The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Reading 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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Engineer
Rank 95 107 107
Rank change year-on-year
+12 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 46 34 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.92% 1.50% 1.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.04% 1.64% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 28 10 23
Average salary £50,000 £43,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £40,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £49,250 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -
Security Engineer
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2254 2075 1822
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 94.03% 91.49% 95.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1563 1575 1554
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,100 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £63,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Security Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Security Engineer
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Security Engineer Salary Trend in Reading

Security Engineer
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Engineer across the Reading region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Security Engineer Salary Histogram in Reading

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 65 (76.47%) Firewall
2 58 (68.24%) Cisco
3 57 (67.06%) Network Security
4 48 (56.47%) TCP/IP
5 47 (55.29%) Juniper
6 42 (49.41%) VPN
7 41 (48.24%) DNS
7 41 (48.24%) Cisco Certification
8 40 (47.06%) F5
9 35 (41.18%) CheckPoint
10 31 (36.47%) CCNP
10 31 (36.47%) Windows
11 27 (31.76%) Linux
11 27 (31.76%) SSL
12 26 (30.59%) OSPF
12 26 (30.59%) BGP
13 25 (29.41%) EIGRP
14 24 (28.24%) Problem Management
15 20 (23.53%) SLA
16 19 (22.35%) BIG-IP
17 18 (21.18%) Network Design
17 18 (21.18%) WAN
18 17 (20.00%) Telecoms
19 16 (18.82%) Windows Server 2003
20 15 (17.65%) MS Excel
20 15 (17.65%) UNIX
20 15 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
21 14 (16.47%) Security Cleared
21 14 (16.47%) Blue Coat
21 14 (16.47%) DHCP

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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.

Applications
1 15 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 65 (76.47%) Firewall
2 57 (67.06%) Network Security
3 48 (56.47%) TCP/IP
4 42 (49.41%) VPN
5 41 (48.24%) DNS
6 27 (31.76%) SSL
7 26 (30.59%) OSPF
7 26 (30.59%) BGP
8 25 (29.41%) EIGRP
9 19 (22.35%) BIG-IP
10 18 (21.18%) WAN
11 14 (16.47%) DHCP
11 14 (16.47%) LAN
12 10 (11.76%) IPsec
12 10 (11.76%) MPLS
13 9 (10.59%) Wireshark
13 9 (10.59%) VLAN
13 9 (10.59%) tcpdump
14 7 (8.24%) Cisco ASA
15 4 (4.71%) Wireless Security
General
1 17 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (7.06%) Finance
2 6 (7.06%) Banking
3 1 (1.18%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.18%) French Language
3 1 (1.18%) German Language
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.59%) Open Source
3 1 (1.18%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.18%) Replication
3 1 (1.18%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 31 (36.47%) Windows
2 27 (31.76%) Linux
3 16 (18.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (17.65%) UNIX
4 15 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (15.29%) Solaris
6 11 (12.94%) Windows 2000
7 6 (7.06%) Windows 7
8 3 (3.53%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (2.35%) AIX
9 2 (2.35%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.35%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.18%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.18%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.24%) Problem Management
2 18 (21.18%) Network Design
3 13 (15.29%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (12.94%) ITIL
4 11 (12.94%) Project Management
5 10 (11.76%) Cyber Security
6 9 (10.59%) Change Management
6 9 (10.59%) Line Management
7 8 (9.41%) Mentoring
7 8 (9.41%) Coaching
8 6 (7.06%) Kalman Filter
8 6 (7.06%) SIEM
9 5 (5.88%) Information Security
10 4 (4.71%) Load Balancing
10 4 (4.71%) Configuration Management
10 4 (4.71%) Database Security
10 4 (4.71%) Network Monitoring
11 3 (3.53%) Mobile Device Management
12 2 (2.35%) Product Management
12 2 (2.35%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 41 (48.24%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (36.47%) CCNP
3 14 (16.47%) Security Cleared
4 12 (14.12%) CCNA
5 9 (10.59%) CCDA
6 8 (9.41%) CCIE
7 7 (8.24%) CCDP
7 7 (8.24%) DV Cleared
8 6 (7.06%) CISSP
9 5 (5.88%) SC Cleared
10 4 (4.71%) GIAC
10 4 (4.71%) CEH
10 4 (4.71%) MCSE
10 4 (4.71%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (3.53%) A+ Certification
11 3 (3.53%) CCIP
11 3 (3.53%) Degree
12 2 (2.35%) CCSA
12 2 (2.35%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (23.53%) SLA
2 3 (3.53%) COBIT
2 3 (3.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (8.24%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.35%) WSUS
1 2 (2.35%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 58 (68.24%) Cisco
2 47 (55.29%) Juniper
3 40 (47.06%) F5
4 35 (41.18%) CheckPoint
5 14 (16.47%) Blue Coat
6 12 (14.12%) Microsoft
7 11 (12.94%) Crossbeam
7 11 (12.94%) Sourcefire
8 9 (10.59%) NetScout
9 6 (7.06%) Citrix
10 5 (5.88%) HP
11 4 (4.71%) Huawei
11 4 (4.71%) VMware
12 3 (3.53%) Aruba
13 2 (2.35%) Fortinet
13 2 (2.35%) EMC
13 2 (2.35%) Nortel
14 1 (1.18%) MobileIron
14 1 (1.18%) Symantec
14 1 (1.18%) McAfee
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