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 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
UK / Northern Ireland
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 21 38
Rank change year-on-year -9 +17  
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 4 7 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 2.11% 4.64% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.26% 5.34% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 4 7 2
Median salary £46,250 £40,000 £82,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.62% -51.51%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,350 £35,000 £76,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £88,500
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00%  

Information Security is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Northern Ireland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 177 131 131
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 93.16% 86.75% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 143 111 65
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland citing Information Security as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security 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 in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for Information Security in Northern Ireland

Information Security
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in Northern Ireland over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim -8 3 £37,500 -6.25%
County Down - 1 £55,000 -
Information Security
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 7 (43.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (37.50%) Degree
2 6 (37.50%) CISSP
3 5 (31.25%) Project Management
3 5 (31.25%) Risk Management
3 5 (31.25%) Integration Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (25.00%) BDD
4 4 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (25.00%) TDD
4 4 (25.00%) Mathematics
4 4 (25.00%) OOD
4 4 (25.00%) Java
4 4 (25.00%) SQL
4 4 (25.00%) CISA
4 4 (25.00%) CISM
4 4 (25.00%) Information Security Management
4 4 (25.00%) Security Management
4 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 4 (25.00%) Front Office
5 3 (18.75%) Finance
5 3 (18.75%) Service Management
5 3 (18.75%) ITIL
5 3 (18.75%) Cisco
5 3 (18.75%) ISMS
5 3 (18.75%) Data Protection
5 3 (18.75%) COBIT
5 3 (18.75%) Firewall
5 3 (18.75%) Business Continuity

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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) Firewall
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (12.50%) LAN
2 2 (12.50%) Network Security
2 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 2 (12.50%) VPN
2 2 (12.50%) WAN
General
1 4 (25.00%) Front Office
2 3 (18.75%) Finance
3 2 (12.50%) Legal
4 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Developer
1 4 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Head of Information
2 3 (18.75%) Head of Information Security
2 3 (18.75%) Head of Security
2 3 (18.75%) Information Officer
2 3 (18.75%) Information Security Officer
2 3 (18.75%) Security Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Security Officer
3 2 (12.50%) Network Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Network Security Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Security Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Information Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Information Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Information Security Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Information Security Manager
4 1 (6.25%) IT Manager
4 1 (6.25%) IT Security Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Software Tester
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
1 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) CESG
3 1 (6.25%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (6.25%) Smart Energy
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Integration Testing
1 5 (31.25%) Project Management
1 5 (31.25%) Risk Management
2 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) BDD
2 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (25.00%) Information Security Management
2 4 (25.00%) Mathematics
2 4 (25.00%) OOD
2 4 (25.00%) Security Management
2 4 (25.00%) TDD
3 3 (18.75%) Business Continuity
3 3 (18.75%) Data Protection
3 3 (18.75%) Information Assurance
3 3 (18.75%) ISMS
3 3 (18.75%) ITIL
3 3 (18.75%) Service Management
4 2 (12.50%) Change Control
4 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (12.50%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) Java
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) CISSP
1 6 (37.50%) Degree
2 4 (25.00%) CISA
2 4 (25.00%) CISM
3 2 (12.50%) CCNA
3 2 (12.50%) CCSA
3 2 (12.50%) Check Point Certification
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (6.25%) CLAS
4 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (18.75%) COBIT
3 2 (12.50%) ISO 9001
4 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Cisco
2 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
2 2 (12.50%) Palo Alto
3 1 (6.25%) Acunetix
3 1 (6.25%) ArcSight
3 1 (6.25%) LogRhythm
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Qualys
3 1 (6.25%) Splunk