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 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
Information Security Engineer
Rank 835 880 869
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -11
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Engineer 62 10 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.009% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.010% 0.015%
Number of salaries quoted 58 8 16
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £46,125
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -13.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £43,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,450 £44,750 £48,750
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 - £45,000

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
106025 103677 110089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88349 84138 94850
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 £26,500 £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 19 December 2014 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 19 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
England +48 60 £50,000 +25.00% 8
London +44 28 £50,000 +25.00% 3
North West - 26 £50,000 - 4
Cheshire - 13 £60,000 -
Liverpool - 8 £50,000 - 3
Merseyside - 8 £50,000 - 3
City of London +35 6 £50,000 +17.64% 1
South East +14 6 £55,000 - 1
Chester - 6 £60,000 -
Bromley - 5 £45,000 -
Hounslow - 3 £61,000 -
Manchester - 3 £42,500 - 1
Berkshire - 3 £55,000 - 1
Reading - 2 £55,000 - 1
New Malden - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £55,000 -
Hampshire - 1 £42,500 -
Surrey - 1 £50,000 -
Maidenhead - 1 £55,000 -
High Wycombe - 1 £55,000 -
Basingstoke - 1 £42,500 -
Bolton - 1 £47,500 - 1
Scotland - 1 £72,500 -

Information Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 106 (97.25%) Information Security
2 76 (69.72%) CISSP
3 52 (47.71%) Degree
4 46 (42.20%) CISM
5 37 (33.94%) Windows
6 34 (31.19%) Network Security
6 34 (31.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 34 (31.19%) Finance
7 32 (29.36%) Law
7 32 (29.36%) Firewall
8 29 (26.61%) CEH
9 27 (24.77%) Cisco
10 26 (23.85%) ISSAP
10 26 (23.85%) ISSMP
10 26 (23.85%) Management Information System
11 25 (22.94%) Cisco Certification
12 24 (22.02%) Security Management
13 23 (21.10%) Computer Science
14 22 (20.18%) CheckPoint
14 22 (20.18%) ITIL
15 21 (19.27%) Information Security Management
15 21 (19.27%) Database Security
15 21 (19.27%) CCNP
16 20 (18.35%) Wireless
16 20 (18.35%) Wireless Security
16 20 (18.35%) Network Monitoring
17 19 (17.43%) CCNA
17 19 (17.43%) SQL
17 19 (17.43%) TCP/IP
17 19 (17.43%) PCI DSS

Information Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.75%) CMS
2 2 (1.83%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (13.76%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.50%) MS Office
3 2 (1.83%) MS Project
3 2 (1.83%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 34 (31.19%) Network Security
2 32 (29.36%) Firewall
3 20 (18.35%) Wireless
3 20 (18.35%) Wireless Security
4 19 (17.43%) TCP/IP
5 13 (11.93%) Intrusion Detection
6 11 (10.09%) Cisco IOS
7 9 (8.26%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (5.50%) VPN
8 6 (5.50%) LAN
9 5 (4.59%) WAN
10 4 (3.67%) DHCP
10 4 (3.67%) DNS
10 4 (3.67%) DMZ
11 2 (1.83%) Internet
12 1 (0.92%) HTTP
12 1 (0.92%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.01%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.92%) MySQL
General
1 34 (31.19%) Finance
2 32 (29.36%) Law
3 19 (17.43%) Retail
4 7 (6.42%) Banking
5 4 (3.67%) Legal
6 3 (2.75%) Games
6 3 (2.75%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.75%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 26 (23.85%) Management Information System
2 23 (21.10%) Computer Science
3 13 (11.93%) Hedge funds
4 8 (7.34%) PKI
4 8 (7.34%) Tandem
5 7 (6.42%) GIS
6 3 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.75%) CESG
7 2 (1.83%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (0.92%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.92%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.92%) Online Games
8 1 (0.92%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 37 (33.94%) Windows
2 16 (14.68%) Linux
2 16 (14.68%) UNIX
3 2 (1.83%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.83%) Windows XP
3 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (97.25%) Information Security
2 24 (22.02%) Security Management
3 22 (20.18%) ITIL
4 21 (19.27%) Information Security Management
4 21 (19.27%) Database Security
5 20 (18.35%) Network Monitoring
6 17 (15.60%) E-Commerce
7 16 (14.68%) Network Design
8 15 (13.76%) Data Protection
8 15 (13.76%) Incident Management
9 14 (12.84%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 14 (12.84%) Risk Management
10 12 (11.01%) Asset Management
10 12 (11.01%) SIEM
10 12 (11.01%) Kalman Filter
11 11 (10.09%) Algorithmic Trading
12 10 (9.17%) Security Architecture
13 9 (8.26%) Change Control
14 8 (7.34%) Cyber Security
14 8 (7.34%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (17.43%) SQL
2 17 (15.60%) PowerShell
3 12 (11.01%) Perl
4 7 (6.42%) Python
5 2 (1.83%) VBScript
5 2 (1.83%) C
5 2 (1.83%) C#
Qualifications
1 76 (69.72%) CISSP
2 52 (47.71%) Degree
3 46 (42.20%) CISM
4 29 (26.61%) CEH
5 26 (23.85%) ISSAP
5 26 (23.85%) ISSMP
6 25 (22.94%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (19.27%) CCNP
8 19 (17.43%) CCNA
9 4 (3.67%) GIAC
9 4 (3.67%) A+ Certification
10 3 (2.75%) CCSA
11 2 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.83%) CISA
11 2 (1.83%) ISSEP
11 2 (1.83%) Security Cleared
11 2 (1.83%) CGEIT
12 1 (0.92%) MCSE
12 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.92%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (31.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (17.43%) PCI DSS
3 16 (14.68%) COBIT
4 14 (12.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (6.42%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.92%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (14.68%) Snort
2 4 (3.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (14.68%) Norton AntiVirus
2 7 (6.42%) Nessus
3 2 (1.83%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (24.77%) Cisco
2 22 (20.18%) CheckPoint
3 17 (15.60%) McAfee
4 16 (14.68%) Symantec
5 14 (12.84%) IronPort
6 11 (10.09%) ArcSight
7 8 (7.34%) Blue Coat
7 8 (7.34%) Tripwire
8 6 (5.50%) Microsoft
9 5 (4.59%) Sun
9 5 (4.59%) Websense
10 3 (2.75%) Fortinet
10 3 (2.75%) Juniper
11 2 (1.83%) F5
12 1 (0.92%) Qualys
12 1 (0.92%) Riverbed
12 1 (0.92%) SolarWinds
12 1 (0.92%) Trend Micro
12 1 (0.92%) Red Hat
12 1 (0.92%) Citrix
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