Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 29 33
Rank change year-on-year -33 +4 +23
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 7 18 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 1.55% 5.29% 1.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.70% 5.88% 1.97%
Number of salaries quoted 7 11 3
Northern Ireland median annual salary £55,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +37.50% - -65.59%
10th Percentile £29,500 £33,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £65,250 £42,500 £45,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% +4.76%

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 411 306 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 90.93% 90.00% 95.00%
Number of salaries quoted 254 238 114
Northern Ireland median annual salary £35,250 £40,000 £39,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.88% +0.63% +18.13%
10th Percentile £19,975 £26,250 £24,475
90th Percentile £55,875 £61,625 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 -29 6 £47,500 +18.75%
County Down - 1 £55,000 -
Information Security
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 3 (42.86%) CISSP
1 3 (42.86%) CISM
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Retail
2 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Stress Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Security Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
2 2 (28.57%) PCI DSS
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
2 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Coaching
2 2 (28.57%) Feasibility Study
2 2 (28.57%) CISA
3 1 (14.29%) GDPR
3 1 (14.29%) Security Monitoring
3 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (14.29%) Security Auditing
3 1 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (14.29%) SIEM
3 1 (14.29%) PA-DSS
3 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (14.29%) Legal
3 1 (14.29%) Firewall
3 1 (14.29%) Data Security

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 1 (14.29%) Firewall
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
2 1 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) IT Manager
1 2 (28.57%) IT Security Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Security Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Software Tester
1 2 (28.57%) Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Compliance Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Governance Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Information Officer
2 1 (14.29%) Information Security Officer
2 1 (14.29%) Risk Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Security Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Security Officer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Risk Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Coaching
1 2 (28.57%) Feasibility Study
1 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Security Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Stress Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
1 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
1 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (14.29%) Data Security
2 1 (14.29%) Security Auditing
2 1 (14.29%) Security Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CISM
1 3 (42.86%) CISSP
2 2 (28.57%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) PCI DSS
2 1 (14.29%) GDPR
2 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (14.29%) PA-DSS