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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 65 76 99
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +23
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 54 39 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.93% 2.45% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.62% 3.16% 2.05%
Number of salaries quoted 23 15 22
Average salary £50,000 £65,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.07% +30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £31,600 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £71,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,250 £50,000 £50,600
% change year-on-year
-5.50% -1.18%
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
1493 1236 1461
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 81.10% 77.64% 76.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1148 1070 1262
Average salary £41,500 £41,125 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.91% +2.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,660 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 22 August 2014.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 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 37 (49.33%) Degree
2 32 (42.67%) Management Information System
3 30 (40.00%) C#
3 30 (40.00%) Computer Science
4 27 (36.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 26 (34.67%) Mathematics
6 25 (33.33%) Software Engineering
7 23 (30.67%) Cryptography
7 23 (30.67%) C++
8 22 (29.33%) Windows
9 21 (28.00%) Java
10 18 (24.00%) Data Protection
11 17 (22.67%) PKI
11 17 (22.67%) C
11 17 (22.67%) Microsoft
12 16 (21.33%) UNIX
12 16 (21.33%) Internet
13 15 (20.00%) Python
14 13 (17.33%) Embedded Systems
15 12 (16.00%) Project Management
16 11 (14.67%) Validation
16 11 (14.67%) Product Management
17 10 (13.33%) ISO 9000
17 10 (13.33%) .NET
18 9 (12.00%) Linux
18 9 (12.00%) CISSP
19 8 (10.67%) Requirements Management
20 7 (9.33%) Incident Management
20 7 (9.33%) Business Continuity
20 7 (9.33%) Security Cleared

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (6.67%) OpenStack
2 4 (5.33%) CloudStack
Applications
1 5 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 5 (6.67%) MS Project
2 1 (1.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (21.33%) Internet
2 5 (6.67%) LDAP
3 4 (5.33%) DNS
4 3 (4.00%) Firewall
5 2 (2.67%) WAN
5 2 (2.67%) DHCP
5 2 (2.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.67%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (8.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 7 (9.33%) Electronics
1 7 (9.33%) Finance
2 6 (8.00%) Military
3 5 (6.67%) Aerospace
3 5 (6.67%) Legal
3 5 (6.67%) Manufacturing
4 4 (5.33%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 21 (28.00%) Analyst
2 20 (26.67%) Security Analyst
3 19 (25.33%) Information Analyst
3 19 (25.33%) Information Security Analyst
4 13 (17.33%) Software Engineer
4 13 (17.33%) Senior Software Engineer
5 10 (13.33%) Consultant
6 9 (12.00%) Architect
7 8 (10.67%) Developer
8 6 (8.00%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (8.00%) Systems Architect
9 5 (6.67%) Head of IT
9 5 (6.67%) Head of Security
9 5 (6.67%) Head of IT Security
9 5 (6.67%) Security Consultant
10 4 (5.33%) Software Developer
11 3 (4.00%) Security Manager
11 3 (4.00%) Test Engineer
11 3 (4.00%) Software Architect
12 2 (2.67%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.33%) .NET
2 4 (5.33%) J2EE
3 2 (2.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 32 (42.67%) Management Information System
2 30 (40.00%) Computer Science
3 26 (34.67%) Mathematics
4 23 (30.67%) Cryptography
5 17 (22.67%) PKI
6 13 (17.33%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (6.67%) Open Source
8 4 (5.33%) Firmware
8 4 (5.33%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 22 (29.33%) Windows
2 16 (21.33%) UNIX
3 9 (12.00%) Linux
4 5 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (6.67%) Solaris
5 2 (2.67%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 18 (24.00%) Data Protection
3 12 (16.00%) Project Management
4 11 (14.67%) Validation
4 11 (14.67%) Product Management
5 8 (10.67%) Requirements Management
6 7 (9.33%) Incident Management
6 7 (9.33%) Business Continuity
6 7 (9.33%) ITIL
7 6 (8.00%) OOP
7 6 (8.00%) OO
7 6 (8.00%) E-Commerce
7 6 (8.00%) TOGAF
8 5 (6.67%) Information Management
8 5 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (6.67%) IT Governance
8 5 (6.67%) Waterfall
8 5 (6.67%) Information Assurance
8 5 (6.67%) Data Security
9 4 (5.33%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 30 (40.00%) C#
2 23 (30.67%) C++
3 21 (28.00%) Java
4 17 (22.67%) C
5 15 (20.00%) Python
6 4 (5.33%) VB
6 4 (5.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 37 (49.33%) Degree
2 9 (12.00%) CISSP
3 7 (9.33%) Security Cleared
4 5 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (6.67%) Postgraduate
5 3 (4.00%) CISM
6 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.33%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (36.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (13.33%) ISO 9000
3 5 (6.67%) ISO 9001
4 4 (5.33%) GCP
4 4 (5.33%) GMP
4 4 (5.33%) GLP
5 3 (4.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (2.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (22.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.67%) CA
3 4 (5.33%) Oracle
3 4 (5.33%) SAP
4 2 (2.67%) Splunk