Period
to 16 December 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 16 December 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Engineer
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 86 87
Rank change year-on-year -6 +1 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 3 5 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 0.33% 0.49% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.51% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 4
Watford median annual salary £57,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.54% +8.33% +6.19%
10th Percentile £52,750 £39,000 £55,625
90th Percentile £61,250 £69,500 £60,875
Hertfordshire median annual salary £65,000 £45,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +42.86% -20.87% +43.75%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Watford. 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
Watford
Permanent vacancies in Watford with a recognized job title 882 975 1026
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.97% 96.34% 97.62%
Number of salaries quoted 748 833 858
Watford median annual salary £50,000 £51,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.96% +7.37% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £27,850
90th Percentile £67,500 £75,000 £70,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

Job postings that featured Security Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Watford.

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in Watford

Security Engineer
Salary Trend in Watford

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

Salary trend for Security Engineer in Watford

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

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, Security Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Watford region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) SOAP
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Python
1 3 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (100.00%) Change Management
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) SaaS
1 3 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 2 (66.67%) Web Operations
2 2 (66.67%) CISSP
2 2 (66.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (66.67%) SEO
2 2 (66.67%) Information Security
2 2 (66.67%) Retail
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Perl
3 1 (33.33%) HTTP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (33.33%) Validation
3 1 (33.33%) AWK
3 1 (33.33%) Information Assurance
3 1 (33.33%) Akamai
3 1 (33.33%) Splunk
3 1 (33.33%) SIEM
3 1 (33.33%) Veracode

Security Engineer Skill Set
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 3 (100.00%) SaaS
2 1 (33.33%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) HTTP
General
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) SOAP
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Change Management
1 3 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 2 (66.67%) Information Security
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) SEO
2 2 (66.67%) Web Operations
3 1 (33.33%) Information Assurance
3 1 (33.33%) SIEM
3 1 (33.33%) Validation
3 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Python
2 2 (66.67%) Perl
3 1 (33.33%) AWK
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Splunk
1 1 (33.33%) Veracode