The table below looks at the statistics for the IT Security Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited IT Security Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Security Engineer
Rank 615 604 627
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +23
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Engineer 6 12 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.013% 0.027% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.029% 0.015%
Number of salaries quoted 5 12 7
Average salary £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,200 £50,250 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £59,750 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% -11.34%
IT Security Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
42318 41556 47711
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.35% 93.52% 94.52%
Number of salaries quoted 35350 34882 41364
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

IT Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

IT Security Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in London

IT Security Engineer
Salary Trend in London

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

IT Security Engineer Salary Trend in London

IT Security Engineer
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing IT Security Engineer across the London region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

IT Security Engineer Salary Histogram in London

IT Security Engineer
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Engineer within the London region over the 3 months to 17 September 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
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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
City of London +13 3 £57,500 +15.00%
IT Security Engineer
England

IT Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the London region that cited IT 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 IT Security Engineer in their job title.

1 27 (75.00%) Firewall
2 26 (72.22%) Windows
2 26 (72.22%) Linux
3 22 (61.11%) UNIX
3 22 (61.11%) Cisco
3 22 (61.11%) SIEM
4 21 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (55.56%) CheckPoint
6 19 (52.78%) Blue Coat
7 18 (50.00%) CCNP
7 18 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
8 16 (44.44%) Reverse Proxy
9 14 (38.89%) Perl
9 14 (38.89%) CISSP
9 14 (38.89%) Websense
10 13 (36.11%) PowerShell
11 12 (33.33%) ITIL
11 12 (33.33%) CCSE
11 12 (33.33%) Snort
11 12 (33.33%) Nmap
11 12 (33.33%) Wireshark
11 12 (33.33%) Bash Shell
11 12 (33.33%) tcpdump
12 11 (30.56%) PRINCE2
12 11 (30.56%) Red Hat
12 11 (30.56%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (30.56%) Management Information System
12 11 (30.56%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (30.56%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (27.78%) SQL

IT Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the London region that cited IT 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 IT Security Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 27 (75.00%) Firewall
2 16 (44.44%) Reverse Proxy
3 12 (33.33%) Wireshark
3 12 (33.33%) tcpdump
4 8 (22.22%) Network Security
5 4 (11.11%) Wireless
6 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.78%) VPN
7 1 (2.78%) MPLS
7 1 (2.78%) LAN
7 1 (2.78%) WAN
Development Applications
1 10 (27.78%) Metasploit
General
1 7 (19.44%) Finance
2 5 (13.89%) Law
3 3 (8.33%) Electronics
3 3 (8.33%) Banking
4 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.56%) Legal
4 2 (5.56%) Games
5 1 (2.78%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 11 (30.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 26 (72.22%) Windows
1 26 (72.22%) Linux
2 22 (61.11%) UNIX
3 11 (30.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (30.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (30.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (27.78%) FreeBSD
4 10 (27.78%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (61.11%) SIEM
2 18 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 12 (33.33%) ITIL
4 11 (30.56%) PRINCE2
5 4 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 4 (11.11%) Security Management
5 4 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (8.33%) Information Security
7 2 (5.56%) Cyber Security
7 2 (5.56%) Computer Security
7 2 (5.56%) OOP
7 2 (5.56%) OO
8 1 (2.78%) Project Management
8 1 (2.78%) Identity Management
8 1 (2.78%) Information Security Management
8 1 (2.78%) Data Protection
8 1 (2.78%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (38.89%) Perl
2 13 (36.11%) PowerShell
3 12 (33.33%) Bash Shell
4 10 (27.78%) SQL
4 10 (27.78%) Ruby
5 2 (5.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 21 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (50.00%) CCNP
3 14 (38.89%) CISSP
4 12 (33.33%) CCSE
5 3 (8.33%) CCNA
6 1 (2.78%) CISA
6 1 (2.78%) CISM
6 1 (2.78%) Degree
6 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (33.33%) Snort
1 12 (33.33%) Nmap
2 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.56%) SpamAssassin
Systems Management
1 10 (27.78%) Nessus
2 1 (2.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (61.11%) Cisco
2 20 (55.56%) CheckPoint
3 19 (52.78%) Blue Coat
4 14 (38.89%) Websense
5 11 (30.56%) Red Hat
6 3 (8.33%) Dell
6 3 (8.33%) SonicWALL
6 3 (8.33%) Trustwave
6 3 (8.33%) Ruckus Wireless
7 2 (5.56%) Sophos
8 1 (2.78%) Juniper
8 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
8 1 (2.78%) Cyber-Ark
8 1 (2.78%) Barracuda Networks
8 1 (2.78%) Aruba
8 1 (2.78%) Splunk