The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 81 96 73
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -23
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 32 16 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.03% 1.10% 2.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.50% 1.33% 3.40%
Number of salaries quoted 18 7 23
Average salary £43,900 £55,000 £51,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.18% +6.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,550 £46,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £55,000 £62,800
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Information Security
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1279 1201 1324
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 81.31% 82.49% 73.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1003 1032 1103
Average salary £43,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.87% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Information Security across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Information Security
Salary Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Information Security across the Cambridge region.

Information Security Salary Trend in Cambridge

Information Security
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Security across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge region citing Information Security also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Information Security.

1 54 (65.06%) Degree
2 46 (55.42%) Cryptography
3 36 (43.37%) Computer Science
4 34 (40.96%) Data Protection
5 33 (39.76%) C#
6 32 (38.55%) Mathematics
6 32 (38.55%) Software Engineering
7 28 (33.73%) Management Information System
8 27 (32.53%) Python
9 26 (31.33%) Penetration Testing
9 26 (31.33%) Embedded Systems
10 25 (30.12%) C
11 24 (28.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 22 (26.51%) CISSP
13 19 (22.89%) ITIL
13 19 (22.89%) PCI DSS
14 18 (21.69%) Project Management
15 17 (20.48%) Windows
15 17 (20.48%) Product Management
16 16 (19.28%) Mentoring
17 15 (18.07%) C++
18 14 (16.87%) LAN
18 14 (16.87%) WAN
19 13 (15.66%) UNIX
19 13 (15.66%) Requirements Management
20 11 (13.25%) Finance
20 11 (13.25%) Security Cleared
21 10 (12.05%) Agile Software Development
21 10 (12.05%) CISM
21 10 (12.05%) Java

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge region citing Information Security also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Information Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (7.23%) OpenStack
2 4 (4.82%) CloudStack
3 1 (1.20%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.87%) LAN
1 14 (16.87%) WAN
2 9 (10.84%) Internet
2 9 (10.84%) Firewall
3 8 (9.64%) Wireless
4 6 (7.23%) Network Security
5 3 (3.61%) VPN
5 3 (3.61%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (3.61%) Wireshark
5 3 (3.61%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (2.41%) DHCP
6 2 (2.41%) DNS
6 2 (2.41%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.20%) HTTP
7 1 (1.20%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 7 (8.43%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (1.20%) Ant
2 1 (1.20%) NUnit
2 1 (1.20%) Selenium
General
1 11 (13.25%) Finance
2 5 (6.02%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.61%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.20%) Military
4 1 (1.20%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 18 (21.69%) Test Engineer
2 16 (19.28%) Integration Engineer
2 16 (19.28%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 15 (18.07%) Security Analyst
3 15 (18.07%) Analyst
4 12 (14.46%) Architect
5 9 (10.84%) Software Engineer
6 8 (9.64%) Information Analyst
6 8 (9.64%) Systems Architect
6 8 (9.64%) Information Security Analyst
7 7 (8.43%) IT Security Analyst
7 7 (8.43%) Security Officer
7 7 (8.43%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (7.23%) Information Security Officer
9 5 (6.02%) IT Manager
9 5 (6.02%) Senior Software Engineer
10 4 (4.82%) Software Architect
10 4 (4.82%) Security Engineer
11 3 (3.61%) Network Engineer
11 3 (3.61%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.23%) .NET
2 2 (2.41%) Web Services
3 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 46 (55.42%) Cryptography
2 36 (43.37%) Computer Science
3 32 (38.55%) Mathematics
4 28 (33.73%) Management Information System
5 26 (31.33%) Embedded Systems
6 5 (6.02%) Mobile Computing
6 5 (6.02%) PMI
6 5 (6.02%) PKI
7 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.41%) Algorithms
7 2 (2.41%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (2.41%) Human Factors
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.48%) Windows
2 13 (15.66%) UNIX
3 7 (8.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (40.96%) Data Protection
2 32 (38.55%) Software Engineering
3 26 (31.33%) Penetration Testing
4 19 (22.89%) ITIL
5 18 (21.69%) Project Management
6 17 (20.48%) Product Management
7 16 (19.28%) Mentoring
8 13 (15.66%) Requirements Management
9 10 (12.05%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (12.05%) Line Management
10 9 (10.84%) Kalman Filter
11 8 (9.64%) TOGAF
11 8 (9.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 8 (9.64%) Quality Management
12 7 (8.43%) Service Delivery
12 7 (8.43%) Validation
12 7 (8.43%) Security Management
13 6 (7.23%) Information Security Management
14 5 (6.02%) OOP
14 5 (6.02%) OO
Programming Languages
1 33 (39.76%) C#
2 27 (32.53%) Python
3 25 (30.12%) C
4 15 (18.07%) C++
5 10 (12.05%) Java
6 1 (1.20%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.20%) SQL
Qualifications
1 54 (65.06%) Degree
2 22 (26.51%) CISSP
3 11 (13.25%) Security Cleared
4 10 (12.05%) CISM
4 10 (12.05%) Postgraduate
5 9 (10.84%) SSCP
6 6 (7.23%) CISA
7 5 (6.02%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (6.02%) PMI Certification
8 3 (3.61%) CCNP
8 3 (3.61%) CCNA
8 3 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (2.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (28.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (22.89%) PCI DSS
3 9 (10.84%) ISO 9000
4 5 (6.02%) SLA
5 3 (3.61%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (10.84%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.82%) Firmware
3 2 (2.41%) XenApp
3 2 (2.41%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 9 (10.84%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.61%) Citrix
2 3 (3.61%) Cisco
3 2 (2.41%) Oracle
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Cambridge Assessment
Salary: From £41,300 to £46,500 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
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Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago