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 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Engineer
Rank 212 240 230
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 34 9 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.55% 0.13% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.14% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 31 2 14
Average salary £52,500 £37,000 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.89% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £24,600 £33,250
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £49,400 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +17.50%
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
5860 6524 6871
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.02% 95.23% 95.63%
Number of salaries quoted 4703 5272 5823
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 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +5 17 £52,500 +144.18% 2
Manchester - 16 £50,000 - 4
Security Engineer
England

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 46 (50.00%) Finance
2 35 (38.04%) Network Security
3 33 (35.87%) Firewall
3 33 (35.87%) Windows
4 31 (33.70%) Information Security
5 30 (32.61%) Network Design
5 30 (32.61%) CISSP
6 27 (29.35%) UNIX
7 24 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (25.00%) CCNA
9 21 (22.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 19 (20.65%) Penetration Testing
11 18 (19.57%) Intrusion Detection
11 18 (19.57%) PCI DSS
11 18 (19.57%) CCNP
12 17 (18.48%) Security Management
12 17 (18.48%) WAN
12 17 (18.48%) Server Hardening
13 16 (17.39%) Java
14 14 (15.22%) Web Services
14 14 (15.22%) CheckPoint
14 14 (15.22%) Risk Assessment
14 14 (15.22%) SDLC
15 13 (14.13%) Data Centre
15 13 (14.13%) Security Architecture
15 13 (14.13%) Degree
15 13 (14.13%) Cisco
16 12 (13.04%) Juniper
17 11 (11.96%) Risk Management
17 11 (11.96%) LAN

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (2.17%) IIS
1 2 (2.17%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.09%) Lync
2 1 (1.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (4.35%) MS Office
2 3 (3.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.09%) SaaS
1 1 (1.09%) PaaS
1 1 (1.09%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (38.04%) Network Security
2 33 (35.87%) Firewall
3 18 (19.57%) Intrusion Detection
4 17 (18.48%) WAN
5 11 (11.96%) LAN
6 3 (3.26%) VPN
6 3 (3.26%) SSL
6 3 (3.26%) Wireshark
7 2 (2.17%) FirePass
7 2 (2.17%) Junos
7 2 (2.17%) DNS
7 2 (2.17%) VoIP
7 2 (2.17%) DHCP
8 1 (1.09%) SAN
8 1 (1.09%) Intranet
8 1 (1.09%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (1.09%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.17%) Data Mining
1 2 (2.17%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (3.26%) Metasploit
General
1 46 (50.00%) Finance
2 11 (11.96%) Financial Institution
3 6 (6.52%) Law
4 5 (5.43%) Banking
5 2 (2.17%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.09%) Legal
6 1 (1.09%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.22%) Web Services
2 9 (9.78%) .NET
3 7 (7.61%) JNI
3 7 (7.61%) Dalvik
4 4 (4.35%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.09%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.13%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 7 (7.61%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.35%) Cryptography
4 3 (3.26%) RMADS
4 3 (3.26%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.09%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.09%) GIS
6 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 33 (35.87%) Windows
2 27 (29.35%) UNIX
3 9 (9.78%) Linux
4 7 (7.61%) Apple iOS
4 7 (7.61%) Android
5 6 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (6.52%) CentOS
5 6 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (33.70%) Information Security
2 30 (32.61%) Network Design
3 19 (20.65%) Penetration Testing
4 17 (18.48%) Security Management
4 17 (18.48%) Server Hardening
5 14 (15.22%) SDLC
5 14 (15.22%) Risk Assessment
6 13 (14.13%) Security Architecture
7 11 (11.96%) Security Testing
7 11 (11.96%) Cash Management
7 11 (11.96%) Cyber Security
7 11 (11.96%) Risk Management
7 11 (11.96%) Requirements Analysis
8 10 (10.87%) SIEM
9 7 (7.61%) Network Monitoring
9 7 (7.61%) Reverse Engineering
9 7 (7.61%) ITIL
9 7 (7.61%) Mobile Development
9 7 (7.61%) DDoS Mitigation
10 6 (6.52%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.39%) Java
2 11 (11.96%) Objective-C
3 8 (8.70%) C
4 7 (7.61%) SQL
4 7 (7.61%) Apple Swift
5 6 (6.52%) C#
6 1 (1.09%) C++
Qualifications
1 30 (32.61%) CISSP
2 24 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (25.00%) CCNA
4 18 (19.57%) CCNP
5 13 (14.13%) Degree
6 9 (9.78%) Security Cleared
7 7 (7.61%) A+ Certification
8 5 (5.43%) CISM
8 5 (5.43%) SC Cleared
9 4 (4.35%) ISSAP
9 4 (4.35%) ISSMP
10 3 (3.26%) CEH
10 3 (3.26%) CCIE
11 2 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (1.09%) CISA
12 1 (1.09%) CCSA
12 1 (1.09%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (22.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (19.57%) PCI DSS
3 4 (4.35%) COBIT
3 4 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.09%) JSP 440
System Software
1 8 (8.70%) Snort
2 7 (7.61%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.09%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.09%) XenApp
3 1 (1.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.17%) Nessus
1 2 (2.17%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.09%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.09%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 14 (15.22%) CheckPoint
2 13 (14.13%) Cisco
3 12 (13.04%) Juniper
4 8 (8.70%) Splunk
4 8 (8.70%) Sourcefire
4 8 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 8 (8.70%) McAfee
5 6 (6.52%) Rackspace
6 5 (5.43%) Blue Coat
7 3 (3.26%) F5
7 3 (3.26%) Symantec
8 2 (2.17%) VMware
8 2 (2.17%) ArcSight
8 2 (2.17%) Lumension
8 2 (2.17%) Tripwire
8 2 (2.17%) Fortinet
8 2 (2.17%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.09%) Aerohive Networks
9 1 (1.09%) Aruba
9 1 (1.09%) EMC
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