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 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security Engineer
Rank 879 902 847
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -55
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Engineer 19 25 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.021% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.023% 0.036%
Number of salaries quoted 17 11 14
Average salary £57,500 £48,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.79% -12.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £30,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £50,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+18.81% -8.18%

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
103108 110561 102421
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.31% 94.50% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85312 90184 84719
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 3 August 2015 within the UK.

Information Security Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Information Security Engineer
Top 13 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 3 August 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 +15 19 £57,500 +19.79% 11
London +19 13 £55,000 +22.22% 6
City of London +38 4 £55,000 +83.33% 2
South East +13 4 £61,250 +13.95%
Berkshire - 3 £62,500 -
East of England +17 2 £50,000 +66.66% 1
Hampshire +12 1 £60,000 +14.28%
Aldershot -1 1 £60,000 +14.28%
Hertfordshire -4 1 £57,500 +91.66% 1
Luton - 1 £42,500 -
Maidenhead - 1 £80,000 -
Slough - 1 £62,500 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £42,500 -

Information Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 57 (100.00%) Information Security
2 27 (47.37%) Firewall
3 23 (40.35%) CISSP
4 21 (36.84%) Windows
5 20 (35.09%) Finance
6 19 (33.33%) CEH
7 17 (29.82%) Degree
7 17 (29.82%) Management Information System
8 16 (28.07%) SQL
8 16 (28.07%) Network Security
8 16 (28.07%) SIEM
9 14 (24.56%) Linux
10 13 (22.81%) Perl
10 13 (22.81%) Intrusion Detection
11 12 (21.05%) Computer Science
12 11 (19.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 11 (19.30%) TCP/IP
12 11 (19.30%) Wireless
13 10 (17.54%) CISM
13 10 (17.54%) PowerShell
13 10 (17.54%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 9 (15.79%) Wireless Security
14 9 (15.79%) Risk Management
14 9 (15.79%) VPN
14 9 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (15.79%) Database Security
14 9 (15.79%) Network Monitoring
15 8 (14.04%) Hedge funds
15 8 (14.04%) Incident Management
15 8 (14.04%) Nessus

Information Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 (5.26%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (7.02%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (47.37%) Firewall
2 16 (28.07%) Network Security
3 13 (22.81%) Intrusion Detection
4 11 (19.30%) Wireless
4 11 (19.30%) TCP/IP
5 9 (15.79%) VPN
5 9 (15.79%) Wireless Security
6 6 (10.53%) DNS
7 5 (8.77%) LAN
7 5 (8.77%) WAN
7 5 (8.77%) DHCP
7 5 (8.77%) DMZ
8 4 (7.02%) Internet
8 4 (7.02%) SSL
9 3 (5.26%) HTTP
9 3 (5.26%) OpenLDAP
10 2 (3.51%) WPA2
10 2 (3.51%) LDAP
10 2 (3.51%) IPsec
10 2 (3.51%) WPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
General
1 20 (35.09%) Finance
2 4 (7.02%) Law
3 3 (5.26%) Advertising
3 3 (5.26%) Banking
3 3 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.51%) Legal
5 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.75%) Retail
5 1 (1.75%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (1.75%) Russian Language
5 1 (1.75%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.75%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.51%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.75%) .NET
2 1 (1.75%) SPNEGO
Miscellaneous
1 17 (29.82%) Management Information System
2 12 (21.05%) Computer Science
3 8 (14.04%) Hedge funds
4 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.26%) PKI
5 2 (3.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.75%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.75%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.75%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 21 (36.84%) Windows
2 14 (24.56%) Linux
3 2 (3.51%) UNIX
4 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (100.00%) Information Security
2 16 (28.07%) SIEM
3 10 (17.54%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 9 (15.79%) Risk Management
4 9 (15.79%) Database Security
4 9 (15.79%) Network Monitoring
5 8 (14.04%) Incident Management
6 7 (12.28%) ITIL
7 6 (10.53%) Change Control
7 6 (10.53%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (8.77%) Identity Management
9 4 (7.02%) Patch Management
10 3 (5.26%) Asset Management
10 3 (5.26%) Penetration Testing
10 3 (5.26%) Open Source
11 2 (3.51%) Security Architecture
11 2 (3.51%) Vulnerability Management
11 2 (3.51%) Algorithmic Trading
11 2 (3.51%) ISMS
11 2 (3.51%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.07%) SQL
2 13 (22.81%) Perl
3 10 (17.54%) PowerShell
4 3 (5.26%) Java
4 3 (5.26%) Python
4 3 (5.26%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.51%) C
5 2 (3.51%) C#
5 2 (3.51%) C++
6 1 (1.75%) PHP
6 1 (1.75%) Ruby
6 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 23 (40.35%) CISSP
2 19 (33.33%) CEH
3 17 (29.82%) Degree
4 10 (17.54%) CISM
5 9 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (12.28%) CCNP
7 6 (10.53%) GIAC
8 4 (7.02%) CISMP
8 4 (7.02%) Security Cleared
9 2 (3.51%) OSCP
9 2 (3.51%) CCNA
10 1 (1.75%) MCSE
10 1 (1.75%) CCIE
10 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.75%) CNA
10 1 (1.75%) CNE
10 1 (1.75%) Novell Certification
10 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.75%) CHFI
10 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (19.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (7.02%) COBIT
3 2 (3.51%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.75%) HIPAA
4 1 (1.75%) QA
4 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (12.28%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.77%) Snort
3 3 (5.26%) OpenSSH
4 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (14.04%) Nessus
2 4 (7.02%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (5.26%) Nmap
Vendors
1 7 (12.28%) Cisco
1 7 (12.28%) CheckPoint
1 7 (12.28%) Tripwire
2 5 (8.77%) Fortinet
2 5 (8.77%) Juniper
3 4 (7.02%) Symantec
3 4 (7.02%) McAfee
3 4 (7.02%) IronPort
4 3 (5.26%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.51%) Websense
5 2 (3.51%) F5
6 1 (1.75%) Splunk
6 1 (1.75%) VMware
6 1 (1.75%) Citrix
6 1 (1.75%) Oracle
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