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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 33 30 30
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 1 4 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 0.80% 2.72% 5.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 3.42% 7.84%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 1
Average salary - £25,000 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -60.00%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
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
102 117 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 81.60% 79.59% 67.40%
Number of salaries quoted 42 93 72
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £15,390
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 17 September 2014, 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 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
1 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Law
1 2 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) VPN
2 1 (16.67%) CISSP
2 1 (16.67%) PMP
2 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
2 1 (16.67%) NHS
2 1 (16.67%) Intranet
2 1 (16.67%) Internet
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) CISA
2 1 (16.67%) CISM
2 1 (16.67%) Financial Institution
2 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (16.67%) Information Security Management
2 1 (16.67%) Security Management
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
2 1 (16.67%) Workflow
2 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
2 1 (16.67%) CESG
2 1 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (16.67%) CEH
2 1 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (16.67%) Network Security
2 1 (16.67%) VPN
2 1 (16.67%) Intranet
2 1 (16.67%) Internet
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Law
2 1 (16.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Chief Information Officer
1 4 (66.67%) Chief Information Security Officer
1 4 (66.67%) Information Security Officer
1 4 (66.67%) Chief Security Officer
1 4 (66.67%) Security Officer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Security Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Information Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Information Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) CESG
2 1 (16.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (16.67%) SIEM
2 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (16.67%) Information Security Management
2 1 (16.67%) Security Management
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
2 1 (16.67%) Workflow
2 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) CISSP
2 1 (16.67%) PMP
2 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
2 1 (16.67%) CISA
2 1 (16.67%) CISM
2 1 (16.67%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS