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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 72 86 94
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +8
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 43 29 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.47% 1.88% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.00% 2.37% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 18 10 23
Average salary £50,000 £65,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.07% +41.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £29,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £65,000 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
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
1431 1224 1507
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 82.10% 79.38% 75.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1094 1073 1315
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 17 September 2014.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 41 (51.90%) Degree
2 34 (43.04%) Computer Science
3 32 (40.51%) C#
3 32 (40.51%) Management Information System
4 29 (36.71%) Mathematics
5 28 (35.44%) Software Engineering
5 28 (35.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 26 (32.91%) C++
6 26 (32.91%) Windows
7 25 (31.65%) Cryptography
8 24 (30.38%) Java
9 20 (25.32%) C
10 19 (24.05%) Microsoft
10 19 (24.05%) PKI
11 18 (22.78%) UNIX
11 18 (22.78%) Python
11 18 (22.78%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (22.78%) Data Protection
12 17 (21.52%) Internet
13 16 (20.25%) Embedded Systems
14 14 (17.72%) Project Management
15 12 (15.19%) ISO 9000
16 11 (13.92%) Linux
16 11 (13.92%) Validation
16 11 (13.92%) Product Management
17 10 (12.66%) .NET
17 10 (12.66%) CISSP
17 10 (12.66%) Security Cleared
18 9 (11.39%) Electronics
19 8 (10.13%) Military

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 7 (8.86%) OpenStack
2 6 (7.59%) CloudStack
Applications
1 5 (6.33%) MS Project
1 5 (6.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.27%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 17 (21.52%) Internet
2 5 (6.33%) LDAP
3 4 (5.06%) WAN
4 3 (3.80%) Firewall
5 2 (2.53%) Network Security
5 2 (2.53%) DHCP
5 2 (2.53%) DNS
5 2 (2.53%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.33%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (7.59%) Rational DOORS
General
1 9 (11.39%) Electronics
2 8 (10.13%) Military
3 5 (6.33%) Finance
3 5 (6.33%) Aerospace
3 5 (6.33%) Legal
3 5 (6.33%) Manufacturing
4 4 (5.06%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (26.58%) Analyst
2 20 (25.32%) Security Analyst
3 19 (24.05%) Information Analyst
3 19 (24.05%) Information Security Analyst
4 16 (20.25%) Software Engineer
5 13 (16.46%) Senior Software Engineer
6 10 (12.66%) Consultant
7 9 (11.39%) Architect
8 8 (10.13%) Developer
9 6 (7.59%) Systems Architect
9 6 (7.59%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (6.33%) Security Consultant
10 5 (6.33%) Head of Security
10 5 (6.33%) Head of IT Security
10 5 (6.33%) Head of IT
11 4 (5.06%) Software Developer
12 3 (3.80%) Software Architect
12 3 (3.80%) Test Engineer
12 3 (3.80%) Security Manager
13 2 (2.53%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.66%) .NET
2 4 (5.06%) J2EE
3 2 (2.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 34 (43.04%) Computer Science
2 32 (40.51%) Management Information System
3 29 (36.71%) Mathematics
4 25 (31.65%) Cryptography
5 19 (24.05%) PKI
6 16 (20.25%) Embedded Systems
7 6 (7.59%) Firmware
8 5 (6.33%) Open Source
9 4 (5.06%) Life Science
10 2 (2.53%) PMI
10 2 (2.53%) Mobile Computing
11 1 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 26 (32.91%) Windows
2 18 (22.78%) UNIX
3 11 (13.92%) Linux
4 5 (6.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (6.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (35.44%) Software Engineering
2 18 (22.78%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (22.78%) Data Protection
3 14 (17.72%) Project Management
4 11 (13.92%) Validation
4 11 (13.92%) Product Management
5 8 (10.13%) Requirements Management
6 7 (8.86%) Incident Management
6 7 (8.86%) ITIL
7 6 (7.59%) OOP
7 6 (7.59%) OO
7 6 (7.59%) E-Commerce
7 6 (7.59%) TOGAF
7 6 (7.59%) Requirements Engineering
8 5 (6.33%) Information Assurance
8 5 (6.33%) Information Management
8 5 (6.33%) IT Governance
8 5 (6.33%) Business Continuity
8 5 (6.33%) Data Security
8 5 (6.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 32 (40.51%) C#
2 26 (32.91%) C++
3 24 (30.38%) Java
4 20 (25.32%) C
5 18 (22.78%) Python
6 4 (5.06%) VB
6 4 (5.06%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 41 (51.90%) Degree
2 10 (12.66%) CISSP
2 10 (12.66%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (6.33%) Postgraduate
4 4 (5.06%) CISM
5 2 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.53%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.53%) CISA
6 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (35.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (15.19%) ISO 9000
3 5 (6.33%) ISO 9001
4 4 (5.06%) GCP
4 4 (5.06%) GMP
4 4 (5.06%) GLP
5 2 (2.53%) SLA
5 2 (2.53%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 19 (24.05%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.33%) CA
3 4 (5.06%) Oracle
3 4 (5.06%) SAP