Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 68 148 133
Rank change year-on-year +80 -15 +8
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 134 70 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 3.77% 1.57% 1.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.23% 1.76% 2.10%
Number of salaries quoted 46 44 57
Hertfordshire median annual salary £70,000 £56,250 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +24.44% +7.14% -8.70%
10th Percentile £38,500 £30,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,250 £72,500
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -18.18% +22.22% -10.00%

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 3,171 3,969 4,001
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 89.10% 89.29% 90.44%
Number of salaries quoted 2,454 3,362 3,301
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,000 £27,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 17 January 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 17 January 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
Welwyn Garden City +35 53 £27,500 +14.58%
Watford -7 23 £70,000 -4.76% 3
Stevenage - 9 £54,000 - 3
Hatfield +3 6 £47,500 -13.64% 2
St Albans - 4 - -
Letchworth - 1 - -
Information Security
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 70 (52.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 70 (52.24%) SIEM
2 47 (35.07%) Management Information System
2 47 (35.07%) Security Operations
3 46 (34.33%) CISSP
3 46 (34.33%) Cybersecurity
4 45 (33.58%) Identity Access Management
5 43 (32.09%) Degree
6 41 (30.60%) PCI DSS
7 40 (29.85%) Linux
7 40 (29.85%) CISM
7 40 (29.85%) Firewall
8 37 (27.61%) GDPR
9 34 (25.37%) Security Operations Centre
10 33 (24.63%) Windows
10 33 (24.63%) Active Directory
11 32 (23.88%) Security Architecture
12 31 (23.13%) Amazon AWS
12 31 (23.13%) Microsoft
12 31 (23.13%) ITIL
13 30 (22.39%) Agile Software Development
13 30 (22.39%) JIRA
14 29 (21.64%) Microsoft Azure
14 29 (21.64%) Vulnerability Management
15 26 (19.40%) Continuous Improvement
15 26 (19.40%) Performance Monitoring
15 26 (19.40%) Application Performance Monitoring
16 25 (18.66%) Retail
17 24 (17.91%) Risk Management
17 24 (17.91%) DevOps

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 6 (4.48%) Skype for Business
2 5 (3.73%) Apache
2 5 (3.73%) IIS
2 5 (3.73%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (5.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (4.48%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (2.99%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 31 (23.13%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (21.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (11.94%) SaaS
4 11 (8.21%) GitHub
5 6 (4.48%) Office 365
6 5 (3.73%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (3.73%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (29.85%) Firewall
2 20 (14.93%) DHCP
3 19 (14.18%) Network Security
4 18 (13.43%) DNS
5 16 (11.94%) HTTP
5 16 (11.94%) ICMP
5 16 (11.94%) SNMP
5 16 (11.94%) TCP/IP
6 7 (5.22%) Wireless
7 6 (4.48%) Skype
7 6 (4.48%) VPN
8 5 (3.73%) Internet
8 5 (3.73%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (3.73%) VoIP
9 4 (2.99%) LAN
10 3 (2.24%) Kerberos
10 3 (2.24%) Reverse Proxy
10 3 (2.24%) SAN
10 3 (2.24%) SSH
10 3 (2.24%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.73%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.49%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 30 (22.39%) JIRA
2 11 (8.21%) Jenkins
General
1 25 (18.66%) Retail
2 8 (5.97%) Finance
2 8 (5.97%) Legal
3 7 (5.22%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.49%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 33 (24.63%) Security Manager
2 25 (18.66%) Information Manager
2 25 (18.66%) Information Security Manager
3 18 (13.43%) Analyst
3 18 (13.43%) Security Engineer
4 14 (10.45%) SOC Engineer
5 13 (9.70%) Product Manager
6 12 (8.96%) Architect
6 12 (8.96%) Security Architect
7 11 (8.21%) SIEM Engineer
8 10 (7.46%) Consultant
9 8 (5.97%) SOC Analyst
10 7 (5.22%) Information Security Engineer
10 7 (5.22%) IT Manager
11 6 (4.48%) IT Security Manager
11 6 (4.48%) Security Consultant
12 5 (3.73%) Administrator
12 5 (3.73%) RACF Administrator
12 5 (3.73%) Security Analyst
12 5 (3.73%) Supplier Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.19%) OAuth
2 12 (8.96%) OAuth2
2 12 (8.96%) OpenID
2 12 (8.96%) XACML
3 5 (3.73%) Elastic Stack
3 5 (3.73%) ISPF
4 3 (2.24%) SAML
5 1 (0.75%) Middleware
5 1 (0.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 47 (35.07%) Management Information System
2 34 (25.37%) Security Operations Centre
3 16 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (11.94%) Data Centre
4 12 (8.96%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (8.21%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (4.48%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (3.73%) Client/Server
7 5 (3.73%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 5 (3.73%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (3.73%) Mainframe
8 4 (2.99%) Life Science
8 4 (2.99%) Smartphone
9 3 (2.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (2.24%) iSeries
9 3 (2.24%) Replication
10 2 (1.49%) BYOD
10 2 (1.49%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 40 (29.85%) Linux
2 33 (24.63%) Windows
3 19 (14.18%) Unix
4 16 (11.94%) Mac OS X
5 5 (3.73%) Kali Linux
5 5 (3.73%) Windows Server
5 5 (3.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.99%) Android
6 4 (2.99%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.99%) Windows 10
6 4 (2.99%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.49%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (52.24%) SIEM
2 47 (35.07%) Security Operations
3 46 (34.33%) Cybersecurity
4 45 (33.58%) Identity Access Management
5 32 (23.88%) Security Architecture
6 31 (23.13%) ITIL
7 30 (22.39%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (21.64%) Vulnerability Management
9 26 (19.40%) Application Performance Monitoring
9 26 (19.40%) Continuous Improvement
9 26 (19.40%) Performance Monitoring
10 24 (17.91%) DevOps
10 24 (17.91%) Risk Management
11 19 (14.18%) Decision-Making
11 19 (14.18%) Penetration Testing
11 19 (14.18%) Technical Analysis
12 18 (13.43%) Critical Thinking
13 17 (12.69%) Business Continuity
13 17 (12.69%) Patch Management
14 16 (11.94%) Cryptography
Programming Languages
1 16 (11.94%) Java
1 16 (11.94%) Python
2 5 (3.73%) Bash Shell
2 5 (3.73%) JCL
2 5 (3.73%) PowerShell
2 5 (3.73%) REXX
3 2 (1.49%) SQL
4 1 (0.75%) C
Qualifications
1 46 (34.33%) CISSP
2 43 (32.09%) Degree
3 40 (29.85%) CISM
4 17 (12.69%) CISA
5 16 (11.94%) GCIA
5 16 (11.94%) GCIH
5 16 (11.94%) GSEC
5 16 (11.94%) SSCP
6 12 (8.96%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (8.96%) CRISC
7 11 (8.21%) CCNA
8 8 (5.97%) CEH
8 8 (5.97%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (5.22%) CompTIA Security+
9 7 (5.22%) Network+ Certification
10 5 (3.73%) A+ Certification
10 5 (3.73%) CCENT
10 5 (3.73%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 5 (3.73%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (3.73%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (52.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 41 (30.60%) PCI DSS
3 37 (27.61%) GDPR
4 21 (15.67%) ISO 22301
5 11 (8.21%) COBIT
6 7 (5.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (5.22%) SLA
7 5 (3.73%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (2.99%) GxP
8 4 (2.99%) HIPAA
9 3 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.75%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.75%) GPG13
10 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 33 (24.63%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.73%) RACF
3 4 (2.99%) Firmware
4 2 (1.49%) BitLocker
4 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (1.49%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (5.22%) QRadar
2 5 (3.73%) zSecure
3 4 (2.99%) RSA Archer
4 3 (2.24%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (2.24%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.49%) SCCM
5 2 (1.49%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.75%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.75%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 31 (23.13%) Microsoft
2 22 (16.42%) Splunk
3 18 (13.43%) LogRhythm
4 6 (4.48%) Cisco
4 6 (4.48%) Fortinet
4 6 (4.48%) IBM
5 5 (3.73%) Apple
5 5 (3.73%) VMware
6 4 (2.99%) ServiceNow
7 3 (2.24%) EMC
7 3 (2.24%) Forcepoint
7 3 (2.24%) Juniper
7 3 (2.24%) McAfee
7 3 (2.24%) Oracle
7 3 (2.24%) Rackspace
8 2 (1.49%) AlienVault
8 2 (1.49%) ArcSight
8 2 (1.49%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.49%) Palo Alto
8 2 (1.49%) Sophos