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 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security Engineer
Rank 875 921 857
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -64
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Engineer 22 11 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.009% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.010% 0.045%
Number of salaries quoted 18 6 27
Average salary £55,000 £51,250 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.31% -10.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £43,750 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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
102195 114720 103098
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.62% 94.63%
Number of salaries quoted 83974 94226 85780
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,954 £27,186 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 28 May 2015 within the UK.

Information Security Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Information Security Engineer
Top 10 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 28 May 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 +55 22 £55,000 +10.00% 2
London +54 19 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Bromley - 5 £50,000 -
City of London +53 3 £62,500 +38.88%
South East +15 2 £70,000 +30.23%
Berkshire - 2 £70,000 -
Suffolk - 1 £52,000 -
Haverhill - 1 £52,000 -
Reading - 1 £55,000 -
East of England - 1 £52,000 -

Information Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 73 (100.00%) Information Security
2 49 (67.12%) CISSP
3 37 (50.68%) CEH
4 28 (38.36%) Windows
4 28 (38.36%) CISM
5 27 (36.99%) Finance
6 25 (34.25%) Firewall
7 23 (31.51%) TCP/IP
8 22 (30.14%) Management Information System
8 22 (30.14%) Wireless
8 22 (30.14%) Degree
8 22 (30.14%) Wireless Security
8 22 (30.14%) Database Security
8 22 (30.14%) Network Monitoring
9 21 (28.77%) Network Security
10 19 (26.03%) Law
11 18 (24.66%) Intrusion Detection
12 17 (23.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 17 (23.29%) Risk Management
13 15 (20.55%) McAfee
13 15 (20.55%) Linux
14 14 (19.18%) Norton AntiVirus
14 14 (19.18%) Symantec
14 14 (19.18%) Kalman Filter
15 13 (17.81%) ITIL
15 13 (17.81%) SQL
15 13 (17.81%) Cisco Certification
15 13 (17.81%) Incident Management
15 13 (17.81%) Snort
16 12 (16.44%) IronPort

Information Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (4.11%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (2.74%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 25 (34.25%) Firewall
2 23 (31.51%) TCP/IP
3 22 (30.14%) Wireless
3 22 (30.14%) Wireless Security
4 21 (28.77%) Network Security
5 18 (24.66%) Intrusion Detection
6 10 (13.70%) VPN
6 10 (13.70%) DNS
6 10 (13.70%) LAN
6 10 (13.70%) WAN
6 10 (13.70%) DHCP
6 10 (13.70%) DMZ
7 3 (4.11%) OpenLDAP
7 3 (4.11%) Internet
7 3 (4.11%) HTTP
8 2 (2.74%) SSL
9 1 (1.37%) SSH
9 1 (1.37%) IPsec
9 1 (1.37%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.74%) SQL Server
General
1 27 (36.99%) Finance
2 19 (26.03%) Law
3 8 (10.96%) Banking
4 7 (9.59%) Telecoms
5 4 (5.48%) Legal
6 3 (4.11%) Advertising
7 2 (2.74%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.37%) Retail
8 1 (1.37%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (1.37%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.37%) .NET
1 1 (1.37%) CSS
1 1 (1.37%) SPNEGO
Miscellaneous
1 22 (30.14%) Management Information System
2 11 (15.07%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.85%) Hedge funds
4 4 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.11%) PKI
6 1 (1.37%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.37%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 28 (38.36%) Windows
2 15 (20.55%) Linux
3 1 (1.37%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (100.00%) Information Security
2 22 (30.14%) Database Security
2 22 (30.14%) Network Monitoring
3 17 (23.29%) Risk Management
4 14 (19.18%) Kalman Filter
5 13 (17.81%) ITIL
5 13 (17.81%) Incident Management
6 12 (16.44%) SIEM
7 11 (15.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 9 (12.33%) Security Management
9 8 (10.96%) Information Security Management
9 8 (10.96%) Network Design
10 7 (9.59%) Malware Detection\Protection
11 4 (5.48%) E-Commerce
12 3 (4.11%) Identity Management
12 3 (4.11%) Security Patching
12 3 (4.11%) Open Source
12 3 (4.11%) Change Control
13 2 (2.74%) Process Management
13 2 (2.74%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.81%) SQL
2 8 (10.96%) Perl
3 6 (8.22%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.11%) Shell Script
4 3 (4.11%) Java
5 2 (2.74%) Python
5 2 (2.74%) C++
5 2 (2.74%) C
6 1 (1.37%) Ruby
6 1 (1.37%) C#
6 1 (1.37%) PHP
6 1 (1.37%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 49 (67.12%) CISSP
2 37 (50.68%) CEH
3 28 (38.36%) CISM
4 22 (30.14%) Degree
5 13 (17.81%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (15.07%) GIAC
6 11 (15.07%) CCNP
7 7 (9.59%) ISSAP
7 7 (9.59%) ISSMP
8 6 (8.22%) CISMP
9 5 (6.85%) Security Cleared
10 2 (2.74%) OSCP
11 1 (1.37%) GCFA
11 1 (1.37%) CCSA
11 1 (1.37%) CCSE
11 1 (1.37%) CSSLP
11 1 (1.37%) CHFI
11 1 (1.37%) CISA
11 1 (1.37%) CCIE
11 1 (1.37%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (23.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (15.07%) COBIT
3 6 (8.22%) PCI DSS
4 3 (4.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.37%) HIPAA
5 1 (1.37%) QA
5 1 (1.37%) SLA
5 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 13 (17.81%) Snort
2 3 (4.11%) OpenSSH
2 3 (4.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (19.18%) Norton AntiVirus
2 11 (15.07%) Nessus
3 3 (4.11%) Nmap
Vendors
1 15 (20.55%) McAfee
2 14 (19.18%) Symantec
3 12 (16.44%) IronPort
4 10 (13.70%) CheckPoint
5 9 (12.33%) Cisco
6 8 (10.96%) Tripwire
7 6 (8.22%) Juniper
7 6 (8.22%) Fortinet
8 5 (6.85%) Websense
9 2 (2.74%) ScanSafe
9 2 (2.74%) Clearswift
10 1 (1.37%) Blue Coat
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