Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 138 119
Rank change year-on-year +91 -19 +27
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 195 84 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 5.02% 1.89% 2.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.57% 2.15% 2.60%
Number of salaries quoted 71 59 75
Hertfordshire median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +15.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £36,250 £41,000 £35,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,400 £72,500
East of England median annual salary £48,000 £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -12.73% +22.22% -8.63%

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 3,504 3,898 4,044
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 90.29% 87.87% 90.09%
Number of salaries quoted 2,708 3,287 3,340
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.06% +5.43%
10th Percentile £26,925 £27,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% -

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 - 50 £27,500 - 3
Watford -10 21 £70,000 -4.76% 4
Stevenage - 17 £47,500 - 2
Hatfield -7 7 £47,500 -13.64%
Hemel Hempstead +7 4 £65,000 -
Broxbourne - 4 £57,500 -
St Albans - 4 - -
Letchworth - 1 - -
Information Security
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 101 (51.79%) Cybersecurity
2 97 (49.74%) SIEM
3 71 (36.41%) Vulnerability Management
4 70 (35.90%) Management Information System
5 68 (34.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 63 (32.31%) Firewall
7 58 (29.74%) Continuous Improvement
8 54 (27.69%) Degree
9 51 (26.15%) Stakeholder Management
9 51 (26.15%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 51 (26.15%) Security Operations
10 45 (23.08%) Linux
10 45 (23.08%) CISSP
10 45 (23.08%) Security Operations Centre
11 43 (22.05%) Identity Access Management
12 42 (21.54%) Microsoft
12 42 (21.54%) Retail
13 41 (21.03%) Windows
14 39 (20.00%) CISM
14 39 (20.00%) GDPR
15 38 (19.49%) PCI DSS
16 34 (17.44%) Network Security
16 34 (17.44%) Agile Software Development
16 34 (17.44%) Security Architecture
17 31 (15.90%) DevOps
17 31 (15.90%) Active Directory
18 30 (15.38%) Technical Analysis
19 29 (14.87%) Performance Monitoring
19 29 (14.87%) Application Performance Monitoring
20 27 (13.85%) JIRA

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 (3.08%) SharePoint
1 6 (3.08%) Skype for Business
2 5 (2.56%) Apache
2 5 (2.56%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (4.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (3.08%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 22 (11.28%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (8.21%) SaaS
4 13 (6.67%) GitHub
5 7 (3.59%) Office 365
6 5 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (2.56%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 63 (32.31%) Firewall
2 34 (17.44%) Network Security
3 23 (11.79%) DHCP
4 22 (11.28%) TCP/IP
5 21 (10.77%) DNS
6 18 (9.23%) HTTP
6 18 (9.23%) ICMP
6 18 (9.23%) SNMP
7 7 (3.59%) VoIP
7 7 (3.59%) VPN
7 7 (3.59%) Wireless
8 6 (3.08%) LAN
8 6 (3.08%) Skype
9 5 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (2.56%) Internet
9 5 (2.56%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (2.56%) SAN
9 5 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (2.05%) WAN
11 3 (1.54%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.59%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.03%) GIS
2 2 (1.03%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 27 (13.85%) JIRA
2 13 (6.67%) Jenkins
General
1 42 (21.54%) Retail
2 8 (4.10%) Finance
3 6 (3.08%) Legal
4 3 (1.54%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.03%) Back Office
6 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 49 (25.13%) Security Engineer
2 37 (18.97%) Security Manager
3 35 (17.95%) Information Security Engineer
4 29 (14.87%) Information Manager
4 29 (14.87%) Information Security Manager
5 28 (14.36%) Analyst
6 16 (8.21%) SOC Engineer
6 16 (8.21%) Vulnerability Management Manager
7 13 (6.67%) SOC Analyst
7 13 (6.67%) Team Leader
8 10 (5.13%) Consultant
8 10 (5.13%) Penetration Tester
8 10 (5.13%) Tester
9 9 (4.62%) Security Consultant
10 8 (4.10%) Product Manager
11 7 (3.59%) Security Analyst
12 6 (3.08%) Administrator
12 6 (3.08%) Architect
12 6 (3.08%) IT Manager
12 6 (3.08%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.62%) OAuth
2 6 (3.08%) ISPF
2 6 (3.08%) OAuth2
2 6 (3.08%) OpenID
2 6 (3.08%) XACML
3 5 (2.56%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (2.05%) Web Services
5 3 (1.54%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 70 (35.90%) Management Information System
2 45 (23.08%) Security Operations Centre
3 23 (11.79%) Computer Science
4 22 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (9.74%) Data Centre
6 13 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (5.64%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (3.08%) Mainframe
8 6 (3.08%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (2.56%) Client/Server
9 5 (2.56%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 5 (2.56%) iSeries
9 5 (2.56%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (2.56%) Replication
10 4 (2.05%) Smartphone
11 3 (1.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 2 (1.03%) BYOD
12 2 (1.03%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 45 (23.08%) Linux
2 41 (21.03%) Windows
3 19 (9.74%) Unix
4 18 (9.23%) Mac OS X
5 7 (3.59%) Windows Server
5 7 (3.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.56%) Kali Linux
7 4 (2.05%) Android
7 4 (2.05%) Apple iOS
7 4 (2.05%) Windows 10
7 4 (2.05%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.03%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (51.79%) Cybersecurity
2 97 (49.74%) SIEM
3 71 (36.41%) Vulnerability Management
4 58 (29.74%) Continuous Improvement
5 51 (26.15%) Security Operations
5 51 (26.15%) Stakeholder Management
5 51 (26.15%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 43 (22.05%) Identity Access Management
7 34 (17.44%) Agile Software Development
7 34 (17.44%) Security Architecture
8 31 (15.90%) DevOps
9 30 (15.38%) Technical Analysis
10 29 (14.87%) Application Performance Monitoring
10 29 (14.87%) Performance Monitoring
11 25 (12.82%) ITIL
12 21 (10.77%) Risk Management
13 20 (10.26%) Critical Thinking
14 16 (8.21%) Cryptography
14 16 (8.21%) Patch Management
15 15 (7.69%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (9.23%) Java
1 18 (9.23%) Python
2 6 (3.08%) JCL
2 6 (3.08%) REXX
3 5 (2.56%) Bash Shell
3 5 (2.56%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.03%) SQL
5 1 (0.51%) C
Qualifications
1 54 (27.69%) Degree
2 45 (23.08%) CISSP
3 39 (20.00%) CISM
4 22 (11.28%) Computer Science Degree
5 20 (10.26%) GSEC
5 20 (10.26%) SSCP
6 18 (9.23%) GCIA
6 18 (9.23%) GCIH
7 12 (6.15%) CCNA
7 12 (6.15%) CISA
7 12 (6.15%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (6.15%) CRISC
8 10 (5.13%) CEH
9 7 (3.59%) CompTIA Security+
9 7 (3.59%) Network+ Certification
10 5 (2.56%) A+ Certification
10 5 (2.56%) CCDA
10 5 (2.56%) CCENT
10 5 (2.56%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 5 (2.56%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (34.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 39 (20.00%) GDPR
3 38 (19.49%) PCI DSS
4 17 (8.72%) ISO 22301
5 11 (5.64%) COBIT
6 7 (3.59%) SLA
7 5 (2.56%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (2.05%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.51%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.51%) GPG13
10 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 31 (15.90%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.08%) RACF
3 4 (2.05%) Firmware
4 3 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.03%) BitLocker
5 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (3.59%) QRadar
2 6 (3.08%) zSecure
3 5 (2.56%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (1.54%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.03%) SCCM
5 2 (1.03%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.51%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.51%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 42 (21.54%) Microsoft
2 25 (12.82%) Splunk
3 20 (10.26%) LogRhythm
4 10 (5.13%) Cisco
5 8 (4.10%) IBM
5 8 (4.10%) VMware
6 6 (3.08%) Fortinet
7 5 (2.56%) EMC
7 5 (2.56%) Sophos
8 4 (2.05%) Apple
8 4 (2.05%) ArcSight
8 4 (2.05%) Forcepoint
9 3 (1.54%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.54%) Juniper
9 3 (1.54%) McAfee
9 3 (1.54%) Oracle
9 3 (1.54%) Rackspace
10 2 (1.03%) CA
10 2 (1.03%) Citrix
10 2 (1.03%) HP