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

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Engineer
Rank 209 223 221
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 36 21 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.55% 0.29% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.31% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 31 13 19
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £25,200 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £46,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +16.25%
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
6220 6829 6850
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.37% 94.90% 94.85%
Number of salaries quoted 5081 5536 5864
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £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 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 3 August 2015.

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 3 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
Cheshire +21 25 £62,500 +35.13%
Manchester +15 11 £46,250 - 4
Security Engineer
England

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 47 (56.63%) Finance
2 37 (44.58%) Network Design
3 35 (42.17%) Information Security
4 31 (37.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 30 (36.14%) Network Security
5 30 (36.14%) Windows
6 28 (33.73%) Penetration Testing
7 27 (32.53%) UNIX
8 26 (31.33%) Server Hardening
9 23 (27.71%) Cisco Certification
10 21 (25.30%) Firewall
11 19 (22.89%) CCNA
12 18 (21.69%) CCNP
12 18 (21.69%) CISSP
12 18 (21.69%) PCI DSS
13 17 (20.48%) Degree
14 16 (19.28%) WAN
15 15 (18.07%) Security Architecture
16 14 (16.87%) SDLC
16 14 (16.87%) Cisco
16 14 (16.87%) Web Services
16 14 (16.87%) Risk Assessment
17 13 (15.66%) LAN
17 13 (15.66%) Risk Management
17 13 (15.66%) Data Centre
18 12 (14.46%) Security Management
19 11 (13.25%) C
19 11 (13.25%) Banking
19 11 (13.25%) Requirements Analysis
19 11 (13.25%) Cash Management

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

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 2 (2.41%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (3.61%) MS Office
2 2 (2.41%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.20%) SaaS
1 1 (1.20%) PaaS
1 1 (1.20%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (36.14%) Network Security
2 21 (25.30%) Firewall
3 16 (19.28%) WAN
4 13 (15.66%) LAN
5 9 (10.84%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (7.23%) DNS
7 5 (6.02%) HTTP
7 5 (6.02%) TCP/IP
8 4 (4.82%) SSL
8 4 (4.82%) DHCP
8 4 (4.82%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (3.61%) OSPF
9 3 (3.61%) BGP
9 3 (3.61%) VLAN
9 3 (3.61%) Wireshark
9 3 (3.61%) iSCSI
9 3 (3.61%) FCoE
9 3 (3.61%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (2.41%) SMTP
11 1 (1.20%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 4 (4.82%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.20%) Rational DOORS
General
1 47 (56.63%) Finance
2 11 (13.25%) Banking
3 9 (10.84%) Financial Institution
4 6 (7.23%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.41%) Law
6 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.20%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (16.87%) Web Services
2 9 (10.84%) .NET
3 4 (4.82%) JSP
3 4 (4.82%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.66%) Data Centre
2 9 (10.84%) Cryptography
3 5 (6.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (4.82%) GIS
5 3 (3.61%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.61%) RMADS
5 3 (3.61%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (3.61%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 30 (36.14%) Windows
2 27 (32.53%) UNIX
3 2 (2.41%) Linux
4 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.20%) CentOS
4 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (44.58%) Network Design
2 35 (42.17%) Information Security
3 28 (33.73%) Penetration Testing
4 26 (31.33%) Server Hardening
5 15 (18.07%) Security Architecture
6 14 (16.87%) Risk Assessment
6 14 (16.87%) SDLC
7 13 (15.66%) Risk Management
8 12 (14.46%) Security Management
9 11 (13.25%) Requirements Analysis
9 11 (13.25%) Cash Management
9 11 (13.25%) Security Testing
10 10 (12.05%) Cyber Security
11 8 (9.64%) SIEM
12 6 (7.23%) Wealth Management
12 6 (7.23%) Incident Management
12 6 (7.23%) Technical Analysis
13 5 (6.02%) DDoS Mitigation
13 5 (6.02%) Network Monitoring
13 5 (6.02%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.25%) C
2 10 (12.05%) Java
3 6 (7.23%) C#
4 5 (6.02%) C++
4 5 (6.02%) SQL
5 4 (4.82%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 23 (27.71%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (22.89%) CCNA
3 18 (21.69%) CISSP
3 18 (21.69%) CCNP
4 17 (20.48%) Degree
5 8 (9.64%) Security Cleared
6 6 (7.23%) CCIE
7 5 (6.02%) A+ Certification
8 3 (3.61%) CEH
8 3 (3.61%) SC Cleared
9 2 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.20%) CCSA
10 1 (1.20%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (37.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (21.69%) PCI DSS
3 7 (8.43%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 4 (4.82%) SLA
4 4 (4.82%) JSP 440
5 1 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (3.61%) Snort
2 1 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.41%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.20%) Nessus
2 1 (1.20%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 14 (16.87%) Cisco
2 9 (10.84%) Juniper
3 8 (9.64%) CheckPoint
4 6 (7.23%) Rackspace
5 5 (6.02%) Splunk
5 5 (6.02%) Microsoft
5 5 (6.02%) Blue Coat
6 4 (4.82%) LogRhythm
7 3 (3.61%) Citrix
7 3 (3.61%) McAfee
7 3 (3.61%) Sourcefire
7 3 (3.61%) Aruba
8 2 (2.41%) HP
8 2 (2.41%) VMware
8 2 (2.41%) ArcSight
9 1 (1.20%) Symantec
9 1 (1.20%) F5
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 hours ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Competitive + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Wigan
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £25000 per annum + Car, overtime, on call
Posted: 11 days ago