Period
to 19 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £63,750 in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 6 months to 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 123 202 178
Rank change year-on-year +79 -24 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 101 9 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.05% 0.20% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.11% 0.21% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 60 7 23
Hertfordshire median annual salary £63,750 £40,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +59.38% -33.33% +50.00%
10th Percentile £42,000 £36,500 £45,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £60,200 £64,750
East of England median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +15.79% -5.00% +8.11%

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 4,794 4,302 4,820
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.34% 97.11% 96.73%
Number of salaries quoted 4,012 3,632 3,996
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £70,000
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 - 29 £50,000 -
Hatfield - 6 £55,000 - 2
Hemel Hempstead -5 4 £32,500 -24.42% 1
St Albans - 3 £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 19 April 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 48 (47.52%) SIEM
2 41 (40.59%) HTTP
3 40 (39.60%) Firewall
4 36 (35.64%) Cisco
5 35 (34.65%) IPsec
5 35 (34.65%) Cisco ASA
6 34 (33.66%) CheckPoint
6 34 (33.66%) Data Centre
6 34 (33.66%) Palo Alto
7 33 (32.67%) OSPF
7 33 (32.67%) BGP
7 33 (32.67%) VPN
7 33 (32.67%) HTML
7 33 (32.67%) Fortinet
8 32 (31.68%) Citrix
8 32 (31.68%) NetScaler
9 31 (30.69%) E-Commerce
10 29 (28.71%) Network Security
10 29 (28.71%) Analytical Skills
11 28 (27.72%) Information Security
11 28 (27.72%) CISSP
11 28 (27.72%) DNS
12 27 (26.73%) Unix
12 27 (26.73%) SSCP
12 27 (26.73%) GIAC
12 27 (26.73%) Cybersecurity
13 26 (25.74%) Microsoft
14 24 (23.76%) SSL
14 24 (23.76%) WAN
15 23 (22.77%) Windows

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 16 (15.84%) Akamai
2 8 (7.92%) GitHub
3 5 (4.95%) Mimecast
3 5 (4.95%) Office 365
4 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 41 (40.59%) HTTP
2 40 (39.60%) Firewall
3 35 (34.65%) Cisco ASA
3 35 (34.65%) IPsec
4 33 (32.67%) BGP
4 33 (32.67%) OSPF
4 33 (32.67%) VPN
5 32 (31.68%) NetScaler
6 29 (28.71%) Network Security
7 28 (27.72%) DNS
8 24 (23.76%) SSL
8 24 (23.76%) WAN
9 21 (20.79%) IGRP
10 20 (19.80%) TCP/IP
11 18 (17.82%) Cisco IOS
11 18 (17.82%) LAN
11 18 (17.82%) MPLS
12 17 (16.83%) EIGRP
12 17 (16.83%) GLBP
13 14 (13.86%) DHCP
Development Applications
1 8 (7.92%) Jenkins
1 8 (7.92%) JIRA
2 6 (5.94%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.98%) Metasploit
General
1 14 (13.86%) Retail
2 7 (6.93%) Finance
3 5 (4.95%) Local Government
4 1 (0.99%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (32.67%) HTML
2 21 (20.79%) XML
3 6 (5.94%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.99%) ADSI
4 1 (0.99%) CSS
4 1 (0.99%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (33.66%) Data Centre
2 29 (28.71%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (14.85%) Security Operations Centre
4 13 (12.87%) Management Information System
5 7 (6.93%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (5.94%) PKI
7 5 (4.95%) Public Cloud
8 3 (2.97%) Cyberattack
8 3 (2.97%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (1.98%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 27 (26.73%) Unix
2 23 (22.77%) Windows
3 22 (21.78%) Linux
4 7 (6.93%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.98%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.99%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.99%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (47.52%) SIEM
2 31 (30.69%) E-Commerce
3 28 (27.72%) Information Security
4 27 (26.73%) Cybersecurity
5 18 (17.82%) Security Operations
6 16 (15.84%) DevOps
6 16 (15.84%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 16 (15.84%) Security Architecture
6 16 (15.84%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 15 (14.85%) Data Loss Prevention
8 13 (12.87%) Application Performance Monitoring
8 13 (12.87%) Continuous Improvement
8 13 (12.87%) Identity Access Management
8 13 (12.87%) Performance Monitoring
9 12 (11.88%) Analytics
10 11 (10.89%) Digital Forensics
10 11 (10.89%) Mentoring
10 11 (10.89%) Technical Analysis
11 10 (9.90%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (8.91%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (15.84%) Python
2 8 (7.92%) Java
3 7 (6.93%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.99%) Go
4 1 (0.99%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.99%) Perl
4 1 (0.99%) PHP
4 1 (0.99%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 28 (27.72%) CISSP
2 27 (26.73%) GIAC
2 27 (26.73%) SSCP
3 20 (19.80%) CISM
4 18 (17.82%) CSSLP
5 17 (16.83%) CompTIA Security+
5 17 (16.83%) SANS
6 16 (15.84%) CISA
7 13 (12.87%) Degree
8 12 (11.88%) GCFA
8 12 (11.88%) GCFE
9 9 (8.91%) GREM
9 9 (8.91%) GSEC
10 8 (7.92%) CREST Certified
10 8 (7.92%) GCIA
10 8 (7.92%) GCIH
11 6 (5.94%) Security Cleared
12 5 (4.95%) SC Cleared
13 3 (2.97%) CCNP
13 3 (2.97%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.99%) GDPR
2 1 (0.99%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.99%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (6.93%) VMware NSX
2 1 (0.99%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (11.88%) EnCase
2 8 (7.92%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (6.93%) vCenter Server
3 7 (6.93%) vRealize
4 6 (5.94%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (5.94%) Puppet
5 2 (1.98%) Nessus
5 2 (1.98%) Nmap
6 1 (0.99%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.99%) FTK
6 1 (0.99%) QRadar
Vendors
1 36 (35.64%) Cisco
2 34 (33.66%) CheckPoint
2 34 (33.66%) Palo Alto
3 33 (32.67%) Fortinet
4 32 (31.68%) Citrix
5 26 (25.74%) Microsoft
6 23 (22.77%) VMware
7 22 (21.78%) Arista
7 22 (21.78%) F5
8 16 (15.84%) Blue Coat
8 16 (15.84%) Juniper
9 13 (12.87%) Sophos
9 13 (12.87%) Symantec
10 12 (11.88%) Splunk
11 6 (5.94%) Aruba
11 6 (5.94%) Meraki
11 6 (5.94%) Riverbed
11 6 (5.94%) Tufin
12 5 (4.95%) Forcepoint
12 5 (4.95%) Zscaler