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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security Engineer
Rank 822 882 871
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -11
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Engineer 56 11 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.011% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.011% 0.013%
Number of salaries quoted 54 10 9
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -11.11%

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
100365 96995 104060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.55% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 83553 78307 89163
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 30 January 2015 within the UK.

Information Security Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Information Security Engineer
Top 21 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 30 January 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 +42 55 £50,000 +25.00% 8
London +24 31 £50,000 +25.00% 4
North West - 12 £50,000 - 2
City of London +12 9 £49,250 +15.88% 1
South East -18 9 £55,000 +19.56% 2
Berkshire - 8 £55,000 - 2
Merseyside - 6 £52,500 - 1
Liverpool - 6 £52,500 - 1
Reading - 4 £55,000 -
Bromley - 4 £50,000 -
Cheshire - 4 £50,000 -
Hounslow - 3 £61,000 -
Bolton - 2 £47,500 - 1
Halifax - 2 £42,500 -
Maidenhead - 2 £55,000 - 1
Manchester - 2 £47,500 - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 £42,500 -
Yorkshire - 2 £42,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £55,000 -
High Wycombe - 1 £55,000 -
Scotland - 1 £72,500 -

Information Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 110 (98.21%) Information Security
2 79 (70.54%) CISSP
3 48 (42.86%) CISM
4 44 (39.29%) Windows
5 41 (36.61%) Degree
6 40 (35.71%) CEH
7 36 (32.14%) Law
7 36 (32.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 34 (30.36%) Finance
9 33 (29.46%) Management Information System
10 31 (27.68%) Network Security
11 29 (25.89%) Firewall
11 29 (25.89%) Database Security
12 28 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
12 28 (25.00%) Wireless Security
12 28 (25.00%) Wireless
12 28 (25.00%) TCP/IP
13 24 (21.43%) McAfee
14 23 (20.54%) Security Management
15 22 (19.64%) ISSAP
15 22 (19.64%) ISSMP
15 22 (19.64%) Norton AntiVirus
15 22 (19.64%) Symantec
16 21 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
16 21 (18.75%) Risk Management
17 20 (17.86%) CheckPoint
17 20 (17.86%) Cisco
17 20 (17.86%) ITIL
17 20 (17.86%) Intrusion Detection
18 19 (16.96%) Snort

Information Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (2.68%) CMS
2 2 (1.79%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (5.36%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.46%) MS Office
3 2 (1.79%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.79%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 31 (27.68%) Network Security
2 29 (25.89%) Firewall
3 28 (25.00%) Wireless Security
3 28 (25.00%) Wireless
3 28 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 20 (17.86%) Intrusion Detection
5 9 (8.04%) VPN
5 9 (8.04%) LAN
6 8 (7.14%) WAN
6 8 (7.14%) DHCP
6 8 (7.14%) DNS
6 8 (7.14%) DMZ
7 7 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (3.57%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (1.79%) Internet
10 1 (0.89%) VLAN
10 1 (0.89%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.46%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.89%) MySQL
General
1 36 (32.14%) Law
2 34 (30.36%) Finance
3 14 (12.50%) Retail
4 9 (8.04%) Banking
5 6 (5.36%) Telecoms
6 5 (4.46%) Legal
7 4 (3.57%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.79%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.89%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 33 (29.46%) Management Information System
2 12 (10.71%) Computer Science
3 9 (8.04%) PKI
4 6 (5.36%) GIS
4 6 (5.36%) Tandem
5 5 (4.46%) Hedge funds
6 3 (2.68%) CESG
7 2 (1.79%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.89%) RMADS
8 1 (0.89%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.89%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 44 (39.29%) Windows
2 17 (15.18%) Linux
3 15 (13.39%) UNIX
4 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.79%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.79%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (98.21%) Information Security
2 29 (25.89%) Database Security
3 28 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
4 23 (20.54%) Security Management
5 21 (18.75%) Risk Management
6 20 (17.86%) ITIL
7 19 (16.96%) Incident Management
7 19 (16.96%) Information Security Management
7 19 (16.96%) Kalman Filter
8 18 (16.07%) Network Design
9 16 (14.29%) E-Commerce
10 15 (13.39%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 13 (11.61%) SIEM
12 12 (10.71%) Data Protection
13 9 (8.04%) Security Architecture
14 8 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
15 6 (5.36%) Vulnerability Management
15 6 (5.36%) Cyber Security
16 5 (4.46%) Change Control
16 5 (4.46%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.82%) SQL
2 9 (8.04%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.57%) Python
3 4 (3.57%) Perl
4 2 (1.79%) VBScript
4 2 (1.79%) C
4 2 (1.79%) C#
Qualifications
1 79 (70.54%) CISSP
2 48 (42.86%) CISM
3 41 (36.61%) Degree
4 40 (35.71%) CEH
5 22 (19.64%) ISSAP
5 22 (19.64%) ISSMP
6 21 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (15.18%) CCNP
8 11 (9.82%) CCNA
9 8 (7.14%) GIAC
10 4 (3.57%) Security Cleared
11 3 (2.68%) CISMP
11 3 (2.68%) A+ Certification
11 3 (2.68%) CISA
12 2 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.79%) ISSEP
12 2 (1.79%) CGEIT
13 1 (0.89%) SC Cleared
13 1 (0.89%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.89%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (32.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (16.07%) PCI DSS
3 14 (12.50%) COBIT
4 11 (9.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.89%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (16.96%) Snort
2 4 (3.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 22 (19.64%) Norton AntiVirus
2 8 (7.14%) Nessus
3 2 (1.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (21.43%) McAfee
2 22 (19.64%) Symantec
3 20 (17.86%) CheckPoint
3 20 (17.86%) Cisco
4 18 (16.07%) IronPort
5 9 (8.04%) Tripwire
5 9 (8.04%) ArcSight
6 6 (5.36%) Websense
6 6 (5.36%) Blue Coat
7 4 (3.57%) Microsoft
7 4 (3.57%) Sun
7 4 (3.57%) Juniper
7 4 (3.57%) Fortinet
8 2 (1.79%) Clearswift
8 2 (1.79%) F5
8 2 (1.79%) ScanSafe
9 1 (0.89%) Riverbed
9 1 (0.89%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.89%) Trend Micro
9 1 (0.89%) Qualys
London
Esum
Salary: From £75,000 to £85,000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 17 hours ago
Berkshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + 20% Commission
Posted: 18 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £48,000 to £68,000 per annum + Bens +Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £47000 - £52500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
X4 Group
Salary: Market related
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bolton
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 23 days ago
Maidenhead
Church International
Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 per year
Posted: 24 days ago