Period
to 24 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for Information Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Information Security over the 6 months to 24 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 44 51 62
Rank change year-on-year +7 +11 -4
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 11 16 15
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 3.41% 2.78% 2.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.51% 3.13% 2.63%
Number of salaries quoted 8 16 13
Median annual salary £42,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +11.11% -14.29%
10th Percentile £26,700 £27,250 £30,500
90th Percentile £55,500 £65,000 £47,500
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% - -

Information Security 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 313 511 571
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 96.90% 88.72% 90.35%
Number of salaries quoted 179 396 339
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +8.97%
10th Percentile £28,300 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £61,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in Northern Ireland

Information Security
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Salary trend for Information Security in Northern Ireland

Information Security
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Information Security in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 24 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Information Security in Northern Ireland

Information Security
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 Information Security within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 24 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 +14 9 £40,500 -19.00% 7
Information Security
UK

For the 6 months to 24 January 2021, IT jobs citing Information Security 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 Information Security.

1 5 (45.45%) Management Information System
1 5 (45.45%) Degree
1 5 (45.45%) Network Security
2 4 (36.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (36.36%) Public Sector
3 3 (27.27%) Firewall
3 3 (27.27%) CCNA
3 3 (27.27%) CISSP
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (27.27%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (27.27%) Security Operations
4 2 (18.18%) Vue.js
4 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
4 2 (18.18%) API Development
4 2 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (18.18%) React
4 2 (18.18%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (18.18%) Material Design
4 2 (18.18%) Virtual Team
4 2 (18.18%) .NET Core
4 2 (18.18%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (18.18%) Technology Roadmap
4 2 (18.18%) Records Management
4 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
4 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
4 2 (18.18%) Azure
4 2 (18.18%) REST
4 2 (18.18%) High Availability
4 2 (18.18%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (18.18%) Business Transformation

Information Security
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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) Network Security
2 3 (27.27%) Firewall
3 2 (18.18%) LAN
3 2 (18.18%) WAN
4 1 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (36.36%) Public Sector
2 3 (27.27%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (18.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
1 4 (36.36%) Security Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) IT Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) IT Security Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Security Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Lead Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Lead Software Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Network Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Software Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Data Protection Officer
4 1 (9.09%) Information Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Information Security Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Information Security Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Information Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Information Security Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET Core
1 2 (18.18%) KnockoutJS
1 2 (18.18%) Material Design
1 2 (18.18%) React
1 2 (18.18%) REST
1 2 (18.18%) Vue.js
2 1 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
2 1 (9.09%) D3.js
2 1 (9.09%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Management Information System
2 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 2 (18.18%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (18.18%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Security Operations
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) API Development
2 2 (18.18%) Business Transformation
2 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 2 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (18.18%) Data Management
2 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
2 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (18.18%) High Availability
2 2 (18.18%) Information Security Management
2 2 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Records Management
2 2 (18.18%) Scrum
2 2 (18.18%) Security Management
2 2 (18.18%) Technology Roadmap
3 1 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (9.09%) Patch Management
3 1 (9.09%) SIEM
3 1 (9.09%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C#
1 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) Degree
2 3 (27.27%) CCNA
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (27.27%) CISSP
3 2 (18.18%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (9.09%) CISM
4 1 (9.09%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (9.09%) PA-DSS
2 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Google