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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Security Engineer
Rank 857 838 843
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +5
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Engineer 39 43 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.040% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.042% 0.041%
Number of salaries quoted 32 39 32
Average salary £47,750 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.11% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -10.00%

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
107752 102864 107643
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.55% 94.57% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 88108 85518 91703
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 24 October 2014 within the UK.

IT Security Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Security Engineer
Top 27 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 24 October 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 -14 38 £47,750 +6.11% 2
South East -9 16 £50,750 +12.77%
Hampshire -2 12 £55,000 +7.47%
London +13 11 £48,000 -12.72% 1
Southampton - 5 £45,000 -
South West -19 4 £40,000 - 1
Havant -12 3 £58,000 +14.17%
Leeds - 3 £47,500 -
Bristol - 3 - -
West Yorkshire - 3 £47,500 -
Yorkshire - 3 £47,500 -
North West - 3 £57,500 -
Berkshire -5 2 £25,500 -36.25%
Surrey - 2 £37,500 -
Liverpool - 2 £57,500 -
Leatherhead - 2 £37,500 -
Reading - 2 £25,500 -
City of London - 2 £47,500 -
Merseyside - 2 £57,500 -
Wiltshire -8 1 £40,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £45,000 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £45,000 -
Chippenham - 1 £40,000 - 1
Glasgow - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £45,000 -

IT Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 63 (67.74%) Firewall
2 45 (48.39%) Windows
3 37 (39.78%) Information Security
4 36 (38.71%) Cisco
5 35 (37.63%) Cisco Certification
5 35 (37.63%) Network Security
6 34 (36.56%) UNIX
7 31 (33.33%) Linux
8 29 (31.18%) DNS
9 28 (30.11%) CCNP
10 25 (26.88%) ITIL
10 25 (26.88%) Finance
11 22 (23.66%) CCNA
11 22 (23.66%) CISSP
11 22 (23.66%) IronPort
11 22 (23.66%) Analytical Skills
12 20 (21.51%) PowerShell
13 19 (20.43%) Root Cause Analysis
13 19 (20.43%) SIEM
14 18 (19.35%) Vulnerability Management
14 18 (19.35%) Management Information System
15 17 (18.28%) Active Directory
16 16 (17.20%) CheckPoint
16 16 (17.20%) ISA Server
16 16 (17.20%) Security Management
16 16 (17.20%) Mentoring
17 15 (16.13%) VPN
18 14 (15.05%) Blue Coat
18 14 (15.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 13 (13.98%) PCI DSS

IT Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (5.38%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.23%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 63 (67.74%) Firewall
2 35 (37.63%) Network Security
3 29 (31.18%) DNS
4 15 (16.13%) VPN
5 13 (13.98%) TCP/IP
6 12 (12.90%) LDAP
7 11 (11.83%) Reverse Proxy
8 10 (10.75%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (8.60%) tcpdump
9 8 (8.60%) Wireshark
9 8 (8.60%) DHCP
10 7 (7.53%) Kerberos
10 7 (7.53%) SNMP
10 7 (7.53%) SSH
10 7 (7.53%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (5.38%) IPsec
12 4 (4.30%) WAN
12 4 (4.30%) TACACS
13 3 (3.23%) BGP
13 3 (3.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (7.53%) Metasploit
General
1 25 (26.88%) Finance
2 9 (9.68%) Law
3 7 (7.53%) Banking
4 6 (6.45%) Telecoms
4 6 (6.45%) Legal
5 3 (3.23%) Electronics
6 2 (2.15%) Publishing
6 2 (2.15%) Games
7 1 (1.08%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.23%) Web Services
2 2 (2.15%) HTML
2 2 (2.15%) .NET
2 2 (2.15%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 22 (23.66%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (19.35%) Management Information System
3 10 (10.75%) PKI
4 7 (7.53%) SecurID
5 3 (3.23%) Smartcard
6 2 (2.15%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.08%) Statistics
7 1 (1.08%) Open Source
7 1 (1.08%) GIS
7 1 (1.08%) CESG
7 1 (1.08%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 45 (48.39%) Windows
2 34 (36.56%) UNIX
3 31 (33.33%) Linux
4 10 (10.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (8.60%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (8.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (7.53%) FreeBSD
7 7 (7.53%) Solaris
8 2 (2.15%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.08%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (39.78%) Information Security
2 25 (26.88%) ITIL
3 19 (20.43%) Root Cause Analysis
3 19 (20.43%) SIEM
4 18 (19.35%) Vulnerability Management
5 16 (17.20%) Security Management
5 16 (17.20%) Mentoring
6 12 (12.90%) Information Security Management
7 8 (8.60%) PRINCE2
7 8 (8.60%) Load Balancing
7 8 (8.60%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 8 (8.60%) Kalman Filter
8 7 (7.53%) Risk Assessment
9 6 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (6.45%) Penetration Testing
10 4 (4.30%) Change Management
10 4 (4.30%) Project Management
10 4 (4.30%) Cyber Security
11 3 (3.23%) ITIL V3
11 3 (3.23%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (21.51%) PowerShell
2 13 (13.98%) Perl
3 10 (10.75%) SQL
4 9 (9.68%) Bash Shell
5 7 (7.53%) Ruby
6 2 (2.15%) VBScript
6 2 (2.15%) C#
6 2 (2.15%) C++
6 2 (2.15%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 35 (37.63%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (30.11%) CCNP
3 22 (23.66%) CCNA
3 22 (23.66%) CISSP
4 12 (12.90%) Degree
5 10 (10.75%) CCSE
6 8 (8.60%) GIAC
7 6 (6.45%) ISACA
8 4 (4.30%) CISA
8 4 (4.30%) CISM
9 3 (3.23%) CCSA
10 2 (2.15%) ISSAP
10 2 (2.15%) ISSMP
10 2 (2.15%) CISMP
10 2 (2.15%) CCSP
10 2 (2.15%) Security Cleared
11 1 (1.08%) MCSE
11 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (15.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (13.98%) PCI DSS
3 11 (11.83%) COBIT
4 3 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (2.15%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (18.28%) Active Directory
2 16 (17.20%) ISA Server
3 8 (8.60%) Snort
3 8 (8.60%) Nmap
4 5 (5.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.15%) SpamAssassin
6 1 (1.08%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 8 (8.60%) SCCM
2 7 (7.53%) Nessus
3 2 (2.15%) Nagios
3 2 (2.15%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (2.15%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.15%) Opsview
Vendors
1 36 (38.71%) Cisco
2 22 (23.66%) IronPort
3 16 (17.20%) CheckPoint
4 14 (15.05%) Blue Coat
5 11 (11.83%) Microsoft
6 10 (10.75%) Juniper
6 10 (10.75%) VMware
7 9 (9.68%) Red Hat
8 8 (8.60%) Websense
8 8 (8.60%) SolarWinds
9 7 (7.53%) F5
10 6 (6.45%) ScanSafe
10 6 (6.45%) Brocade
11 3 (3.23%) SonicWALL
11 3 (3.23%) Dell
11 3 (3.23%) Citrix
11 3 (3.23%) Trustwave
11 3 (3.23%) Ruckus Wireless
11 3 (3.23%) Cyber-Ark
12 2 (2.15%) Splunk
Chippenham
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £38000.00 - £42000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago