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 5 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Engineer
Rank 100 88 87
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 1 17 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.091% 1.53% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.096% 1.56% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1 17 6
Average salary £51,500 £37,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.33% +10.29%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +18.75%
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
1042 1088 1052
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 94.38% 98.02% 97.32%
Number of salaries quoted 930 934 901
Average salary £38,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £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
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 5 August 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
West Malling - 1 £51,500 -
Security Engineer
South East

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 6 (85.71%) Firewall
1 6 (85.71%) Network Security
2 5 (71.43%) TCP/IP
3 4 (57.14%) Cisco
3 4 (57.14%) LAN
3 4 (57.14%) WAN
3 4 (57.14%) CISSP
3 4 (57.14%) CheckPoint
3 4 (57.14%) Finance
4 3 (42.86%) Advertising
4 3 (42.86%) VMware
4 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 3 (42.86%) PCI DSS
4 3 (42.86%) Splunk
4 3 (42.86%) SIEM
5 2 (28.57%) LogRhythm
5 2 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (28.57%) Lancope
5 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (28.57%) XenApp
5 2 (28.57%) SolarWinds
5 2 (28.57%) vSphere
5 2 (28.57%) NetScout
5 2 (28.57%) Information Security
5 2 (28.57%) Citrix
5 2 (28.57%) Wireshark
5 2 (28.57%) Websense
5 2 (28.57%) DHCP
5 2 (28.57%) Windows

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) Firewall
1 6 (85.71%) Network Security
2 5 (71.43%) TCP/IP
3 4 (57.14%) LAN
3 4 (57.14%) WAN
4 2 (28.57%) DHCP
4 2 (28.57%) DNS
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (28.57%) Wireshark
5 1 (14.29%) Internet
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Advertising
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) SIEM
2 2 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (28.57%) Information Security
2 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
3 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 1 (14.29%) Data Security
3 1 (14.29%) Security Management
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 1 (14.29%) Server Hardening
3 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) CISSP
2 2 (28.57%) CCSA
2 2 (28.57%) CCSE
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (14.29%) CISM
3 1 (14.29%) MCSE
3 1 (14.29%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) PCI DSS
2 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) XenApp
2 2 (28.57%) vSphere
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Nessus
1 1 (14.29%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco
1 4 (57.14%) CheckPoint
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) Splunk
3 2 (28.57%) LogRhythm
3 2 (28.57%) Lancope
3 2 (28.57%) NetScout
3 2 (28.57%) SolarWinds
3 2 (28.57%) Websense
3 2 (28.57%) Citrix
4 1 (14.29%) Juniper
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) Blue Coat
4 1 (14.29%) F5