Period
to 21 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Engineer
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 159 203
Rank change year-on-year +77 +44 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 139 51 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 3.47% 1.22% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.56% 1.26% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 39 50 8
Hertfordshire median annual salary £57,500 £65,000 £51,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.54% +26.83% +20.59%
10th Percentile £31,000 £41,000 £33,875
90th Percentile £70,250 £76,250 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £49,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -1.00% - +11.11%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Hertfordshire
Permanent vacancies in Hertfordshire with a recognized job title 3,903 4,062 4,249
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.40% 96.88% 96.81%
Number of salaries quoted 3,058 3,474 3,533
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -4.26% +4.44%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £70,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings that featured Security Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in Hertfordshire

Security Engineer
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Salary trend for Security Engineer in Hertfordshire

Security Engineer
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Engineer in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Engineer in Hertfordshire

Security Engineer
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Engineer within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 21 October 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 +24 57 - -
Watford +13 18 £38,000 -32.44% 3
Broxbourne - 5 £57,500 -
Hatfield -4 3 £61,250 +36.11%
St Albans - 1 £52,500 -
Security Engineer
East of England

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, Security Engineer job roles required the following IT 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 featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 85 (61.15%) SIEM
2 64 (46.04%) Continuous Improvement
3 63 (45.32%) Cybersecurity
4 56 (40.29%) Security Operations
5 54 (38.85%) SSCP
5 54 (38.85%) Information Security
6 52 (37.41%) Security Architecture
7 48 (34.53%) CISSP
8 47 (33.81%) Microsoft
8 47 (33.81%) GIAC
9 46 (33.09%) Performance Monitoring
9 46 (33.09%) Security Operations Centre
9 46 (33.09%) Application Performance Monitoring
9 46 (33.09%) Identity Access Management
10 45 (32.37%) Firewall
11 43 (30.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 41 (29.50%) Agile Software Development
13 40 (28.78%) Vulnerability Management
13 40 (28.78%) CISM
13 40 (28.78%) Windows
13 40 (28.78%) CompTIA Security+
14 38 (27.34%) SANS
15 36 (25.90%) Retail
16 35 (25.18%) Linux
17 34 (24.46%) CISA
17 34 (24.46%) DevOps
18 32 (23.02%) CSSLP
19 30 (21.58%) Vulnerability Scanning
20 28 (20.14%) Due Diligence
21 27 (19.42%) Management Information System

Security Engineer Skill Set
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:

Cloud Services
1 19 (13.67%) Mimecast
1 19 (13.67%) Office 365
2 14 (10.07%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (8.63%) GitHub
4 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.72%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 45 (32.37%) Firewall
2 26 (18.71%) TCP/IP
3 25 (17.99%) Network Security
4 19 (13.67%) DKIM
4 19 (13.67%) DMARC
5 15 (10.79%) DNS
5 15 (10.79%) HTTP
6 14 (10.07%) DHCP
6 14 (10.07%) VPN
7 12 (8.63%) ICMP
7 12 (8.63%) LAN
7 12 (8.63%) SNMP
8 11 (7.91%) WAN
9 10 (7.19%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (5.76%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (5.04%) Cisco Wireless
11 7 (5.04%) Wireless
12 4 (2.88%) IPsec
13 3 (2.16%) OSPF
13 3 (2.16%) SSL
Development Applications
1 16 (11.51%) Metasploit
2 12 (8.63%) Jenkins
2 12 (8.63%) JIRA
General
1 36 (25.90%) Retail
2 5 (3.60%) Finance
3 1 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.60%) Web Services
2 3 (2.16%) HTML
3 2 (1.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 46 (33.09%) Security Operations Centre
2 27 (19.42%) Management Information System
3 19 (13.67%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (13.67%) PKI
4 13 (9.35%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (5.76%) Data Centre
6 5 (3.60%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.44%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.44%) Cyberattack
7 2 (1.44%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.72%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 40 (28.78%) Windows
2 35 (25.18%) Linux
3 25 (17.99%) Unix
4 16 (11.51%) Kali Linux
5 12 (8.63%) Mac OS X
6 4 (2.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (61.15%) SIEM
2 64 (46.04%) Continuous Improvement
3 63 (45.32%) Cybersecurity
4 56 (40.29%) Security Operations
5 54 (38.85%) Information Security
6 52 (37.41%) Security Architecture
7 46 (33.09%) Application Performance Monitoring
7 46 (33.09%) Identity Access Management
7 46 (33.09%) Performance Monitoring
8 43 (30.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 41 (29.50%) Agile Software Development
10 40 (28.78%) Vulnerability Management
11 34 (24.46%) DevOps
12 30 (21.58%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 28 (20.14%) Due Diligence
14 26 (18.71%) Data Loss Prevention
15 25 (17.99%) Use Case
16 24 (17.27%) Technical Analysis
17 21 (15.11%) Penetration Testing
17 21 (15.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (17.99%) Python
2 13 (9.35%) Go
2 13 (9.35%) Perl
2 13 (9.35%) PHP
2 13 (9.35%) Ruby
3 12 (8.63%) Java
4 7 (5.04%) C
Qualifications
1 54 (38.85%) SSCP
2 48 (34.53%) CISSP
3 47 (33.81%) GIAC
4 40 (28.78%) CISM
4 40 (28.78%) CompTIA Security+
5 38 (27.34%) SANS
6 34 (24.46%) CISA
7 32 (23.02%) CSSLP
8 16 (11.51%) CEH
9 14 (10.07%) Degree
9 14 (10.07%) GSEC
10 12 (8.63%) GCIA
10 12 (8.63%) GCIH
11 9 (6.47%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (6.47%) GCFA
11 9 (6.47%) GCFE
12 8 (5.76%) CCNA
12 8 (5.76%) CCNP
12 8 (5.76%) CREST Certified
13 7 (5.04%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (5.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (5.04%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 16 (11.51%) Nessus
1 16 (11.51%) Nmap
2 10 (7.19%) Norton AntiVirus
3 9 (6.47%) EnCase
4 7 (5.04%) CASB
4 7 (5.04%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 47 (33.81%) Microsoft
2 22 (15.83%) Sophos
2 22 (15.83%) Symantec
3 21 (15.11%) Cisco
4 19 (13.67%) Forcepoint
5 16 (11.51%) Netsparker
5 16 (11.51%) Qualys
6 15 (10.79%) CheckPoint
6 15 (10.79%) Splunk
7 12 (8.63%) Palo Alto
8 10 (7.19%) F5
8 10 (7.19%) Juniper
8 10 (7.19%) VMware
9 8 (5.76%) Blue Coat
10 4 (2.88%) Fortinet
11 3 (2.16%) Citrix
12 2 (1.44%) ArcSight
12 2 (1.44%) Arista
12 2 (1.44%) LogRhythm
13 1 (0.72%) Extreme Networks