The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security Engineer
Rank 856 834 887
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +53
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Engineer 25 36 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.033% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.035% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 11 14 8
Average salary £48,000 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.72% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £45,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £57,150
UK excluding London average salary £50,500 £55,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-8.18% +29.41%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
109888 102187 111746
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.37% 94.26% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 89595 84579 95723
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 £26,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £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 1 August 2014 within the UK.

Information Security Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Information Security Engineer
Top 16 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 1 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
(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 -70 25 £48,000 -12.72% 4
London -33 15 £45,000 -25.00% 1
North West +1 6 £50,000 -9.09% 3
Merseyside - 4 £48,750 - 1
Liverpool - 4 £48,750 - 1
Cheshire -5 2 £60,000 +9.09% 2
South East -8 2 £53,750 +19.44%
City of London -8 2 £30,000 -45.45% 1
Chester - 2 £60,000 - 2
Buckinghamshire -10 1 £55,000 +22.22%
East of England - 1 £30,000 -
Aldershot - 1 £52,500 -
Bromley - 1 £45,000 -
Hampshire - 1 £52,500 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £30,000 -
Stevenage - 1 £30,000 -

Information Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 38 (97.44%) Information Security
2 25 (64.10%) Degree
3 22 (56.41%) Cisco
4 21 (53.85%) Firewall
5 20 (51.28%) CISSP
5 20 (51.28%) Computer Science
6 18 (46.15%) Network Security
6 18 (46.15%) Finance
6 18 (46.15%) Perl
6 18 (46.15%) SQL
7 16 (41.03%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (41.03%) PowerShell
8 15 (38.46%) CCNA
9 14 (35.90%) CCNP
9 14 (35.90%) MS Excel
9 14 (35.90%) Hedge funds
9 14 (35.90%) Asset Management
10 13 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
10 13 (33.33%) CheckPoint
11 12 (30.77%) SQL Server
11 12 (30.77%) Algorithmic Trading
12 11 (28.21%) Change Control
13 8 (20.51%) Penetration Testing
13 8 (20.51%) Linux
13 8 (20.51%) Microsoft
14 7 (17.95%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 6 (15.38%) CISM
16 5 (12.82%) CCSA
16 5 (12.82%) Python
16 5 (12.82%) Windows

Information Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 14 (35.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 21 (53.85%) Firewall
2 18 (46.15%) Network Security
3 13 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (7.69%) LAN
5 2 (5.13%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (5.13%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (5.13%) WAN
5 2 (5.13%) VPN
6 1 (2.56%) DNS
6 1 (2.56%) DHCP
6 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.56%) DMZ
6 1 (2.56%) Wireless
6 1 (2.56%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (30.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Metasploit
General
1 18 (46.15%) Finance
2 5 (12.82%) Retail
3 2 (5.13%) Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Law
4 1 (2.56%) Games
4 1 (2.56%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 20 (51.28%) Computer Science
2 14 (35.90%) Hedge funds
3 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.13%) Tandem
5 1 (2.56%) CESG
5 1 (2.56%) GIS
5 1 (2.56%) Online Games
5 1 (2.56%) Web 2.0
5 1 (2.56%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.51%) Linux
2 5 (12.82%) Windows
3 4 (10.26%) UNIX
4 1 (2.56%) Mac OS
4 1 (2.56%) Android
4 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (97.44%) Information Security
2 14 (35.90%) Asset Management
3 12 (30.77%) Algorithmic Trading
4 11 (28.21%) Change Control
5 8 (20.51%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (17.95%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 5 (12.82%) SIEM
8 4 (10.26%) Data Protection
8 4 (10.26%) ITIL
9 3 (7.69%) Information Security Management
9 3 (7.69%) Security Management
9 3 (7.69%) Cyber Security
10 2 (5.13%) Information Assurance
10 2 (5.13%) Time Management
10 2 (5.13%) Identity Management
10 2 (5.13%) E-Commerce
11 1 (2.56%) OO
11 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2
11 1 (2.56%) Risk Analysis
11 1 (2.56%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (46.15%) Perl
1 18 (46.15%) SQL
2 16 (41.03%) PowerShell
3 5 (12.82%) Python
4 2 (5.13%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.56%) C#
5 1 (2.56%) C++
5 1 (2.56%) Tcl
5 1 (2.56%) Lua
5 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 25 (64.10%) Degree
2 20 (51.28%) CISSP
3 16 (41.03%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (38.46%) CCNA
5 14 (35.90%) CCNP
6 6 (15.38%) CISM
7 5 (12.82%) CCSA
7 5 (12.82%) ISSAP
7 5 (12.82%) ISSMP
8 2 (5.13%) CEH
8 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
9 1 (2.56%) GIAC
9 1 (2.56%) A+ Certification
9 1 (2.56%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (10.26%) PCI DSS
2 3 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (7.69%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.56%) Snort
1 1 (2.56%) Nmap
1 1 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) Nessus
Vendors
1 22 (56.41%) Cisco
2 13 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 8 (20.51%) Microsoft
4 4 (10.26%) Juniper
5 3 (7.69%) Blue Coat
6 2 (5.13%) ArcSight
6 2 (5.13%) Symantec
7 1 (2.56%) Oracle
7 1 (2.56%) Sun
7 1 (2.56%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.56%) Apple
7 1 (2.56%) VMware
7 1 (2.56%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.56%) Tripwire
Chester, Cheshire
Bank of America
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Experis Ltd
Salary: £51000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago