The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire 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 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Engineer
Rank 103 114 107
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 23 14 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.34% 0.78% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 0.81% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 19 7 12
Average salary £62,500 £40,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+56.25% -27.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £21,500 £45,250
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £63,000 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £46,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +16.25%
Security Engineer
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire 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
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1646 1719 1626
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 95.81% 95.87% 94.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1299 1361 1329
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Security Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Security Engineer
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Security Engineer Salary Trend in Cheshire

Security Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Engineer across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Security Engineer Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Security Engineer
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Engineer within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015. 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
Warrington +4 7 £42,500 -19.04%
Knutsford -1 2 £61,250 -9.25%
Northwich -3 1 £80,000 +272.09%
Security Engineer
North West

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 40 (71.43%) Finance
2 33 (58.93%) Information Security
3 26 (46.43%) Network Design
3 26 (46.43%) Penetration Testing
3 26 (46.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (46.43%) Server Hardening
4 25 (44.64%) UNIX
5 24 (42.86%) Windows
6 15 (26.79%) PCI DSS
7 14 (25.00%) SDLC
7 14 (25.00%) Web Services
7 14 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
8 13 (23.21%) Risk Management
8 13 (23.21%) Security Architecture
9 12 (21.43%) Firewall
9 12 (21.43%) Security Management
10 11 (19.64%) C
10 11 (19.64%) Requirements Analysis
10 11 (19.64%) Security Testing
11 10 (17.86%) Network Security
11 10 (17.86%) Java
11 10 (17.86%) Banking
12 9 (16.07%) Intrusion Detection
12 9 (16.07%) Financial Institution
12 9 (16.07%) .NET
12 9 (16.07%) Cyber Security
13 8 (14.29%) SIEM
13 8 (14.29%) Security Cleared
13 8 (14.29%) CCNP
13 8 (14.29%) Cisco Certification

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 2 (3.57%) MS Office
1 2 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.43%) Firewall
2 10 (17.86%) Network Security
3 9 (16.07%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (7.14%) LAN
5 3 (5.36%) WAN
5 3 (5.36%) Wireshark
6 2 (3.57%) HTTP
6 2 (3.57%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.57%) DNS
7 1 (1.79%) SSL
7 1 (1.79%) OSPF
7 1 (1.79%) BGP
7 1 (1.79%) SMTP
7 1 (1.79%) DHCP
7 1 (1.79%) VLAN
7 1 (1.79%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.79%) FCoE
7 1 (1.79%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.79%) Cisco Nexus
Development Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Metasploit
General
1 40 (71.43%) Finance
2 10 (17.86%) Banking
3 9 (16.07%) Financial Institution
4 6 (10.71%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (25.00%) Web Services
2 9 (16.07%) .NET
3 4 (7.14%) .NET Framework
4 3 (5.36%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) Cryptography
2 4 (7.14%) GIS
2 4 (7.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (5.36%) RMADS
3 3 (5.36%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 25 (44.64%) UNIX
2 24 (42.86%) Windows
3 2 (3.57%) Linux
3 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.57%) CentOS
3 2 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (58.93%) Information Security
2 26 (46.43%) Network Design
2 26 (46.43%) Penetration Testing
2 26 (46.43%) Server Hardening
3 14 (25.00%) SDLC
3 14 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
4 13 (23.21%) Risk Management
4 13 (23.21%) Security Architecture
5 12 (21.43%) Security Management
6 11 (19.64%) Requirements Analysis
6 11 (19.64%) Security Testing
7 9 (16.07%) Cyber Security
8 8 (14.29%) SIEM
9 6 (10.71%) Technical Analysis
9 6 (10.71%) Wealth Management
10 5 (8.93%) Incident Management
11 4 (7.14%) Computer Forensics
11 4 (7.14%) Computer Security
11 4 (7.14%) DDoS Mitigation
11 4 (7.14%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (19.64%) C
2 10 (17.86%) Java
3 6 (10.71%) C#
4 5 (8.93%) C++
5 4 (7.14%) SQL
5 4 (7.14%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 8 (14.29%) CCNP
1 8 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.50%) CCNA
3 4 (7.14%) CISSP
3 4 (7.14%) A+ Certification
3 4 (7.14%) CCIE
3 4 (7.14%) Degree
4 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.36%) CEH
5 2 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (46.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (26.79%) PCI DSS
3 7 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 4 (7.14%) SLA
5 3 (5.36%) JSP 440
System Software
1 4 (7.14%) Snort
2 2 (3.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 5 (8.93%) Cisco
1 5 (8.93%) Juniper
1 5 (8.93%) Blue Coat
2 4 (7.14%) Sourcefire
2 4 (7.14%) CheckPoint
2 4 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.14%) Splunk
2 4 (7.14%) LogRhythm
3 2 (3.57%) McAfee
3 2 (3.57%) HP
4 1 (1.79%) Citrix
4 1 (1.79%) Symantec
4 1 (1.79%) F5