Period
to 14 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £32,000 in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 101 92
Rank change year-on-year +25 -9 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 21 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 2.18% 0.40% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.24% 0.41% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 19 4 5
Watford median annual salary £32,000 £56,250 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -43.11% -13.46% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £47,250 £39,000
90th Percentile £50,000 £61,250 £69,500
Hertfordshire median annual salary £44,000 £65,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year -32.31% +41.30% +8.24%

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 937 968 1,005
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.40% 96.70% 96.54%
Number of salaries quoted 778 811 863
Watford median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £26,600 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £67,500 £75,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +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
Salary Histogram in Watford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Engineer in Watford over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Engineer in Watford

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

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 Watford region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 21 (100.00%) Cisco
2 20 (95.24%) Firewall
3 14 (66.67%) CheckPoint
4 13 (61.90%) VPN
4 13 (61.90%) Network Security
5 12 (57.14%) LAN
5 12 (57.14%) WAN
6 11 (52.38%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (52.38%) VMware
7 9 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (42.86%) Juniper
8 8 (38.10%) CCNP
8 8 (38.10%) CCNA
8 8 (38.10%) F5
8 8 (38.10%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (38.10%) Palo Alto
9 7 (33.33%) Cisco Wireless
9 7 (33.33%) Service Delivery
9 7 (33.33%) C
9 7 (33.33%) Wireless
9 7 (33.33%) Blue Coat
9 7 (33.33%) ProxySG
9 7 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (33.33%) Cisco Prime
9 7 (33.33%) Load Balancing
10 1 (4.76%) Aruba
10 1 (4.76%) Network Design
10 1 (4.76%) Penetration Testing
10 1 (4.76%) Information Security
10 1 (4.76%) Windows

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:

Communications & Networking
1 20 (95.24%) Firewall
2 13 (61.90%) Network Security
2 13 (61.90%) VPN
3 12 (57.14%) LAN
3 12 (57.14%) WAN
4 8 (38.10%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (33.33%) Cisco Wireless
5 7 (33.33%) Wireless
6 1 (4.76%) Cisco Firepower
6 1 (4.76%) DHCP
6 1 (4.76%) DNS
General
1 1 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Driving Licence
1 1 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Load Balancing
1 7 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (4.76%) Data Privacy
2 1 (4.76%) Information Security
2 1 (4.76%) Network Design
2 1 (4.76%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (4.76%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (38.10%) CCNA
2 8 (38.10%) CCNP
3 1 (4.76%) CCIE
3 1 (4.76%) CCIE Routing and Switching
3 1 (4.76%) CCIE Security
System Software
1 11 (52.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (33.33%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 7 (33.33%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) Cisco
2 14 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 11 (52.38%) VMware
4 9 (42.86%) Juniper
5 8 (38.10%) F5
5 8 (38.10%) Palo Alto
6 7 (33.33%) Blue Coat
7 1 (4.76%) Aruba
7 1 (4.76%) Extreme Networks
7 1 (4.76%) HP
7 1 (4.76%) Microsoft