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 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Security Engineer
Rank 859 832 889
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +57
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Engineer 44 35 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.033% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.035% 0.031%
Number of salaries quoted 39 34 28
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -7.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £55,500 £59,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -15.00%

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
107824 100361 112041
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87233 83342 95584
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +2.59%

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 15 September 2014 within the UK.

IT Security Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Security Engineer
Top 22 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 15 September 2014. 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 -26 43 £47,500 +5.55% 3
South East -6 23 £58,000 +38.92% 1
Hampshire +10 19 £58,000 +13.33%
Havant - 11 £58,000 -
London -21 7 £67,500 +28.57%
West Yorkshire - 7 £42,500 -
Yorkshire - 7 £42,500 -
Leeds - 7 £42,500 -
South West -18 4 £27,500 -35.29% 1
Southampton - 4 £42,500 -
Bristol - 4 £27,500 - 1
Surrey - 3 £37,500 -
City of London +15 2 £70,000 +40.00%
Leatherhead - 2 £37,500 -
Berkshire -1 1 £25,500 -36.25% 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £45,000 - 1
Cambridge - 1 £45,000 - 1
Glasgow - 1 - -
Weybridge - 1 £32,500 -
Reading - 1 £25,500 - 1
Scotland - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £45,000 - 1

IT Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 68 (70.10%) Firewall
2 49 (50.52%) Windows
3 45 (46.39%) Cisco Certification
4 44 (45.36%) Cisco
5 39 (40.21%) Linux
6 38 (39.18%) UNIX
7 37 (38.14%) Network Security
8 36 (37.11%) CCNP
9 30 (30.93%) ITIL
10 29 (29.90%) Information Security
10 29 (29.90%) Vulnerability Management
11 28 (28.87%) CISSP
12 27 (27.84%) CCNA
12 27 (27.84%) Finance
13 26 (26.80%) DNS
13 26 (26.80%) SIEM
14 25 (25.77%) CheckPoint
15 20 (20.62%) Blue Coat
16 19 (19.59%) IronPort
16 19 (19.59%) PowerShell
16 19 (19.59%) Analytical Skills
17 18 (18.56%) Management Information System
17 18 (18.56%) VPN
18 17 (17.53%) Perl
18 17 (17.53%) CCSE
19 16 (16.49%) Microsoft
19 16 (16.49%) Active Directory
19 16 (16.49%) Reverse Proxy
19 16 (16.49%) Root Cause Analysis
20 14 (14.43%) ISO/IEC 27001

IT Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 5 (5.15%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (9.28%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.09%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 68 (70.10%) Firewall
2 37 (38.14%) Network Security
3 26 (26.80%) DNS
4 18 (18.56%) VPN
5 16 (16.49%) Reverse Proxy
6 13 (13.40%) TCP/IP
6 13 (13.40%) LDAP
7 12 (12.37%) Wireshark
7 12 (12.37%) tcpdump
8 10 (10.31%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (7.22%) SSH
9 7 (7.22%) Intrusion Detection
9 7 (7.22%) DHCP
9 7 (7.22%) Kerberos
9 7 (7.22%) SNMP
10 5 (5.15%) LAN
10 5 (5.15%) WAN
11 4 (4.12%) Wireless
11 4 (4.12%) TACACS
12 3 (3.09%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.19%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (10.31%) Metasploit
General
1 27 (27.84%) Finance
2 11 (11.34%) Law
3 8 (8.25%) Legal
4 7 (7.22%) Banking
5 6 (6.19%) Telecoms
6 3 (3.09%) Electronics
6 3 (3.09%) Publishing
7 2 (2.06%) Games
8 1 (1.03%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.03%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.09%) HTML
1 3 (3.09%) .NET
1 3 (3.09%) ASP.NET
1 3 (3.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.59%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (18.56%) Management Information System
3 10 (10.31%) PKI
4 7 (7.22%) SecurID
5 4 (4.12%) CESG
6 3 (3.09%) Smartcard
7 1 (1.03%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 49 (50.52%) Windows
2 39 (40.21%) Linux
3 38 (39.18%) UNIX
4 14 (14.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (13.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (12.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (12.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (10.31%) FreeBSD
7 10 (10.31%) Solaris
8 1 (1.03%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.03%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (30.93%) ITIL
2 29 (29.90%) Information Security
2 29 (29.90%) Vulnerability Management
3 26 (26.80%) SIEM
4 16 (16.49%) Root Cause Analysis
5 13 (13.40%) Mentoring
6 12 (12.37%) Security Management
7 11 (11.34%) PRINCE2
8 8 (8.25%) Kalman Filter
9 7 (7.22%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (7.22%) Load Balancing
10 6 (6.19%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 6 (6.19%) Capacity Management
10 6 (6.19%) Information Security Management
10 6 (6.19%) Risk Assessment
11 5 (5.15%) Incident Management
12 4 (4.12%) Penetration Testing
12 4 (4.12%) ITIL V3
12 4 (4.12%) Identity Management
12 4 (4.12%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (19.59%) PowerShell
2 17 (17.53%) Perl
3 14 (14.43%) SQL
4 12 (12.37%) Bash Shell
5 10 (10.31%) Ruby
6 3 (3.09%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.09%) VBScript
6 3 (3.09%) C#
7 2 (2.06%) C++
Qualifications
1 45 (46.39%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (37.11%) CCNP
3 28 (28.87%) CISSP
4 27 (27.84%) CCNA
5 17 (17.53%) CCSE
6 6 (6.19%) GIAC
6 6 (6.19%) Degree
6 6 (6.19%) Security Cleared
6 6 (6.19%) ISACA
7 5 (5.15%) CCSA
8 4 (4.12%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (3.09%) MCSE
9 3 (3.09%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (2.06%) CISA
10 2 (2.06%) CISM
10 2 (2.06%) GSEC
10 2 (2.06%) CEH
10 2 (2.06%) CISMP
11 1 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (1.03%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (14.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (11.34%) COBIT
3 9 (9.28%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.03%) SLA
4 1 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (16.49%) Active Directory
2 13 (13.40%) ISA Server
3 12 (12.37%) Snort
3 12 (12.37%) Nmap
4 5 (5.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.06%) SpamAssassin
6 1 (1.03%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 10 (10.31%) Nessus
2 2 (2.06%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (2.06%) Nagios
2 2 (2.06%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (2.06%) Opsview
3 1 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 44 (45.36%) Cisco
2 25 (25.77%) CheckPoint
3 20 (20.62%) Blue Coat
4 19 (19.59%) IronPort
5 16 (16.49%) Microsoft
6 14 (14.43%) Websense
6 14 (14.43%) VMware
6 14 (14.43%) Red Hat
7 11 (11.34%) Juniper
8 8 (8.25%) SolarWinds
9 7 (7.22%) F5
9 7 (7.22%) Citrix
10 6 (6.19%) Brocade
10 6 (6.19%) ScanSafe
11 4 (4.12%) Cyber-Ark
12 3 (3.09%) Splunk
12 3 (3.09%) Trustwave
12 3 (3.09%) Ruckus Wireless
12 3 (3.09%) SonicWALL
12 3 (3.09%) Dell
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