The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had IT Security Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Security Engineer
Rank 812 919 917
Rank change year-on-year
+107 -2
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Engineer 64 66 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.071% 0.062% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.074% 0.064% 0.053%
Number of salaries quoted 56 61 47
Median salary £51,250 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.38% +10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £40,000 £25,800
10% offered a salary of more than £60,250 £70,000 £58,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,500 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-4.21% +18.75%

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
86868 103583 109353
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.55% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 72113 86403 90477
Median salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%

IT Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured IT Security Engineer in the job title.

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 7 December 2016 within the UK.

IT Security Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Security Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +90 56 £52,500 - 4
London +50 17 £56,500 +5.60% 1
South East +62 16 £54,000 -1.81%
Berkshire +58 9 £57,000 +8.57%
Leeds - 9 £32,500 - 2
West Yorkshire - 9 £32,500 - 2
Yorkshire - 9 £32,500 - 2
Scotland +27 7 £40,000 -11.11%
Surrey +23 7 £54,000 +27.05%
Glasgow - 7 £40,000 -
Maidenhead - 6 £45,000 -
West Midlands - 5 £42,500 -
Manchester -7 4 £46,500 +3.33%
North West -14 4 £46,500 +3.33%
East Midlands +6 2 £50,000 +11.11% 1
East of England +6 2 £46,000 -
Solihull - 2 £40,500 -
Worcestershire - 2 £42,500 -
Redditch - 2 £42,500 -
Cheadle - 2 £44,750 -
Bristol +17 1 £72,500 +190.00%
South West +16 1 £72,500 +135.77%
Hertfordshire +13 1 £46,000 -
Windsor -1 1 £53,500 +1.90%
Nottinghamshire -3 1 £57,500 -14.81% 1
Nottingham -7 1 £57,500 -14.81% 1
Uxbridge - 1 £52,500 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £46,000 -
Towcester - 1 £42,500 -
Bedford - 1 - -

IT Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT Security Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring IT Security Engineer in the job title.

1 86 (50.59%) Firewall
2 76 (44.71%) Windows
3 74 (43.53%) CISSP
4 64 (37.65%) Network Security
5 60 (35.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 57 (33.53%) Information Security
7 54 (31.76%) Active Directory
8 46 (27.06%) Vulnerability Management
9 44 (25.88%) Microsoft
10 43 (25.29%) Linux
11 42 (24.71%) ITIL
12 39 (22.94%) Finance
13 35 (20.59%) Degree
14 34 (20.00%) Symantec
15 32 (18.82%) Management Information System
15 32 (18.82%) SIEM
16 31 (18.24%) Norton AntiVirus
17 30 (17.65%) SQL Server
18 27 (15.88%) CEH
19 26 (15.29%) PCI DSS
19 26 (15.29%) CheckPoint
19 26 (15.29%) CISA
20 24 (14.12%) CISM
20 24 (14.12%) Intel Security
20 24 (14.12%) Cisco
21 22 (12.94%) Penetration Testing
22 20 (11.76%) Security Operations
23 19 (11.18%) SANS
23 19 (11.18%) WAN
24 18 (10.59%) SQL

IT Security Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (6.47%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (5.88%) MS Exchange
3 6 (3.53%) IIS
4 5 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.76%) nginx
6 2 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.18%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.59%) Apache
7 1 (0.59%) CICS
7 1 (0.59%) JBoss
7 1 (0.59%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.76%) MS Office
3 1 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.53%) Mimecast
2 5 (2.94%) Office 365
3 3 (1.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (50.59%) Firewall
2 64 (37.65%) Network Security
3 19 (11.18%) WAN
4 18 (10.59%) LAN
5 16 (9.41%) VPN
6 14 (8.24%) DNS
6 14 (8.24%) TCP/IP
7 11 (6.47%) DHCP
7 11 (6.47%) Wireless
8 8 (4.71%) Intrusion Detection
9 7 (4.12%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (4.12%) Cisco ISE
10 6 (3.53%) Cisco Wireless
11 5 (2.94%) Wireless Security
12 4 (2.35%) Internet
12 4 (2.35%) LDAP
12 4 (2.35%) VLAN
13 3 (1.76%) IPv4
13 3 (1.76%) VoIP
13 3 (1.76%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.12%) Big Data
2 7 (4.12%) NoSQL
3 4 (2.35%) InfluxDB
4 1 (0.59%) DB2
4 1 (0.59%) MySQL
4 1 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.59%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.59%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 39 (22.94%) Finance
2 9 (5.29%) Banking
3 8 (4.71%) Games
4 5 (2.94%) Publishing
4 5 (2.94%) Retail
5 4 (2.35%) Back Office
6 3 (1.76%) German Language
6 3 (1.76%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.76%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.18%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.18%) French Language
7 2 (1.18%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.18%) Law
7 2 (1.18%) Legal
8 1 (0.59%) Electronics
8 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.59%) Military
8 1 (0.59%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.94%) HTML
2 4 (2.35%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.35%) Regular Expression
2 4 (2.35%) ZeroMQ
3 2 (1.18%) Middleware
4 1 (0.59%) ISPF
4 1 (0.59%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (18.82%) Management Information System
2 16 (9.41%) Computer Science
3 14 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (4.71%) Cyberthreat
6 7 (4.12%) RSA SecurID
7 6 (3.53%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (2.94%) Shadow IT
9 3 (1.76%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.76%) Mobile Banking
9 3 (1.76%) Online Banking
10 2 (1.18%) Blackberry
10 2 (1.18%) Cryptography
10 2 (1.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (1.18%) Replication
11 1 (0.59%) Cyber Attack
11 1 (0.59%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.59%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.59%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.59%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 76 (44.71%) Windows
2 43 (25.29%) Linux
3 18 (10.59%) Windows Server
4 13 (7.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (7.06%) CentOS
6 7 (4.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.53%) Ubuntu
7 6 (3.53%) Unix
7 6 (3.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (2.35%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.18%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.18%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.59%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.59%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.59%) VMS
10 1 (0.59%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (33.53%) Information Security
2 46 (27.06%) Vulnerability Management
3 42 (24.71%) ITIL
4 32 (18.82%) SIEM
5 22 (12.94%) Penetration Testing
6 20 (11.76%) Security Operations
7 18 (10.59%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 17 (10.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 13 (7.65%) Change Management
9 13 (7.65%) ITIL V3
9 13 (7.65%) Kalman Filter
10 11 (6.47%) Attack Monitoring
10 11 (6.47%) Data Loss Prevention
10 11 (6.47%) Server Hardening
11 10 (5.88%) Analytics
11 10 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (5.29%) Cybersecurity
12 9 (5.29%) Incident Management
12 9 (5.29%) Network Management
12 9 (5.29%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 18 (10.59%) SQL
2 10 (5.88%) PowerShell
2 10 (5.88%) VBScript
3 9 (5.29%) Python
4 8 (4.71%) C#
5 6 (3.53%) Java
5 6 (3.53%) Perl
6 5 (2.94%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.76%) VB
8 2 (1.18%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.59%) C
9 1 (0.59%) Ruby
9 1 (0.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 74 (43.53%) CISSP
2 35 (20.59%) Degree
3 27 (15.88%) CEH
4 26 (15.29%) CISA
5 24 (14.12%) CISM
6 19 (11.18%) SANS
7 15 (8.82%) SSCP
8 14 (8.24%) CompTIA Security+
8 14 (8.24%) Security+ Certification
9 13 (7.65%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (7.06%) GSEC
10 12 (7.06%) SC Cleared
10 12 (7.06%) Security Cleared
11 9 (5.29%) CCNP
11 9 (5.29%) CCSA
11 9 (5.29%) CCSE
12 8 (4.71%) CSSLP
12 8 (4.71%) GIAC
13 7 (4.12%) CCNA
13 7 (4.12%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (35.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (15.29%) PCI DSS
3 8 (4.71%) SLA
4 1 (0.59%) GPG13
4 1 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 54 (31.76%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.29%) vSphere
3 8 (4.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.35%) ISA Server
5 3 (1.76%) XenApp
6 1 (0.59%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 1 (0.59%) RACF
6 1 (0.59%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 31 (18.24%) Norton AntiVirus
2 17 (10.00%) Nessus
2 17 (10.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 12 (7.06%) SCCM
4 6 (3.53%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (2.35%) Grafana
5 4 (2.35%) Graphite
5 4 (2.35%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.76%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (1.76%) Nmap
7 2 (1.18%) Kibana
7 2 (1.18%) WSUS
8 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.59%) MOM
8 1 (0.59%) SCOM
8 1 (0.59%) zSecure
Vendors
1 44 (25.88%) Microsoft
2 34 (20.00%) Symantec
3 26 (15.29%) CheckPoint
4 24 (14.12%) Cisco
4 24 (14.12%) Intel Security
5 11 (6.47%) Sophos
6 10 (5.88%) Palo Alto
6 10 (5.88%) Splunk
6 10 (5.88%) VMware
7 9 (5.29%) Cyber-Ark
7 9 (5.29%) LogRhythm
7 9 (5.29%) Red Hat
8 8 (4.71%) SolarWinds
9 5 (2.94%) Citrix
9 5 (2.94%) Qualys
10 4 (2.35%) Apple
10 4 (2.35%) Meraki
11 3 (1.76%) ArcSight
11 3 (1.76%) F5
11 3 (1.76%) Varonis
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