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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security Engineer
Rank 907 877 939
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +62
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Engineer 41 65 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.061% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.063% 0.013%
Number of salaries quoted 26 58 12
Average salary £58,750 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.50% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £55,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +37.50%

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
97345 102801 101131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.11% 96.45% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 81678 85210 81441
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 9 February 2016 within the UK.

Information Security Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Information Security Engineer
Top 18 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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -1 36 £60,000 +20.00% 7
London -11 19 £62,500 +26.90% 6
City of London +58 10 £62,500 +30.20% 3
East of England - 10 £57,500 -
Hertfordshire - 10 £57,500 -
South East +5 4 £52,500 -4.54% 1
Scotland +2 3 £50,000 -31.03%
Glasgow - 3 £50,000 -
Bristol +4 2 - -
South West -5 2 - -
Berkshire -10 2 - - 1
Surrey - 1 £60,000 -
Sussex - 1 £45,000 -
Stevenage - 1 £57,500 -
Guildford - 1 £60,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £42,500 -
Solihull - 1 £42,500 -
Hayes - 1 £47,500 -

Information Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 103 (100.00%) Information Security
2 48 (46.60%) Degree
3 45 (43.69%) Management Information System
3 45 (43.69%) Windows
4 43 (41.75%) Linux
5 42 (40.78%) Computer Science
6 41 (39.81%) Firewall
7 40 (38.83%) CISSP
8 38 (36.89%) Network Security
9 31 (30.10%) SIEM
9 31 (30.10%) CISA
10 30 (29.13%) CEH
11 28 (27.18%) Finance
12 27 (26.21%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 25 (24.27%) GSEC
14 24 (23.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 21 (20.39%) PCI DSS
16 20 (19.42%) Vulnerability Management
17 18 (17.48%) Security Cleared
18 17 (16.50%) SC Cleared
18 17 (16.50%) Information Assurance
18 17 (16.50%) Relational Database
18 17 (16.50%) Risk Management
18 17 (16.50%) Cisco Certification
19 16 (15.53%) VPN
19 16 (15.53%) Electronics
19 16 (15.53%) Manufacturing
19 16 (15.53%) Validation
20 15 (14.56%) Incident Management
21 14 (13.59%) SQL

Information Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 2 (1.94%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.97%) CICS
2 1 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.97%) GlassFish
2 1 (0.97%) iPlanet
2 1 (0.97%) JBoss
2 1 (0.97%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.97%) IaaS
2 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.97%) Office 365
2 1 (0.97%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (39.81%) Firewall
2 38 (36.89%) Network Security
3 16 (15.53%) VPN
4 11 (10.68%) VLAN
5 10 (9.71%) Intrusion Detection
6 8 (7.77%) TCP/IP
7 6 (5.83%) Internet
8 2 (1.94%) Kerberos
8 2 (1.94%) LDAP
9 1 (0.97%) DNS
9 1 (0.97%) IPsec
9 1 (0.97%) SSH
9 1 (0.97%) SSL
9 1 (0.97%) Wireless
9 1 (0.97%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.50%) Relational Database
2 10 (9.71%) MySQL
3 9 (8.74%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.94%) Big Data
4 2 (1.94%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.97%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.97%) ChangeMan
General
1 28 (27.18%) Finance
2 16 (15.53%) Electronics
2 16 (15.53%) Manufacturing
3 10 (9.71%) Military
4 1 (0.97%) Law
4 1 (0.97%) Polish Language
4 1 (0.97%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.94%) Sensu
1 2 (1.94%) Web Services
2 1 (0.97%) .NET
2 1 (0.97%) ELK Stack
2 1 (0.97%) Flash
2 1 (0.97%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 45 (43.69%) Management Information System
2 42 (40.78%) Computer Science
3 11 (10.68%) CESG
4 3 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.91%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (1.94%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.94%) PKI
6 1 (0.97%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.97%) Fintech
6 1 (0.97%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 45 (43.69%) Windows
2 43 (41.75%) Linux
3 3 (2.91%) Unix
4 2 (1.94%) CentOS
4 2 (1.94%) Debian
4 2 (1.94%) Solaris
4 2 (1.94%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.97%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (100.00%) Information Security
2 31 (30.10%) SIEM
3 27 (26.21%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 20 (19.42%) Vulnerability Management
5 17 (16.50%) Information Assurance
5 17 (16.50%) Risk Management
6 16 (15.53%) Validation
7 15 (14.56%) Incident Management
8 14 (13.59%) Identity Access Management
9 11 (10.68%) SDLC
10 10 (9.71%) Security Operations
11 6 (5.83%) Database Security
11 6 (5.83%) Ethical Hacking
11 6 (5.83%) Migration
12 5 (4.85%) Data Protection
13 4 (3.88%) E-Commerce
13 4 (3.88%) ISMS
13 4 (3.88%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 3 (2.91%) Penetration Testing
14 3 (2.91%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (13.59%) SQL
2 12 (11.65%) C
3 3 (2.91%) Perl
4 2 (1.94%) Java
4 2 (1.94%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.94%) Python
4 2 (1.94%) Ruby
5 1 (0.97%) REXX
Qualifications
1 48 (46.60%) Degree
2 40 (38.83%) CISSP
3 31 (30.10%) CISA
4 30 (29.13%) CEH
5 25 (24.27%) GSEC
6 18 (17.48%) Security Cleared
7 17 (16.50%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (16.50%) SC Cleared
8 12 (11.65%) CCNP
9 11 (10.68%) MCITP
9 11 (10.68%) MCSE
9 11 (10.68%) MCTS
9 11 (10.68%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (4.85%) CCNA
10 5 (4.85%) DV Cleared
11 3 (2.91%) CCSA
11 3 (2.91%) CISM
12 1 (0.97%) GCIH
12 1 (0.97%) GISF
12 1 (0.97%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (23.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (20.39%) PCI DSS
3 6 (5.83%) RMADS
4 1 (0.97%) COBIT
4 1 (0.97%) FISMA
4 1 (0.97%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (1.94%) RACF
2 1 (0.97%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.97%) OpenSSH
2 1 (0.97%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (5.83%) Nessus
2 2 (1.94%) Graphite
2 2 (1.94%) Puppet
2 2 (1.94%) SELinux
3 1 (0.97%) Kibana
3 1 (0.97%) logstash
3 1 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.97%) QRadar
Vendors
1 3 (2.91%) Cisco
2 2 (1.94%) Qualys
3 1 (0.97%) Adobe
3 1 (0.97%) ArcSight
3 1 (0.97%) Blue Coat
3 1 (0.97%) CA
3 1 (0.97%) CheckPoint
3 1 (0.97%) Citrix
3 1 (0.97%) Cyber-Ark
3 1 (0.97%) F5
3 1 (0.97%) Intel Security
3 1 (0.97%) IronPort
3 1 (0.97%) JD Edwards
3 1 (0.97%) Juniper
3 1 (0.97%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.97%) Oracle
3 1 (0.97%) Palo Alto
3 1 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (0.97%) Symantec
3 1 (0.97%) VMware
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Salary: Unspecified Competitive + Benefits
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