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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security Engineer
Rank 884 921 838
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -83
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Engineer 18 17 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.014% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.015% 0.045%
Number of salaries quoted 16 6 21
Average salary £51,000 £50,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.00% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £53,750 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £51,250 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -6.81%

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
104585 111653 102685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.55% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 86393 91565 85529
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 £27,000 £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 July 2015 within the UK.

Information Security Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Information Security Engineer
Top 12 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 July 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 +24 18 £51,000 +2.00% 1
London +21 14 £50,000 +8.10% 1
South East +14 3 £60,000 +11.62%
Bromley - 3 £50,000 -
City of London +36 2 £58,750 - 1
Berkshire - 2 £61,250 -
Aldershot +2 1 £60,000 +14.28%
Hampshire -6 1 £60,000 +14.28%
Suffolk - 1 £52,000 -
Haverhill - 1 £52,000 -
Slough - 1 £62,500 -
East of England - 1 £52,000 -

Information Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 67 (100.00%) Information Security
2 35 (52.24%) CISSP
3 29 (43.28%) Firewall
3 29 (43.28%) CEH
4 28 (41.79%) Windows
5 25 (37.31%) Finance
6 21 (31.34%) Management Information System
7 20 (29.85%) Network Security
8 19 (28.36%) Wireless
8 19 (28.36%) TCP/IP
9 18 (26.87%) Linux
9 18 (26.87%) Degree
9 18 (26.87%) Intrusion Detection
10 17 (25.37%) Wireless Security
10 17 (25.37%) CISM
10 17 (25.37%) Database Security
10 17 (25.37%) Network Monitoring
11 16 (23.88%) SIEM
12 15 (22.39%) Risk Management
13 14 (20.90%) SQL
13 14 (20.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 12 (17.91%) Incident Management
14 12 (17.91%) VPN
15 11 (16.42%) Cisco Certification
15 11 (16.42%) McAfee
16 10 (14.93%) Norton AntiVirus
16 10 (14.93%) Symantec
16 10 (14.93%) CheckPoint
16 10 (14.93%) Snort
16 10 (14.93%) Computer Science

Information Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (4.48%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (2.99%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 29 (43.28%) Firewall
2 20 (29.85%) Network Security
3 19 (28.36%) Wireless
3 19 (28.36%) TCP/IP
4 18 (26.87%) Intrusion Detection
5 17 (25.37%) Wireless Security
6 12 (17.91%) VPN
7 9 (13.43%) DNS
8 8 (11.94%) LAN
8 8 (11.94%) WAN
8 8 (11.94%) DHCP
8 8 (11.94%) DMZ
9 4 (5.97%) Internet
9 4 (5.97%) SSL
10 3 (4.48%) HTTP
10 3 (4.48%) OpenLDAP
11 2 (2.99%) WPA2
11 2 (2.99%) LDAP
11 2 (2.99%) IPsec
11 2 (2.99%) WPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.99%) SQL Server
General
1 25 (37.31%) Finance
2 9 (13.43%) Law
3 6 (8.96%) Banking
4 5 (7.46%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.48%) Legal
5 3 (4.48%) Advertising
6 2 (2.99%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.49%) Retail
7 1 (1.49%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (1.49%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.49%) .NET
1 1 (1.49%) CSS
1 1 (1.49%) SPNEGO
Miscellaneous
1 21 (31.34%) Management Information System
2 10 (14.93%) Computer Science
3 6 (8.96%) Hedge funds
4 4 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.48%) PKI
6 2 (2.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.49%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.49%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 28 (41.79%) Windows
2 18 (26.87%) Linux
3 3 (4.48%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (100.00%) Information Security
2 17 (25.37%) Network Monitoring
2 17 (25.37%) Database Security
3 16 (23.88%) SIEM
4 15 (22.39%) Risk Management
5 12 (17.91%) Incident Management
6 10 (14.93%) Kalman Filter
7 9 (13.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 6 (8.96%) ITIL
9 5 (7.46%) Network Design
9 5 (7.46%) Malware Detection\Protection
10 4 (5.97%) Change Control
11 3 (4.48%) Open Source
11 3 (4.48%) Penetration Testing
11 3 (4.48%) Identity Management
11 3 (4.48%) Patch Management
12 2 (2.99%) Security Patching
12 2 (2.99%) Process Management
12 2 (2.99%) Change Management
12 2 (2.99%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.90%) SQL
2 9 (13.43%) Perl
3 6 (8.96%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.48%) Java
4 3 (4.48%) Python
4 3 (4.48%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.99%) C
5 2 (2.99%) C#
5 2 (2.99%) C++
6 1 (1.49%) PHP
6 1 (1.49%) Ruby
6 1 (1.49%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 35 (52.24%) CISSP
2 29 (43.28%) CEH
3 18 (26.87%) Degree
4 17 (25.37%) CISM
5 11 (16.42%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (13.43%) GIAC
6 9 (13.43%) CCNP
7 6 (8.96%) CISMP
8 5 (7.46%) Security Cleared
9 2 (2.99%) OSCP
10 1 (1.49%) CCIE
10 1 (1.49%) CSSLP
10 1 (1.49%) CHFI
10 1 (1.49%) CCNA
10 1 (1.49%) CCSA
10 1 (1.49%) GCFA
10 1 (1.49%) CCSE
10 1 (1.49%) CNA
10 1 (1.49%) CNE
10 1 (1.49%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (20.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (5.97%) COBIT
3 2 (2.99%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.49%) HIPAA
4 1 (1.49%) QA
4 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (14.93%) Snort
2 5 (7.46%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.48%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 10 (14.93%) Norton AntiVirus
2 9 (13.43%) Nessus
3 3 (4.48%) Nmap
Vendors
1 11 (16.42%) McAfee
2 10 (14.93%) CheckPoint
2 10 (14.93%) Symantec
3 9 (13.43%) Cisco
3 9 (13.43%) IronPort
4 8 (11.94%) Tripwire
5 7 (10.45%) Fortinet
5 7 (10.45%) Juniper
6 4 (5.97%) Websense
7 2 (2.99%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.99%) F5
8 1 (1.49%) Splunk
8 1 (1.49%) ScanSafe
8 1 (1.49%) Clearswift
8 1 (1.49%) Blue Coat
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago