Period
to 17 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 6 months to 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 183 200
Rank change year-on-year +103 +17 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 155 30 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 3.37% 0.69% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.45% 0.71% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 61 30 15
Hertfordshire median annual salary £60,000 £61,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.04% +36.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £37,500 £38,625 £35,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £76,250 £60,750
East of England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% +5.88%

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 4,489 4,222 4,628
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.50% 97.01% 96.06%
Number of salaries quoted 3,644 3,601 3,826
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £70,000
East of England median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% +1.12% +4.71%

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 July 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 17 July 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 +12 52 - -
Watford +12 8 £44,000 +10.00% 5
Broxbourne - 5 £57,500 -
Hemel Hempstead +2 4 £32,500 -50.00% 2
Hatfield -21 4 £53,750 +19.44%
St Albans - 4 £52,500 -
Stevenage - 1 £47,500 - 1
Security Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 92 (59.35%) SIEM
2 62 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
2 62 (40.00%) Information Security
3 60 (38.71%) Continuous Improvement
4 56 (36.13%) Firewall
5 54 (34.84%) Security Operations
6 53 (34.19%) Security Architecture
7 48 (30.97%) SSCP
7 48 (30.97%) Security Operations Centre
8 47 (30.32%) Identity Access Management
8 47 (30.32%) Application Performance Monitoring
8 47 (30.32%) Performance Monitoring
9 46 (29.68%) GIAC
10 44 (28.39%) Microsoft
11 43 (27.74%) CISSP
12 39 (25.16%) Retail
13 38 (24.52%) CISM
13 38 (24.52%) Linux
14 37 (23.87%) TCP/IP
15 36 (23.23%) Windows
16 35 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
16 35 (22.58%) DevOps
16 35 (22.58%) Vulnerability Management
17 33 (21.29%) Unix
17 33 (21.29%) HTTP
18 32 (20.65%) E-Commerce
18 32 (20.65%) Network Security
19 31 (20.00%) CISA
19 31 (20.00%) CompTIA Security+
20 30 (19.35%) CSSLP

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 14 (9.03%) Mimecast
1 14 (9.03%) Office 365
2 13 (8.39%) GitHub
3 11 (7.10%) Akamai
3 11 (7.10%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 56 (36.13%) Firewall
2 37 (23.87%) TCP/IP
3 33 (21.29%) HTTP
4 32 (20.65%) Network Security
5 28 (18.06%) DNS
6 25 (16.13%) Cisco ASA
7 23 (14.84%) VPN
8 22 (14.19%) IPsec
9 20 (12.90%) DHCP
10 19 (12.26%) BGP
10 19 (12.26%) NetScaler
10 19 (12.26%) OSPF
11 17 (10.97%) SNMP
11 17 (10.97%) WAN
12 16 (10.32%) SSL
13 14 (9.03%) DKIM
13 14 (9.03%) DMARC
14 13 (8.39%) IGRP
15 12 (7.74%) ICMP
15 12 (7.74%) MPLS
Development Applications
1 14 (9.03%) Metasploit
2 13 (8.39%) Jenkins
2 13 (8.39%) JIRA
3 6 (3.87%) Git (software)
General
1 39 (25.16%) Retail
2 4 (2.58%) Local Government
3 1 (0.65%) Games
3 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (12.26%) HTML
2 13 (8.39%) XML
3 6 (3.87%) 802.1X
4 5 (3.23%) Web Services
5 1 (0.65%) ADSI
5 1 (0.65%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 48 (30.97%) Security Operations Centre
2 29 (18.71%) Management Information System
3 26 (16.77%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (13.55%) Data Centre
5 15 (9.68%) PKI
6 12 (7.74%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (3.23%) Computer Science
7 5 (3.23%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.94%) Cyberattack
8 3 (1.94%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 38 (24.52%) Linux
2 36 (23.23%) Windows
3 33 (21.29%) Unix
4 14 (9.03%) Kali Linux
5 12 (7.74%) Mac OS X
6 4 (2.58%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.65%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (59.35%) SIEM
2 62 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
2 62 (40.00%) Information Security
3 60 (38.71%) Continuous Improvement
4 54 (34.84%) Security Operations
5 53 (34.19%) Security Architecture
6 47 (30.32%) Application Performance Monitoring
6 47 (30.32%) Identity Access Management
6 47 (30.32%) Performance Monitoring
7 35 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
7 35 (22.58%) DevOps
7 35 (22.58%) Vulnerability Management
8 32 (20.65%) E-Commerce
9 28 (18.06%) Due Diligence
9 28 (18.06%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 26 (16.77%) Technical Analysis
11 24 (15.48%) Digital Forensics
12 22 (14.19%) Data Loss Prevention
13 21 (13.55%) Use Case
14 20 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (18.71%) Python
2 13 (8.39%) Java
3 9 (5.81%) Go
3 9 (5.81%) Perl
3 9 (5.81%) PHP
3 9 (5.81%) Ruby
4 7 (4.52%) PowerShell
5 5 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 48 (30.97%) SSCP
2 46 (29.68%) GIAC
3 43 (27.74%) CISSP
4 38 (24.52%) CISM
5 31 (20.00%) CISA
5 31 (20.00%) CompTIA Security+
6 30 (19.35%) CSSLP
7 28 (18.06%) SANS
8 21 (13.55%) Degree
9 20 (12.90%) GCFA
9 20 (12.90%) GCFE
10 17 (10.97%) GSEC
11 16 (10.32%) GREM
12 15 (9.68%) CREST Certified
13 14 (9.03%) CEH
14 13 (8.39%) GCIA
14 13 (8.39%) GCIH
15 6 (3.87%) CCNP
15 6 (3.87%) Cisco Certification
16 5 (3.23%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.65%) GDPR
2 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.65%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (4.52%) VMware NSX
2 5 (3.23%) ProxySG
3 2 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 20 (12.90%) EnCase
2 14 (9.03%) Nessus
2 14 (9.03%) Nmap
3 7 (4.52%) vCenter Server
3 7 (4.52%) vRealize
4 6 (3.87%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (3.87%) Puppet
5 5 (3.23%) Cisco Prime
5 5 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.65%) FTK
Vendors
1 44 (28.39%) Microsoft
2 29 (18.71%) Cisco
3 25 (16.13%) Palo Alto
4 23 (14.84%) CheckPoint
5 20 (12.90%) Fortinet
6 19 (12.26%) Citrix
7 18 (11.61%) F5
7 18 (11.61%) Splunk
8 17 (10.97%) VMware
9 16 (10.32%) Blue Coat
9 16 (10.32%) Juniper
9 16 (10.32%) Sophos
9 16 (10.32%) Symantec
10 14 (9.03%) Arista
10 14 (9.03%) Forcepoint
10 14 (9.03%) Netsparker
10 14 (9.03%) Qualys
11 6 (3.87%) Meraki
11 6 (3.87%) Riverbed
11 6 (3.87%) Tufin