The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 25 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank - 32 40
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 0 4 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland - 2.60% 1.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 3.28% 3.35%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 2
Average salary - £25,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -27.14%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Information Security
UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northern Ireland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
112 122 209
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 88.89% 79.22% 57.58%
Number of salaries quoted 43 101 120
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Information Security
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Information Security Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

Information Security
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (50.00%) Workflow
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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%) Firewall
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Chief Information Officer
1 1 (50.00%) Chief Information Security Officer
1 1 (50.00%) Information Security Officer
1 1 (50.00%) Chief Security Officer
1 1 (50.00%) Security Officer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Workflow
1 1 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
1 1 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree