Job prospects Systems Security Analyst in New Brunswick

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "systems security analyst" was moved from the group Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) to the group Cybersecurity specialists (NOC 21220).

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as a "systems security analyst" in New Brunswick or Canada.

Job opportunities in New Brunswick

Note that these outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the NOC. Learn more about our methodology.

systems security analyst
Prospects over the next 3 years
Very good

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in New Brunswick for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Information systems analysts and consultants are employed in information technology consulting firms, information technology research and development firms, and information technology units throughout the private and public sectors.

The typical pre-requisites for employment include a college program or bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer systems engineering, software engineering, business administration or a related field. Experience in computer programming is also usually required.

An increasingly knowledge-based economy is boosting demand for these professionals. The growth of cyber security and cloud computing will continue to support the demand for information systems analysts and consultants. The need for businesses to adopt improved information systems and create complex technological applications will generate additional opportunities for these workers.

It is important for workers in this occupation to maintain up-to-date knowledge on new systems and technologies and be knowledgeable in a variety of programming languages. Knowledge of project management and data analysis software is also valuable.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in New Brunswick:

  • Approximately 3,100 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 33%
    • Information and cultural industries (NAICS 51): 10%
    • Wood product manufacturing (NAICS 321): 8%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 5%
  • 84% of information systems analysts and consultants work all year, while 16% work only part of the year, compared to 60% and 40% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 29 weeks compared to 29 weeks for all occupations.
  • 6% of information systems analysts and consultants are self-employed compared to an average of 8% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 70% compared to 52% for all occupations
    • Women: 30% compared to 48% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: less than 5% compared to 13% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 12% compared to 30% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: less than 5% compared to 9% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 42% compared to 27% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 36% compared to 14% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 9% compared to 6% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

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Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

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