Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Watford with a requirement for Information Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Information Security over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 72 60
Rank change year-on-year +1 -12 +28
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 28 19 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 2.88% 1.84% 3.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.37% 2.07% 4.50%
Number of salaries quoted 9 9 14
Watford median annual salary £73,500 £60,000 £46,875
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.50% +28.00% +76.89%
10th Percentile £44,000 £46,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £75,250 £64,000 £55,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £61,250 £50,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year +22.50% -3.85% +15.56%

Information Security 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 Watford with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Watford
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 831 919 934
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 85.49% 88.96% 87.54%
Number of salaries quoted 681 786 749
Watford median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £72,500
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +0.53%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

Job postings citing Information Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Watford.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in Watford

Information Security
Salary Trend in Watford

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

Salary trend for Information Security in Watford

Information Security
Salary Histogram in Watford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in Watford over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Security in Watford

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Watford region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 25 (89.29%) Linux
2 23 (82.14%) Windows
3 18 (64.29%) Microsoft
3 18 (64.29%) Active Directory
3 18 (64.29%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (64.29%) Windows Server
4 15 (53.57%) Management Information System
5 14 (50.00%) ITIL
6 13 (46.43%) E-Commerce
7 12 (42.86%) LDAP
7 12 (42.86%) Identity Management
7 12 (42.86%) PowerShell
7 12 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
7 12 (42.86%) Azure Active Directory
7 12 (42.86%) Identity Access Management
8 11 (39.29%) Data Centre
8 11 (39.29%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (39.29%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (39.29%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (39.29%) MS Exchange
9 9 (32.14%) Games
10 8 (28.57%) SaaS
10 8 (28.57%) VPN
10 8 (28.57%) CISSP
11 7 (25.00%) DNA
11 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
12 6 (21.43%) DNS
12 6 (21.43%) DHCP
12 6 (21.43%) TCP/IP
12 6 (21.43%) Red Hat

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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 11 (39.29%) Exchange Server 2007
1 11 (39.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 11 (39.29%) Exchange Server 2013
1 11 (39.29%) MS Exchange
2 6 (21.43%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 18 (64.29%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (42.86%) Azure Active Directory
2 12 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (28.57%) SaaS
4 6 (21.43%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (21.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (42.86%) LDAP
2 8 (28.57%) VPN
3 6 (21.43%) DHCP
3 6 (21.43%) DNS
3 6 (21.43%) Remote Desktop
3 6 (21.43%) Skype
3 6 (21.43%) TCP/IP
4 5 (17.86%) Firewall
General
1 9 (32.14%) Games
2 5 (17.86%) Finance
3 3 (10.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) Desktop Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) Desktop Support
2 6 (21.43%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) Support Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Administrator
3 5 (17.86%) Security Manager
4 3 (10.71%) Information Manager
4 3 (10.71%) Information Security Manager
4 3 (10.71%) Security Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Web Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) E-Commerce Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Identity and Access Management Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) IT Manager
5 2 (7.14%) IT Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) SOAP
1 3 (10.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (53.57%) Management Information System
2 11 (39.29%) Data Centre
3 6 (21.43%) Handset
4 5 (17.86%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 25 (89.29%) Linux
2 23 (82.14%) Windows
3 18 (64.29%) Windows Server
4 6 (21.43%) CentOS
4 6 (21.43%) Mac OS
4 6 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (21.43%) Ubuntu
4 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (17.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) ITIL
2 13 (46.43%) E-Commerce
3 12 (42.86%) Identity Access Management
3 12 (42.86%) Identity Management
4 7 (25.00%) DNA
5 6 (21.43%) Mentoring
5 6 (21.43%) Proactive Management
5 6 (21.43%) Problem Management
6 5 (17.86%) Cryptography
6 5 (17.86%) Data Protection
6 5 (17.86%) Patch Management
6 5 (17.86%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (17.86%) SIEM
7 3 (10.71%) Change Management
7 3 (10.71%) Security Operations
7 3 (10.71%) SEO
7 3 (10.71%) Web Operations
8 2 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
8 2 (7.14%) Remote Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 3 (10.71%) Java
2 3 (10.71%) Perl
2 3 (10.71%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) CISSP
2 5 (17.86%) CISA
2 5 (17.86%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) COBIT
1 5 (17.86%) GDPR
1 5 (17.86%) ISO 22301
1 5 (17.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (17.86%) PCI DSS
2 3 (10.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 6 (21.43%) Terminal Services
2 6 (21.43%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (21.43%) VMware Workstation
2 6 (21.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 18 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 6 (21.43%) Red Hat
2 6 (21.43%) VMware
3 5 (17.86%) LogRhythm
3 5 (17.86%) Splunk