The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Security Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Engineer
Rank 159 142 124
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 66 90 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.13% 1.52% 1.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 1.63% 1.99%
Number of salaries quoted 48 55 84
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,300 £31,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £55,000 £50,300
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+10.46% +1.17%
Security Engineer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5476 5524 5134
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 94.07% 93.28% 94.18%
Number of salaries quoted 3850 4053 4264
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Security Engineer in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Security Engineer
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Security Engineer Salary Trend in Berkshire

Security Engineer
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Engineer across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Security Engineer Salary Histogram in Berkshire

Security Engineer
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Engineer within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +13 51 £42,250 +4.32% 2
Maidenhead +2 6 £63,750 +34.21% 2
Bracknell -12 6 £32,500 +41.30% 1
Ascot - 2 £60,000 -
Security Engineer
South East

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Security Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Security Engineer in their job title.

1 80 (73.39%) Firewall
2 73 (66.97%) Cisco
2 73 (66.97%) Network Security
3 60 (55.05%) Juniper
4 53 (48.62%) F5
5 51 (46.79%) TCP/IP
6 49 (44.95%) CheckPoint
7 48 (44.04%) Cisco Certification
8 45 (41.28%) VPN
9 39 (35.78%) DNS
10 38 (34.86%) Windows
10 38 (34.86%) CCNP
11 31 (28.44%) OSPF
12 29 (26.61%) BGP
12 29 (26.61%) Linux
13 27 (24.77%) SSL
14 25 (22.94%) BIG-IP
15 23 (21.10%) EIGRP
16 22 (20.18%) Problem Management
17 21 (19.27%) SLA
18 20 (18.35%) Blue Coat
18 20 (18.35%) Security Cleared
19 19 (17.43%) Telecoms
19 19 (17.43%) UNIX
20 18 (16.51%) ITIL
21 17 (15.60%) Network Design
22 16 (14.68%) Windows Server 2003
22 16 (14.68%) CISSP
22 16 (14.68%) Windows Server 2008
22 16 (14.68%) SIEM

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Security Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Security Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 15 (13.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 80 (73.39%) Firewall
2 73 (66.97%) Network Security
3 51 (46.79%) TCP/IP
4 45 (41.28%) VPN
5 39 (35.78%) DNS
6 31 (28.44%) OSPF
7 29 (26.61%) BGP
8 27 (24.77%) SSL
9 25 (22.94%) BIG-IP
10 23 (21.10%) EIGRP
11 15 (13.76%) MPLS
11 15 (13.76%) WAN
12 14 (12.84%) IPsec
13 13 (11.93%) LAN
14 10 (9.17%) DHCP
14 10 (9.17%) Cisco ASA
15 9 (8.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 9 (8.26%) Wireshark
16 8 (7.34%) VLAN
16 8 (7.34%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 19 (17.43%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.67%) German Language
3 3 (2.75%) Finance
4 2 (1.83%) French Language
4 2 (1.83%) Banking
4 2 (1.83%) Retail
5 1 (0.92%) Billing
5 1 (0.92%) Marketing
5 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.83%) Regular Expression
2 1 (0.92%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.34%) Open Source
3 3 (2.75%) Smartphone
4 2 (1.83%) CCTV
4 2 (1.83%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.83%) SecurID
4 2 (1.83%) PKI
5 1 (0.92%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.92%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.92%) Replication
5 1 (0.92%) Blog
5 1 (0.92%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 38 (34.86%) Windows
2 29 (26.61%) Linux
3 19 (17.43%) UNIX
4 16 (14.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (14.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (13.76%) Solaris
6 13 (11.93%) Windows 2000
7 6 (5.50%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.83%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.83%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.83%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.83%) AIX
9 1 (0.92%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (20.18%) Problem Management
2 18 (16.51%) ITIL
3 17 (15.60%) Network Design
4 16 (14.68%) SIEM
5 14 (12.84%) Cyber Security
5 14 (12.84%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (7.34%) Project Management
6 8 (7.34%) Change Management
6 8 (7.34%) Line Management
6 8 (7.34%) Mentoring
6 8 (7.34%) Load Balancing
7 7 (6.42%) Information Security
8 6 (5.50%) Coaching
9 5 (4.59%) Validation
9 5 (4.59%) Capacity Management
10 4 (3.67%) Network Monitoring
10 4 (3.67%) Kalman Filter
10 4 (3.67%) Deep Packet Inspection
10 4 (3.67%) Configuration Management
11 3 (2.75%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.75%) C
2 1 (0.92%) C++
2 1 (0.92%) SQL
2 1 (0.92%) Python
2 1 (0.92%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 48 (44.04%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (34.86%) CCNP
3 20 (18.35%) Security Cleared
4 16 (14.68%) CISSP
5 12 (11.01%) CCNA
6 11 (10.09%) CCIE
6 11 (10.09%) SC Cleared
7 9 (8.26%) CCDA
7 9 (8.26%) CCDP
8 8 (7.34%) DV Cleared
8 8 (7.34%) CCSE
8 8 (7.34%) CCSA
9 5 (4.59%) CCIP
9 5 (4.59%) MCSE
9 5 (4.59%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (3.67%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (3.67%) CISA
10 4 (3.67%) CCSP
10 4 (3.67%) Degree
11 3 (2.75%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (19.27%) SLA
2 6 (5.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (4.59%) PCI DSS
4 3 (2.75%) COBIT
4 3 (2.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.83%) GPG13
System Software
1 8 (7.34%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.67%) ProxySG
3 2 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.92%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 7 (6.42%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 73 (66.97%) Cisco
2 60 (55.05%) Juniper
3 53 (48.62%) F5
4 49 (44.95%) CheckPoint
5 20 (18.35%) Blue Coat
6 13 (11.93%) Sourcefire
6 13 (11.93%) Crossbeam
7 9 (8.26%) Microsoft
8 8 (7.34%) NetScout
9 6 (5.50%) Huawei
10 5 (4.59%) Citrix
10 5 (4.59%) HP
11 4 (3.67%) Fortinet
12 3 (2.75%) Tufin
12 3 (2.75%) Aruba
13 2 (1.83%) AlgoSec
13 2 (1.83%) LogRhythm
13 2 (1.83%) VMware
14 1 (0.92%) Nokia
14 1 (0.92%) Nortel
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