The table below looks at the statistics for the Information Security Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Security Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security Engineer
Rank 877 838 872
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +34
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Engineer 26 26 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.024% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.025% 0.010%
Number of salaries quoted 10 10 11
Average salary £47,750 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.18% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,900 £55,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £55,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +29.41%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
108942 102831 113237
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.39% 94.24% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 88146 85231 96833
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Information Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Information Security Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Information Security Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Information Security Engineer within the UK.

Information Security Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Information Security Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Security Engineer over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 within the UK.

Information Security Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Information Security Engineer
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 20 August 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
England -14 26 £47,750 -13.18% 3
London -8 16 £45,000 -25.00%
North West -7 8 £50,000 -9.09% 3
Merseyside - 5 £50,000 - 2
Liverpool - 5 £50,000 - 2
Cheshire -14 3 £60,000 +9.09% 1
Chester - 3 £60,000 - 1
City of London - 2 £30,000 -
East of England -2 1 £30,000 -14.28%
Hertfordshire - 1 £30,000 -
Bromley - 1 £45,000 -
Stevenage - 1 £30,000 -

Information Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Information 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 Information Security Engineer in their job title.

1 37 (97.37%) Information Security
2 27 (71.05%) Degree
3 24 (63.16%) Firewall
4 23 (60.53%) CISSP
5 22 (57.89%) Cisco
6 21 (55.26%) Computer Science
7 20 (52.63%) Network Security
7 20 (52.63%) SQL
8 18 (47.37%) Perl
8 18 (47.37%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (47.37%) Finance
8 18 (47.37%) PowerShell
9 17 (44.74%) CCNA
10 16 (42.11%) CCNP
10 16 (42.11%) MS Excel
10 16 (42.11%) Asset Management
10 16 (42.11%) Hedge funds
11 14 (36.84%) Cisco IOS
11 14 (36.84%) Algorithmic Trading
11 14 (36.84%) SQL Server
11 14 (36.84%) CheckPoint
12 13 (34.21%) Change Control
13 7 (18.42%) CISM
14 6 (15.79%) Linux
14 6 (15.79%) Python
14 6 (15.79%) ISSAP
14 6 (15.79%) ISSMP
14 6 (15.79%) Retail
14 6 (15.79%) SIEM
15 5 (13.16%) Data Protection

Information Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Information 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 Information Security Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 16 (42.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 24 (63.16%) Firewall
2 20 (52.63%) Network Security
3 14 (36.84%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (7.89%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (7.89%) LAN
5 2 (5.26%) WAN
5 2 (5.26%) VPN
5 2 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (2.63%) Wireless Security
6 1 (2.63%) DNS
6 1 (2.63%) DMZ
6 1 (2.63%) Wireless
6 1 (2.63%) DHCP
6 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (36.84%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Metasploit
General
1 18 (47.37%) Finance
2 6 (15.79%) Retail
3 3 (7.89%) Law
4 2 (5.26%) Banking
5 1 (2.63%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.63%) Games
Miscellaneous
1 21 (55.26%) Computer Science
2 16 (42.11%) Hedge funds
3 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.89%) Tandem
4 2 (5.26%) GIS
5 1 (2.63%) Online Games
5 1 (2.63%) Web 2.0
5 1 (2.63%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.79%) Linux
2 5 (13.16%) Windows
3 3 (7.89%) UNIX
4 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (97.37%) Information Security
2 16 (42.11%) Asset Management
3 14 (36.84%) Algorithmic Trading
4 13 (34.21%) Change Control
5 6 (15.79%) SIEM
6 5 (13.16%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 5 (13.16%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (13.16%) Data Protection
7 4 (10.53%) ITIL
7 4 (10.53%) Cyber Security
8 3 (7.89%) E-Commerce
8 3 (7.89%) Information Security Management
8 3 (7.89%) Security Management
9 2 (5.26%) Identity Management
9 2 (5.26%) Time Management
10 1 (2.63%) Risk Analysis
10 1 (2.63%) Network Monitoring
10 1 (2.63%) Kalman Filter
10 1 (2.63%) Vulnerability Management
10 1 (2.63%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 20 (52.63%) SQL
2 18 (47.37%) PowerShell
2 18 (47.37%) Perl
3 6 (15.79%) Python
4 1 (2.63%) Tcl
4 1 (2.63%) Lua
4 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 27 (71.05%) Degree
2 23 (60.53%) CISSP
3 18 (47.37%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (44.74%) CCNA
5 16 (42.11%) CCNP
6 7 (18.42%) CISM
7 6 (15.79%) ISSAP
7 6 (15.79%) ISSMP
8 5 (13.16%) CCSA
9 2 (5.26%) CEH
10 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
10 1 (2.63%) CCSE
10 1 (2.63%) GIAC
10 1 (2.63%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (10.53%) PCI DSS
2 3 (7.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (7.89%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.63%) Snort
1 1 (2.63%) Nmap
1 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Nessus
Vendors
1 22 (57.89%) Cisco
2 14 (36.84%) CheckPoint
3 5 (13.16%) Blue Coat
3 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
4 3 (7.89%) ArcSight
5 2 (5.26%) Sun
5 2 (5.26%) Juniper
6 1 (2.63%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.63%) Tripwire
6 1 (2.63%) Fortinet
6 1 (2.63%) VMware
6 1 (2.63%) Oracle
Liverpool or London
QVC
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Bank of America
Posted: 21 days ago