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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Engineer
Rank 114 104 103
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 20 23 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.86% 1.07% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 1.14% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 20 23 6
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,200 £43,250
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £53,750
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £41,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+15.85% -8.88%
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
2187 2013 1597
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 94.23% 93.67% 93.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1874 1818 1324
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Engineer across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Security Engineer Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 20 (76.92%) Cisco
1 20 (76.92%) Firewall
2 19 (73.08%) Network Security
2 19 (73.08%) Cisco ASA
3 16 (61.54%) CheckPoint
4 14 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (50.00%) CCSA
5 13 (50.00%) CCSE
6 12 (46.15%) EIGRP
6 12 (46.15%) OSPF
7 11 (42.31%) LAN
7 11 (42.31%) Cisco Nexus
8 10 (38.46%) Network Management
8 10 (38.46%) Legal
8 10 (38.46%) IPsec
8 10 (38.46%) WAN
8 10 (38.46%) TCP/IP
8 10 (38.46%) CCNP
8 10 (38.46%) MPLS
8 10 (38.46%) BGP
8 10 (38.46%) VPLS
9 8 (30.77%) Intrusion Detection
10 7 (26.92%) SIEM
11 5 (19.23%) Fortinet
11 5 (19.23%) VPN
12 4 (15.38%) Juniper
13 3 (11.54%) CCNA
13 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
13 3 (11.54%) Wireless
13 3 (11.54%) Blue Coat

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (3.85%) Sentinel
1 1 (3.85%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 20 (76.92%) Firewall
2 19 (73.08%) Network Security
2 19 (73.08%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (46.15%) OSPF
3 12 (46.15%) EIGRP
4 11 (42.31%) LAN
4 11 (42.31%) Cisco Nexus
5 10 (38.46%) VPLS
5 10 (38.46%) IPsec
5 10 (38.46%) WAN
5 10 (38.46%) TCP/IP
5 10 (38.46%) MPLS
5 10 (38.46%) BGP
6 8 (30.77%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (19.23%) VPN
8 3 (11.54%) Wireless
9 1 (3.85%) DMVPN
General
1 10 (38.46%) Legal
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
1 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) UNIX
2 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Network Management
2 7 (26.92%) SIEM
3 3 (11.54%) Information Security
4 2 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (7.69%) Time Management
5 1 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.85%) Computer Forensics
5 1 (3.85%) ITIL
5 1 (3.85%) Service Management
5 1 (3.85%) Security Management
5 1 (3.85%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.85%) Cyber Security
5 1 (3.85%) Line Management
5 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) Perl
1 2 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (50.00%) CCSA
2 13 (50.00%) CCSE
3 10 (38.46%) CCNP
4 3 (11.54%) CCNA
4 3 (11.54%) JNCIA
4 3 (11.54%) JNCIS
5 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) CISSP
5 1 (3.85%) CISM
5 1 (3.85%) CCIE
Vendors
1 20 (76.92%) Cisco
2 16 (61.54%) CheckPoint
3 5 (19.23%) Fortinet
4 4 (15.38%) Juniper
5 3 (11.54%) Blue Coat
6 1 (3.85%) Sourcefire
6 1 (3.85%) NetIQ
6 1 (3.85%) McAfee
6 1 (3.85%) IronPort
6 1 (3.85%) Aruba
6 1 (3.85%) ArcSight
6 1 (3.85%) Meru Networks