The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cambridge region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 59 75 96
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +21
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 66 47 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.66% 2.83% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.51% 3.69% 1.87%
Number of salaries quoted 30 19 22
Average salary £50,000 £53,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £32,800 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £50,000 £51,250
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -2.43%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1464 1275 1387
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 81.11% 76.71% 75.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1148 1102 1187
Average salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,660 £32,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Information Security
Cambridgeshire

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 1 August 2014.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 34 (47.89%) Degree
2 30 (42.25%) Management Information System
3 27 (38.03%) C#
3 27 (38.03%) Computer Science
4 25 (35.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 23 (32.39%) Mathematics
6 22 (30.99%) Software Engineering
6 22 (30.99%) Windows
7 21 (29.58%) C++
8 20 (28.17%) Cryptography
9 19 (26.76%) Java
10 18 (25.35%) Data Protection
11 17 (23.94%) Microsoft
12 16 (22.54%) UNIX
12 16 (22.54%) Internet
13 15 (21.13%) C
13 15 (21.13%) PKI
14 12 (16.90%) Python
14 12 (16.90%) Embedded Systems
15 11 (15.49%) Validation
15 11 (15.49%) Project Management
16 10 (14.08%) ISO 9000
16 10 (14.08%) .NET
17 9 (12.68%) Product Management
18 8 (11.27%) Requirements Management
18 8 (11.27%) ITIL
18 8 (11.27%) CISSP
19 7 (9.86%) Linux
19 7 (9.86%) Electronics
19 7 (9.86%) Finance

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 5 (7.04%) OpenStack
2 4 (5.63%) CloudStack
Applications
1 5 (7.04%) MS Excel
1 5 (7.04%) MS Project
2 1 (1.41%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (22.54%) Internet
2 5 (7.04%) LDAP
3 4 (5.63%) DNS
4 3 (4.23%) Firewall
5 2 (2.82%) WAN
5 2 (2.82%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.04%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (8.45%) Rational DOORS
General
1 7 (9.86%) Electronics
1 7 (9.86%) Finance
2 6 (8.45%) Military
3 5 (7.04%) Aerospace
3 5 (7.04%) Legal
3 5 (7.04%) Manufacturing
4 4 (5.63%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.82%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 21 (29.58%) Analyst
2 20 (28.17%) Security Analyst
3 19 (26.76%) Information Security Analyst
3 19 (26.76%) Information Analyst
4 13 (18.31%) Senior Software Engineer
4 13 (18.31%) Software Engineer
5 10 (14.08%) Consultant
6 9 (12.68%) Architect
7 8 (11.27%) Developer
8 6 (8.45%) Systems Architect
8 6 (8.45%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (7.04%) Security Consultant
9 5 (7.04%) Head of IT
9 5 (7.04%) Head of IT Security
9 5 (7.04%) Head of Security
10 4 (5.63%) Software Developer
11 3 (4.23%) Software Architect
11 3 (4.23%) Security Manager
12 2 (2.82%) Information Manager
12 2 (2.82%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.08%) .NET
2 4 (5.63%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 30 (42.25%) Management Information System
2 27 (38.03%) Computer Science
3 23 (32.39%) Mathematics
4 20 (28.17%) Cryptography
5 15 (21.13%) PKI
6 12 (16.90%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (7.04%) Open Source
8 4 (5.63%) Life Science
8 4 (5.63%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 22 (30.99%) Windows
2 16 (22.54%) UNIX
3 7 (9.86%) Linux
4 5 (7.04%) Solaris
4 5 (7.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.82%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (30.99%) Software Engineering
2 18 (25.35%) Data Protection
3 11 (15.49%) Validation
3 11 (15.49%) Project Management
4 9 (12.68%) Product Management
5 8 (11.27%) Requirements Management
5 8 (11.27%) ITIL
6 7 (9.86%) Incident Management
6 7 (9.86%) Business Continuity
7 6 (8.45%) TOGAF
7 6 (8.45%) Data Security
7 6 (8.45%) OOP
7 6 (8.45%) OO
7 6 (8.45%) E-Commerce
8 5 (7.04%) IT Governance
8 5 (7.04%) Information Management
8 5 (7.04%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (7.04%) Information Assurance
8 5 (7.04%) Waterfall
9 4 (5.63%) Requirements Engineering
Programming Languages
1 27 (38.03%) C#
2 21 (29.58%) C++
3 19 (26.76%) Java
4 15 (21.13%) C
5 12 (16.90%) Python
6 4 (5.63%) VB
6 4 (5.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 34 (47.89%) Degree
2 8 (11.27%) CISSP
3 7 (9.86%) Security Cleared
4 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (7.04%) Postgraduate
5 3 (4.23%) CISM
6 1 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (35.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (14.08%) ISO 9000
3 5 (7.04%) ISO 9001
4 4 (5.63%) GCP
4 4 (5.63%) GMP
4 4 (5.63%) GLP
5 2 (2.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.82%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (23.94%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.04%) CA
3 4 (5.63%) Oracle
3 4 (5.63%) SAP
4 2 (2.82%) Splunk
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