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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Engineer
Rank 112 107 133
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 14 8 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.72% 0.50% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.53% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 11 4 3
Average salary £60,000 £56,750 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.72% +13.50%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £42,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+13.09% -6.66%
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
1818 1500 1990
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.85% 94.46% 96.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1507 1221 1628
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 1 October 2014.

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 1 October 2014. 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
Chester - 11 £60,000 -
Warrington -14 1 £52,500 -
Security Engineer
North West

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 11 (47.83%) Cisco
1 11 (47.83%) Information Security
2 10 (43.48%) Finance
3 9 (39.13%) Fortinet
4 8 (34.78%) Firewall
4 8 (34.78%) Telecoms
5 7 (30.43%) Network Security
5 7 (30.43%) Juniper
6 6 (26.09%) Change Management
6 6 (26.09%) CheckPoint
6 6 (26.09%) VPN
6 6 (26.09%) SSL
6 6 (26.09%) Fujitsu
6 6 (26.09%) SecurID
6 6 (26.09%) Junos
6 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
6 6 (26.09%) Retail
6 6 (26.09%) FortiGate
7 5 (21.74%) ArcSight
7 5 (21.74%) SIEM
7 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
8 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
8 4 (17.39%) CCNP
8 4 (17.39%) CCNA
8 4 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (17.39%) Tandem
8 4 (17.39%) Cyber Security
9 3 (13.04%) GIS
9 3 (13.04%) Data Protection
9 3 (13.04%) Sun

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.70%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (34.78%) Firewall
2 7 (30.43%) Network Security
3 6 (26.09%) VPN
3 6 (26.09%) SSL
3 6 (26.09%) Junos
4 2 (8.70%) RIP
4 2 (8.70%) MPLS
4 2 (8.70%) OSPF
4 2 (8.70%) BGP
4 2 (8.70%) VLAN
4 2 (8.70%) VPLS
5 1 (4.35%) DMZ
5 1 (4.35%) LAN
5 1 (4.35%) WAN
5 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
General
1 10 (43.48%) Finance
2 8 (34.78%) Telecoms
3 6 (26.09%) Retail
4 2 (8.70%) Financial Institution
5 1 (4.35%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) Middleware
1 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) SecurID
2 4 (17.39%) Tandem
3 3 (13.04%) GIS
4 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) UNIX
3 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Information Security
2 6 (26.09%) Change Management
3 5 (21.74%) SIEM
4 4 (17.39%) Cyber Security
5 3 (13.04%) Data Protection
6 1 (4.35%) Business Continuity
6 1 (4.35%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (4.35%) Network Design
6 1 (4.35%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Investment Management
6 1 (4.35%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
2 4 (17.39%) CCNP
2 4 (17.39%) CCNA
2 4 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (8.70%) A+ Certification
3 2 (8.70%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Cisco
2 9 (39.13%) Fortinet
3 7 (30.43%) Juniper
4 6 (26.09%) CheckPoint
4 6 (26.09%) Fujitsu
5 5 (21.74%) ArcSight
5 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
6 3 (13.04%) Sun
7 2 (8.70%) NetApp
7 2 (8.70%) Kaspersky
7 2 (8.70%) VMware
7 2 (8.70%) Aerohive Networks
8 1 (4.35%) F5