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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank - 35 28
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 0 1 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast - 0.70% 3.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.81% 4.31%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 1
Average salary - - £25,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £46,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+8.10% -7.50%
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
42 123 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 91.30% 86.01% 78.91%
Number of salaries quoted 34 60 88
Average salary £42,500 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.76% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,000 £27,700
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 31 August 2015, 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 (100.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) CISSP
2 1 (50.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (50.00%) CISM
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Data Security
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Derivative
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) COBIT
2 1 (50.00%) French Language
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Stress Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Security Testing

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Information Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Security Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Information Security Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Data Security
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Stress Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) OWASP
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (50.00%) SIEM
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) CISSP
1 1 (50.00%) CISM
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 1 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (50.00%) COBIT
1 1 (50.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (50.00%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) HP