Period
to 18 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 18 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 47 52 118
Rank change year-on-year +5 +66 -22
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 134 202 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 5.19% 4.82% 2.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.88% 5.30% 2.68%
Number of salaries quoted 95 102 72
Hertfordshire median annual salary £60,000 £54,000 £64,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -15.63% +21.90%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,325 £32,625
90th Percentile £94,500 £78,750 £93,500
East of England median annual salary £60,000 £53,250 £55,000
% change year-on-year +12.68% -3.18% +15.79%

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,280 3,810 3,689
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 88.27% 91.00% 89.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1,670 2,995 3,135
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.38% -1.05%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,250 £74,900 £71,250
East of England median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing Information Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in Hertfordshire

Information Security
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Information Security in Hertfordshire.

Salary trend for Information Security in Hertfordshire

Information Security
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 18 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Information Security in Hertfordshire

Information Security
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 18 September 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford +33 30 £60,000 -4.00% 2
Hatfield +35 12 £82,500 +73.68%
Stevenage 0 12 £33,799 -28.84% 1
Hemel Hempstead +5 9 £42,500 -34.62% 5
Welwyn Garden City +4 8 £52,500 +90.91%
Borehamwood - 7 £60,000 - 2
Hitchin - 3 £45,000 -
Much Hadham - 1 £110,000 -
Hertford - 1 £79,500 -
Waltham Cross - 1 £25,000 -
Information Security
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 66 (49.25%) CISSP
2 55 (41.04%) SIEM
3 53 (39.55%) Penetration Testing
4 49 (36.57%) CEH
5 48 (35.82%) Cybersecurity
6 42 (31.34%) AWS
6 42 (31.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 41 (30.60%) Windows
8 40 (29.85%) ITIL
9 38 (28.36%) CISM
9 38 (28.36%) PCI DSS
10 36 (26.87%) Java
11 34 (25.37%) Management Information System
11 34 (25.37%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 33 (24.63%) Secure Coding
12 33 (24.63%) SaaS
13 29 (21.64%) Firewall
14 28 (20.90%) Linux
15 26 (19.40%) Microsoft
15 26 (19.40%) Security Management
16 24 (17.91%) Risk Management
16 24 (17.91%) Degree
17 22 (16.42%) Vulnerability Management
18 21 (15.67%) PowerShell
19 20 (14.93%) Security Architecture
19 20 (14.93%) DevOps
19 20 (14.93%) Shell Script
20 19 (14.18%) Veracode
20 19 (14.18%) Qualys
20 19 (14.18%) COBIT

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.24%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.75%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (2.99%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 42 (31.34%) AWS
2 33 (24.63%) SaaS
3 15 (11.19%) Azure
4 10 (7.46%) Office 365
5 4 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (2.24%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (2.24%) GitHub
7 1 (0.75%) IaaS
7 1 (0.75%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (21.64%) Firewall
2 7 (5.22%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (2.99%) Network Security
4 3 (2.24%) 2.5G
4 3 (2.24%) 2G
4 3 (2.24%) 3G
4 3 (2.24%) 4G
4 3 (2.24%) 5G
4 3 (2.24%) DHCP
4 3 (2.24%) DNS
4 3 (2.24%) HTTP
4 3 (2.24%) ICMP
4 3 (2.24%) SNMP
4 3 (2.24%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.24%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.49%) Cisco Firepower
5 2 (1.49%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (1.49%) VPN
6 1 (0.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.46%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.97%) RDBMS
2 8 (5.97%) Relational Database
3 7 (5.22%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (2.24%) FileMaker
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (5.22%) JIRA
2 3 (2.24%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (5.97%) Finance
2 5 (3.73%) Retail
3 4 (2.99%) Legal
4 3 (2.24%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.49%) Back Office
5 2 (1.49%) Local Government
6 1 (0.75%) Military
Job Titles
1 38 (28.36%) Security Engineer
2 26 (19.40%) Analyst
3 18 (13.43%) Security Analyst
4 17 (12.69%) Applications Engineer
5 16 (11.94%) Security Officer
6 15 (11.19%) Information Analyst
6 15 (11.19%) Information Security Analyst
7 14 (10.45%) Architect
8 13 (9.70%) Information Officer
8 13 (9.70%) Information Security Officer
9 12 (8.96%) Consultant
9 12 (8.96%) Security Architect
10 11 (8.21%) Senior Security Engineer
11 10 (7.46%) Security Consultant
11 10 (7.46%) Security Manager
12 9 (6.72%) Applications Support
12 9 (6.72%) Information Manager
12 9 (6.72%) Information Security Manager
13 8 (5.97%) Cybersecurity Architect
13 8 (5.97%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.73%) OAuth
1 5 (3.73%) OAuth2
1 5 (3.73%) OpenID
1 5 (3.73%) XACML
2 2 (1.49%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 34 (25.37%) Management Information System
2 14 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 7 (5.22%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.99%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.24%) Cyberattack
5 3 (2.24%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.49%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.75%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.75%) EPoS
7 1 (0.75%) PKI
7 1 (0.75%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 41 (30.60%) Windows
2 28 (20.90%) Linux
3 3 (2.24%) CentOS
4 1 (0.75%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.75%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.75%) Unix
4 1 (0.75%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (41.04%) SIEM
2 53 (39.55%) Penetration Testing
3 48 (35.82%) Cybersecurity
4 40 (29.85%) ITIL
5 34 (25.37%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 33 (24.63%) Secure Coding
7 26 (19.40%) Security Management
8 24 (17.91%) Risk Management
9 22 (16.42%) Vulnerability Management
10 20 (14.93%) DevOps
10 20 (14.93%) Security Architecture
11 19 (14.18%) Problem-Solving
11 19 (14.18%) Security Operations
12 17 (12.69%) Data Protection
12 17 (12.69%) Ethical Hacking
12 17 (12.69%) Identity Access Management
13 14 (10.45%) Computer Science
13 14 (10.45%) Incident Management
13 14 (10.45%) Information Security Management
14 13 (9.70%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 36 (26.87%) Java
2 21 (15.67%) PowerShell
3 20 (14.93%) Shell Script
4 12 (8.96%) JavaScript
5 11 (8.21%) SQL
6 6 (4.48%) Python
6 6 (4.48%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.75%) C
Qualifications
1 66 (49.25%) CISSP
2 49 (36.57%) CEH
3 38 (28.36%) CISM
4 24 (17.91%) Degree
5 16 (11.94%) Security Cleared
6 15 (11.19%) CISA
7 10 (7.46%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (6.72%) Computer Science Degree
8 9 (6.72%) OSCP
8 9 (6.72%) SC Cleared
9 8 (5.97%) CRISC
10 6 (4.48%) CompTIA Security+
10 6 (4.48%) GSEC
10 6 (4.48%) GSLC
10 6 (4.48%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 6 (4.48%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (3.73%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 5 (3.73%) CCNP
11 5 (3.73%) ISSAP
12 4 (2.99%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (31.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 38 (28.36%) PCI DSS
3 19 (14.18%) COBIT
3 19 (14.18%) NIST
4 15 (11.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 14 (10.45%) GDPR
6 6 (4.48%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (4.48%) HIPAA
7 4 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (2.24%) QA
9 1 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 3 (2.24%) vSphere
2 1 (0.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (0.75%) Ansible
1 1 (0.75%) CASB
1 1 (0.75%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.75%) Terraform
1 1 (0.75%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 26 (19.40%) Microsoft
2 19 (14.18%) Qualys
2 19 (14.18%) Veracode
3 13 (9.70%) VMware
4 12 (8.96%) Cisco
5 9 (6.72%) Oracle
6 4 (2.99%) Google
7 3 (2.24%) Juniper
7 3 (2.24%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.49%) Axiomatics
8 2 (1.49%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.49%) Ping Identity
8 2 (1.49%) Splunk
8 2 (1.49%) Twobo
9 1 (0.75%) Apple
9 1 (0.75%) Forcepoint
9 1 (0.75%) Meraki
9 1 (0.75%) SAP