The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Southampton 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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Engineer
Rank 72 88 85
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 11 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 1.35% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 1
Average salary £47,500 £30,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+58.33% -29.41%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+10.46% +1.17%
Security Engineer
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Southampton 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
Southampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
778 859 797
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 95.81% 97.95% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 666 744 746
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

Security Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Security Engineer
Salary Trend in Southampton

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

Security Engineer Salary Trend in Southampton

Security Engineer
Salary Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Engineer across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Security Engineer Salary Histogram in Southampton

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 17 (73.91%) Network Security
2 16 (69.57%) Cisco
3 14 (60.87%) PCI DSS
4 13 (56.52%) Firewall
4 13 (56.52%) Information Security
5 12 (52.17%) Juniper
5 12 (52.17%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (47.83%) Degree
7 10 (43.48%) Linux
7 10 (43.48%) Security Management
8 9 (39.13%) F5
8 9 (39.13%) ITIL
8 9 (39.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 8 (34.78%) Management Information System
9 8 (34.78%) CCNA
9 8 (34.78%) CheckPoint
9 8 (34.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 7 (30.43%) Risk Assessment
10 7 (30.43%) Information Security Management
10 7 (30.43%) TCP/IP
11 6 (26.09%) Sourcefire
11 6 (26.09%) Security Architecture
11 6 (26.09%) Vulnerability Management
12 5 (21.74%) UNIX
12 5 (21.74%) Windows
12 5 (21.74%) Solaris
12 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (21.74%) Blue Coat
12 5 (21.74%) Crossbeam
12 5 (21.74%) Windows 2000

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 17 (73.91%) Network Security
2 13 (56.52%) Firewall
3 7 (30.43%) TCP/IP
4 3 (13.04%) Wireless
4 3 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (13.04%) Multicast
4 3 (13.04%) VoIP
5 2 (8.70%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Management Information System
2 3 (13.04%) IPTV
3 2 (8.70%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 10 (43.48%) Linux
2 5 (21.74%) Windows 2000
2 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (21.74%) UNIX
2 5 (21.74%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) Information Security
2 10 (43.48%) Security Management
3 9 (39.13%) ITIL
4 8 (34.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 7 (30.43%) Information Security Management
5 7 (30.43%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (26.09%) Security Architecture
6 6 (26.09%) Vulnerability Management
7 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (17.39%) SIEM
8 4 (17.39%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (17.39%) Mentoring
8 4 (17.39%) Coaching
9 3 (13.04%) Line Management
9 3 (13.04%) Network Management
9 3 (13.04%) Network Design
10 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
11 1 (4.35%) Analytics
11 1 (4.35%) Video Analytics
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (52.17%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (47.83%) Degree
3 8 (34.78%) CCNA
4 5 (21.74%) GIAC
5 4 (17.39%) CCNP
5 4 (17.39%) ISACA
6 3 (13.04%) CCDP
7 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
7 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (60.87%) PCI DSS
2 9 (39.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (21.74%) COBIT
3 5 (21.74%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 16 (69.57%) Cisco
2 12 (52.17%) Juniper
3 9 (39.13%) F5
4 8 (34.78%) CheckPoint
5 6 (26.09%) Sourcefire
6 5 (21.74%) Blue Coat
6 5 (21.74%) Crossbeam
7 4 (17.39%) Brocade
7 4 (17.39%) VMware
8 3 (13.04%) HP
9 1 (4.35%) Microsoft