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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 35 35 32
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 2 5 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 1.44% 2.65% 4.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 2.87% 5.93%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 3
Average salary £82,500 £110,000 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +57.14%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £46,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -8.00%
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
131 174 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 94.24% 92.06% 68.53%
Number of salaries quoted 63 113 94
Average salary £38,000 £26,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+43.39% -33.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,750 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Security across the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

Information Security
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +2 1 £90,000 -18.18%
County Londonderry - 1 £75,000 -
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) SOAP
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (33.33%) ETL
2 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) WSDL
2 1 (33.33%) RDF
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) CISSP
2 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
2 1 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (33.33%) Basel II
2 1 (33.33%) CISM
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Data Security
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Military
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Asset Management

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Military
1 1 (33.33%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Information Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Security Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) WSDL
1 1 (33.33%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (33.33%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) ETL
2 1 (33.33%) RDF
2 1 (33.33%) Data Security
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Asset Management
2 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
2 1 (33.33%) Content Management
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Stress Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) OWASP
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Open Source
2 1 (33.33%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) CISSP
1 1 (33.33%) CISM
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 1 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (33.33%) Basel II
1 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (33.33%) COBIT
1 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
1 1 (33.33%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) HP