Job prospects Systems Security Analyst in Newfoundland and Labrador

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 Newfoundland and Labrador or Canada.

Job opportunities in Newfoundland and Labrador

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
Good

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

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

This occupation is in high demand across many industries as information technology and the knowledge-based economy grow in size and importance. Technology-based companies are a major source of employment growth, particularly in St. John's, with some developing into international leaders in their fields. Workers may improve their prospects by remaining informed about new systems and technologies, and be knowledgeable in multiple programming languages. Entry to the industry may be improved by completing a co-op or work placement during post-secondary studies.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in Newfoundland and Labrador:

  • Approximately 1,100 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 24%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 14%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 11%
    • Information and cultural industries (NAICS 51): 7%
    • Universities (NAICS 6113): 7%
  • 88% of information systems analysts and consultants work all year, while 12% work only part of the year, compared to 56% and 44% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 28 weeks compared to 26 weeks for all occupations.
  • less than 5% of information systems analysts and consultants are self-employed compared to an average of 6% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 72% compared to 52% for all occupations
    • Women: 28% compared to 48% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: less than 5% compared to 14% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 5% compared to 25% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: less than 5% compared to 13% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 54% compared to 30% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 28% compared to 12% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 8% 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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