Period
to 22 January 2021

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

Security Operations (SecOps)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 53 63 72
Rank change year-on-year +10 +9 -
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations 3 7 6
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 0.92% 1.21% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 1.35% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 11
Median annual salary £25,000 £43,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -42.86% -2.78% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £26,875 £42,500
90th Percentile £27,500 £58,750 £47,500
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,250
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.80% -4.58%

Security Operations 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%

Security Operations
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Operations in Northern Ireland

Security Operations
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Salary trend for Security Operations in Northern Ireland

Security Operations
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 Security Operations 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 +15 3 £25,000 -42.86% 2
Security Operations
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2021, IT jobs citing Security Operations 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 Security Operations.

1 3 (100.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 3 (100.00%) Information Security
1 3 (100.00%) Network Security

Security Operations
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 (100.00%) Network Security
General
1 3 (100.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) IT Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) IT Security Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Security Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Information Security