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 26 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Engineer
Rank 100 97 67
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -30
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 3 12 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.30% 1.04% 1.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 1.09% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 3 12 11
Average salary £50,000 £21,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+132.55% -49.41%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -
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
946 1100 801
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 96.04% 94.91% 94.79%
Number of salaries quoted 859 916 677
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,375
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £65,000 £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 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 12 (85.71%) Cisco
2 11 (78.57%) Firewall
3 10 (71.43%) CheckPoint
3 10 (71.43%) Network Security
3 10 (71.43%) F5
4 9 (64.29%) Juniper
5 8 (57.14%) LAN
5 8 (57.14%) WAN
5 8 (57.14%) Blue Coat
6 7 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (50.00%) Linux
6 7 (50.00%) Websense
7 6 (42.86%) Windows
7 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
7 6 (42.86%) CCNP
7 6 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (42.86%) CCSE
7 6 (42.86%) JNCIS
8 5 (35.71%) SonicWALL
8 5 (35.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 5 (35.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 4 (28.57%) Lumension
9 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
9 4 (28.57%) Aruba
9 4 (28.57%) CISSP
9 4 (28.57%) CCSP
9 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
9 4 (28.57%) DNS
9 4 (28.57%) MS Office
9 4 (28.57%) MS Excel

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 4 (28.57%) MS Office
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (78.57%) Firewall
2 10 (71.43%) Network Security
3 8 (57.14%) LAN
3 8 (57.14%) WAN
4 7 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (35.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 5 (35.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
6 4 (28.57%) DNS
7 3 (21.43%) DHCP
8 2 (14.29%) Wireshark
8 2 (14.29%) Cisco PIX
9 1 (7.14%) RIP
9 1 (7.14%) SSL
9 1 (7.14%) OSPF
9 1 (7.14%) BGP
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Advertising
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Linux
2 6 (42.86%) Windows
3 4 (28.57%) Windows XP
3 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
2 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
2 1 (7.14%) SIEM
2 1 (7.14%) Cyber Security
2 1 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (7.14%) Data Security
2 1 (7.14%) Security Management
2 1 (7.14%) Information Security
2 1 (7.14%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) CCNP
1 6 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (42.86%) CCSE
1 6 (42.86%) JNCIS
2 4 (28.57%) CCSP
2 4 (28.57%) CISSP
3 1 (7.14%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Cisco
2 10 (71.43%) CheckPoint
2 10 (71.43%) F5
3 9 (64.29%) Juniper
4 8 (57.14%) Blue Coat
5 7 (50.00%) Websense
6 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
7 5 (35.71%) SonicWALL
8 4 (28.57%) Aruba
8 4 (28.57%) McAfee
8 4 (28.57%) Lumension
9 2 (14.29%) NetScout
9 2 (14.29%) SolarWinds
10 1 (7.14%) Tufin
10 1 (7.14%) TippingPoint
10 1 (7.14%) Splunk
10 1 (7.14%) LogLogic
10 1 (7.14%) VMware