Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 147 204 214
Rank change year-on-year +57 +10 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 71 11 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.62% 0.25% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.67% 0.25% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 59 11 9
Hertfordshire median annual salary £65,000 £46,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +41.30% +8.24% -5.56%
10th Percentile £42,250 £35,000 £34,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £65,000 £61,250
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%

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 4248 4341 5215
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.77% 96.90% 96.84%
Number of salaries quoted 3606 3629 4280
Hertfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,500 £26,225
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £70,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 - 12 £50,000 -
Hemel Hempstead +14 10 £65,000 +51.16%
Hatfield - 10 £45,000 - 1
Watford -7 4 £56,250 -13.46%
Stevenage - 1 £28,000 -
Security Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Security Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Hertfordshire region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 34 (47.89%) VPN
2 33 (46.48%) Windows
2 33 (46.48%) Citrix
3 32 (45.07%) Cisco
4 29 (40.85%) Firewall
5 28 (39.44%) E-Commerce
6 27 (38.03%) CISSP
7 26 (36.62%) Cisco ASA
8 25 (35.21%) Fortinet
8 25 (35.21%) CheckPoint
9 24 (33.80%) OSPF
9 24 (33.80%) BGP
9 24 (33.80%) IPsec
9 24 (33.80%) NetScaler
9 24 (33.80%) Data Centre
9 24 (33.80%) Palo Alto
10 23 (32.39%) HTTP
10 23 (32.39%) DNS
10 23 (32.39%) HTML
11 22 (30.99%) WAN
11 22 (30.99%) LAN
11 22 (30.99%) Cybersecurity
11 22 (30.99%) SIEM
12 21 (29.58%) VMware
13 20 (28.17%) Linux
14 17 (23.94%) GIAC
15 16 (22.54%) CSSLP
15 16 (22.54%) CCNA
15 16 (22.54%) SSCP
15 16 (22.54%) Cisco Certification

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:

Application Platforms
1 10 (14.08%) MS Exchange
2 9 (12.68%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (12.68%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.49%) Akamai
2 5 (7.04%) Office 365
3 4 (5.63%) Mimecast
3 4 (5.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (47.89%) VPN
2 29 (40.85%) Firewall
3 26 (36.62%) Cisco ASA
4 24 (33.80%) BGP
4 24 (33.80%) IPsec
4 24 (33.80%) NetScaler
4 24 (33.80%) OSPF
5 23 (32.39%) DNS
5 23 (32.39%) HTTP
6 22 (30.99%) LAN
6 22 (30.99%) WAN
7 14 (19.72%) Network Security
8 13 (18.31%) Cisco IOS
9 12 (16.90%) EIGRP
9 12 (16.90%) GLBP
9 12 (16.90%) IGRP
9 12 (16.90%) MPLS
9 12 (16.90%) SSL
10 9 (12.68%) SAN
10 9 (12.68%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.68%) SQL Server
1 9 (12.68%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.41%) Big Data
General
1 7 (9.86%) Retail
2 6 (8.45%) Finance
3 1 (1.41%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (32.39%) HTML
2 12 (16.90%) XML
3 4 (5.63%) SOAP
3 4 (5.63%) Web Services
4 1 (1.41%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (33.80%) Data Centre
2 12 (16.90%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (12.68%) Data Protection Act
3 9 (12.68%) User Experience
4 4 (5.63%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.63%) PKI
5 1 (1.41%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 33 (46.48%) Windows
2 20 (28.17%) Linux
3 13 (18.31%) Unix
4 10 (14.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (12.68%) Windows 7
5 9 (12.68%) Windows Server
6 8 (11.27%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.41%) Kali Linux
7 1 (1.41%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (39.44%) E-Commerce
2 22 (30.99%) Cybersecurity
2 22 (30.99%) SIEM
3 14 (19.72%) Information Security
4 13 (18.31%) Change Management
4 13 (18.31%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 13 (18.31%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 12 (16.90%) Analytics
5 12 (16.90%) Data Loss Prevention
6 9 (12.68%) Cryptography
6 9 (12.68%) Data Protection
6 9 (12.68%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (12.68%) ITIL
6 9 (12.68%) Kalman Filter
6 9 (12.68%) Patch Management
6 9 (12.68%) Penetration Testing
6 9 (12.68%) Problem Management
6 9 (12.68%) Regulatory Compliance
7 8 (11.27%) Security Architecture
8 6 (8.45%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.68%) PowerShell
1 9 (12.68%) SQL
1 9 (12.68%) VBScript
2 4 (5.63%) Java
2 4 (5.63%) Python
3 3 (4.23%) Perl
4 1 (1.41%) AWK
4 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (38.03%) CISSP
2 17 (23.94%) GIAC
3 16 (22.54%) CCNA
3 16 (22.54%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (22.54%) CSSLP
3 16 (22.54%) SANS
3 16 (22.54%) SSCP
4 15 (21.13%) CompTIA Security+
4 15 (21.13%) Security+ Certification
5 14 (19.72%) CISA
5 14 (19.72%) CISM
6 8 (11.27%) CEH
6 8 (11.27%) Degree
7 6 (8.45%) CCAA
7 6 (8.45%) Citrix Certification
7 6 (8.45%) MCSA
7 6 (8.45%) MCSE
7 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (8.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.41%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.08%) PCI DSS
2 9 (12.68%) Cyber Essentials
2 9 (12.68%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 9 (12.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (4.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (12.68%) Active Directory
1 9 (12.68%) Hyper-V
1 9 (12.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (9.86%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.41%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.41%) EnCase
2 1 (1.41%) QRadar
Vendors
1 33 (46.48%) Citrix
2 32 (45.07%) Cisco
3 25 (35.21%) CheckPoint
3 25 (35.21%) Fortinet
4 24 (33.80%) Palo Alto
5 21 (29.58%) VMware
6 14 (19.72%) F5
7 13 (18.31%) Microsoft
8 12 (16.90%) Arista
8 12 (16.90%) Juniper
8 12 (16.90%) Sophos
8 12 (16.90%) Symantec
9 10 (14.08%) Blue Coat
10 9 (12.68%) HP
11 6 (8.45%) SonicWALL
12 4 (5.63%) Forcepoint
13 3 (4.23%) Splunk
14 1 (1.41%) ArcSight
14 1 (1.41%) Facebook
14 1 (1.41%) Veracode