Period
to 23 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 6 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 140 208 190
Rank change year-on-year +68 -18 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 74 10 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.62% 0.23% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.67% 0.23% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 56 8 17
Hertfordshire median annual salary £65,000 £49,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +32.65% -18.33% +50.00%
10th Percentile £43,250 £33,875 £45,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £67,250 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £57,500 £53,750 £55,000
% change year-on-year +6.98% -2.27% +22.22%

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 4,420 4,298 4,858
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.89% 97.39% 97.04%
Number of salaries quoted 3,766 3,587 4,035
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £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 23 January 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 23 January 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 - 15 £50,000 - 2
Hatfield - 9 £55,000 - 1
Hemel Hempstead -8 4 £65,000 +51.16% 3
Watford -2 3 £57,500 -11.54%
Stevenage - 1 £28,000 - 3
Security Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 30 (40.54%) CISSP
2 29 (39.19%) Citrix
2 29 (39.19%) HTTP
2 29 (39.19%) VPN
2 29 (39.19%) SIEM
3 28 (37.84%) Cisco
3 28 (37.84%) E-Commerce
4 27 (36.49%) CheckPoint
4 27 (36.49%) Cisco ASA
5 26 (35.14%) Fortinet
5 26 (35.14%) Firewall
5 26 (35.14%) OSPF
5 26 (35.14%) BGP
5 26 (35.14%) HTML
5 26 (35.14%) Palo Alto
6 25 (33.78%) Data Centre
6 25 (33.78%) NetScaler
6 25 (33.78%) IPsec
7 22 (29.73%) Windows
8 21 (28.38%) WAN
8 21 (28.38%) Cybersecurity
9 20 (27.03%) LAN
9 20 (27.03%) SSCP
9 20 (27.03%) Information Security
10 19 (25.68%) VMware
10 19 (25.68%) DNS
11 18 (24.32%) GIAC
11 18 (24.32%) CISM
11 18 (24.32%) Analytical Skills
12 17 (22.97%) SANS

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 4 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (5.41%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.86%) Akamai
2 4 (5.41%) Mimecast
2 4 (5.41%) Office 365
3 3 (4.05%) GitHub
3 3 (4.05%) SaaS
4 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (39.19%) HTTP
1 29 (39.19%) VPN
2 27 (36.49%) Cisco ASA
3 26 (35.14%) BGP
3 26 (35.14%) Firewall
3 26 (35.14%) OSPF
4 25 (33.78%) IPsec
4 25 (33.78%) NetScaler
5 21 (28.38%) WAN
6 20 (27.03%) LAN
7 19 (25.68%) DNS
8 16 (21.62%) Cisco IOS
9 15 (20.27%) EIGRP
9 15 (20.27%) GLBP
9 15 (20.27%) IGRP
9 15 (20.27%) Network Security
9 15 (20.27%) SSL
10 11 (14.86%) MPLS
11 7 (9.46%) DHCP
12 6 (8.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.41%) SQL Server
1 4 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.35%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Jenkins
1 3 (4.05%) JIRA
General
1 7 (9.46%) Finance
1 7 (9.46%) Retail
2 1 (1.35%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (35.14%) HTML
2 15 (20.27%) XML
3 3 (4.05%) SOAP
3 3 (4.05%) Web Services
4 1 (1.35%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (33.78%) Data Centre
2 18 (24.32%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.11%) Management Information System
4 5 (6.76%) Security Operations Centre
5 4 (5.41%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (5.41%) PKI
5 4 (5.41%) User Experience
6 3 (4.05%) Cyberattack
6 3 (4.05%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 22 (29.73%) Windows
2 16 (21.62%) Linux
3 14 (18.92%) Unix
4 5 (6.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (5.41%) Windows 7
5 4 (5.41%) Windows Server
6 3 (4.05%) Mac OS X
7 2 (2.70%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (39.19%) SIEM
2 28 (37.84%) E-Commerce
3 21 (28.38%) Cybersecurity
4 20 (27.03%) Information Security
5 14 (18.92%) Data Loss Prevention
6 10 (13.51%) Analytics
6 10 (13.51%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 10 (13.51%) Security Operations
6 10 (13.51%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 8 (10.81%) Security Architecture
8 7 (9.46%) Change Management
8 7 (9.46%) Coaching
8 7 (9.46%) Mentoring
8 7 (9.46%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (5.41%) Cryptography
9 4 (5.41%) Data Protection
9 4 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (5.41%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (5.41%) Problem Management
9 4 (5.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.11%) Java
1 6 (8.11%) Python
2 4 (5.41%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.41%) SQL
2 4 (5.41%) VBScript
3 2 (2.70%) Perl
4 1 (1.35%) AWK
4 1 (1.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 30 (40.54%) CISSP
2 20 (27.03%) SSCP
3 18 (24.32%) CISM
3 18 (24.32%) GIAC
4 17 (22.97%) CSSLP
4 17 (22.97%) SANS
5 16 (21.62%) CompTIA Security+
6 15 (20.27%) CISA
7 5 (6.76%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (6.76%) Degree
8 4 (5.41%) CCNA
9 3 (4.05%) GCIA
9 3 (4.05%) GCIH
9 3 (4.05%) GSEC
10 2 (2.70%) CCNP
10 2 (2.70%) CEH
10 2 (2.70%) GCFA
10 2 (2.70%) GCFE
11 1 (1.35%) CCAA
11 1 (1.35%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (6.76%) PCI DSS
3 4 (5.41%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (5.41%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 2 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (5.41%) Active Directory
1 4 (5.41%) Hyper-V
1 4 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (10.81%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (2.70%) EnCase
3 1 (1.35%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.35%) QRadar
Vendors
1 29 (39.19%) Citrix
2 28 (37.84%) Cisco
3 27 (36.49%) CheckPoint
4 26 (35.14%) Fortinet
4 26 (35.14%) Palo Alto
5 19 (25.68%) VMware
6 16 (21.62%) F5
6 16 (21.62%) Microsoft
7 15 (20.27%) Arista
8 13 (17.57%) Sophos
8 13 (17.57%) Symantec
9 10 (13.51%) Blue Coat
9 10 (13.51%) Juniper
10 7 (9.46%) Splunk
11 4 (5.41%) Forcepoint
11 4 (5.41%) HP
12 2 (2.70%) AlienVault
13 1 (1.35%) ArcSight
13 1 (1.35%) LogRhythm
13 1 (1.35%) Veracode