Period
to 22 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for Cybersecurity skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Cybersecurity over the 6 months to 22 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cybersecurity
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 11 56 59
Rank change year-on-year +45 +3 +8
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 50 14 19
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 15.38% 2.41% 3.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.87% 2.71% 3.34%
Number of salaries quoted 33 13 20
Median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -18.18%
10th Percentile £30,200 £28,850 £32,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% -

Cybersecurity is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Northern Ireland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 315 517 569
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 96.92% 89.14% 90.46%
Number of salaries quoted 179 404 336
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +8.97%
10th Percentile £28,300 £27,150 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing Cybersecurity as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity in Northern Ireland

Cybersecurity
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Cybersecurity in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for Cybersecurity in Northern Ireland

Cybersecurity
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cybersecurity in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 22 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Cybersecurity in Northern Ireland

Cybersecurity
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 22 January 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +40 38 £47,500 -5.00% 7
County Armagh - 3 - -
County Down - 2 - -
County Londonderry - 1 - -
Cybersecurity
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2021, IT jobs citing Cybersecurity also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 15 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (28.00%) C
2 14 (28.00%) C++
3 11 (22.00%) Python
3 11 (22.00%) Software Engineering
3 11 (22.00%) SDLC
3 11 (22.00%) DevSecOps
4 10 (20.00%) Driving Licence
5 9 (18.00%) JavaScript
5 9 (18.00%) React
6 8 (16.00%) Smart City
6 8 (16.00%) Industry 4.0
6 8 (16.00%) MATLAB
6 8 (16.00%) Automotive
7 7 (14.00%) Java
7 7 (14.00%) Linux
7 7 (14.00%) Embedded C++
7 7 (14.00%) Spring
7 7 (14.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (12.00%) CSS
8 6 (12.00%) HTML
8 6 (12.00%) Cyber Resilience
8 6 (12.00%) Front End Development
8 6 (12.00%) Network Security
9 4 (8.00%) Gradle
9 4 (8.00%) Dependency Management
9 4 (8.00%) Embedded Systems
9 4 (8.00%) Spring Boot
9 4 (8.00%) User Experience
9 4 (8.00%) DevOps

Cybersecurity
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (4.00%) InVision
1 2 (4.00%) Moqups
1 2 (4.00%) Photoshop
1 2 (4.00%) Sketch
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.00%) Network Security
2 4 (8.00%) Internet
2 4 (8.00%) LAN
2 4 (8.00%) WAN
3 3 (6.00%) 4G
3 3 (6.00%) 5G
3 3 (6.00%) Ethernet
3 3 (6.00%) Modbus
3 3 (6.00%) MQTT
3 3 (6.00%) Profibus
3 3 (6.00%) ZigBee
3 3 (6.00%) Z-Wave
4 2 (4.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (8.00%) Gradle
1 4 (8.00%) Maven
General
1 8 (16.00%) Automotive
2 3 (6.00%) Public Sector
2 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (26.00%) Developer
2 11 (22.00%) Embedded Engineer
3 10 (20.00%) Trainee
4 7 (14.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
4 7 (14.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 7 (14.00%) Java Developer
4 7 (14.00%) Software Engineer
5 6 (12.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 4 (8.00%) C Software Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) C/C++ Software Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) C++ Software Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Cryptography Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Embedded C Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Senior C Software Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.00%) React
2 7 (14.00%) Spring
3 6 (12.00%) CSS
3 6 (12.00%) HTML
4 4 (8.00%) Spring Boot
5 3 (6.00%) Dropwizard
6 2 (4.00%) CSS3
6 2 (4.00%) HTML5
6 2 (4.00%) LESS
6 2 (4.00%) Node.js
6 2 (4.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.00%) Driving Licence
2 8 (16.00%) Industry 4.0
2 8 (16.00%) Smart City
3 4 (8.00%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (8.00%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (8.00%) Internet of Things
3 4 (8.00%) User Experience
4 3 (6.00%) Cyberattack
5 2 (4.00%) Data Centre
5 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.00%) Linux
2 3 (6.00%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (22.00%) DevSecOps
2 11 (22.00%) SDLC
2 11 (22.00%) Software Engineering
3 6 (12.00%) Cyber Resilience
3 6 (12.00%) Front End Development
4 4 (8.00%) Cryptography
4 4 (8.00%) Dependency Management
4 4 (8.00%) DevOps
4 4 (8.00%) TDD
4 4 (8.00%) Web Development
5 3 (6.00%) Innovative Thinking
5 3 (6.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (4.00%) Computer Science
6 2 (4.00%) High Availability
6 2 (4.00%) Information Security
6 2 (4.00%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (4.00%) Scrum
6 2 (4.00%) Technology Roadmap
6 2 (4.00%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 14 (28.00%) C
1 14 (28.00%) C++
2 11 (22.00%) Python
3 9 (18.00%) JavaScript
4 8 (16.00%) MATLAB
5 7 (14.00%) Embedded C++
5 7 (14.00%) Java
6 4 (8.00%) Embedded C
6 4 (8.00%) SQL
7 3 (6.00%) Bash Shell
7 3 (6.00%) Perl
7 3 (6.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) CISSP
2 2 (4.00%) CCNA
2 2 (4.00%) CEH
2 2 (4.00%) CISA
2 2 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.00%) CISM
2 2 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (6.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 3 (6.00%) NIST
3 1 (2.00%) NCSC
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) Ansible
1 3 (6.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (4.00%) Adobe