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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Engineer
Rank 123 109 95
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 4 13 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.20% 0.70% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.74% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 4 13 6
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -12.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £41,250
10% offered a salary of more than £50,350 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+10.46% +1.17%
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
1950 1746 1581
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.26% 94.23% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1782 1550 1375
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 22 December 2014, 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 21 (91.30%) Firewall
2 17 (73.91%) Cisco
3 15 (65.22%) Network Security
4 14 (60.87%) Cisco ASA
5 13 (56.52%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (52.17%) CheckPoint
7 10 (43.48%) LAN
7 10 (43.48%) CCSA
7 10 (43.48%) CCSE
8 9 (39.13%) Intrusion Detection
8 9 (39.13%) WAN
8 9 (39.13%) CCNP
8 9 (39.13%) MPLS
8 9 (39.13%) OSPF
8 9 (39.13%) EIGRP
9 8 (34.78%) SIEM
9 8 (34.78%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (30.43%) VPLS
10 7 (30.43%) Network Management
10 7 (30.43%) IPsec
10 7 (30.43%) Legal
10 7 (30.43%) BGP
10 7 (30.43%) TCP/IP
11 5 (21.74%) VPN
11 5 (21.74%) CCNA
12 4 (17.39%) Fortinet
12 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
13 3 (13.04%) Shell Script
13 3 (13.04%) Juniper
13 3 (13.04%) Perl

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 21 (91.30%) Firewall
2 15 (65.22%) Network Security
3 14 (60.87%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (43.48%) LAN
5 9 (39.13%) WAN
5 9 (39.13%) MPLS
5 9 (39.13%) OSPF
5 9 (39.13%) EIGRP
5 9 (39.13%) Intrusion Detection
6 8 (34.78%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (30.43%) VPLS
7 7 (30.43%) IPsec
7 7 (30.43%) BGP
7 7 (30.43%) TCP/IP
8 5 (21.74%) VPN
9 2 (8.70%) Wireless
10 1 (4.35%) DMVPN
General
1 7 (30.43%) Legal
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Linux
2 2 (8.70%) Windows
3 1 (4.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) SIEM
2 7 (30.43%) Network Management
3 3 (13.04%) Information Security
4 2 (8.70%) Computer Forensics
4 2 (8.70%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Cyber Security
4 2 (8.70%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.35%) Security Management
5 1 (4.35%) Time Management
5 1 (4.35%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) Perl
1 3 (13.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (56.52%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (43.48%) CCSA
2 10 (43.48%) CCSE
3 9 (39.13%) CCNP
4 5 (21.74%) CCNA
5 3 (13.04%) JNCIA
5 3 (13.04%) JNCIS
5 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
5 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
6 1 (4.35%) OSCP
6 1 (4.35%) CCIE
6 1 (4.35%) CISSP
6 1 (4.35%) SSCP
6 1 (4.35%) GIAC
6 1 (4.35%) CEH
6 1 (4.35%) GCFA
Vendors
1 17 (73.91%) Cisco
2 12 (52.17%) CheckPoint
3 4 (17.39%) Fortinet
4 3 (13.04%) Juniper
4 3 (13.04%) Blue Coat
5 1 (4.35%) HP
5 1 (4.35%) IronPort