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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Engineer
Rank 182 232 236
Rank change year-on-year
+50 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 59 20 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.88% 0.28% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.30% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 50 9 12
Average salary £48,750 £47,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.72% -21.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £39,800 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £69,500
UK excluding London average salary £46,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.27%
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
6382 6710 7076
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.28% 95.12% 95.53%
Number of salaries quoted 5137 5464 5950
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 £24,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
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 31 March 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 31 March 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 +30 45 £46,500 -1.06% 2
Manchester +5 11 £48,750 -2.50% 2
Merseyside - 2 £55,000 -
Security Engineer
England

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 68 (54.40%) Finance
2 54 (43.20%) Information Security
3 45 (36.00%) Firewall
4 44 (35.20%) Network Security
5 43 (34.40%) Windows
6 42 (33.60%) UNIX
7 35 (28.00%) CISSP
8 29 (23.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 27 (21.60%) Network Design
10 23 (18.40%) Intrusion Detection
10 23 (18.40%) Penetration Testing
11 22 (17.60%) Cisco Certification
11 22 (17.60%) CCNA
12 20 (16.00%) Cisco
12 20 (16.00%) Linux
12 20 (16.00%) CheckPoint
12 20 (16.00%) Security Architecture
13 19 (15.20%) Risk Assessment
14 18 (14.40%) CCNP
15 17 (13.60%) Juniper
15 17 (13.60%) Security Management
15 17 (13.60%) PCI DSS
15 17 (13.60%) SIEM
15 17 (13.60%) Cyber Security
16 16 (12.80%) Security Cleared
16 16 (12.80%) Java
17 15 (12.00%) Financial Institution
18 14 (11.20%) Risk Management
19 13 (10.40%) Web Services
19 13 (10.40%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 3 (2.40%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.60%) Lync
2 2 (1.60%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (5.60%) MS Office
2 4 (3.20%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.80%) SaaS
1 1 (0.80%) PaaS
1 1 (0.80%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (36.00%) Firewall
2 44 (35.20%) Network Security
3 23 (18.40%) Intrusion Detection
4 11 (8.80%) WAN
5 9 (7.20%) FirePass
5 9 (7.20%) Junos
6 7 (5.60%) LAN
7 3 (2.40%) Wireshark
8 2 (1.60%) Wireless
8 2 (1.60%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.60%) VPN
8 2 (1.60%) SSL
8 2 (1.60%) SAN
8 2 (1.60%) Intranet
9 1 (0.80%) DNS
9 1 (0.80%) VoIP
9 1 (0.80%) DHCP
9 1 (0.80%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.60%) Data Mining
1 2 (1.60%) Big Data
2 1 (0.80%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (2.40%) Metasploit
General
1 68 (54.40%) Finance
2 15 (12.00%) Financial Institution
3 11 (8.80%) Banking
4 6 (4.80%) Law
5 1 (0.80%) Legal
5 1 (0.80%) Games
5 1 (0.80%) Retail
5 1 (0.80%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.40%) Web Services
2 9 (7.20%) .NET
3 7 (5.60%) JNI
3 7 (5.60%) Dalvik
4 4 (3.20%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.80%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.60%) Mobile App
2 4 (3.20%) Cryptography
2 4 (3.20%) SecurID
2 4 (3.20%) Open Source
3 3 (2.40%) Tandem
3 3 (2.40%) RMADS
3 3 (2.40%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (2.40%) GIS
3 3 (2.40%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.60%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.80%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.80%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 43 (34.40%) Windows
2 42 (33.60%) UNIX
3 20 (16.00%) Linux
4 8 (6.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (5.60%) Apple iOS
5 7 (5.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (5.60%) Android
5 7 (5.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (5.60%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (43.20%) Information Security
2 27 (21.60%) Network Design
3 23 (18.40%) Penetration Testing
4 20 (16.00%) Security Architecture
5 19 (15.20%) Risk Assessment
6 17 (13.60%) Security Management
6 17 (13.60%) SIEM
6 17 (13.60%) Cyber Security
7 14 (11.20%) Risk Management
8 12 (9.60%) Security Testing
9 11 (8.80%) ITIL
10 10 (8.00%) Requirements Analysis
11 9 (7.20%) Network Monitoring
12 7 (5.60%) Mobile Development
12 7 (5.60%) Time Management
12 7 (5.60%) Reverse Engineering
12 7 (5.60%) Project Planning
12 7 (5.60%) E-Commerce
13 5 (4.00%) Information Security Management
13 5 (4.00%) Cash Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (12.80%) Java
2 11 (8.80%) Objective-C
3 10 (8.00%) SQL
4 7 (5.60%) C
5 6 (4.80%) C#
6 1 (0.80%) Perl
6 1 (0.80%) Python
Qualifications
1 35 (28.00%) CISSP
2 22 (17.60%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (17.60%) CCNA
3 18 (14.40%) CCNP
4 16 (12.80%) Security Cleared
5 12 (9.60%) SC Cleared
6 10 (8.00%) A+ Certification
7 8 (6.40%) CISM
8 7 (5.60%) ISSAP
8 7 (5.60%) ISSMP
9 6 (4.80%) Degree
10 3 (2.40%) CEH
10 3 (2.40%) CCIE
10 3 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.60%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (23.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (13.60%) PCI DSS
3 13 (10.40%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 6 (4.80%) COBIT
5 3 (2.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.80%) JSP 440
System Software
1 8 (6.40%) Snort
1 8 (6.40%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.60%) VMware ESX
2 2 (1.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.60%) XenApp
2 2 (1.60%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (7.20%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.60%) Nessus
2 2 (1.60%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 20 (16.00%) Cisco
1 20 (16.00%) CheckPoint
2 17 (13.60%) Juniper
3 13 (10.40%) Microsoft
3 13 (10.40%) Splunk
4 10 (8.00%) F5
5 9 (7.20%) Fortinet
5 9 (7.20%) McAfee
6 8 (6.40%) Sourcefire
7 7 (5.60%) ArcSight
8 5 (4.00%) Blue Coat
9 3 (2.40%) VMware
9 3 (2.40%) Symantec
10 2 (1.60%) Sun
10 2 (1.60%) EMC
10 2 (1.60%) Citrix
10 2 (1.60%) Tripwire
10 2 (1.60%) Lumension
10 2 (1.60%) Rackspace
10 2 (1.60%) ServiceNow
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