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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 81 117 76
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -41
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 24 4 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.62% 0.22% 2.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 0.28% 3.61%
Number of salaries quoted 18 1 28
Average salary £43,900 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.18% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,411 £55,000 £46,750
10% offered a salary of more than £53,790 £55,000 £63,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £48,500 £48,250
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +0.51%
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
1196 1425 1522
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 80.65% 79.08% 76.37%
Number of salaries quoted 999 1211 1289
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 24 April 2015.

Information Security Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 37 (60.66%) Degree
2 31 (50.82%) Cryptography
3 23 (37.70%) Penetration Testing
3 23 (37.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (37.70%) Data Protection
3 23 (37.70%) Management Information System
4 22 (36.07%) C#
4 22 (36.07%) Mathematics
4 22 (36.07%) Computer Science
5 21 (34.43%) Software Engineering
6 19 (31.15%) Python
7 18 (29.51%) CISSP
8 17 (27.87%) C
8 17 (27.87%) PCI DSS
8 17 (27.87%) Embedded Systems
9 13 (21.31%) ITIL
9 13 (21.31%) Product Management
9 13 (21.31%) Mentoring
10 11 (18.03%) Kalman Filter
10 11 (18.03%) LAN
10 11 (18.03%) WAN
10 11 (18.03%) Active Directory
10 11 (18.03%) CISM
10 11 (18.03%) Firewall
10 11 (18.03%) Finance
11 10 (16.39%) Wireless
11 10 (16.39%) SSCP
12 9 (14.75%) Project Management
12 9 (14.75%) Windows
12 9 (14.75%) Security Cleared

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4 (6.56%) OpenStack
2 2 (3.28%) CloudStack
3 1 (1.64%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.03%) LAN
1 11 (18.03%) WAN
1 11 (18.03%) Firewall
2 10 (16.39%) Wireless
3 4 (6.56%) VPN
3 4 (6.56%) Internet
4 3 (4.92%) Network Security
5 2 (3.28%) NetScaler
5 2 (3.28%) DHCP
5 2 (3.28%) DNS
6 1 (1.64%) HTTP
6 1 (1.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (8.20%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (1.64%) Ant
2 1 (1.64%) NUnit
2 1 (1.64%) Selenium
General
1 11 (18.03%) Finance
2 1 (1.64%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (22.95%) Test Engineer
2 13 (21.31%) Analyst
2 13 (21.31%) Security Analyst
3 12 (19.67%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 12 (19.67%) Integration Engineer
4 8 (13.11%) Architect
5 7 (11.48%) Security Officer
5 7 (11.48%) IT Security Analyst
6 6 (9.84%) Information Security Officer
6 6 (9.84%) Information Security Analyst
6 6 (9.84%) Information Analyst
6 6 (9.84%) Systems Architect
7 5 (8.20%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) Software Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) Security Consultant
9 3 (4.92%) Consultant
10 2 (3.28%) Software Architect
10 2 (3.28%) Administrator
10 2 (3.28%) Security Specialist
10 2 (3.28%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.92%) .NET
2 2 (3.28%) Web Services
3 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 31 (50.82%) Cryptography
2 23 (37.70%) Management Information System
3 22 (36.07%) Mathematics
3 22 (36.07%) Computer Science
4 17 (27.87%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.28%) Algorithms
5 2 (3.28%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (3.28%) PKI
5 2 (3.28%) Human Factors
6 1 (1.64%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.64%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.75%) Windows
2 6 (9.84%) UNIX
3 4 (6.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (37.70%) Data Protection
1 23 (37.70%) Penetration Testing
2 21 (34.43%) Software Engineering
3 13 (21.31%) Mentoring
3 13 (21.31%) Product Management
3 13 (21.31%) ITIL
4 11 (18.03%) Kalman Filter
5 9 (14.75%) Requirements Management
5 9 (14.75%) Project Management
6 8 (13.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 6 (9.84%) Line Management
7 6 (9.84%) Quality Management
7 6 (9.84%) Information Security Management
7 6 (9.84%) Security Management
7 6 (9.84%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (9.84%) TOGAF
8 5 (8.20%) Validation
9 3 (4.92%) Risk Analysis
10 2 (3.28%) Use Case
10 2 (3.28%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 22 (36.07%) C#
2 19 (31.15%) Python
3 17 (27.87%) C
4 8 (13.11%) C++
5 6 (9.84%) Java
6 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (60.66%) Degree
2 18 (29.51%) CISSP
3 11 (18.03%) CISM
4 10 (16.39%) SSCP
5 9 (14.75%) Security Cleared
6 6 (9.84%) Postgraduate
7 4 (6.56%) CISA
8 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (37.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (27.87%) PCI DSS
3 4 (6.56%) ISO 9000
3 4 (6.56%) COBIT
System Software
1 11 (18.03%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.28%) Firmware
2 2 (3.28%) XenApp
2 2 (3.28%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 5 (8.20%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.92%) Citrix
2 3 (4.92%) Oracle
3 2 (3.28%) WorldPay
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
University of Cambridge
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 23 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago