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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Engineer
Rank 172 167 133
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -34
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 48 71 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.81% 1.19% 1.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 1.27% 1.88%
Number of salaries quoted 34 37 77
Average salary £42,750 £42,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.58% -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £52,300
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -7.77%
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
5490 5570 5060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 92.88% 93.21% 94.47%
Number of salaries quoted 3787 4253 4142
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
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 31 October 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 31 October 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 -5 42 £48,750 +12.71%
Slough 0 3 - -
Bracknell -7 2 £32,500 +6.55% 1
Security Engineer
South East

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 83 (62.41%) Firewall
2 72 (54.14%) Cisco
3 71 (53.38%) Network Security
4 67 (50.38%) TCP/IP
5 59 (44.36%) F5
6 56 (42.11%) Juniper
7 52 (39.10%) CheckPoint
8 51 (38.35%) Windows
9 44 (33.08%) Cisco Certification
10 43 (32.33%) VPN
11 39 (29.32%) DNS
12 36 (27.07%) CCNP
13 33 (24.81%) BIG-IP
14 32 (24.06%) OSPF
15 29 (21.80%) SSL
15 29 (21.80%) Blue Coat
16 28 (21.05%) Linux
17 27 (20.30%) Telecoms
18 26 (19.55%) BGP
19 24 (18.05%) ITIL
19 24 (18.05%) CISSP
20 23 (17.29%) Microsoft
21 22 (16.54%) Security Cleared
22 21 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
22 21 (15.79%) Active Directory
23 20 (15.04%) HP
23 20 (15.04%) SLA
23 20 (15.04%) Internet
23 20 (15.04%) EIGRP
23 20 (15.04%) SC Cleared

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.75%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 5.5
1 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 7 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.76%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.01%) SaaS
2 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 83 (62.41%) Firewall
2 71 (53.38%) Network Security
3 67 (50.38%) TCP/IP
4 43 (32.33%) VPN
5 39 (29.32%) DNS
6 33 (24.81%) BIG-IP
7 32 (24.06%) OSPF
8 29 (21.80%) SSL
9 26 (19.55%) BGP
10 20 (15.04%) EIGRP
10 20 (15.04%) Internet
11 19 (14.29%) IPsec
12 15 (11.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 13 (9.77%) Cisco ASA
13 13 (9.77%) Broadband
14 11 (8.27%) WAN
14 11 (8.27%) tcpdump
15 10 (7.52%) LAN
16 9 (6.77%) MPLS
16 9 (6.77%) Cisco Nexus
Development Applications
1 4 (3.01%) Metasploit
2 3 (2.26%) AppScan
General
1 27 (20.30%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.26%) German Language
3 4 (3.01%) Retail
3 4 (3.01%) Billing
4 2 (1.50%) French Language
4 2 (1.50%) Finance
5 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.75%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.26%) HTML
1 3 (2.26%) .NET
1 3 (2.26%) ASP.NET
1 3 (2.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.77%) Smartphone
2 12 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.02%) CCTV
4 3 (2.26%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.26%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.50%) Open Source
5 2 (1.50%) SecurID
5 2 (1.50%) PKI
6 1 (0.75%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.75%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.75%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 51 (38.35%) Windows
2 28 (21.05%) Linux
3 21 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (13.53%) UNIX
5 17 (12.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (9.77%) Solaris
7 12 (9.02%) Windows 2000
8 9 (6.77%) Windows 7
9 5 (3.76%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (3.01%) CentOS
10 4 (3.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (3.01%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.50%) AIX
11 2 (1.50%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.50%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.75%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (18.05%) ITIL
2 19 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 16 (12.03%) Network Design
4 14 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (6.77%) Load Balancing
5 9 (6.77%) SIEM
5 9 (6.77%) Deep Packet Inspection
5 9 (6.77%) Coaching
6 8 (6.02%) Configuration Management
7 7 (5.26%) Validation
7 7 (5.26%) Network Management
8 6 (4.51%) Line Management
8 6 (4.51%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (3.76%) Capacity Management
9 5 (3.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 5 (3.76%) Information Security
10 4 (3.01%) Cyber Security
11 3 (2.26%) Mentoring
11 3 (2.26%) OWASP
11 3 (2.26%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.77%) SQL
2 8 (6.02%) PHP
3 5 (3.76%) Python
3 5 (3.76%) Ruby
3 5 (3.76%) Bash Shell
3 5 (3.76%) Perl
4 3 (2.26%) PL/SQL
4 3 (2.26%) Java
4 3 (2.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 44 (33.08%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (27.07%) CCNP
3 24 (18.05%) CISSP
4 22 (16.54%) Security Cleared
5 20 (15.04%) SC Cleared
5 20 (15.04%) DV Cleared
6 19 (14.29%) CCSE
7 15 (11.28%) CCSA
8 9 (6.77%) CCNA
9 8 (6.02%) CCDA
9 8 (6.02%) CCDP
9 8 (6.02%) CCIE
10 6 (4.51%) MCSE
10 6 (4.51%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (4.51%) JNCIA
11 5 (3.76%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (3.76%) MCP
12 4 (3.01%) JNCIS
12 4 (3.01%) CEH
12 4 (3.01%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (15.04%) SLA
2 8 (6.02%) PCI DSS
3 5 (3.76%) HIPAA
3 5 (3.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (2.26%) COBIT
4 3 (2.26%) QA
5 1 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.77%) ProxySG
3 4 (3.01%) Snort
3 4 (3.01%) Nmap
3 4 (3.01%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.75%) vSphere
5 1 (0.75%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 12 (9.02%) FortiGate
2 10 (7.52%) EMC NetWorker
3 6 (4.51%) SCCM
3 6 (4.51%) SCOM
3 6 (4.51%) HP SIM
3 6 (4.51%) WSUS
4 4 (3.01%) Nessus
Vendors
1 72 (54.14%) Cisco
2 59 (44.36%) F5
3 56 (42.11%) Juniper
4 52 (39.10%) CheckPoint
5 29 (21.80%) Blue Coat
6 23 (17.29%) Microsoft
7 20 (15.04%) HP
8 11 (8.27%) Sourcefire
8 11 (8.27%) Fortinet
8 11 (8.27%) Crossbeam
9 8 (6.02%) Red Hat
10 7 (5.26%) VMware
10 7 (5.26%) NetScout
11 6 (4.51%) SolarWinds
11 6 (4.51%) Tufin
11 6 (4.51%) ArcSight
11 6 (4.51%) Lumension
12 5 (3.76%) Symantec
13 4 (3.01%) Sophos
13 4 (3.01%) EMC