The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the South East 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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Engineer
Rank 262 291 288
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 203 172 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.05% 0.84% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 0.86% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 156 131 134
Average salary £50,250 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.78% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,500 £24,200
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £58,800
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+7.52% +3.33%
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 South East 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
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
18573 19957 19610
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.41% 97.08% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 15921 16306 15518
Average salary £44,000 £40,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.64% -4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Security Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Security Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Security Engineer Salary Trend in the South East

Security Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Security Engineer Salary Histogram in the South East

Security Engineer
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016. 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
Berkshire +13 107 £50,500 -2.88% 9
Hampshire +19 43 £50,000 +19.04% 4
Surrey +24 34 £47,500 +2.70% 5
East Sussex +15 5 £42,500 -
Kent +7 4 £57,500 -4.16%
Buckinghamshire -14 4 £57,500 +4.54% 1
West Sussex -7 1 £37,500 -11.76% 2
Sussex - 1 £45,000 -
Security Engineer
England

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the South East 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.

1 228 (59.38%) Firewall
2 185 (48.18%) Cisco
3 181 (47.14%) Network Security
4 164 (42.71%) Linux
5 161 (41.93%) Windows
6 129 (33.59%) CheckPoint
6 129 (33.59%) Information Security
7 125 (32.55%) F5
8 118 (30.73%) Cisco Certification
9 117 (30.47%) Juniper
10 95 (24.74%) TCP/IP
11 91 (23.70%) Palo Alto
12 84 (21.88%) Cisco ASA
13 80 (20.83%) CCNP
14 79 (20.57%) Unix
14 79 (20.57%) CISSP
15 66 (17.19%) Degree
16 63 (16.41%) Blue Coat
17 62 (16.15%) ITIL
18 61 (15.89%) Solaris
18 61 (15.89%) DNS
19 60 (15.63%) Security Cleared
20 57 (14.84%) Risk Management
21 56 (14.58%) CEH
22 53 (13.80%) Windows Server 2008
23 52 (13.54%) Sourcefire
24 51 (13.28%) Intrusion Detection
24 51 (13.28%) VPN
24 51 (13.28%) Windows 2000
25 50 (13.02%) Crossbeam

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the South East 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 7 (1.82%) IBM Domino
2 4 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (0.78%) Node.js
4 1 (0.26%) Apache
4 1 (0.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (3.65%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.30%) SaaS
2 3 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.52%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 228 (59.38%) Firewall
2 181 (47.14%) Network Security
3 95 (24.74%) TCP/IP
4 84 (21.88%) Cisco ASA
5 61 (15.89%) DNS
6 51 (13.28%) Intrusion Detection
6 51 (13.28%) VPN
7 48 (12.50%) WAN
8 38 (9.90%) LAN
9 27 (7.03%) Cisco PIX
10 24 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
11 23 (5.99%) SSL
12 22 (5.73%) Wireless
13 21 (5.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 21 (5.47%) Internet
14 20 (5.21%) IPsec
15 17 (4.43%) LDAP
15 17 (4.43%) SAN
16 15 (3.91%) MPLS
17 14 (3.65%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.95%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.39%) Relational Database
3 6 (1.56%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.26%) Big Data
4 1 (0.26%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.26%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (0.52%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.26%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.26%) Metasploit
General
1 41 (10.68%) German Language
2 33 (8.59%) French Language
3 30 (7.81%) Telecoms
4 29 (7.55%) Finance
5 7 (1.82%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.56%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.04%) Retail
8 3 (0.78%) Back Office
8 3 (0.78%) Marketing
9 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.26%) Advertising
10 1 (0.26%) Billing
10 1 (0.26%) Electronics
10 1 (0.26%) Games
10 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.95%) .NET
2 10 (2.60%) Regular Expression
3 5 (1.30%) Web Services
4 4 (1.04%) ActiveX
4 4 (1.04%) WCF
4 4 (1.04%) WinForms
4 4 (1.04%) WPF
4 4 (1.04%) X-Windows
5 3 (0.78%) RFC 2822
6 2 (0.52%) 802.1X
6 2 (0.52%) Ajax
6 2 (0.52%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 2 (0.52%) CSS
6 2 (0.52%) HTML
6 2 (0.52%) SAML
6 2 (0.52%) STL
7 1 (0.26%) OAuth
7 1 (0.26%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 44 (11.46%) Computer Science
2 37 (9.64%) Management Information System
3 32 (8.33%) Data Centre
4 30 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (4.69%) PKI
6 17 (4.43%) CESG
7 14 (3.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 12 (3.13%) Replication
9 6 (1.56%) Mathematics
9 6 (1.56%) Physics
10 5 (1.30%) Cyber Attack
11 4 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.78%) Blog
12 3 (0.78%) Driving Licence
12 3 (0.78%) EPoS
13 2 (0.52%) Algorithms
13 2 (0.52%) Device Driver
13 2 (0.52%) Embedded Systems
13 2 (0.52%) Security Operations Centre
14 1 (0.26%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 164 (42.71%) Linux
2 161 (41.93%) Windows
3 79 (20.57%) Unix
4 61 (15.89%) Solaris
5 53 (13.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 51 (13.28%) Windows 2000
7 48 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 29 (7.55%) Windows Server
9 8 (2.08%) Debian
9 8 (2.08%) Fedora
9 8 (2.08%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.78%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.78%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.52%) AIX
11 2 (0.52%) Android
11 2 (0.52%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (33.59%) Information Security
2 62 (16.15%) ITIL
3 57 (14.84%) Risk Management
4 43 (11.20%) Cybersecurity
5 34 (8.85%) SIEM
6 26 (6.77%) Kalman Filter
7 25 (6.51%) Presales
7 25 (6.51%) Security Architecture
8 24 (6.25%) TDD
9 23 (5.99%) Software Engineering
9 23 (5.99%) Vulnerability Management
10 20 (5.21%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (5.21%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (5.21%) Network Monitoring
11 18 (4.69%) Case Management
11 18 (4.69%) Root Cause Analysis
12 16 (4.17%) BDD
12 16 (4.17%) Coaching
12 16 (4.17%) Mentoring
12 16 (4.17%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 27 (7.03%) SQL
2 24 (6.25%) C#
3 23 (5.99%) C++
4 22 (5.73%) Python
5 20 (5.21%) C
6 19 (4.95%) Java
7 10 (2.60%) Perl
8 5 (1.30%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.04%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.78%) Assembly Language
10 3 (0.78%) VB
10 3 (0.78%) VBScript
11 2 (0.52%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.52%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.52%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.26%) PHP
12 1 (0.26%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 118 (30.73%) Cisco Certification
2 80 (20.83%) CCNP
3 79 (20.57%) CISSP
4 66 (17.19%) Degree
5 60 (15.63%) Security Cleared
6 56 (14.58%) CEH
7 45 (11.72%) SC Cleared
8 38 (9.90%) CCNA
9 36 (9.38%) CCIE
10 35 (9.11%) CISA
11 25 (6.51%) GSEC
12 24 (6.25%) CCSE
13 17 (4.43%) GIAC
14 15 (3.91%) DV Cleared
15 11 (2.86%) CCSA
16 9 (2.34%) MCSE
16 9 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
16 9 (2.34%) SANS
17 8 (2.08%) CESG Certified Professional
17 8 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.51%) SLA
2 15 (3.91%) FISMA
3 10 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (2.08%) PCI DSS
4 8 (2.08%) RMADS
5 2 (0.52%) ISO27002
5 2 (0.52%) QA
6 1 (0.26%) GPG13
6 1 (0.26%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.26%) SAS 70
System Software
1 40 (10.42%) Active Directory
2 19 (4.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.08%) Hyper-V
3 8 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (1.82%) NFS
5 5 (1.30%) vSphere
6 4 (1.04%) ProxySG
7 3 (0.78%) Firmware
7 3 (0.78%) Sendmail
8 2 (0.52%) XenApp
9 1 (0.26%) Snort
Systems Management
1 12 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
2 7 (1.82%) Endace
2 7 (1.82%) FortiGate
2 7 (1.82%) SCCM
3 5 (1.30%) Nessus
4 4 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (1.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (0.78%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (0.78%) MAILsweeper
5 3 (0.78%) MIMEsweeper
5 3 (0.78%) Nmap
5 3 (0.78%) Proventia
6 2 (0.52%) QRadar
7 1 (0.26%) CiscoWorks
7 1 (0.26%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 185 (48.18%) Cisco
2 129 (33.59%) CheckPoint
3 125 (32.55%) F5
4 117 (30.47%) Juniper
5 91 (23.70%) Palo Alto
6 63 (16.41%) Blue Coat
7 52 (13.54%) Sourcefire
8 50 (13.02%) Crossbeam
9 33 (8.59%) VMware
10 22 (5.73%) Microsoft
11 15 (3.91%) Intel Security
11 15 (3.91%) Symantec
12 12 (3.13%) LogRhythm
13 11 (2.86%) Citrix
13 11 (2.86%) HP
14 9 (2.34%) ArcSight
14 9 (2.34%) Forcepoint
14 9 (2.34%) Red Hat
15 8 (2.08%) GFI Software
16 7 (1.82%) Remedy
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