Period
to 22 September 2018

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 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 111 92
Rank change year-on-year +56 -19 +46
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 198 103 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 4.80% 2.50% 2.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.35% 2.80% 3.18%
Number of salaries quoted 100 73 98
Hertfordshire median annual salary £54,000 £64,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.63% +21.90% +1.94%
10th Percentile £35,925 £32,750 £37,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £92,000 £72,500
East of England median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -4.55% +15.79% -1.55%

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 3,699 3,674 3,993
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 89.76% 89.02% 89.55%
Number of salaries quoted 2,894 3,122 3,283
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.38% -1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £71,250
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

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 22 September 2018.

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 22 September 2018. 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 - 28 £27,500 - 3
Stevenage +22 25 £47,500 - 3
Watford -4 19 £55,000 -4.35% 2
Hatfield -9 11 £47,500 -32.14% 2
Broxbourne - 5 £57,500 -
St Albans 0 4 - -
Hemel Hempstead -4 4 £65,000 - 1
Letchworth - 1 - -
Information Security
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, 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.

1 110 (55.56%) Cybersecurity
2 106 (53.54%) SIEM
3 72 (36.36%) Firewall
4 70 (35.35%) Vulnerability Management
5 63 (31.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 59 (29.80%) Management Information System
7 55 (27.78%) Degree
8 54 (27.27%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 53 (26.77%) CISSP
10 50 (25.25%) Continuous Improvement
11 49 (24.75%) Stakeholder Management
12 46 (23.23%) Security Operations
13 45 (22.73%) PCI DSS
13 45 (22.73%) GDPR
14 44 (22.22%) Network Security
14 44 (22.22%) Retail
15 40 (20.20%) Computer Science
15 40 (20.20%) Security Operations Centre
16 39 (19.70%) Computer Science Degree
16 39 (19.70%) CISM
16 39 (19.70%) Windows
17 37 (18.69%) Linux
18 35 (17.68%) Microsoft
19 32 (16.16%) Technical Analysis
20 27 (13.64%) LogRhythm
21 26 (13.13%) Splunk
22 25 (12.63%) DevOps
23 23 (11.62%) Amazon AWS
23 23 (11.62%) Security Architecture
24 22 (11.11%) Agile Software Development

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 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.52%) Apache
2 3 (1.52%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 23 (11.62%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (10.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (8.08%) SaaS
4 8 (4.04%) GitHub
5 4 (2.02%) Office 365
6 3 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 72 (36.36%) Firewall
2 44 (22.22%) Network Security
3 16 (8.08%) TCP/IP
4 12 (6.06%) DHCP
4 12 (6.06%) DNS
5 11 (5.56%) HTTP
5 11 (5.56%) ICMP
5 11 (5.56%) SNMP
6 7 (3.54%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (3.54%) SAN
6 7 (3.54%) VoIP
6 7 (3.54%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (2.53%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (2.53%) VPN
8 3 (1.52%) Internet
8 3 (1.52%) Kerberos
8 3 (1.52%) Reverse Proxy
8 3 (1.52%) SSH
8 3 (1.52%) Wireless
9 2 (1.01%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.54%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.53%) GIS
Development Applications
1 15 (7.58%) JIRA
2 8 (4.04%) Jenkins
General
1 44 (22.22%) Retail
2 7 (3.54%) Finance
3 3 (1.52%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.51%) Legal
4 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 56 (28.28%) Security Engineer
2 40 (20.20%) Information Security Engineer
3 38 (19.19%) Analyst
4 37 (18.69%) Security Manager
5 29 (14.65%) Information Manager
5 29 (14.65%) Information Security Manager
6 19 (9.60%) Team Leader
7 16 (8.08%) SOC Analyst
7 16 (8.08%) Vulnerability Management Manager
8 14 (7.07%) Security Analyst
9 10 (5.05%) Penetration Tester
9 10 (5.05%) SOC Engineer
9 10 (5.05%) Tester
10 9 (4.55%) Consultant
11 7 (3.54%) Cisco Analyst
11 7 (3.54%) Cisco Network Analyst
11 7 (3.54%) Network Analyst
11 7 (3.54%) Security Consultant
12 6 (3.03%) Administrator
12 6 (3.03%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.03%) ISPF
2 5 (2.53%) Web Services
3 4 (2.02%) OAuth
4 3 (1.52%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (1.52%) SAML
5 1 (0.51%) OAuth2
5 1 (0.51%) OpenID
5 1 (0.51%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 59 (29.80%) Management Information System
2 40 (20.20%) Computer Science
2 40 (20.20%) Security Operations Centre
3 17 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (7.58%) Data Centre
5 11 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (3.54%) iSeries
7 7 (3.54%) Replication
8 6 (3.03%) Mainframe
9 5 (2.53%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.52%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 3 (1.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (1.01%) Cyberattack
11 2 (1.01%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 39 (19.70%) Windows
2 37 (18.69%) Linux
3 20 (10.10%) Unix
4 11 (5.56%) Mac OS X
5 7 (3.54%) Windows Server
5 7 (3.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.52%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (55.56%) Cybersecurity
2 106 (53.54%) SIEM
3 70 (35.35%) Vulnerability Management
4 54 (27.27%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 50 (25.25%) Continuous Improvement
6 49 (24.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 46 (23.23%) Security Operations
8 32 (16.16%) Technical Analysis
9 25 (12.63%) DevOps
10 23 (11.62%) Security Architecture
11 22 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
12 20 (10.10%) ITIL
13 19 (9.60%) Risk Management
14 18 (9.09%) Identity Access Management
15 17 (8.59%) Due Diligence
15 17 (8.59%) Patch Management
16 16 (8.08%) Cryptography
16 16 (8.08%) E-Commerce
16 16 (8.08%) Security Management
17 15 (7.58%) Application Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.56%) Java
1 11 (5.56%) Python
2 6 (3.03%) JCL
2 6 (3.03%) REXX
3 3 (1.52%) Bash Shell
3 3 (1.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 55 (27.78%) Degree
2 53 (26.77%) CISSP
3 39 (19.70%) CISM
3 39 (19.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 21 (10.61%) GSEC
4 21 (10.61%) SSCP
5 15 (7.58%) CEH
6 12 (6.06%) CRISC
7 11 (5.56%) CCNA
7 11 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (5.56%) GCIA
7 11 (5.56%) GCIH
8 7 (3.54%) CCDA
8 7 (3.54%) CCDP
8 7 (3.54%) CCNP
9 5 (2.53%) CISA
10 4 (2.02%) DV Cleared
10 4 (2.02%) GSLC
10 4 (2.02%) Network+ Certification
10 4 (2.02%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (31.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 45 (22.73%) GDPR
2 45 (22.73%) PCI DSS
3 17 (8.59%) ISO 22301
4 11 (5.56%) COBIT
5 5 (2.53%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (2.02%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.51%) GPG13
9 1 (0.51%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (10.10%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.03%) RACF
3 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (3.54%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (3.03%) zSecure
3 4 (2.02%) QRadar
4 1 (0.51%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.51%) Nagios
4 1 (0.51%) Nessus
4 1 (0.51%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 35 (17.68%) Microsoft
2 27 (13.64%) LogRhythm
3 26 (13.13%) Splunk
4 11 (5.56%) ArcSight
5 10 (5.05%) Cisco
5 10 (5.05%) IBM
5 10 (5.05%) Sophos
6 8 (4.04%) VMware
7 7 (3.54%) EMC
8 5 (2.53%) Forcepoint
8 5 (2.53%) Symantec
9 3 (1.52%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.52%) Oracle
9 3 (1.52%) Rackspace
10 2 (1.01%) CA
10 2 (1.01%) Citrix
10 2 (1.01%) HP
10 2 (1.01%) Juniper
11 1 (0.51%) BMC
11 1 (0.51%) Remedy