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

Location
3 months to
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security Engineer
Rank 865 923 853
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -70
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Engineer 33 14 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.011% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.012% 0.038%
Number of salaries quoted 29 9 26
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £51,875
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £44,500 £44,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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
103985 115295 104233
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.61% 94.60% 94.69%
Number of salaries quoted 85169 93959 86722
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 £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 7 May 2015 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 7 May 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 +56 33 £55,000 +20.87% 3
London +54 24 £52,500 +16.66% 1
South East +16 6 £66,250 +44.02% 1
Berkshire - 6 £66,250 -
Bromley - 5 £50,000 -
City of London +36 4 £55,000 +22.22%
Reading - 2 £55,000 -
East of England - 1 £52,000 -
North West - 1 £32,500 - 1
South West - 1 £40,000 -
Chippenham - 1 £40,000 -
Haverhill - 1 £52,000 -
Maidenhead - 1 £60,000 -
Cheshire - 1 £32,500 - 1
Suffolk - 1 £52,000 -
Wiltshire - 1 £40,000 -

Information Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 93 (100.00%) Information Security
2 64 (68.82%) CISSP
3 45 (48.39%) CEH
4 36 (38.71%) CISM
5 35 (37.63%) Windows
6 31 (33.33%) Finance
7 30 (32.26%) Degree
8 28 (30.11%) Wireless Security
8 28 (30.11%) TCP/IP
8 28 (30.11%) Wireless
8 28 (30.11%) Database Security
8 28 (30.11%) Network Monitoring
9 27 (29.03%) Firewall
9 27 (29.03%) Management Information System
10 26 (27.96%) Law
10 26 (27.96%) Network Security
11 22 (23.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 22 (23.66%) Intrusion Detection
12 21 (22.58%) Risk Management
13 20 (21.51%) McAfee
14 19 (20.43%) Norton AntiVirus
14 19 (20.43%) Symantec
15 18 (19.35%) Snort
15 18 (19.35%) Incident Management
15 18 (19.35%) Kalman Filter
16 17 (18.28%) IronPort
16 17 (18.28%) ITIL
17 16 (17.20%) Cisco Certification
18 15 (16.13%) Linux
18 15 (16.13%) COBIT

Information Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 (3.23%) Apache
2 1 (1.08%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (3.23%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 28 (30.11%) Wireless Security
1 28 (30.11%) TCP/IP
1 28 (30.11%) Wireless
2 27 (29.03%) Firewall
3 26 (27.96%) Network Security
4 22 (23.66%) Intrusion Detection
5 11 (11.83%) DMZ
5 11 (11.83%) VPN
5 11 (11.83%) DNS
5 11 (11.83%) LAN
5 11 (11.83%) WAN
5 11 (11.83%) DHCP
6 4 (4.30%) HTTP
7 3 (3.23%) Internet
7 3 (3.23%) OpenLDAP
8 2 (2.15%) SSL
9 1 (1.08%) Kerberos
9 1 (1.08%) IPsec
9 1 (1.08%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (1.08%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.23%) SQL Server
General
1 31 (33.33%) Finance
2 26 (27.96%) Law
3 9 (9.68%) Banking
4 8 (8.60%) Telecoms
5 5 (5.38%) Legal
6 3 (3.23%) Advertising
6 3 (3.23%) Retail
7 2 (2.15%) Games
7 2 (2.15%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.08%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (1.08%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.08%) .NET
1 1 (1.08%) CSS
1 1 (1.08%) SPNEGO
Miscellaneous
1 27 (29.03%) Management Information System
2 14 (15.05%) Computer Science
3 7 (7.53%) Hedge funds
4 6 (6.45%) PKI
5 4 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.23%) Open Source
7 1 (1.08%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.08%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 35 (37.63%) Windows
2 15 (16.13%) Linux
3 3 (3.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (100.00%) Information Security
2 28 (30.11%) Database Security
2 28 (30.11%) Network Monitoring
3 21 (22.58%) Risk Management
4 18 (19.35%) Incident Management
4 18 (19.35%) Kalman Filter
5 17 (18.28%) ITIL
6 15 (16.13%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 13 (13.98%) Security Management
7 13 (13.98%) Network Design
8 12 (12.90%) Information Security Management
8 12 (12.90%) SIEM
9 9 (9.68%) Malware Detection\Protection
10 6 (6.45%) E-Commerce
11 4 (4.30%) Change Control
11 4 (4.30%) Data Protection
11 4 (4.30%) Change Management
12 3 (3.23%) Identity Management
13 2 (2.15%) Security Architecture
13 2 (2.15%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (15.05%) SQL
2 9 (9.68%) Perl
3 7 (7.53%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.23%) Java
4 3 (3.23%) Python
4 3 (3.23%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.15%) C++
5 2 (2.15%) C
6 1 (1.08%) C#
6 1 (1.08%) PHP
6 1 (1.08%) Ruby
6 1 (1.08%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 64 (68.82%) CISSP
2 45 (48.39%) CEH
3 36 (38.71%) CISM
4 30 (32.26%) Degree
5 16 (17.20%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (15.05%) CCNP
7 12 (12.90%) GIAC
8 11 (11.83%) ISSAP
8 11 (11.83%) ISSMP
9 6 (6.45%) Security Cleared
9 6 (6.45%) CISMP
10 2 (2.15%) OSCP
10 2 (2.15%) CCNA
11 1 (1.08%) CCIE
11 1 (1.08%) CNA
11 1 (1.08%) CNE
11 1 (1.08%) Novell Certification
11 1 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.08%) CISA
11 1 (1.08%) CHFI
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (23.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (16.13%) COBIT
3 10 (10.75%) PCI DSS
4 7 (7.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (1.08%) SLA
6 1 (1.08%) QA
6 1 (1.08%) HIPAA
System Software
1 18 (19.35%) Snort
2 3 (3.23%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.23%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 19 (20.43%) Norton AntiVirus
2 14 (15.05%) Nessus
3 3 (3.23%) Nmap
Vendors
1 20 (21.51%) McAfee
2 19 (20.43%) Symantec
3 17 (18.28%) IronPort
4 12 (12.90%) CheckPoint
5 11 (11.83%) Cisco
5 11 (11.83%) Tripwire
6 8 (8.60%) Websense
7 6 (6.45%) Fortinet
7 6 (6.45%) Juniper
8 2 (2.15%) F5
8 2 (2.15%) ArcSight
8 2 (2.15%) ScanSafe
8 2 (2.15%) Blue Coat
8 2 (2.15%) Clearswift
9 1 (1.08%) Qualys
9 1 (1.08%) Riverbed
9 1 (1.08%) SolarWinds
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