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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Engineer
Rank 73 105 131
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 43 11 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.43% 0.69% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.59% 0.73% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 39 7 3
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -28.57%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -
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
1663 1498 2049
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.80% 93.45% 95.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1378 1166 1730
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,500 £55,000
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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +14 8 £40,000 - 1
Chester - 4 £67,500 -
Nantwich - 2 £45,000 -
Knutsford 0 1 £47,500 -5.00%
Northwich - 1 £31,500 -
Congleton - 1 £23,000 -
Security Engineer
North West

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 36 (50.00%) Finance
2 29 (40.28%) Information Security
3 24 (33.33%) Firewall
4 22 (30.56%) Windows
4 22 (30.56%) Network Security
5 21 (29.17%) UNIX
6 15 (20.83%) Cisco
7 14 (19.44%) Linux
8 13 (18.06%) Juniper
8 13 (18.06%) CheckPoint
8 13 (18.06%) Security Cleared
8 13 (18.06%) SIEM
8 13 (18.06%) Cyber Security
9 12 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 12 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 12 (16.67%) CISSP
10 11 (15.28%) Intrusion Detection
10 11 (15.28%) SC Cleared
11 10 (13.89%) Security Architecture
12 9 (12.50%) Junos
12 9 (12.50%) FirePass
12 9 (12.50%) Fortinet
12 9 (12.50%) F5
12 9 (12.50%) Splunk
12 9 (12.50%) ArcSight
12 9 (12.50%) FortiGate
12 9 (12.50%) Microsoft
12 9 (12.50%) Network Design
13 8 (11.11%) Financial Institution
13 8 (11.11%) CCNP

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.17%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.78%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.17%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 24 (33.33%) Firewall
2 22 (30.56%) Network Security
3 11 (15.28%) Intrusion Detection
4 9 (12.50%) Junos
4 9 (12.50%) FirePass
5 4 (5.56%) LAN
5 4 (5.56%) WAN
6 2 (2.78%) Intranet
6 2 (2.78%) Wireless
6 2 (2.78%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.78%) SAN
6 2 (2.78%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.78%) Data Mining
1 2 (2.78%) Big Data
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Metasploit
General
1 36 (50.00%) Finance
2 8 (11.11%) Financial Institution
2 8 (11.11%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.72%) JNI
1 7 (9.72%) Dalvik
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.72%) Mobile App
2 4 (5.56%) GIS
2 4 (5.56%) Tandem
2 4 (5.56%) SecurID
3 3 (4.17%) Open Source
4 2 (2.78%) Data Extraction
4 2 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.78%) RMADS
5 1 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 22 (30.56%) Windows
2 21 (29.17%) UNIX
3 14 (19.44%) Linux
4 7 (9.72%) Android
4 7 (9.72%) Apple iOS
5 6 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (6.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (6.94%) CentOS
6 5 (6.94%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (40.28%) Information Security
2 13 (18.06%) SIEM
2 13 (18.06%) Cyber Security
3 10 (13.89%) Security Architecture
4 9 (12.50%) Network Design
5 8 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (9.72%) Reverse Engineering
6 7 (9.72%) Risk Assessment
7 5 (6.94%) Project Planning
7 5 (6.94%) Time Management
7 5 (6.94%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (5.56%) Data Protection
9 3 (4.17%) Risk Management
9 3 (4.17%) Change Management
9 3 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (2.78%) Project Management
10 2 (2.78%) ITIL
10 2 (2.78%) Anomaly Detection
10 2 (2.78%) Analytics
11 1 (1.39%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.72%) Java
1 7 (9.72%) Objective-C
2 4 (5.56%) SQL
3 1 (1.39%) Python
3 1 (1.39%) C
3 1 (1.39%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (18.06%) Security Cleared
2 12 (16.67%) CISSP
3 11 (15.28%) SC Cleared
4 8 (11.11%) CCNP
4 8 (11.11%) CCNA
4 8 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (5.56%) A+ Certification
6 2 (2.78%) CCIE
7 1 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 12 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 6 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.56%) Snort
3 2 (2.78%) VMware ESX
3 2 (2.78%) vSphere
3 2 (2.78%) XenApp
3 2 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 9 (12.50%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.78%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 15 (20.83%) Cisco
2 13 (18.06%) Juniper
2 13 (18.06%) CheckPoint
3 9 (12.50%) Fortinet
3 9 (12.50%) F5
3 9 (12.50%) Splunk
3 9 (12.50%) ArcSight
3 9 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.56%) McAfee
4 4 (5.56%) Sourcefire
4 4 (5.56%) Sun
5 2 (2.78%) Symantec
5 2 (2.78%) VMware
5 2 (2.78%) EMC
5 2 (2.78%) Citrix
5 2 (2.78%) Aerohive Networks
6 1 (1.39%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.39%) Oracle
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