The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham 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 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Engineer
Rank 127 114 109
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 1 18 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.050% 0.84% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.89% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1 17 21
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £47,500 £40,625
% change year-on-year
-3.15% +16.92%
Security Engineer
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham 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
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1861 2012 1996
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 93.85% 94.33% 93.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1580 1707 1786
Average salary £42,500 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,250 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Security Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Security Engineer
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Security Engineer Salary Trend in Birmingham

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Network Security
2 2 (50.00%) OSPF
2 2 (50.00%) BGP
3 1 (25.00%) EIGRP
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (25.00%) OWASP
3 1 (25.00%) Metasploit
3 1 (25.00%) CORE IMPACT
3 1 (25.00%) SIEM
3 1 (25.00%) FWSM
3 1 (25.00%) Cyber Security
3 1 (25.00%) Sun
3 1 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Check Point Certification
3 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (25.00%) UNIX
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Solaris
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (25.00%) LAN
3 1 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Clustering
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (25.00%) Information Security

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) Network Security
2 2 (50.00%) OSPF
2 2 (50.00%) BGP
3 1 (25.00%) EIGRP
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (25.00%) FWSM
3 1 (25.00%) LAN
3 1 (25.00%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Metasploit
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Solaris
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) OWASP
1 1 (25.00%) SIEM
1 1 (25.00%) Cyber Security
1 1 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
1 1 (25.00%) Information Security
1 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) Check Point Certification
1 1 (25.00%) CCSE
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) CORE IMPACT
1 1 (25.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Sun
2 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint