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

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security Engineer
Rank 865 881 870
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -11
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Engineer 35 29 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.025% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.027% 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 26 13 9
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £32,700 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £71,250 £52,200 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%

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
104280 108595 100152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.52% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 86823 87800 83027
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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 31 August 2015 within the UK.

Information Security Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Information Security Engineer
Top 17 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 31 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 +20 34 £55,000 +10.00% 15
London +6 20 £55,000 +14.58% 6
South East - 12 £60,000 - 1
Berkshire - 10 £60,000 - 1
City of London +21 6 £55,000 +37.07% 2
East of England +10 2 £50,000 +66.66%
Hampshire - 2 £50,000 -
Windsor - 2 £52,500 -
Hertfordshire -2 1 £57,500 +91.66%
Scotland - 1 £50,000 - 2
Bedfordshire - 1 £42,500 -
Aldershot - 1 £60,000 -
Fareham - 1 £40,000 -
Glasgow - 1 £50,000 -
Luton - 1 £42,500 -
Maidenhead - 1 £80,000 -
Slough - 1 £62,500 -

Information Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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 56 (100.00%) Information Security
2 26 (46.43%) Firewall
3 22 (39.29%) CISSP
4 21 (37.50%) Degree
5 19 (33.93%) Computer Science
6 18 (32.14%) Windows
7 17 (30.36%) Network Security
8 16 (28.57%) Finance
9 15 (26.79%) CEH
9 15 (26.79%) Linux
9 15 (26.79%) Management Information System
9 15 (26.79%) SIEM
10 14 (25.00%) Perl
10 14 (25.00%) SQL
11 13 (23.21%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 11 (19.64%) PowerShell
13 9 (16.07%) Hedge funds
14 8 (14.29%) Incident Management
14 8 (14.29%) Nessus
15 7 (12.50%) Tripwire
15 7 (12.50%) GSEC
15 7 (12.50%) CISA
15 7 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
15 7 (12.50%) Active Directory
15 7 (12.50%) Change Control
16 6 (10.71%) ITIL
16 6 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 5 (8.93%) COBIT
17 5 (8.93%) Intrusion Detection
17 5 (8.93%) VPN

Information Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (5.36%) Apache
2 1 (1.79%) iPlanet
2 1 (1.79%) GlassFish
2 1 (1.79%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (46.43%) Firewall
2 17 (30.36%) Network Security
3 5 (8.93%) SSL
3 5 (8.93%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (8.93%) VPN
4 4 (7.14%) Internet
5 3 (5.36%) Wireless
5 3 (5.36%) HTTP
5 3 (5.36%) OpenLDAP
6 2 (3.57%) WPA2
6 2 (3.57%) DNS
6 2 (3.57%) LDAP
6 2 (3.57%) WPA
6 2 (3.57%) SSH
7 1 (1.79%) IPsec
7 1 (1.79%) DMZ
7 1 (1.79%) LAN
7 1 (1.79%) WAN
7 1 (1.79%) DHCP
7 1 (1.79%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.36%) Relational Database
General
1 16 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (5.36%) Advertising
3 1 (1.79%) Banking
3 1 (1.79%) Retail
3 1 (1.79%) Mandarin Language
3 1 (1.79%) Russian Language
3 1 (1.79%) Legal
3 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.79%) Electronics
3 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.57%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.79%) .NET
2 1 (1.79%) SPNEGO
Miscellaneous
1 19 (33.93%) Computer Science
2 15 (26.79%) Management Information System
3 9 (16.07%) Hedge funds
4 2 (3.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (3.57%) Cryptography
4 2 (3.57%) PKI
5 1 (1.79%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.79%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.79%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 18 (32.14%) Windows
2 15 (26.79%) Linux
3 3 (5.36%) UNIX
4 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.79%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (100.00%) Information Security
2 15 (26.79%) SIEM
3 13 (23.21%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 8 (14.29%) Incident Management
5 7 (12.50%) Change Control
6 6 (10.71%) ITIL
7 5 (8.93%) Identity Management
7 5 (8.93%) Vulnerability Management
8 4 (7.14%) Asset Management
8 4 (7.14%) Patch Management
9 3 (5.36%) Open Source
9 3 (5.36%) Penetration Testing
9 3 (5.36%) Risk Management
10 2 (3.57%) Migration
10 2 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (3.57%) Security Management
10 2 (3.57%) IT Governance
10 2 (3.57%) Algorithmic Trading
10 2 (3.57%) Security Architecture
10 2 (3.57%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.00%) SQL
1 14 (25.00%) Perl
2 11 (19.64%) PowerShell
3 4 (7.14%) Java
4 3 (5.36%) Python
4 3 (5.36%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.57%) C++
6 1 (1.79%) C
6 1 (1.79%) C#
6 1 (1.79%) Ruby
6 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (39.29%) CISSP
2 21 (37.50%) Degree
3 15 (26.79%) CEH
4 7 (12.50%) CISA
4 7 (12.50%) GSEC
4 7 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (7.14%) CCNA
5 4 (7.14%) CISM
6 3 (5.36%) CCSA
6 3 (5.36%) CCNP
7 2 (3.57%) CCSE
7 2 (3.57%) GIAC
7 2 (3.57%) Security Cleared
7 2 (3.57%) OSCP
8 1 (1.79%) GREM
8 1 (1.79%) CSSLP
8 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.79%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.79%) GCFA
8 1 (1.79%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (8.93%) COBIT
3 3 (5.36%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.79%) HIPAA
4 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.14%) OpenSSH
3 1 (1.79%) Snort
3 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.79%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (14.29%) Nessus
2 3 (5.36%) Nmap
Vendors
1 7 (12.50%) Tripwire
2 5 (8.93%) CheckPoint
3 4 (7.14%) Cisco
4 3 (5.36%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.36%) F5
5 2 (3.57%) Oracle
5 2 (3.57%) Juniper
5 2 (3.57%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.79%) Qualys
6 1 (1.79%) VMware
6 1 (1.79%) Blue Coat
6 1 (1.79%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.79%) Citrix
6 1 (1.79%) Splunk
6 1 (1.79%) Cyber-Ark
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