Job prospects Systems Security Analyst in Nova Scotia

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 Nova Scotia or Canada.

Job opportunities in Nova Scotia

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 Nova Scotia 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.

Demand for this occupation is expected to remain strong with continuing growth anticipated in the information technology (IT) field. A very large proportion of the employers are located in Halifax which has a diverse technology-based economy. The greatest demand will continue to be for employees with five or more years of experience, and with leading-edge skills particularly oriented towards business applications. The rapid evolution of the IT industry means that job prospects may depend heavily on specific skills. Remote hiring is common in the IT field, so jobseekers may benefit from including remote opportunities in their job search. New graduates of modern co-op programs should have less difficulty breaking into the labour market than those from traditional programs.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in Nova Scotia:

  • Approximately 4,550 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 37%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 8%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 7%
  • 75% of information systems analysts and consultants work all year, while 25% 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 37 weeks compared to 30 weeks for all occupations.
  • 7% of information systems analysts and consultants are self-employed compared to an average of 9% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 73% compared to 51% for all occupations
    • Women: 27% compared to 49% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: less than 5% compared to 12% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 10% compared to 26% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: less than 5% compared to 10% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 33% compared to 27% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 38% compared to 17% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 18% compared to 8% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

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Location Job prospects
Annapolis Valley Region Very good
Cape Breton Region Very good
Halifax Region Very good
North Shore Region Very good
Southern Region Very good

Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

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