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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Engineer
Rank 323 239 284
Rank change year-on-year
-84 +45
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 119 235 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.58% 1.03% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 1.08% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 77 155 100
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £30,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,750 £57,500 £49,400
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +20.51%
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
19413 21740 21368
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.33% 94.86% 95.05%
Number of salaries quoted 15730 17645 17702
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,750 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015. 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 -39 57 £50,000 +11.11% 7
Hampshire -11 33 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Surrey +16 17 £55,000 +29.41% 1
Kent -5 3 £45,000 +20.00%
Buckinghamshire -17 3 £60,000 +17.07% 2
West Sussex - 3 £55,500 -
Oxfordshire +14 1 £30,000 +11.11%
Security Engineer
England

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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.

1 176 (67.43%) Firewall
2 120 (45.98%) Cisco
3 107 (41.00%) Cisco Certification
4 104 (39.85%) CheckPoint
5 103 (39.46%) Network Security
6 96 (36.78%) Windows
7 90 (34.48%) TCP/IP
8 85 (32.57%) Linux
9 70 (26.82%) CISSP
9 70 (26.82%) CCNP
10 67 (25.67%) Juniper
11 65 (24.90%) F5
12 63 (24.14%) Security Cleared
13 56 (21.46%) DNS
14 55 (21.07%) VPN
15 51 (19.54%) SIEM
16 48 (18.39%) Cisco ASA
16 48 (18.39%) UNIX
16 48 (18.39%) WAN
16 48 (18.39%) Blue Coat
17 44 (16.86%) Information Security
17 44 (16.86%) LAN
18 39 (14.94%) CCIE
19 35 (13.41%) Microsoft
19 35 (13.41%) DHCP
19 35 (13.41%) SLA
20 34 (13.03%) CCSE
20 34 (13.03%) Analytical Skills
21 33 (12.64%) Cyber Security
21 33 (12.64%) CCNA

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 4 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (0.77%) CMS
2 2 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (0.77%) WebSphere
2 2 (0.77%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 23 (8.81%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.92%) MS Office
3 4 (1.53%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.36%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.53%) PaaS
2 4 (1.53%) IaaS
3 3 (1.15%) SaaS
4 1 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 176 (67.43%) Firewall
2 103 (39.46%) Network Security
3 90 (34.48%) TCP/IP
4 56 (21.46%) DNS
5 55 (21.07%) VPN
6 48 (18.39%) Cisco ASA
6 48 (18.39%) WAN
7 44 (16.86%) LAN
8 35 (13.41%) DHCP
9 30 (11.49%) Wireless
9 30 (11.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 29 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
11 28 (10.73%) Cisco PIX
12 27 (10.34%) Wireless Security
13 26 (9.96%) HTTP
14 25 (9.58%) DMZ
15 24 (9.20%) SMTP
16 21 (8.05%) BIG-IP
17 15 (5.75%) BGP
18 14 (5.36%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.98%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.68%) MySQL
3 4 (1.53%) MariaDB
4 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.38%) Big Data
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.38%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.38%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.53%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.38%) Yeoman
General
1 32 (12.26%) Telecoms
2 26 (9.96%) Finance
3 17 (6.51%) Banking
4 5 (1.92%) Advertising
5 3 (1.15%) Retail
5 3 (1.15%) Multimedia
5 3 (1.15%) Billing
5 3 (1.15%) Military
5 3 (1.15%) Publishing
5 3 (1.15%) Back Office
6 2 (0.77%) Legal
6 2 (0.77%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.77%) German Language
6 2 (0.77%) Marketing
7 1 (0.38%) Arabic Language
7 1 (0.38%) French Language
7 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.30%) SAML
1 6 (2.30%) OAuth
2 5 (1.92%) .NET
3 4 (1.53%) OpenID
3 4 (1.53%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (1.15%) Web Services
5 2 (0.77%) SOAP
5 2 (0.77%) Middleware
5 2 (0.77%) REST
6 1 (0.38%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.38%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 34 (13.03%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (8.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 18 (6.90%) Management Information System
4 14 (5.36%) Data Centre
5 11 (4.21%) CESG
6 9 (3.45%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.68%) Smartphone
8 6 (2.30%) PKI
9 5 (1.92%) Clustering
10 4 (1.53%) Blog
11 1 (0.38%) Machine to Machine
11 1 (0.38%) Statistics
11 1 (0.38%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.38%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 96 (36.78%) Windows
2 85 (32.57%) Linux
3 48 (18.39%) UNIX
4 24 (9.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (8.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (7.28%) Solaris
7 16 (6.13%) Windows 2000
8 8 (3.07%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.53%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.77%) CentOS
11 1 (0.38%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (19.54%) SIEM
2 44 (16.86%) Information Security
3 33 (12.64%) Cyber Security
4 32 (12.26%) Penetration Testing
5 31 (11.88%) ITIL
6 28 (10.73%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (8.81%) Ethical Hacking
7 23 (8.81%) DDoS Mitigation
8 22 (8.43%) Kalman Filter
9 17 (6.51%) Project Management
10 15 (5.75%) Load Balancing
10 15 (5.75%) Network Monitoring
10 15 (5.75%) Coaching
11 14 (5.36%) Mentoring
11 14 (5.36%) Database Security
12 13 (4.98%) Security Hardening
13 12 (4.60%) Open Source
14 11 (4.21%) Security Architecture
15 10 (3.83%) Reverse Engineering
15 10 (3.83%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 24 (9.20%) Python
2 23 (8.81%) SQL
3 17 (6.51%) Perl
4 15 (5.75%) PHP
5 14 (5.36%) Ruby
6 11 (4.21%) C++
6 11 (4.21%) Bash Shell
7 10 (3.83%) C
8 6 (2.30%) Java
9 4 (1.53%) C#
9 4 (1.53%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.53%) R
10 2 (0.77%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.38%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 107 (41.00%) Cisco Certification
2 70 (26.82%) CISSP
2 70 (26.82%) CCNP
3 63 (24.14%) Security Cleared
4 39 (14.94%) CCIE
5 34 (13.03%) CCSE
6 33 (12.64%) CCNA
7 32 (12.26%) SC Cleared
8 25 (9.58%) Degree
9 21 (8.05%) DV Cleared
9 21 (8.05%) CEH
10 19 (7.28%) CCSA
11 15 (5.75%) GIAC
12 13 (4.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 12 (4.60%) CISM
13 12 (4.60%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (3.45%) MCSE
15 8 (3.07%) MCP
16 7 (2.68%) JNCIS
17 6 (2.30%) CHFI
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (13.41%) SLA
2 27 (10.34%) PCI DSS
3 16 (6.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (4.21%) HIPAA
5 5 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (1.53%) FISMA
7 1 (0.38%) GPG13
7 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 21 (8.05%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.98%) vSphere
3 12 (4.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.68%) ProxySG
5 6 (2.30%) ISA Server
6 3 (1.15%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.15%) Snort
7 2 (0.77%) XenApp
7 2 (0.77%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.38%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 31 (11.88%) FortiGate
2 13 (4.98%) McAfee ePO
3 8 (3.07%) Nessus
4 6 (2.30%) WSUS
5 4 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.53%) StatsD
6 3 (1.15%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (1.15%) Nmap
6 3 (1.15%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.15%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.77%) MIMEsweeper
7 2 (0.77%) MAILsweeper
7 2 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.77%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.38%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.38%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.38%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 120 (45.98%) Cisco
2 104 (39.85%) CheckPoint
3 67 (25.67%) Juniper
4 65 (24.90%) F5
5 48 (18.39%) Blue Coat
6 35 (13.41%) Microsoft
7 31 (11.88%) Fortinet
8 24 (9.20%) McAfee
9 21 (8.05%) VMware
10 18 (6.90%) Sourcefire
11 16 (6.13%) Crossbeam
12 11 (4.21%) IronPort
12 11 (4.21%) Splunk
13 8 (3.07%) HP
13 8 (3.07%) Symantec
14 7 (2.68%) Websense
14 7 (2.68%) Citrix
15 6 (2.30%) CA
15 6 (2.30%) NetApp
15 6 (2.30%) Tufin
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