Period
to 30 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for Information Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Information Security over the 6 months to 30 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
30 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 66 111 147
Rank change year-on-year +45 +36 -9
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 16 22 34
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.91% 1.33% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 1.39% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 5 10 29
Median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% -8.33%
10th Percentile £38,250 £38,250 £30,650
90th Percentile £90,000 £67,500 £75,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £70,000 £60,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +16.67% +37.93% -27.50%

Information Security is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cambridge
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 779 1,585 2,923
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 93.07% 95.94% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 454 1,082 1,952
Median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £67,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings citing Information Security as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in Cambridge

Information Security
Salary Trend in Cambridge

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Information Security in Cambridge.

Salary trend for Information Security in Cambridge

Information Security
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Salary distribution for jobs citing Information Security in Cambridge over the 6 months to 30 May 2020.

Salary histogram for Information Security in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 May 2020, IT jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 8 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (43.75%) Office 365
2 7 (43.75%) Azure
2 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Linux
2 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 7 (43.75%) Law
2 7 (43.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (43.75%) Security Operations
3 6 (37.50%) Internal Audit
3 6 (37.50%) Cisco
4 5 (31.25%) Enterprise Architecture
4 5 (31.25%) Security Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Network Security
4 5 (31.25%) Blog
4 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
4 5 (31.25%) SIEM
4 5 (31.25%) Bash Shell
4 5 (31.25%) Security Architecture
4 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (31.25%) AICPA
4 5 (31.25%) Degree
4 5 (31.25%) COBIT
4 5 (31.25%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (31.25%) VMware
4 5 (31.25%) Information Security Management
4 5 (31.25%) Security Management
4 5 (31.25%) Internet
4 5 (31.25%) Shell Script

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 7 (43.75%) Azure
1 7 (43.75%) Office 365
2 2 (12.50%) AWS
2 2 (12.50%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) Internet
1 5 (31.25%) Network Security
2 2 (12.50%) Firewall
2 2 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (12.50%) Wireshark
General
1 7 (43.75%) Law
2 2 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Compliance Officer
1 6 (37.50%) Security Compliance Officer
1 6 (37.50%) Security Officer
2 5 (31.25%) Azure Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) IT Security Officer
2 5 (31.25%) Office 365 Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Security Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Senior Security Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Senior Windows Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Windows Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Cloud Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Linux Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Principal Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Security Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Information Security Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Service Desk Team Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (31.25%) Blog
1 5 (31.25%) Security Operations Centre
2 2 (12.50%) Cyber Kill Chain
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Linux
1 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (43.75%) Security Operations
3 6 (37.50%) Internal Audit
4 5 (31.25%) Enterprise Architecture
4 5 (31.25%) Information Security Management
4 5 (31.25%) ITIL
4 5 (31.25%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (31.25%) Security Architecture
4 5 (31.25%) Security Management
4 5 (31.25%) Security Testing
4 5 (31.25%) SIEM
5 2 (12.50%) Blue Team
5 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
5 2 (12.50%) Malware Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) Open Source
5 2 (12.50%) Purple Team
5 2 (12.50%) Reverse Engineering
5 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 2 (12.50%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) Bash Shell
1 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
1 5 (31.25%) Python
1 5 (31.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Degree
1 5 (31.25%) SANS
2 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) CISM
3 2 (12.50%) CISSP
3 2 (12.50%) GCFA
3 2 (12.50%) GCIH
3 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) CEH
4 1 (6.25%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (6.25%) CISA
4 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (31.25%) AICPA
2 5 (31.25%) COBIT
2 5 (31.25%) NIST
3 1 (6.25%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (6.25%) IASME
3 1 (6.25%) NCSC
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) EnCase
1 2 (12.50%) FTK
1 2 (12.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 6 (37.50%) Cisco
3 5 (31.25%) VMware
4 2 (12.50%) Carbon Black
4 2 (12.50%) CrowdStrike
4 2 (12.50%) FireEye
4 2 (12.50%) Google
4 2 (12.50%) NetWitness