The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Kent 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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Engineer
Rank 89 95 82
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 6 12 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.63% 0.98% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 1.02% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 6 12 8
Average salary £50,000 £21,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+132.55% -49.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £21,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £21,500 £43,250
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +9.75%
Security Engineer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Kent 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
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
909 1175 1156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 94.98% 96.15% 94.06%
Number of salaries quoted 823 965 972
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £70,000 £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 Kent

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

Security Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Security Engineer
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Security Engineer Salary Trend in Kent

Security Engineer
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Engineer across the Kent region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Security Engineer Salary Histogram in Kent

Security Engineer
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Engineer within the Kent region over the 3 months to 27 April 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
Chatham - 2 £50,000 -
Security Engineer
South East

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the Kent 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 8 (88.89%) Firewall
1 8 (88.89%) Network Security
2 7 (77.78%) Cisco
3 6 (66.67%) LAN
3 6 (66.67%) WAN
3 6 (66.67%) CheckPoint
4 5 (55.56%) CISSP
4 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
4 5 (55.56%) Finance
5 4 (44.44%) Blue Coat
5 4 (44.44%) F5
5 4 (44.44%) Windows
5 4 (44.44%) Websense
6 3 (33.33%) DHCP
6 3 (33.33%) DNS
6 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 3 (33.33%) Splunk
6 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (33.33%) PCI DSS
6 3 (33.33%) Juniper
6 3 (33.33%) CCSE
6 3 (33.33%) Advertising
6 3 (33.33%) VMware
6 3 (33.33%) SIEM
7 2 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (22.22%) LogRhythm
7 2 (22.22%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (22.22%) CCSA
7 2 (22.22%) NetScout

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the Kent 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 1 (11.11%) MS Office
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (88.89%) Network Security
1 8 (88.89%) Firewall
2 6 (66.67%) LAN
2 6 (66.67%) WAN
3 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
4 3 (33.33%) DNS
4 3 (33.33%) DHCP
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (22.22%) Wireshark
6 1 (11.11%) RIP
6 1 (11.11%) Internet
6 1 (11.11%) OSPF
6 1 (11.11%) BGP
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Advertising
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) SIEM
2 2 (22.22%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (11.11%) Data Security
3 1 (11.11%) Security Management
3 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
3 1 (11.11%) Information Security
3 1 (11.11%) Network Design
3 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) CISSP
2 3 (33.33%) CCSE
3 2 (22.22%) CCSA
4 1 (11.11%) JNCIS
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (11.11%) CISM
4 1 (11.11%) MCSE
4 1 (11.11%) MCSA
4 1 (11.11%) CCSP
4 1 (11.11%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) XenApp
2 2 (22.22%) vSphere
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Nessus
1 1 (11.11%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Cisco
2 6 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 4 (44.44%) Websense
3 4 (44.44%) Blue Coat
3 4 (44.44%) F5
4 3 (33.33%) Splunk
4 3 (33.33%) VMware
4 3 (33.33%) Juniper
5 2 (22.22%) Citrix
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) NetScout
5 2 (22.22%) SonicWALL
5 2 (22.22%) SolarWinds
5 2 (22.22%) LogRhythm
6 1 (11.11%) Tufin
6 1 (11.11%) Aruba
6 1 (11.11%) TippingPoint
6 1 (11.11%) LogLogic
6 1 (11.11%) Lumension
6 1 (11.11%) HP