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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 66 93 90
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -3
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 53 19 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.99% 1.29% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.55% 1.60% 2.36%
Number of salaries quoted 22 4 7
Average salary £55,000 £47,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% +7.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,200 £40,500
10% offered a salary of more than £78,500 £69,000 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £51,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +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
1495 1185 1397
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 84.42% 80.28% 73.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1148 933 1142
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £65,000
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 18 December 2014.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 64 (66.67%) Degree
2 49 (51.04%) Computer Science
3 47 (48.96%) Cryptography
4 45 (46.88%) Software Engineering
5 44 (45.83%) C#
6 41 (42.71%) Mathematics
7 39 (40.63%) Data Protection
8 35 (36.46%) Python
9 30 (31.25%) C
10 28 (29.17%) Management Information System
10 28 (29.17%) Embedded Systems
11 25 (26.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 24 (25.00%) C++
13 22 (22.92%) Java
13 22 (22.92%) Windows
14 19 (19.79%) UNIX
14 19 (19.79%) Mentoring
15 18 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
16 17 (17.71%) Penetration Testing
17 16 (16.67%) Internet
17 16 (16.67%) Project Management
18 15 (15.63%) Microsoft
19 14 (14.58%) Product Management
20 13 (13.54%) Requirements Management
20 13 (13.54%) CISSP
21 11 (11.46%) ITIL
21 11 (11.46%) PKI
22 10 (10.42%) Security Cleared
22 10 (10.42%) Linux
22 10 (10.42%) .NET

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 4 (4.17%) OpenStack
1 4 (4.17%) CloudStack
2 1 (1.04%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (5.21%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 16 (16.67%) Internet
2 7 (7.29%) Network Security
3 5 (5.21%) LAN
3 5 (5.21%) WAN
4 4 (4.17%) LDAP
5 3 (3.13%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (3.13%) Wireshark
5 3 (3.13%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.04%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
General
1 6 (6.25%) Finance
2 5 (5.21%) Electronics
2 5 (5.21%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.21%) Military
3 3 (3.13%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.04%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (17.71%) Analyst
1 17 (17.71%) Security Analyst
1 17 (17.71%) Test Engineer
1 17 (17.71%) Information Analyst
1 17 (17.71%) Information Security Analyst
2 16 (16.67%) Integration Engineer
2 16 (16.67%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 15 (15.63%) Architect
4 14 (14.58%) Software Engineer
5 9 (9.38%) Systems Architect
5 9 (9.38%) Senior Software Engineer
6 8 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (6.25%) Software Architect
8 5 (5.21%) IT Manager
8 5 (5.21%) Security Officer
9 4 (4.17%) Cryptography Specialist
9 4 (4.17%) Information Security Officer
9 4 (4.17%) Security Engineer
9 4 (4.17%) Consultant
9 4 (4.17%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.42%) .NET
2 4 (4.17%) J2EE
2 4 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 49 (51.04%) Computer Science
2 47 (48.96%) Cryptography
3 41 (42.71%) Mathematics
4 28 (29.17%) Management Information System
4 28 (29.17%) Embedded Systems
5 11 (11.46%) PKI
6 5 (5.21%) PMI
6 5 (5.21%) Mobile Computing
7 4 (4.17%) Algorithms
8 2 (2.08%) Human Factors
9 1 (1.04%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 22 (22.92%) Windows
2 19 (19.79%) UNIX
3 10 (10.42%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (46.88%) Software Engineering
2 39 (40.63%) Data Protection
3 19 (19.79%) Mentoring
4 18 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (17.71%) Penetration Testing
6 16 (16.67%) Project Management
7 14 (14.58%) Product Management
8 13 (13.54%) Requirements Management
9 11 (11.46%) ITIL
10 9 (9.38%) TOGAF
11 8 (8.33%) Line Management
12 6 (6.25%) Software Architecture
12 6 (6.25%) E-Commerce
12 6 (6.25%) OOP
12 6 (6.25%) OO
13 5 (5.21%) CRM
13 5 (5.21%) Quality Management
13 5 (5.21%) Service Delivery
13 5 (5.21%) PRINCE
13 5 (5.21%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 44 (45.83%) C#
2 35 (36.46%) Python
3 30 (31.25%) C
4 24 (25.00%) C++
5 22 (22.92%) Java
6 4 (4.17%) VB
6 4 (4.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 64 (66.67%) Degree
2 13 (13.54%) CISSP
3 10 (10.42%) Security Cleared
4 8 (8.33%) Postgraduate
5 7 (7.29%) CISA
6 5 (5.21%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (5.21%) PMI Certification
7 3 (3.13%) CISM
7 3 (3.13%) CCNP
7 3 (3.13%) CCNA
7 3 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (26.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (10.42%) ISO 9000
3 8 (8.33%) PCI DSS
4 5 (5.21%) SLA
5 1 (1.04%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.04%) GCP
5 1 (1.04%) GMP
5 1 (1.04%) GLP
System Software
1 4 (4.17%) Firmware
2 1 (1.04%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 15 (15.63%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.17%) Oracle
2 4 (4.17%) SAP
3 3 (3.13%) Cisco
4 1 (1.04%) Citrix
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