Period
to 16 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for Security Operations skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Security Operations over the 6 months to 16 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Operations (SecOps)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
16 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 125 84 207
Rank change year-on-year -41 +123 -45
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations 36 127 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.48% 3.14% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.66% 3.47% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 18 32 14
Hertfordshire median annual salary £76,250 £50,000 £56,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +52.50% -11.11% +25.00%
10th Percentile £44,250 £46,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £63,850 £72,500
East of England median annual salary £55,000 £49,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -1.00% +12.36%

Security Operations is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,165 3,665 3,766
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 89.17% 90.72% 89.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1,587 2,860 3,202
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Security Operations
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing Security Operations as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Security Operations in Hertfordshire

Security Operations
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Salary trend for Security Operations in Hertfordshire

Security Operations
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Operations in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 16 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Security Operations in Hertfordshire

Security Operations
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 Operations within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 16 October 2019. 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
Watford +39 16 £45,000 -43.75%
Hatfield - 6 £91,250 -
Welwyn Garden City -24 3 £55,000 -
Hitchin - 3 £45,000 -
Borehamwood - 1 £50,000 -
Security Operations
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 October 2019, IT jobs citing Security Operations also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Security Operations.

1 20 (55.56%) Firewall
1 20 (55.56%) Security Operations Centre
2 17 (47.22%) Information Security
3 16 (44.44%) Network Security
4 14 (38.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (38.89%) PCI DSS
4 14 (38.89%) Software Testing
4 14 (38.89%) Network Management
4 14 (38.89%) SSL
4 14 (38.89%) Migration
4 14 (38.89%) Intrusion Detection
5 13 (36.11%) CISM
5 13 (36.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 12 (33.33%) Security Management
7 10 (27.78%) ITIL
7 10 (27.78%) CISSP
7 10 (27.78%) Storytelling
8 9 (25.00%) Information Assurance
9 8 (22.22%) Retail
9 8 (22.22%) Management Information System
10 7 (19.44%) Risk Management
10 7 (19.44%) Cisco
10 7 (19.44%) Security Cleared
10 7 (19.44%) Incident Management
10 7 (19.44%) Kalman Filter
10 7 (19.44%) Palo Alto
10 7 (19.44%) Decision-Making
11 6 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
11 6 (16.67%) GSLC
11 6 (16.67%) Information Security Management

Security Operations
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 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) AWS
1 3 (8.33%) Azure
2 2 (5.56%) Office 365
3 1 (2.78%) IaaS
3 1 (2.78%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 20 (55.56%) Firewall
2 16 (44.44%) Network Security
3 14 (38.89%) Intrusion Detection
3 14 (38.89%) SSL
4 1 (2.78%) DKIM
4 1 (2.78%) DMARC
4 1 (2.78%) DNS
4 1 (2.78%) LAN
4 1 (2.78%) SMTP
4 1 (2.78%) SNMP
4 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.78%) VPN
4 1 (2.78%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.78%) JIRA
General
1 8 (22.22%) Retail
2 3 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (50.00%) Security Engineer
2 17 (47.22%) Network Engineer
2 17 (47.22%) Network Security Engineer
3 10 (27.78%) Senior Network Engineer
3 10 (27.78%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 10 (27.78%) Senior Security Engineer
4 9 (25.00%) Security Officer
5 7 (19.44%) Information Manager
5 7 (19.44%) Information Security Manager
5 7 (19.44%) Security Manager
6 6 (16.67%) Information Officer
6 6 (16.67%) Information Security Officer
7 4 (11.11%) Senior Manager
8 1 (2.78%) DevOps Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) DevOps Systems Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Head of Security
8 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) CSS
1 1 (2.78%) HTML
1 1 (2.78%) OAuth
1 1 (2.78%) OAuth2
1 1 (2.78%) OpenID
1 1 (2.78%) Web Services
1 1 (2.78%) XACML
1 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (55.56%) Security Operations Centre
2 8 (22.22%) Management Information System
3 3 (8.33%) Cyberattack
4 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.78%) PKI
4 1 (2.78%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.78%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) Linux
2 1 (2.78%) Unix
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (47.22%) Information Security
2 14 (38.89%) Migration
2 14 (38.89%) Network Management
2 14 (38.89%) Software Testing
3 12 (33.33%) Security Management
4 10 (27.78%) ITIL
4 10 (27.78%) Storytelling
5 9 (25.00%) Information Assurance
6 7 (19.44%) Decision-Making
6 7 (19.44%) Incident Management
6 7 (19.44%) Kalman Filter
6 7 (19.44%) Risk Management
7 6 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (16.67%) Information Security Management
8 5 (13.89%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (13.89%) Proactive Monitoring
8 5 (13.89%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
9 4 (11.11%) Data Loss Prevention
9 4 (11.11%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
1 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
1 1 (2.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (36.11%) CISM
2 10 (27.78%) CISSP
3 7 (19.44%) Security Cleared
4 6 (16.67%) GSLC
5 5 (13.89%) CCNA
5 5 (13.89%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (13.89%) Degree
5 5 (13.89%) SANS
6 4 (11.11%) CCNP
6 4 (11.11%) CISA
6 4 (11.11%) CompTIA Security+
6 4 (11.11%) GIAC
6 4 (11.11%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
7 3 (8.33%) CEH
7 3 (8.33%) GSEC
7 3 (8.33%) ISSAP
8 1 (2.78%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (38.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 14 (38.89%) PCI DSS
2 13 (36.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 4 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (8.33%) QA
5 1 (2.78%) GDPR
5 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.78%) Docker
1 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.78%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) Ansible
1 2 (5.56%) Kubernetes
1 2 (5.56%) Terraform
2 1 (2.78%) CASB
2 1 (2.78%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) Cisco
1 7 (19.44%) Palo Alto
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.78%) Aruba
3 1 (2.78%) Axiomatics
3 1 (2.78%) Forcepoint
3 1 (2.78%) Ping Identity
3 1 (2.78%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.78%) Sophos
3 1 (2.78%) Splunk
3 1 (2.78%) Symantec
3 1 (2.78%) Twobo
3 1 (2.78%) Veeam
3 1 (2.78%) VMware
3 1 (2.78%) Zerto