The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the North West 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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Engineer
Rank 211 237 241
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 52 5 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.69% 0.074% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.078% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 41 1 5
Average salary £50,000 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £41,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £37,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £41,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+14.45% -7.77%
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 North West 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
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
7087 6412 6868
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.18% 94.47% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 5970 5501 5910
Average salary £38,500 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.47% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £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 the North West

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

Security Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Security Engineer
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Security Engineer Salary Trend in the North West

Security Engineer
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Engineer across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Security Engineer Salary Histogram in the North West

Security Engineer
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Engineer within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
(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
Cheshire +5 26 £58,750 +56.66% 8
Merseyside - 13 £50,000 -
Manchester - 9 £42,500 - 3
Lancashire - 1 £52,500 -
Security Engineer
England

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 42 (58.33%) Information Security
2 30 (41.67%) Cisco
2 30 (41.67%) Firewall
3 27 (37.50%) Finance
4 26 (36.11%) CISSP
5 23 (31.94%) Windows
5 23 (31.94%) CheckPoint
6 21 (29.17%) Network Security
7 19 (26.39%) Retail
7 19 (26.39%) UNIX
8 17 (23.61%) Linux
9 15 (20.83%) CISM
9 15 (20.83%) ISSAP
9 15 (20.83%) ISSMP
10 14 (19.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 14 (19.44%) Juniper
11 13 (18.06%) E-Commerce
11 13 (18.06%) Fortinet
11 13 (18.06%) Degree
11 13 (18.06%) SIEM
12 12 (16.67%) ArcSight
12 12 (16.67%) Data Protection
12 12 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
12 12 (16.67%) Microsoft
13 10 (13.89%) CCNP
13 10 (13.89%) CCNA
13 10 (13.89%) ITIL
13 10 (13.89%) Cyber Security
14 9 (12.50%) FortiGate
14 9 (12.50%) VPN

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.39%) IIS
1 1 (1.39%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (8.33%) MS Office
2 4 (5.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 30 (41.67%) Firewall
2 21 (29.17%) Network Security
3 9 (12.50%) Junos
3 9 (12.50%) VPN
4 8 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (8.33%) SSL
6 4 (5.56%) LAN
6 4 (5.56%) WAN
7 3 (4.17%) TCP/IP
7 3 (4.17%) MPLS
7 3 (4.17%) Wireless
7 3 (4.17%) FirePass
8 2 (2.78%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (2.78%) VLAN
8 2 (2.78%) VPLS
8 2 (2.78%) OSPF
8 2 (2.78%) BGP
8 2 (2.78%) RIP
9 1 (1.39%) DNS
9 1 (1.39%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 27 (37.50%) Finance
2 19 (26.39%) Retail
3 8 (11.11%) Law
3 8 (11.11%) Telecoms
4 7 (9.72%) Banking
5 6 (8.33%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.39%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.39%) Web Services
1 1 (1.39%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.50%) Tandem
2 8 (11.11%) SecurID
2 8 (11.11%) GIS
3 5 (6.94%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.78%) Data Extraction
5 2 (2.78%) CCTV
6 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.39%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 23 (31.94%) Windows
2 19 (26.39%) UNIX
3 17 (23.61%) Linux
4 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (58.33%) Information Security
2 13 (18.06%) SIEM
2 13 (18.06%) E-Commerce
3 12 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 10 (13.89%) Cyber Security
4 10 (13.89%) ITIL
5 8 (11.11%) Change Management
6 7 (9.72%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (8.33%) Network Design
8 5 (6.94%) Information Security Management
8 5 (6.94%) Security Management
9 3 (4.17%) Risk Management
9 3 (4.17%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (4.17%) Security Testing
9 3 (4.17%) Vulnerability Management
9 3 (4.17%) Security Architecture
10 2 (2.78%) Network Management
10 2 (2.78%) Network Monitoring
11 1 (1.39%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (1.39%) Python
2 1 (1.39%) Java
2 1 (1.39%) Perl
Qualifications
1 26 (36.11%) CISSP
2 15 (20.83%) CISM
2 15 (20.83%) ISSAP
2 15 (20.83%) ISSMP
3 13 (18.06%) Degree
4 12 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (13.89%) CCNP
5 10 (13.89%) CCNA
6 9 (12.50%) Security Cleared
7 6 (8.33%) A+ Certification
8 3 (4.17%) SC Cleared
8 3 (4.17%) CCSE
9 2 (2.78%) CISA
9 2 (2.78%) JNCIP
10 1 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.39%) CCSA
10 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (19.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (9.72%) COBIT
2 7 (9.72%) PCI DSS
2 7 (9.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (6.94%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 3 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.39%) Forefront TMG
2 1 (1.39%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 9 (12.50%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.39%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 30 (41.67%) Cisco
2 23 (31.94%) CheckPoint
3 14 (19.44%) Juniper
4 13 (18.06%) Fortinet
5 12 (16.67%) ArcSight
5 12 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 6 (8.33%) Fujitsu
7 5 (6.94%) Sun
8 4 (5.56%) F5
8 4 (5.56%) Splunk
9 3 (4.17%) VMware
10 2 (2.78%) NetApp
10 2 (2.78%) Aerohive Networks
10 2 (2.78%) Kaspersky
10 2 (2.78%) Panasonic
10 2 (2.78%) Citrix
11 1 (1.39%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.39%) Aruba
11 1 (1.39%) 3PAR
11 1 (1.39%) Blue Coat
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