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 22 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Security Engineer
UK
Rank 779 877 874
Rank change year-on-year
+98 -3
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Engineer 83 75 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.099% 0.073% 0.076%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.076% 0.079%
Number of salaries quoted 67 65 59
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,000 £17,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,750 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +11.76%

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
80896 98772 101805
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.33% 96.45% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 67167 82902 84090
Median salary £45,344 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 22 February 2017 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 22 February 2017. 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 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 +71 72 £45,000 -10.00% 6
London +62 31 £50,000 -6.54% 4
South East +77 21 £52,500 +10.52%
Berkshire +48 10 £67,500 -
Leeds +40 10 £34,000 -2.85%
Yorkshire +39 10 £34,000 -2.85%
West Yorkshire +36 10 £34,000 -2.85%
City of London +30 7 £26,000 -58.40% 1
Scotland - 7 £45,750 -
Maidenhead - 7 £45,000 -
Kent +27 6 £55,000 -4.34%
Surrey +53 5 £52,500 +10.52%
Glasgow - 4 £45,750 -
East of England +25 3 £50,000 -20.00%
West Midlands +20 3 £42,500 - 2
Chatham -4 3 - -
Manchester - 3 £36,500 -
North West - 3 £36,500 -
Edinburgh - 3 - -
Solihull -4 2 £42,500 -
Bedford - 2 £52,500 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £52,500 -
Swansea - 2 £40,000 -
West Wales - 2 £40,000 -
Wales - 2 £40,000 -
East Midlands +8 1 £57,500 +27.77%
Nottingham +5 1 £57,500 -17.85%
Nottinghamshire -3 1 £57,500 -17.85%
Cambridgeshire - 1 £38,000 -
Stockport - 1 £60,000 -

IT Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 78 (54.17%) Firewall
2 62 (43.06%) Windows
3 60 (41.67%) CISSP
4 53 (36.81%) Active Directory
5 46 (31.94%) Network Security
6 42 (29.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 37 (25.69%) Vulnerability Management
7 37 (25.69%) Microsoft
8 33 (22.92%) SQL Server
9 31 (21.53%) SIEM
10 29 (20.14%) Symantec
11 27 (18.75%) Norton AntiVirus
12 26 (18.06%) Information Security
12 26 (18.06%) Security Operations
13 25 (17.36%) Intel Security
13 25 (17.36%) ITIL
13 25 (17.36%) Cybersecurity
14 24 (16.67%) Linux
14 24 (16.67%) Finance
15 23 (15.97%) CISM
16 22 (15.28%) CheckPoint
17 21 (14.58%) Cisco
18 20 (13.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
18 20 (13.89%) Degree
19 19 (13.19%) Vulnerability Scanning
19 19 (13.19%) Windows Server
19 19 (13.19%) PCI DSS
20 17 (11.81%) TCP/IP
21 16 (11.11%) LAN
21 16 (11.11%) WAN

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 10 (6.94%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (4.17%) IIS
2 6 (4.17%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.08%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.39%) Apache
4 2 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.39%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.69%) CICS
5 1 (0.69%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (2.78%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.08%) MS Office
3 1 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.78%) Mimecast
2 4 (2.78%) Office 365
3 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.39%) SaaS
5 1 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 78 (54.17%) Firewall
2 46 (31.94%) Network Security
3 17 (11.81%) TCP/IP
4 16 (11.11%) LAN
4 16 (11.11%) WAN
5 12 (8.33%) Wireless
6 11 (7.64%) DNS
7 10 (6.94%) Intrusion Detection
8 9 (6.25%) DHCP
8 9 (6.25%) VPN
9 8 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (4.86%) Cisco Wireless
11 5 (3.47%) Wireless Security
11 5 (3.47%) Wireshark
12 4 (2.78%) IPv4
12 4 (2.78%) WebEx
13 3 (2.08%) DMZ
13 3 (2.08%) Internet
13 3 (2.08%) IPv6
13 3 (2.08%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (22.92%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.17%) Cognos Impromptu
2 6 (4.17%) InfluxDB
3 4 (2.78%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.08%) Big Data
5 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.69%) DB2
6 1 (0.69%) MySQL
6 1 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.69%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.39%) Burp Suite
1 2 (1.39%) Fiddler
General
1 24 (16.67%) Finance
2 8 (5.56%) Games
3 4 (2.78%) Back Office
3 4 (2.78%) German Language
4 3 (2.08%) French Language
4 3 (2.08%) Military
5 1 (0.69%) Banking
5 1 (0.69%) Electronics
5 1 (0.69%) Law
5 1 (0.69%) Legal
5 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.08%) Regular Expression
2 2 (1.39%) Web Services
3 1 (0.69%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.69%) ISPF
3 1 (0.69%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.03%) Management Information System
2 8 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 8 (5.56%) Cyberthreat
3 7 (4.86%) Data Protection Act
3 7 (4.86%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.78%) Shadow IT
5 2 (1.39%) Cyber Attack
5 2 (1.39%) Social Media
6 1 (0.69%) CCTV
6 1 (0.69%) Clustering
6 1 (0.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.69%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.69%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.69%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.69%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 62 (43.06%) Windows
2 24 (16.67%) Linux
3 19 (13.19%) Windows Server
4 10 (6.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (4.17%) CentOS
7 4 (2.78%) Apple iOS
7 4 (2.78%) Mac OS X
7 4 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.08%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.69%) VMS
9 1 (0.69%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (25.69%) Vulnerability Management
2 31 (21.53%) SIEM
3 26 (18.06%) Information Security
3 26 (18.06%) Security Operations
4 25 (17.36%) Cybersecurity
4 25 (17.36%) ITIL
5 19 (13.19%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 16 (11.11%) Presales
7 11 (7.64%) Attack Monitoring
7 11 (7.64%) Penetration Testing
8 10 (6.94%) Server Hardening
9 9 (6.25%) Analytics
9 9 (6.25%) Data Loss Prevention
10 8 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
10 8 (5.56%) Security Management
10 8 (5.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 7 (4.86%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (4.86%) Data Protection
11 7 (4.86%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (10.42%) SQL
2 7 (4.86%) VBScript
3 6 (4.17%) Python
4 5 (3.47%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.08%) C#
5 3 (2.08%) Java
5 3 (2.08%) VB
6 1 (0.69%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.69%) C
6 1 (0.69%) Perl
6 1 (0.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 60 (41.67%) CISSP
2 23 (15.97%) CISM
3 20 (13.89%) Degree
4 15 (10.42%) CISA
5 12 (8.33%) CompTIA Security+
5 12 (8.33%) Security+ Certification
5 12 (8.33%) SSCP
6 9 (6.25%) CEH
6 9 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (5.56%) SANS
8 5 (3.47%) CISMP
9 4 (2.78%) MCP
9 4 (2.78%) MCSE
9 4 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (2.08%) CCNA
10 3 (2.08%) GSEC
10 3 (2.08%) Security Cleared
11 2 (1.39%) CSSLP
11 2 (1.39%) GIAC
11 2 (1.39%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (29.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (13.19%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.08%) SLA
4 1 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 53 (36.81%) Active Directory
2 13 (9.03%) vSphere
3 10 (6.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.78%) ISA Server
5 3 (2.08%) XenApp
6 1 (0.69%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.69%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 1 (0.69%) RACF
6 1 (0.69%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 27 (18.75%) Norton AntiVirus
2 20 (13.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 8 (5.56%) FortiGate
3 8 (5.56%) Nessus
4 6 (4.17%) Grafana
4 6 (4.17%) Graphite
5 3 (2.08%) Kibana
5 3 (2.08%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (2.08%) Nmap
6 2 (1.39%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (1.39%) CSIRT
7 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.69%) MOM
7 1 (0.69%) SCCM
7 1 (0.69%) SCOM
7 1 (0.69%) zSecure
Vendors
1 37 (25.69%) Microsoft
2 29 (20.14%) Symantec
3 25 (17.36%) Intel Security
4 22 (15.28%) CheckPoint
5 21 (14.58%) Cisco
6 14 (9.72%) Palo Alto
6 14 (9.72%) Splunk
6 14 (9.72%) VMware
7 12 (8.33%) LogRhythm
8 10 (6.94%) F5
8 10 (6.94%) Fortinet
9 6 (4.17%) Aruba
9 6 (4.17%) Juniper
9 6 (4.17%) SonicWALL
9 6 (4.17%) WatchGuard
10 5 (3.47%) Extreme Networks
10 5 (3.47%) Sophos
11 4 (2.78%) Apple
11 4 (2.78%) Blue Coat
11 4 (2.78%) CyberArk
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £47000 - £55000 per annum + Pension + Bupa
Posted: 4 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 26 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 26 days ago