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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Engineer
Rank 110 94 128
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +34
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 40 49 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.60% 1.97% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.73% 2.12% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 22 15 13
Average salary £52,000 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £27,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
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
2312 2309 2040
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 92.52% 92.88% 94.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1587 1714 1642
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 17 April 2015.

Security Engineer Salary Histogram in Reading

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 66 (79.52%) Firewall
2 50 (60.24%) Cisco
3 45 (54.22%) Network Security
4 43 (51.81%) CheckPoint
5 42 (50.60%) Juniper
5 42 (50.60%) TCP/IP
6 37 (44.58%) Cisco Certification
7 36 (43.37%) Windows
7 36 (43.37%) Linux
8 35 (42.17%) F5
9 34 (40.96%) VPN
10 29 (34.94%) SLA
11 27 (32.53%) DNS
12 26 (31.33%) Blue Coat
13 23 (27.71%) CCNP
14 21 (25.30%) UNIX
14 21 (25.30%) Agile Software Development
15 20 (24.10%) WAN
15 20 (24.10%) Windows Server 2003
16 19 (22.89%) Windows Server 2008
17 18 (21.69%) Telecoms
18 17 (20.48%) DHCP
18 17 (20.48%) Security Cleared
19 16 (19.28%) CCNA
19 16 (19.28%) Project Management
20 15 (18.07%) Windows 2000
20 15 (18.07%) Solaris
20 15 (18.07%) Crossbeam
20 15 (18.07%) Sourcefire
21 14 (16.87%) SSL

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 11 (13.25%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.82%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.41%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 66 (79.52%) Firewall
2 45 (54.22%) Network Security
3 42 (50.60%) TCP/IP
4 34 (40.96%) VPN
5 27 (32.53%) DNS
6 20 (24.10%) WAN
7 17 (20.48%) DHCP
8 14 (16.87%) SSL
9 13 (15.66%) BGP
9 13 (15.66%) IPsec
10 12 (14.46%) OSPF
11 11 (13.25%) EIGRP
11 11 (13.25%) MPLS
11 11 (13.25%) LAN
12 10 (12.05%) VLAN
13 9 (10.84%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (9.64%) Wireless
15 7 (8.43%) BIG-IP
16 6 (7.23%) Intrusion Detection
16 6 (7.23%) Wireless Security
General
1 18 (21.69%) Telecoms
2 11 (13.25%) Banking
3 9 (10.84%) Finance
4 3 (3.61%) Multimedia
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.05%) Open Source
2 6 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.61%) Clustering
4 1 (1.20%) PKI
4 1 (1.20%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.20%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 36 (43.37%) Windows
1 36 (43.37%) Linux
2 21 (25.30%) UNIX
3 20 (24.10%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (22.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (18.07%) Windows 2000
5 15 (18.07%) Solaris
6 5 (6.02%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.41%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.20%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.20%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.30%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (19.28%) Project Management
3 13 (15.66%) Network Design
3 13 (15.66%) Mentoring
3 13 (15.66%) Coaching
4 11 (13.25%) Cyber Security
5 10 (12.05%) Problem Management
5 10 (12.05%) Change Management
6 9 (10.84%) ITIL
7 8 (9.64%) Kalman Filter
8 6 (7.23%) Product Management
8 6 (7.23%) SIEM
8 6 (7.23%) Database Security
8 6 (7.23%) Network Monitoring
8 6 (7.23%) Information Security
9 4 (4.82%) Load Balancing
9 4 (4.82%) Configuration Management
10 3 (3.61%) Migration
10 3 (3.61%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (3.61%) Performance Testing
Qualifications
1 37 (44.58%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (27.71%) CCNP
3 17 (20.48%) Security Cleared
4 16 (19.28%) CCNA
5 10 (12.05%) SC Cleared
6 9 (10.84%) CISSP
7 8 (9.64%) DV Cleared
8 7 (8.43%) Degree
9 6 (7.23%) MCSE
9 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (7.23%) GIAC
9 6 (7.23%) CEH
10 5 (6.02%) CCIE
10 5 (6.02%) MCP
11 3 (3.61%) CCSA
12 2 (2.41%) CCSE
12 2 (2.41%) CCDA
12 2 (2.41%) CCDP
12 2 (2.41%) JNCIS
13 1 (1.20%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (34.94%) SLA
2 1 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (6.02%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.61%) WSUS
1 3 (3.61%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (2.41%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.20%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 50 (60.24%) Cisco
2 43 (51.81%) CheckPoint
3 42 (50.60%) Juniper
4 35 (42.17%) F5
5 26 (31.33%) Blue Coat
6 15 (18.07%) Sourcefire
6 15 (18.07%) Crossbeam
7 12 (14.46%) Microsoft
8 8 (9.64%) Fortinet
9 6 (7.23%) HP
10 4 (4.82%) Symantec
10 4 (4.82%) McAfee
10 4 (4.82%) Citrix
10 4 (4.82%) Huawei
11 3 (3.61%) VMware
11 3 (3.61%) EMC
12 2 (2.41%) Mitel
12 2 (2.41%) NetScout
12 2 (2.41%) ProCurve
12 2 (2.41%) Aruba
Reading, Berkshire
Three Mobile
Salary: £Competitive + 20% bonus, on-call allowance and overtime
Posted: 10 days ago