such as market sizing models, market segmentation and competitive intelligence
      • Demonstrated ability to analyze survey data and provide a clear, concise summation
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to analyze, present and articulate complex data sets
      • Good interpersonal and organizational skills and the capacity to work both independently and within a team
      • Proven ability to read and evaluate financial reports to analyze key drivers that will impact companies' ability to differentiate and remain competitive

      About IDC : International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1,100 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries worldwide. For 50 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company.

      IDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, handicap, race, color, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, ancestry, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or other categories protected by law.

      At IDC, Inc., we are committed to fair and equitable pay practices. We pay our employees equitably for their work, commensurate with their individual skills and experience. Salary range and additional compensation, including discretionary bonuses and incentive pay, are determined by a rigorous review process. This process considers the experience, education, certifications, and skills required for the specific role, equity with similarly situated employees, as well as employer-verified US region-specific market data provided by an independent 3rd party partner. The expected total annual compensation, depending on location and experience, is between $171,000 and $190,000 and is inclusive of base salary and variable compensation (if applicable).
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