Period
to 20 July 2019

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 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 52 71 90
Rank change year-on-year +19 +19 -15
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 34 23 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 4.16% 2.42% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.92% 2.77% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 10 11 9
Watford median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -19.23% +4.00%
Hertfordshire median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% -23.08% +18.18%

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 691 831 1,039
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 84.47% 87.29% 92.52%
Number of salaries quoted 537 726 841
Watford median annual salary £55,000 £48,250 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.99% -3.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £29,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £67,500 £73,750
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%

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 July 2019.

Salary histogram for Information Security in Watford

For the 6 months to 20 July 2019, IT jobs citing Information Security 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 Watford region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 26 (76.47%) CISSP
1 26 (76.47%) Cybersecurity
2 25 (73.53%) CEH
3 17 (50.00%) CISM
4 14 (41.18%) TOGAF
4 14 (41.18%) CRISC
4 14 (41.18%) SABSA
4 14 (41.18%) Security Architecture
4 14 (41.18%) Coaching
4 14 (41.18%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (41.18%) Problem-Solving
4 14 (41.18%) NIST
5 12 (35.29%) Penetration Testing
6 10 (29.41%) SIEM
6 10 (29.41%) Windows
7 9 (26.47%) Linux
7 9 (26.47%) Java
7 9 (26.47%) JavaScript
7 9 (26.47%) SaaS
7 9 (26.47%) Amazon AWS
7 9 (26.47%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 9 (26.47%) Secure Coding
8 6 (17.65%) DevOps
8 6 (17.65%) Ethical Hacking
9 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (14.71%) Software Engineering
9 5 (14.71%) Risk Analysis
9 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
9 5 (14.71%) Risk Management
9 5 (14.71%) Scrum

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:

Cloud Services
1 9 (26.47%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (26.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) Firewall
2 1 (2.94%) DHCP
2 1 (2.94%) DNS
2 1 (2.94%) LAN
2 1 (2.94%) Network Security
2 1 (2.94%) VPN
2 1 (2.94%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Metasploit
General
1 1 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14 (41.18%) Architect
1 14 (41.18%) Cybersecurity Architect
1 14 (41.18%) Security Architect
2 10 (29.41%) Security Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) IT Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) IT Security Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Information Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Information Security Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Security Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Applications Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) CISSP Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Implementation Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Information Security Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Risk Officer
6 2 (5.88%) SABSA Security Architect
6 2 (5.88%) TOGAF Architect
7 1 (2.94%) Lead Network Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 14 (41.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (29.41%) Windows
2 9 (26.47%) Linux
3 1 (2.94%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (76.47%) Cybersecurity
2 14 (41.18%) Coaching
2 14 (41.18%) Problem-Solving
2 14 (41.18%) SABSA
2 14 (41.18%) Security Architecture
2 14 (41.18%) TOGAF
3 12 (35.29%) Penetration Testing
4 10 (29.41%) SIEM
5 9 (26.47%) Secure Coding
5 9 (26.47%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 6 (17.65%) DevOps
6 6 (17.65%) Ethical Hacking
7 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (14.71%) Risk Analysis
7 5 (14.71%) Risk Management
7 5 (14.71%) Scrum
7 5 (14.71%) SDLC
7 5 (14.71%) Software Engineering
8 4 (11.76%) Computer Science
8 4 (11.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 9 (26.47%) Java
1 9 (26.47%) JavaScript
2 5 (14.71%) TypeScript
3 1 (2.94%) Python
Qualifications
1 26 (76.47%) CISSP
2 25 (73.53%) CEH
3 17 (50.00%) CISM
4 14 (41.18%) CRISC
5 4 (11.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (11.76%) Degree
6 3 (8.82%) CISA
7 2 (5.88%) OSCP
8 1 (2.94%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (41.18%) NIST
2 4 (11.76%) COBIT
3 1 (2.94%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (2.94%) GDPR
3 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Nessus
1 1 (2.94%) Nmap
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.76%) Qualys
2 4 (11.76%) Veracode
3 1 (2.94%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco
3 1 (2.94%) HP