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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Engineer
Rank 100 105 120
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 42 36 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.73% 1.54% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.87% 1.66% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 26 13 12
Average salary £51,000 £49,000 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.08% +5.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £27,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,250 £64,000 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £46,500 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.12%
Security Engineer
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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
2247 2174 1929
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 92.36% 92.87% 94.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1540 1637 1586
Average salary £46,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £64,000 £65,000
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 27 March 2015.

Security Engineer Salary Histogram in Reading

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 74 (77.89%) Firewall
2 60 (63.16%) Cisco
3 57 (60.00%) Network Security
4 51 (53.68%) Juniper
5 50 (52.63%) TCP/IP
6 45 (47.37%) VPN
7 42 (44.21%) CheckPoint
8 41 (43.16%) Cisco Certification
8 41 (43.16%) F5
9 38 (40.00%) DNS
10 36 (37.89%) Windows
11 34 (35.79%) Linux
12 27 (28.42%) CCNP
12 27 (28.42%) SLA
13 25 (26.32%) SSL
14 24 (25.26%) BGP
14 24 (25.26%) Blue Coat
15 23 (24.21%) OSPF
16 22 (23.16%) EIGRP
17 21 (22.11%) Problem Management
18 20 (21.05%) WAN
19 19 (20.00%) UNIX
19 19 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
19 19 (20.00%) Telecoms
19 19 (20.00%) Security Cleared
20 18 (18.95%) Windows Server 2003
21 17 (17.89%) DHCP
21 17 (17.89%) Windows Server 2008
22 16 (16.84%) CCNA
22 16 (16.84%) Project Management

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 13 (13.68%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.21%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 74 (77.89%) Firewall
2 57 (60.00%) Network Security
3 50 (52.63%) TCP/IP
4 45 (47.37%) VPN
5 38 (40.00%) DNS
6 25 (26.32%) SSL
7 24 (25.26%) BGP
8 23 (24.21%) OSPF
9 22 (23.16%) EIGRP
10 20 (21.05%) WAN
11 17 (17.89%) DHCP
12 15 (15.79%) BIG-IP
13 13 (13.68%) IPsec
13 13 (13.68%) LAN
14 11 (11.58%) MPLS
15 10 (10.53%) VLAN
16 9 (9.47%) Cisco ASA
17 8 (8.42%) Wireless
18 6 (6.32%) DMZ
18 6 (6.32%) Wireless Security
General
1 19 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 11 (11.58%) Banking
3 9 (9.47%) Finance
4 3 (3.16%) Multimedia
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.53%) Open Source
2 9 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.16%) Clustering
4 1 (1.05%) PKI
4 1 (1.05%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 36 (37.89%) Windows
2 34 (35.79%) Linux
3 19 (20.00%) UNIX
4 18 (18.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (17.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (13.68%) Windows 2000
6 13 (13.68%) Solaris
7 7 (7.37%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.11%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.05%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.05%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (22.11%) Problem Management
2 19 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (16.84%) Project Management
4 15 (15.79%) Network Design
5 13 (13.68%) ITIL
6 12 (12.63%) Mentoring
6 12 (12.63%) Coaching
7 11 (11.58%) Cyber Security
8 10 (10.53%) Change Management
9 8 (8.42%) Kalman Filter
10 6 (6.32%) Line Management
10 6 (6.32%) Network Monitoring
10 6 (6.32%) SIEM
10 6 (6.32%) Database Security
10 6 (6.32%) Configuration Management
10 6 (6.32%) Information Security
10 6 (6.32%) Product Management
11 4 (4.21%) Load Balancing
12 3 (3.16%) Performance Monitoring
12 3 (3.16%) Capacity Planning
Qualifications
1 41 (43.16%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (28.42%) CCNP
3 19 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 16 (16.84%) CCNA
5 10 (10.53%) SC Cleared
5 10 (10.53%) DV Cleared
6 8 (8.42%) CISSP
7 7 (7.37%) CCIE
7 7 (7.37%) Degree
8 6 (6.32%) MCSE
8 6 (6.32%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (6.32%) GIAC
8 6 (6.32%) CEH
9 5 (5.26%) MCP
10 4 (4.21%) CCDA
10 4 (4.21%) CCDP
10 4 (4.21%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (2.11%) A+ Certification
11 2 (2.11%) CCSA
11 2 (2.11%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (28.42%) SLA
2 1 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (7.37%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.16%) WSUS
1 3 (3.16%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (1.05%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 60 (63.16%) Cisco
2 51 (53.68%) Juniper
3 42 (44.21%) CheckPoint
4 41 (43.16%) F5
5 24 (25.26%) Blue Coat
6 14 (14.74%) Microsoft
7 13 (13.68%) Sourcefire
7 13 (13.68%) Crossbeam
8 8 (8.42%) HP
8 8 (8.42%) Fortinet
9 5 (5.26%) NetScout
10 4 (4.21%) Citrix
10 4 (4.21%) Huawei
10 4 (4.21%) Symantec
10 4 (4.21%) McAfee
11 3 (3.16%) VMware
11 3 (3.16%) EMC
12 2 (2.11%) Mitel
12 2 (2.11%) ProCurve
12 2 (2.11%) Aruba
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