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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security Engineer
Rank 855 860 885
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +25
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Engineer 47 16 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.015% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.016% 0.015%
Number of salaries quoted 30 10 16
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% -4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,400 £35,000 £48,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £60,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £55,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +29.41%

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
108127 100585 110257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87510 83697 93999
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 £38,000
% 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 19 September 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 19 September 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
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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 +12 47 £50,000 -9.09% 6
London -12 25 £51,000 -15.00% 1
North West -4 16 £50,000 -9.09% 5
Liverpool - 10 £50,000 - 3
Merseyside - 10 £50,000 - 3
Cheshire -9 5 £62,500 +13.63% 1
Chester - 5 £62,500 - 1
Hampshire -4 4 £60,000 +71.42%
South East -11 4 £60,000 +71.42%
City of London - 4 £45,000 -
Southampton - 4 £60,000 -
East of England -24 1 £30,000 -14.28%
Stevenage - 1 £30,000 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £30,000 -
Bromley - 1 £45,000 -
Manchester - 1 £42,500 - 1

Information Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 57 (98.28%) Information Security
2 41 (70.69%) Degree
3 39 (67.24%) CISSP
4 31 (53.45%) Firewall
5 30 (51.72%) Network Security
6 24 (41.38%) Computer Science
6 24 (41.38%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (41.38%) Cisco
7 23 (39.66%) CCNA
8 22 (37.93%) SQL
8 22 (37.93%) Finance
9 21 (36.21%) CISM
9 21 (36.21%) PowerShell
10 19 (32.76%) Perl
11 18 (31.03%) MS Excel
11 18 (31.03%) CCNP
11 18 (31.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 17 (29.31%) Asset Management
12 17 (29.31%) Hedge funds
13 16 (27.59%) Management Information System
13 16 (27.59%) CheckPoint
14 15 (25.86%) SQL Server
14 15 (25.86%) Change Control
14 15 (25.86%) Cisco IOS
14 15 (25.86%) Algorithmic Trading
15 13 (22.41%) Windows
15 13 (22.41%) Law
16 12 (20.69%) Security Management
17 11 (18.97%) ISSMP
17 11 (18.97%) Retail

Information Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.45%) IIS
Applications
1 18 (31.03%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.90%) MS Office
3 2 (3.45%) MS Project
3 2 (3.45%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 31 (53.45%) Firewall
2 30 (51.72%) Network Security
3 15 (25.86%) Cisco IOS
4 8 (13.79%) Wireless Security
4 8 (13.79%) Wireless
4 8 (13.79%) TCP/IP
5 6 (10.34%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (10.34%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (3.45%) LAN
6 2 (3.45%) WAN
6 2 (3.45%) VPN
7 1 (1.72%) DNS
7 1 (1.72%) DMZ
7 1 (1.72%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (25.86%) SQL Server
General
1 22 (37.93%) Finance
2 13 (22.41%) Law
3 11 (18.97%) Retail
4 2 (3.45%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.45%) Banking
4 2 (3.45%) Legal
5 1 (1.72%) Games
Miscellaneous
1 24 (41.38%) Computer Science
2 17 (29.31%) Hedge funds
3 16 (27.59%) Management Information System
4 4 (6.90%) Tandem
4 4 (6.90%) PKI
5 3 (5.17%) GIS
5 3 (5.17%) CESG
6 2 (3.45%) CESG CLAS
6 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.72%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.72%) Online Games
7 1 (1.72%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.41%) Windows
2 9 (15.52%) Linux
3 6 (10.34%) UNIX
4 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (98.28%) Information Security
2 17 (29.31%) Asset Management
3 15 (25.86%) Algorithmic Trading
3 15 (25.86%) Change Control
4 12 (20.69%) Security Management
5 9 (15.52%) ITIL
5 9 (15.52%) Information Security Management
5 9 (15.52%) SIEM
6 8 (13.79%) Database Security
6 8 (13.79%) Network Monitoring
6 8 (13.79%) Data Protection
7 7 (12.07%) E-Commerce
8 6 (10.34%) Risk Management
8 6 (10.34%) Incident Management
9 5 (8.62%) Network Design
9 5 (8.62%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 5 (8.62%) Penetration Testing
9 5 (8.62%) Security Architecture
9 5 (8.62%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (8.62%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 22 (37.93%) SQL
2 21 (36.21%) PowerShell
3 19 (32.76%) Perl
4 6 (10.34%) Python
5 2 (3.45%) C
Qualifications
1 41 (70.69%) Degree
2 39 (67.24%) CISSP
3 24 (41.38%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (39.66%) CCNA
5 21 (36.21%) CISM
6 18 (31.03%) CCNP
7 11 (18.97%) ISSMP
7 11 (18.97%) ISSAP
8 10 (17.24%) CEH
9 5 (8.62%) CCSA
10 2 (3.45%) ISSEP
10 2 (3.45%) A+ Certification
10 2 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (3.45%) CISA
10 2 (3.45%) Security Cleared
10 2 (3.45%) CGEIT
11 1 (1.72%) GIAC
11 1 (1.72%) CCSE
11 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
11 1 (1.72%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (31.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (15.52%) PCI DSS
3 5 (8.62%) COBIT
3 5 (8.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (10.34%) Snort
2 2 (3.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (12.07%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.72%) Nessus
2 1 (1.72%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (41.38%) Cisco
2 16 (27.59%) CheckPoint
3 8 (13.79%) McAfee
4 7 (12.07%) Blue Coat
4 7 (12.07%) Symantec
5 5 (8.62%) IronPort
5 5 (8.62%) ArcSight
6 4 (6.90%) Microsoft
7 3 (5.17%) Sun
8 2 (3.45%) Juniper
8 2 (3.45%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.72%) SonicWALL
9 1 (1.72%) Trend Micro
9 1 (1.72%) Tripwire
9 1 (1.72%) Sophos
9 1 (1.72%) Websense
9 1 (1.72%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.72%) Citrix
9 1 (1.72%) Oracle
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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QVC
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40K to 45K + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Liverpool or London
QVC
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 23 days ago