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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Engineer
Rank 124 109 101
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 15 30 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.68% 1.21% 1.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 1.31% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 11 14 24
Average salary £38,000 £52,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.61% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £64,900 £57,450
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £47,500 £40,625
% change year-on-year
-3.15% +16.92%
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
2079 2289 2112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 94.16% 92.15% 93.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1620 1621 1677
Average salary £45,000 £46,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.22% +9.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 2015.

Security Engineer Salary Histogram in Reading

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 37 (90.24%) Firewall
2 30 (73.17%) CheckPoint
3 28 (68.29%) Cisco
4 27 (65.85%) TCP/IP
4 27 (65.85%) F5
5 20 (48.78%) Windows
6 19 (46.34%) Blue Coat
7 18 (43.90%) Telecoms
8 17 (41.46%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (39.02%) UNIX
9 16 (39.02%) Linux
9 16 (39.02%) Network Security
10 15 (36.59%) Juniper
11 14 (34.15%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (31.71%) Windows 2000
12 13 (31.71%) Solaris
12 13 (31.71%) CCNP
12 13 (31.71%) Crossbeam
12 13 (31.71%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (31.71%) Sourcefire
13 12 (29.27%) ITIL
13 12 (29.27%) CISSP
14 11 (26.83%) BIG-IP
14 11 (26.83%) FortiGate
14 11 (26.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 10 (24.39%) CCSE
15 10 (24.39%) CCSA
15 10 (24.39%) SLA
16 8 (19.51%) Business Intelligence

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.44%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 37 (90.24%) Firewall
2 27 (65.85%) TCP/IP
3 16 (39.02%) Network Security
4 11 (26.83%) BIG-IP
4 11 (26.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 7 (17.07%) Internet
5 7 (17.07%) 3G
5 7 (17.07%) Broadband
6 6 (14.63%) DNS
6 6 (14.63%) SNMP
6 6 (14.63%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (12.20%) FWSM
7 5 (12.20%) VPN
7 5 (12.20%) Cisco PIX
8 4 (9.76%) Wireless
8 4 (9.76%) OSPF
8 4 (9.76%) BGP
8 4 (9.76%) LAN
8 4 (9.76%) WAN
9 3 (7.32%) SMTP
General
1 18 (43.90%) Telecoms
2 7 (17.07%) Finance
2 7 (17.07%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Smartphone
2 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.32%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 20 (48.78%) Windows
2 16 (39.02%) Linux
2 16 (39.02%) UNIX
3 14 (34.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (31.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (31.71%) Windows 2000
4 13 (31.71%) Solaris
5 1 (2.44%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (29.27%) ITIL
3 8 (19.51%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (14.63%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (12.20%) Identity Management
5 5 (12.20%) Network Design
6 4 (9.76%) Information Security
6 4 (9.76%) Mentoring
6 4 (9.76%) Coaching
7 3 (7.32%) Server Hardening
7 3 (7.32%) SDLC
7 3 (7.32%) Performance Testing
7 3 (7.32%) Integration Testing
7 3 (7.32%) Migration
7 3 (7.32%) SIEM
7 3 (7.32%) Security Management
7 3 (7.32%) Risk Management
8 1 (2.44%) Validation
8 1 (2.44%) Configuration Management
8 1 (2.44%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 17 (41.46%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (31.71%) CCNP
3 12 (29.27%) CISSP
4 10 (24.39%) CCSA
4 10 (24.39%) CCSE
5 6 (14.63%) CCNA
6 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
6 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
7 2 (4.88%) MCP
7 2 (4.88%) MCSE
7 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (2.44%) CISA
8 1 (2.44%) CISM
8 1 (2.44%) GIAC
8 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
8 1 (2.44%) CEH
8 1 (2.44%) JNCIA
8 1 (2.44%) MCTS
8 1 (2.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (24.39%) SLA
2 3 (7.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (7.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (9.76%) ProxySG
2 2 (4.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (26.83%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.44%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 30 (73.17%) CheckPoint
2 28 (68.29%) Cisco
3 27 (65.85%) F5
4 19 (46.34%) Blue Coat
5 15 (36.59%) Juniper
6 13 (31.71%) Sourcefire
6 13 (31.71%) Crossbeam
7 4 (9.76%) HP
8 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
8 3 (7.32%) McAfee
9 2 (4.88%) Mitel
9 2 (4.88%) Fortinet
9 2 (4.88%) ProCurve
9 2 (4.88%) Aruba
10 1 (2.44%) WatchGuard
10 1 (2.44%) Splunk
10 1 (2.44%) MobileIron
10 1 (2.44%) Cyber-Ark
10 1 (2.44%) Symantec