The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT jobs advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 23 25 27
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 4 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 4.08% 1.82% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.60% 2.06% 1.98%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 1
Average salary £40,000 £90,000 £29,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-55.55% +207.69%
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.04%
Information Security
County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Belfast
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
87 97 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 88.78% 88.18% 75.37%
Number of salaries quoted 55 54 66
Average salary £37,500 £38,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% +26.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Information Security across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Information Security
Salary Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Information Security across the Belfast region.

Information Security Salary Trend in Belfast

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the Belfast region citing Information Security also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Information Security.

1 4 (80.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (40.00%) Security Operations
2 2 (40.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (40.00%) Network Security
2 2 (40.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) CISSP
2 2 (40.00%) Unix
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (40.00%) Change Control
3 1 (20.00%) ISACA
3 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (20.00%) DevOps
3 1 (20.00%) IISP
3 1 (20.00%) SANS
3 1 (20.00%) CompTIA Security+
3 1 (20.00%) CISMP
3 1 (20.00%) Security+ Certification
3 1 (20.00%) GCIA
3 1 (20.00%) GCIH
3 1 (20.00%) CISM
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) OLE
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) HTML

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the Belfast region citing Information Security also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Information Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (20.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
1 2 (40.00%) Network Security
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Information Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Information Security Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Security Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Security Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity Manager
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Information Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (40.00%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Unix
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Change Control
1 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
1 2 (40.00%) Security Operations
2 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
1 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) CISSP
2 1 (20.00%) CISM
2 1 (20.00%) CISMP
2 1 (20.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 1 (20.00%) GCIA
2 1 (20.00%) GCIH
2 1 (20.00%) IISP
2 1 (20.00%) ISACA
2 1 (20.00%) SANS
2 1 (20.00%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (40.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (20.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
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