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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security Engineer
Rank 827 866 843
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -23
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Engineer 48 12 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.011% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.012% 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 45 11 17
Average salary £52,000 £46,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.04% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £43,600
10% offered a salary of more than £67,900 £80,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+19.56% +2.22%

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
100852 100814 101486
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.48% 94.87%
Number of salaries quoted 83020 81115 85647
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 4 March 2015 within the UK.

Information Security Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Information Security Engineer
Top 23 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 4 March 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
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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 +41 48 £52,000 +13.04% 1
London +45 24 £48,500 -3.00%
South East -8 13 £55,000 +19.56% 1
Berkshire - 12 £57,500 - 1
City of London +14 9 £47,500 -40.62%
North West - 7 £50,000 -
Merseyside - 4 £55,000 -
Liverpool - 4 £55,000 -
Reading - 4 £55,000 -
Maidenhead - 3 £55,000 -
Halifax - 2 £42,500 -
Yorkshire - 2 £42,500 -
Cheshire - 2 £40,000 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £42,500 -
Wiltshire - 1 £40,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £55,000 -
High Wycombe - 1 £55,000 -
Hounslow - 1 £61,000 -
Bolton - 1 £47,500 -
Bromley - 1 £50,000 -
Chippenham - 1 £40,000 -
Manchester - 1 £47,500 -
South West - 1 £40,000 -

Information Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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.

1 120 (98.36%) Information Security
2 84 (68.85%) CISSP
3 52 (42.62%) CISM
3 52 (42.62%) Windows
4 50 (40.98%) CEH
5 42 (34.43%) Degree
6 41 (33.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 39 (31.97%) Finance
8 38 (31.15%) Management Information System
9 37 (30.33%) Law
10 36 (29.51%) TCP/IP
10 36 (29.51%) Database Security
11 35 (28.69%) Network Monitoring
11 35 (28.69%) Wireless Security
11 35 (28.69%) Wireless
12 34 (27.87%) Network Security
13 32 (26.23%) Firewall
14 28 (22.95%) Risk Management
14 28 (22.95%) Intrusion Detection
15 27 (22.13%) McAfee
16 25 (20.49%) Norton AntiVirus
16 25 (20.49%) Symantec
17 24 (19.67%) Kalman Filter
18 23 (18.85%) Snort
18 23 (18.85%) Incident Management
18 23 (18.85%) Security Management
19 22 (18.03%) IronPort
19 22 (18.03%) Cisco Certification
20 21 (17.21%) ITIL
21 20 (16.39%) Linux

Information Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.46%) CMS
2 2 (1.64%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (4.10%) MS Office
2 3 (2.46%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.64%) MS Project
3 2 (1.64%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 36 (29.51%) TCP/IP
2 35 (28.69%) Wireless Security
2 35 (28.69%) Wireless
3 34 (27.87%) Network Security
4 32 (26.23%) Firewall
5 28 (22.95%) Intrusion Detection
6 13 (10.66%) LAN
6 13 (10.66%) VPN
7 12 (9.84%) DNS
7 12 (9.84%) WAN
7 12 (9.84%) DHCP
7 12 (9.84%) DMZ
8 5 (4.10%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.64%) Internet
10 1 (0.82%) HTTP
10 1 (0.82%) IPsec
10 1 (0.82%) VLAN
10 1 (0.82%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.82%) MySQL
General
1 39 (31.97%) Finance
2 37 (30.33%) Law
3 12 (9.84%) Retail
4 11 (9.02%) Banking
5 8 (6.56%) Telecoms
6 6 (4.92%) Legal
7 5 (4.10%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.64%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.82%) CSS
1 1 (0.82%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 38 (31.15%) Management Information System
2 10 (8.20%) PKI
3 9 (7.38%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.10%) Tandem
4 5 (4.10%) GIS
4 5 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.64%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.64%) CESG
5 2 (1.64%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (0.82%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.82%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.82%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 52 (42.62%) Windows
2 20 (16.39%) Linux
3 13 (10.66%) UNIX
4 2 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.64%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.64%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (98.36%) Information Security
2 36 (29.51%) Database Security
3 35 (28.69%) Network Monitoring
4 28 (22.95%) Risk Management
5 24 (19.67%) Kalman Filter
6 23 (18.85%) Incident Management
6 23 (18.85%) Security Management
7 21 (17.21%) ITIL
8 20 (16.39%) Network Design
9 19 (15.57%) Information Security Management
10 17 (13.93%) SIEM
11 15 (12.30%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 14 (11.48%) E-Commerce
13 11 (9.02%) Data Protection
14 9 (7.38%) Security Architecture
15 8 (6.56%) Penetration Testing
16 6 (4.92%) Vulnerability Management
17 5 (4.10%) Risk Assessment
17 5 (4.10%) Cyber Security
18 4 (3.28%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.02%) SQL
2 6 (4.92%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.46%) C
3 3 (2.46%) C#
4 2 (1.64%) VBScript
5 1 (0.82%) Python
5 1 (0.82%) Java
5 1 (0.82%) Perl
Qualifications
1 84 (68.85%) CISSP
2 52 (42.62%) CISM
3 50 (40.98%) CEH
4 42 (34.43%) Degree
5 22 (18.03%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (16.39%) ISSMP
6 20 (16.39%) ISSAP
7 18 (14.75%) CCNP
8 12 (9.84%) GIAC
9 8 (6.56%) CCNA
10 7 (5.74%) Security Cleared
11 6 (4.92%) CISMP
12 3 (2.46%) A+ Certification
12 3 (2.46%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (2.46%) CISA
13 2 (1.64%) CGEIT
13 2 (1.64%) ISSEP
14 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
14 1 (0.82%) MCSE
14 1 (0.82%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (33.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (14.75%) PCI DSS
3 14 (11.48%) COBIT
4 11 (9.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (6.56%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.82%) SLA
6 1 (0.82%) QA
System Software
1 23 (18.85%) Snort
2 4 (3.28%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 25 (20.49%) Norton AntiVirus
2 8 (6.56%) Nessus
3 2 (1.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (22.13%) McAfee
2 25 (20.49%) Symantec
3 22 (18.03%) IronPort
4 19 (15.57%) Cisco
5 18 (14.75%) CheckPoint
6 9 (7.38%) Tripwire
6 9 (7.38%) Websense
7 8 (6.56%) ArcSight
8 7 (5.74%) Fortinet
8 7 (5.74%) Juniper
9 4 (3.28%) Microsoft
10 3 (2.46%) Sun
10 3 (2.46%) Blue Coat
11 2 (1.64%) ScanSafe
11 2 (1.64%) F5
11 2 (1.64%) Clearswift
12 1 (0.82%) Sophos
12 1 (0.82%) Citrix
12 1 (0.82%) Qualys
12 1 (0.82%) SonicWALL
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