The table below looks at the statistics for the IT 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 IT Security Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Security Engineer
Rank 851 876 854
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -22
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Engineer 45 56 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.047% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.050% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 23 52 26
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +37.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £35,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £67,500 £58,750
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £36,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+24.13% -9.37%

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
101047 111774 101802
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.63% 94.63%
Number of salaries quoted 83000 91849 84625
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 £27,000 £27,000
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%

IT Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing IT Security Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

IT Security Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IT Security Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IT Security Engineer within the UK.

IT Security Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

IT Security Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing IT Security Engineer over the 3 months to 26 May 2015 within the UK.

IT Security Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Security Engineer
Top 25 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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 +38 39 £55,000 - 3
London +19 19 £55,000 -12.00% 3
East of England +27 7 - -
South East +1 7 £55,000 +57.14%
Berkshire - 5 £52,500 -
Hertfordshire - 4 - -
Watford - 4 - -
Bedfordshire - 3 - -
Dunstable - 3 - -
Maidenhead - 3 £42,500 -
Staffordshire - 3 - -
West Midlands - 3 - -
Scotland +27 2 £45,000 -5.26%
North West - 2 £45,000 -
Manchester - 2 £45,000 -
Reading - 2 £62,500 -
Uttoxeter - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 £45,000 -
City of London +40 1 £55,000 -15.38% 1
Hampshire -2 1 - -
Kent - 1 £55,000 -
Lincolnshire - 1 £45,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £45,000 -
Chatham - 1 £55,000 -
Lincoln - 1 £45,000 -

IT Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited IT 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 IT Security Engineer in their job title.

1 55 (57.89%) Firewall
2 47 (49.47%) Windows
3 34 (35.79%) Linux
3 34 (35.79%) CISSP
4 28 (29.47%) Information Security
5 24 (25.26%) Cisco
5 24 (25.26%) Network Security
6 23 (24.21%) Active Directory
7 22 (23.16%) CheckPoint
8 21 (22.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 19 (20.00%) PCI DSS
9 19 (20.00%) SIEM
10 18 (18.95%) Security Architecture
10 18 (18.95%) Degree
10 18 (18.95%) Finance
11 17 (17.89%) IPsec
11 17 (17.89%) Project Management
11 17 (17.89%) VPN
12 16 (16.84%) WAN
12 16 (16.84%) CCNA
12 16 (16.84%) Cisco Certification
12 16 (16.84%) Cyber Security
13 15 (15.79%) Open Source
13 15 (15.79%) CISM
13 15 (15.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 14 (14.74%) CEH
14 14 (14.74%) MS Excel
14 14 (14.74%) DNS
14 14 (14.74%) Microsoft
14 14 (14.74%) Kalman Filter

IT Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited IT 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 IT Security Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (9.47%) IIS
2 3 (3.16%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (14.74%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.21%) SaaS
2 1 (1.05%) PaaS
2 1 (1.05%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (57.89%) Firewall
2 24 (25.26%) Network Security
3 17 (17.89%) IPsec
3 17 (17.89%) VPN
4 16 (16.84%) WAN
5 14 (14.74%) DNS
6 12 (12.63%) DHCP
7 11 (11.58%) MPLS
7 11 (11.58%) VLAN
8 8 (8.42%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (6.32%) TCP/IP
10 4 (4.21%) LAN
10 4 (4.21%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (1.05%) SNMP
11 1 (1.05%) SSL
11 1 (1.05%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.21%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.16%) Data Mining
2 3 (3.16%) Big Data
3 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.05%) Yeoman
General
1 18 (18.95%) Finance
2 12 (12.63%) Law
3 6 (6.32%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.21%) Advertising
5 3 (3.16%) Games
6 2 (2.11%) Legal
7 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.05%) Marketing
7 1 (1.05%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.05%) .NET
1 1 (1.05%) COM
1 1 (1.05%) XML
1 1 (1.05%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.42%) Data Centre
3 7 (7.37%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.21%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.11%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.11%) Physics
5 2 (2.11%) Online Games
5 2 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.05%) Machine to Machine
6 1 (1.05%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.05%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.05%) Blog
6 1 (1.05%) BBC
6 1 (1.05%) CESG
6 1 (1.05%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 47 (49.47%) Windows
2 34 (35.79%) Linux
3 11 (11.58%) UNIX
4 1 (1.05%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.05%) CentOS
4 1 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.05%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (29.47%) Information Security
2 19 (20.00%) SIEM
3 18 (18.95%) Security Architecture
4 17 (17.89%) Project Management
5 16 (16.84%) Cyber Security
6 15 (15.79%) Open Source
6 15 (15.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 14 (14.74%) Kalman Filter
8 12 (12.63%) Vulnerability Management
9 11 (11.58%) Security Patching
9 11 (11.58%) Network Design
10 9 (9.47%) Penetration Testing
11 8 (8.42%) Risk Management
11 8 (8.42%) Patch Management
12 7 (7.37%) Change Management
12 7 (7.37%) ITIL
13 6 (6.32%) Security Management
13 6 (6.32%) Performance Management
13 6 (6.32%) Data Protection
13 6 (6.32%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.47%) SQL
2 3 (3.16%) C
3 2 (2.11%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.05%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.05%) Perl
4 1 (1.05%) VB
Qualifications
1 34 (35.79%) CISSP
2 18 (18.95%) Degree
3 16 (16.84%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (16.84%) CCNA
4 15 (15.79%) CISM
5 14 (14.74%) CEH
6 9 (9.47%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (7.37%) MCSE
7 7 (7.37%) CISA
8 4 (4.21%) GPEN
9 3 (3.16%) SC Cleared
9 3 (3.16%) Security Cleared
9 3 (3.16%) GCIA
9 3 (3.16%) GCIH
9 3 (3.16%) CCSE
9 3 (3.16%) MCP
10 2 (2.11%) MCSA
10 2 (2.11%) ISSAP
10 2 (2.11%) ISSMP
10 2 (2.11%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (22.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (20.00%) PCI DSS
3 11 (11.58%) SLA
4 5 (5.26%) QA
5 2 (2.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (24.21%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (6.32%) vSphere
3 4 (4.21%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (3.16%) Snort
5 2 (2.11%) XenApp
5 2 (2.11%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 10 (10.53%) Nessus
2 6 (6.32%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (4.21%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (4.21%) Nagios
4 2 (2.11%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.11%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.11%) WSUS
5 1 (1.05%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 24 (25.26%) Cisco
2 22 (23.16%) CheckPoint
3 14 (14.74%) Microsoft
4 13 (13.68%) Splunk
5 11 (11.58%) VMware
5 11 (11.58%) McAfee
6 8 (8.42%) Symantec
7 7 (7.37%) Citrix
7 7 (7.37%) Websense
8 6 (6.32%) Clearswift
8 6 (6.32%) ArcSight
8 6 (6.32%) ScanSafe
9 5 (5.26%) F5
9 5 (5.26%) Sourcefire
10 4 (4.21%) Sophos
10 4 (4.21%) Juniper
10 4 (4.21%) LogRhythm
11 3 (3.16%) Huawei
11 3 (3.16%) Fortinet
12 2 (2.11%) IronPort
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