Job prospects Systems Security Analyst in New Brunswick

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: These outlooks were updated on November 29th, 2023. Learn more about our methodology.

Prospects over the next 3 years


The employment outlook will be moderate for Cybersecurity specialists (NOC 21220) in New Brunswick for the 2023-2025 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • Cybersecurity specialists are employed in information technology consulting firms, information technology research and development firms, and information technology units throughout the private and public sectors.
  • The increase in remote work has led to more attempted network breaches on behalf of cyber criminals, leading to work for cybersecurity specialists in this area. Cloud and artificial intelligence security are also trends impacting the occupation.
  • It is important for workers in this occupation to maintain up-to-date knowledge on new systems and technologies, regulations, and be knowledgeable in a variety of programming languages.

Here are some key facts about Cybersecurity specialists in New Brunswick:

  • Approximately 250 people worked in this occupation in May 2021.
  • Cybersecurity specialists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 51%
    • Insurance Carriers and related activities (NAICS 524, 526): 9%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 8%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 7%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 91% compared to 84% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 9% compared to 16% for all occupations
  • 77% of cybersecurity specialists work all year, while 23% work only part of the year, compared to 62% and 38% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 47 weeks compared to 42 weeks for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 80% compared to 52% for all occupations
    • Women: 20% compared to 48% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: n/a
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 12% compared to 30% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: n/a
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 36% compared to 23% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 34% compared to 16% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 8% compared to 7% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

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