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 29 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Security Engineer
Rank 817 904 925
Rank change year-on-year
+87 +21
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Engineer 94 65 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.096% 0.059% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.099% 0.061% 0.055%
Number of salaries quoted 91 42 59
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -18.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £17,550 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £61,350 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £42,500 £36,250
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +17.24%

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
94567 105846 115549
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.29% 96.48% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79566 86840 94644
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £69,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 May 2016 within the UK.

IT Security Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Security Engineer
Top 28 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 29 May 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 +78 89 £47,500 +5.55% 6
London +62 42 £50,000 +11.11% 2
South East +50 31 £47,500 +167.60% 2
Hampshire +13 11 £40,000 +128.57% 1
Surrey - 10 £47,500 -
Southampton - 10 £40,000 - 1
Berkshire +24 9 £50,000 +17.64%
Romford - 9 £25,000 -
North West +19 7 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Manchester +3 6 £52,500 +16.66% 1
West Midlands -9 6 £46,250 -
Birmingham - 6 £46,250 -
Reading +24 4 £47,500 -24.00%
Scotland +3 4 £43,750 -2.77% 1
Bolton - 4 £52,500 -
Glasgow - 3 £47,500 - 1
Maidenhead +6 2 £61,250 +44.11%
Edinburgh +5 1 £40,000 -11.11%
Bracknell - 1 £50,000 -
Winchester - 1 £35,500 -
Epsom - 1 £47,500 -
Bradford - 1 £27,500 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £27,500 -
Durham - 1 £27,500 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £27,500 -
North East - 1 £27,500 - 1
South West - 1 £60,000 -
Bristol - 1 £60,000 -

IT Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 128 (73.99%) Firewall
2 97 (56.07%) Windows
3 79 (45.66%) Active Directory
4 67 (38.73%) Microsoft
5 57 (32.95%) Network Security
6 56 (32.37%) Cisco
7 47 (27.17%) LAN
7 47 (27.17%) WAN
8 44 (25.43%) MS Excel
8 44 (25.43%) CISSP
9 43 (24.86%) CheckPoint
10 42 (24.28%) Linux
11 41 (23.70%) SIEM
12 40 (23.12%) Windows Server
12 40 (23.12%) TCP/IP
13 39 (22.54%) VPN
14 38 (21.97%) DNS
15 37 (21.39%) VMware
16 36 (20.81%) Cisco Certification
17 33 (19.08%) Finance
18 32 (18.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 31 (17.92%) VMware Infrastructure
20 30 (17.34%) PCI DSS
20 30 (17.34%) Information Security
21 28 (16.18%) DHCP
22 26 (15.03%) Citrix
22 26 (15.03%) Windows Server 2008
22 26 (15.03%) Windows Server 2012
23 25 (14.45%) Cybersecurity
23 25 (14.45%) Security Cleared

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 24 (13.87%) Exchange Server 2010
1 24 (13.87%) MS Exchange
2 14 (8.09%) Exchange Server 2007
3 12 (6.94%) IIS
4 7 (4.05%) IBM Domino
5 6 (3.47%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.31%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.16%) Apache
8 1 (0.58%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.58%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.58%) Confluence
8 1 (0.58%) SAS
8 1 (0.58%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.58%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.58%) WebSphere
Applications
1 44 (25.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.58%) MS Office
2 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.58%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 18 (10.40%) Office 365
2 16 (9.25%) Mimecast
3 14 (8.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (3.47%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (2.89%) SaaS
6 4 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (2.31%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 128 (73.99%) Firewall
2 57 (32.95%) Network Security
3 47 (27.17%) LAN
3 47 (27.17%) WAN
4 40 (23.12%) TCP/IP
5 39 (22.54%) VPN
6 38 (21.97%) DNS
7 28 (16.18%) DHCP
8 19 (10.98%) VLAN
9 16 (9.25%) Wireshark
10 14 (8.09%) SAN
10 14 (8.09%) VoIP
11 11 (6.36%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (6.36%) HTTP
11 11 (6.36%) MPLS
12 10 (5.78%) IPv4
13 9 (5.20%) Intrusion Detection
14 8 (4.62%) IPv6
14 8 (4.62%) LDAP
14 8 (4.62%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.47%) Big Data
3 3 (1.73%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.58%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.58%) MySQL
4 1 (0.58%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 1 (0.58%) JIRA
General
1 33 (19.08%) Finance
2 4 (2.31%) Advertising
2 4 (2.31%) Marketing
3 3 (1.73%) Games
3 3 (1.73%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.16%) Back Office
4 2 (1.16%) Banking
4 2 (1.16%) Publishing
4 2 (1.16%) Retail
5 1 (0.58%) Electronics
5 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.31%) Web Services
2 3 (1.73%) ZeroMQ
3 2 (1.16%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.16%) Regular Expression
3 2 (1.16%) REST
3 2 (1.16%) SOAP
3 2 (1.16%) XML
4 1 (0.58%) Apache Flex
4 1 (0.58%) CGI
4 1 (0.58%) Ext JS
4 1 (0.58%) GWT
4 1 (0.58%) JSON
4 1 (0.58%) Kafka
4 1 (0.58%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.67%) Data Centre
2 14 (8.09%) Blackberry
2 14 (8.09%) Replication
3 13 (7.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 11 (6.36%) Management Information System
5 8 (4.62%) Computer Science
6 7 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (3.47%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (2.89%) Cryptography
8 5 (2.89%) Private Cloud
9 4 (2.31%) EMC VNX
9 4 (2.31%) PKI
9 4 (2.31%) RSA SecurID
9 4 (2.31%) Security Operations Centre
10 3 (1.73%) Fixed Income
11 2 (1.16%) Cyberthreat
11 2 (1.16%) Fat Client
11 2 (1.16%) iPad
11 2 (1.16%) Thin Client
12 1 (0.58%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 97 (56.07%) Windows
2 42 (24.28%) Linux
3 40 (23.12%) Windows Server
4 26 (15.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (15.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (8.67%) Windows XP
6 14 (8.09%) Windows 8
7 13 (7.51%) Unix
8 2 (1.16%) Solaris
8 2 (1.16%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.58%) CentOS
9 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.58%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (23.70%) SIEM
2 30 (17.34%) Information Security
3 25 (14.45%) Cybersecurity
3 25 (14.45%) Security Operations
4 23 (13.29%) Kalman Filter
5 21 (12.14%) Presales
6 19 (10.98%) Vulnerability Management
7 15 (8.67%) Network Architecture
8 14 (8.09%) Data Protection
9 13 (7.51%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 13 (7.51%) Penetration Testing
9 13 (7.51%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 12 (6.94%) ITIL
11 11 (6.36%) Attack Monitoring
12 10 (5.78%) Identity Management
12 10 (5.78%) Network Design
12 10 (5.78%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 9 (5.20%) Malware Analysis
13 9 (5.20%) Workflow
14 7 (4.05%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (7.51%) SQL
2 8 (4.62%) PowerShell
2 8 (4.62%) Python
3 7 (4.05%) C
3 7 (4.05%) Perl
4 2 (1.16%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.16%) C#
4 2 (1.16%) PHP
4 2 (1.16%) Ruby
4 2 (1.16%) VBScript
5 1 (0.58%) C++
5 1 (0.58%) Java
5 1 (0.58%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.58%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 44 (25.43%) CISSP
2 36 (20.81%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (14.45%) Security Cleared
4 24 (13.87%) SC Cleared
5 21 (12.14%) Degree
6 20 (11.56%) CCNA
6 20 (11.56%) CCNP
7 12 (6.94%) CCSP
7 12 (6.94%) CEH
8 11 (6.36%) DV Cleared
9 10 (5.78%) GIAC
10 9 (5.20%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (4.62%) CISA
11 8 (4.62%) CISM
12 7 (4.05%) CCSA
12 7 (4.05%) CCSE
12 7 (4.05%) CompTIA Security+
12 7 (4.05%) SANS
12 7 (4.05%) Security+ Certification
12 7 (4.05%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (18.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (17.34%) PCI DSS
3 9 (5.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (2.89%) SLA
5 2 (1.16%) COBIT
5 2 (1.16%) GPG13
6 1 (0.58%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.58%) ISO27002
6 1 (0.58%) QA
System Software
1 79 (45.66%) Active Directory
2 31 (17.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (10.98%) vSphere
4 15 (8.67%) XenApp
5 8 (4.62%) Hyper-V
6 7 (4.05%) NFS
Systems Management
1 17 (9.83%) Nessus
2 16 (9.25%) Nmap
3 14 (8.09%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 9 (5.20%) SCCM
5 5 (2.89%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (2.89%) SCOM
6 4 (2.31%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.73%) QRadar
8 2 (1.16%) yum
9 1 (0.58%) Fluentd
9 1 (0.58%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.58%) Nagios
9 1 (0.58%) RSA Archer
9 1 (0.58%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 67 (38.73%) Microsoft
2 56 (32.37%) Cisco
3 43 (24.86%) CheckPoint
4 37 (21.39%) VMware
5 26 (15.03%) Citrix
6 20 (11.56%) LogRhythm
7 18 (10.40%) Forcepoint
7 18 (10.40%) HP
8 16 (9.25%) F5
8 16 (9.25%) Tripwire
9 11 (6.36%) ArcSight
10 10 (5.78%) Barracuda Networks
10 10 (5.78%) CA
10 10 (5.78%) Dell
10 10 (5.78%) Radware
10 10 (5.78%) SonicWALL
10 10 (5.78%) Stonesoft
11 7 (4.05%) Remedy
11 7 (4.05%) SolarWinds
11 7 (4.05%) Sourcefire
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