The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Leeds 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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Engineer
Rank 172 176 153
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 14 12 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.40% 0.33% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.34% 0.041%
Number of salaries quoted 9 11 1
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% +6.25%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,750 £39,000
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +17.30%
Security Engineer
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Leeds 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
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3341 3562 2443
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 95.81% 97.30% 95.84%
Number of salaries quoted 2633 2837 1864
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £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 Leeds

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

Security Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Security Engineer
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

Security Engineer Salary Trend in Leeds

Security Engineer
Salary Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Engineer across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

Security Engineer Salary Histogram in Leeds

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs across the Leeds 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 23 (76.67%) Firewall
2 21 (70.00%) Cisco
3 19 (63.33%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (56.67%) Network Security
5 16 (53.33%) CCNP
6 14 (46.67%) CCNA
6 14 (46.67%) CheckPoint
7 10 (33.33%) F5
8 9 (30.00%) Fortinet
9 8 (26.67%) Blue Coat
9 8 (26.67%) Penetration Testing
10 7 (23.33%) Nessus
10 7 (23.33%) Degree
10 7 (23.33%) Nmap
11 6 (20.00%) Computer Science
11 6 (20.00%) Wireless
12 5 (16.67%) CESG
12 5 (16.67%) VPN
12 5 (16.67%) Citrix
12 5 (16.67%) LAN
12 5 (16.67%) VoIP
12 5 (16.67%) WAN
12 5 (16.67%) Metasploit
12 5 (16.67%) CORE IMPACT
12 5 (16.67%) Social Engineering
13 4 (13.33%) Data Centre
13 4 (13.33%) SQL
13 4 (13.33%) Internet
13 4 (13.33%) MPLS
14 3 (10.00%) Law

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs across the Leeds 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 23 (76.67%) Firewall
2 17 (56.67%) Network Security
3 6 (20.00%) Wireless
4 5 (16.67%) VPN
4 5 (16.67%) LAN
4 5 (16.67%) VoIP
4 5 (16.67%) WAN
5 4 (13.33%) Internet
5 4 (13.33%) MPLS
6 3 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (10.00%) Wireshark
7 2 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (6.67%) FTP
8 1 (3.33%) DNS
8 1 (3.33%) SSL
8 1 (3.33%) Telnet
8 1 (3.33%) HTTP
8 1 (3.33%) SNMP
8 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
8 1 (3.33%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Metasploit
General
1 3 (10.00%) Law
2 2 (6.67%) Games
3 1 (3.33%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (16.67%) CESG
3 4 (13.33%) Data Centre
4 2 (6.67%) Tandem
5 1 (3.33%) Online Banking
5 1 (3.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (16.67%) Social Engineering
3 3 (10.00%) Project Management
3 3 (10.00%) ITIL
3 3 (10.00%) Computer Security
4 2 (6.67%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.67%) Security Testing
4 2 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (6.67%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (6.67%) SIEM
4 2 (6.67%) Server Building
4 2 (6.67%) Information Security
4 2 (6.67%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.33%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.33%) Network Management
5 1 (3.33%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) Python
2 1 (3.33%) Java
2 1 (3.33%) Perl
2 1 (3.33%) PHP
2 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 19 (63.33%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (53.33%) CCNP
3 14 (46.67%) CCNA
4 7 (23.33%) Degree
5 3 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (10.00%) DV Cleared
5 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (6.67%) CCSA
7 1 (3.33%) CCSE
7 1 (3.33%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Snort
Systems Management
1 7 (23.33%) Nessus
1 7 (23.33%) Nmap
2 5 (16.67%) CORE IMPACT
3 1 (3.33%) OpenView
Vendors
1 21 (70.00%) Cisco
2 14 (46.67%) CheckPoint
3 10 (33.33%) F5
4 9 (30.00%) Fortinet
5 8 (26.67%) Blue Coat
6 5 (16.67%) Citrix
7 3 (10.00%) Juniper
7 3 (10.00%) Acunetix
8 2 (6.67%) Imperva
8 2 (6.67%) HP
8 2 (6.67%) Google
9 1 (3.33%) Sourcefire
9 1 (3.33%) Avaya
9 1 (3.33%) McAfee
9 1 (3.33%) Splunk
9 1 (3.33%) ArcSight
9 1 (3.33%) Cyber-Ark
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