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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Engineer
Rank 306 290 272
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 135 140 180
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.63% 0.66% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.70% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 102 103 148
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,250 £31,900 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,600 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
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
20563 20090 21958
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.45% 94.87% 95.42%
Number of salaries quoted 16586 16149 19149
Average salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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
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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 -14 69 £50,000 +5.26% 4
Hampshire -5 31 £47,500 +10.46% 1
Surrey 0 15 £47,500 -20.83% 2
Buckinghamshire - 15 £52,500 -
Kent -11 8 £50,250 +14.20%
Oxfordshire - 1 £37,500 -
Security Engineer
England

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 189 (71.86%) Firewall
2 150 (57.03%) Cisco
3 149 (56.65%) Network Security
4 114 (43.35%) Cisco Certification
5 104 (39.54%) Juniper
6 98 (37.26%) Windows
7 87 (33.08%) F5
8 86 (32.70%) CheckPoint
9 74 (28.14%) TCP/IP
10 70 (26.62%) Linux
10 70 (26.62%) DNS
11 69 (26.24%) CCNP
12 67 (25.48%) VPN
13 62 (23.57%) Cisco ASA
14 53 (20.15%) UNIX
14 53 (20.15%) Security Cleared
15 41 (15.59%) Microsoft
15 41 (15.59%) CCNA
16 39 (14.83%) ITIL
16 39 (14.83%) MS Excel
16 39 (14.83%) WAN
17 38 (14.45%) OSPF
17 38 (14.45%) Blue Coat
17 38 (14.45%) SC Cleared
17 38 (14.45%) SIEM
18 37 (14.07%) LAN
19 36 (13.69%) BGP
20 35 (13.31%) SSL
20 35 (13.31%) VMware
21 33 (12.55%) McAfee

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 5 (1.90%) IIS
1 5 (1.90%) Apache
1 5 (1.90%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.38%) CMS
Applications
1 39 (14.83%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.04%) MS Office
3 2 (0.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 189 (71.86%) Firewall
2 149 (56.65%) Network Security
3 74 (28.14%) TCP/IP
4 70 (26.62%) DNS
5 67 (25.48%) VPN
6 62 (23.57%) Cisco ASA
7 39 (14.83%) WAN
8 38 (14.45%) OSPF
9 37 (14.07%) LAN
10 36 (13.69%) BGP
11 35 (13.31%) SSL
12 24 (9.13%) IPsec
12 24 (9.13%) Cisco PIX
12 24 (9.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 23 (8.75%) EIGRP
14 22 (8.37%) BIG-IP
15 17 (6.46%) MPLS
16 14 (5.32%) DHCP
17 11 (4.18%) Internet
17 11 (4.18%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.94%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.28%) MySQL
3 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.38%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.38%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (2.28%) WebLOAD
General
1 26 (9.89%) Telecoms
2 11 (4.18%) Finance
3 3 (1.14%) Banking
3 3 (1.14%) German Language
4 2 (0.76%) French Language
4 2 (0.76%) Retail
5 1 (0.38%) Billing
5 1 (0.38%) Marketing
5 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.38%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.52%) Regular Expression
2 3 (1.14%) .NET
2 3 (1.14%) CSS
3 1 (0.38%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.41%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.94%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.42%) Open Source
4 7 (2.66%) Replication
5 4 (1.52%) PKI
5 4 (1.52%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.14%) IPTV
7 2 (0.76%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.76%) CCTV
7 2 (0.76%) Statistics
7 2 (0.76%) Clustering
7 2 (0.76%) SecurID
8 1 (0.38%) Blog
8 1 (0.38%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.38%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 98 (37.26%) Windows
2 70 (26.62%) Linux
3 53 (20.15%) UNIX
4 22 (8.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (7.60%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (6.84%) Windows 7
6 18 (6.84%) Solaris
7 14 (5.32%) Windows 2000
8 9 (3.42%) Windows XP
9 4 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.14%) AIX
11 2 (0.76%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.76%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.76%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.38%) Android
12 1 (0.38%) CentOS
12 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (14.83%) ITIL
2 38 (14.45%) SIEM
3 33 (12.55%) Information Security
4 25 (9.51%) Network Design
4 25 (9.51%) Mentoring
5 22 (8.37%) Problem Management
6 20 (7.60%) Cyber Security
7 19 (7.22%) Root Cause Analysis
8 17 (6.46%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (6.08%) Penetration Testing
10 15 (5.70%) Load Balancing
10 15 (5.70%) Change Management
10 15 (5.70%) Security Management
11 13 (4.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 13 (4.94%) Kalman Filter
12 12 (4.56%) Line Management
12 12 (4.56%) Security Architecture
13 11 (4.18%) Network Management
13 11 (4.18%) Information Security Management
14 10 (3.80%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (6.46%) SQL
2 11 (4.18%) Perl
2 11 (4.18%) Shell Script
3 10 (3.80%) PowerShell
4 9 (3.42%) C
5 8 (3.04%) C++
6 7 (2.66%) Python
7 6 (2.28%) PHP
8 5 (1.90%) Ruby
9 3 (1.14%) C#
10 2 (0.76%) VBScript
11 1 (0.38%) Java
11 1 (0.38%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 114 (43.35%) Cisco Certification
2 69 (26.24%) CCNP
3 53 (20.15%) Security Cleared
4 41 (15.59%) CCNA
5 38 (14.45%) SC Cleared
6 32 (12.17%) CISSP
7 29 (11.03%) CCSE
8 22 (8.37%) CCIE
9 18 (6.84%) Degree
10 14 (5.32%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (4.94%) CCDP
11 13 (4.94%) CCSA
12 11 (4.18%) GIAC
12 11 (4.18%) JNCIS
12 11 (4.18%) DV Cleared
12 11 (4.18%) CCSP
12 11 (4.18%) MCSE
13 9 (3.42%) CCDA
14 7 (2.66%) CEH
14 7 (2.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (11.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (10.27%) PCI DSS
3 25 (9.51%) SLA
4 11 (4.18%) COBIT
5 6 (2.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.76%) QA
6 2 (0.76%) GPG13
System Software
1 28 (10.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (9.51%) Active Directory
3 17 (6.46%) ISA Server
4 6 (2.28%) Snort
4 6 (2.28%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.14%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.76%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.76%) MetaFrame
7 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.38%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.38%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 15 (5.70%) Norton AntiVirus
2 9 (3.42%) FortiGate
3 6 (2.28%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (1.14%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.38%) MIMEsweeper
5 1 (0.38%) MAILsweeper
5 1 (0.38%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.38%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 150 (57.03%) Cisco
2 104 (39.54%) Juniper
3 87 (33.08%) F5
4 86 (32.70%) CheckPoint
5 41 (15.59%) Microsoft
6 38 (14.45%) Blue Coat
7 35 (13.31%) VMware
8 33 (12.55%) McAfee
9 20 (7.60%) Websense
10 19 (7.22%) IronPort
11 16 (6.08%) Symantec
12 15 (5.70%) Sourcefire
13 14 (5.32%) Crossbeam
14 13 (4.94%) Citrix
15 12 (4.56%) HP
15 12 (4.56%) ArcSight
16 10 (3.80%) Aruba
17 9 (3.42%) SonicWALL
18 8 (3.04%) Brocade
18 8 (3.04%) NetScout
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