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 27 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Security Engineer
Rank 815 890 924
Rank change year-on-year
+75 +34
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Engineer 100 66 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.060% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.063% 0.047%
Number of salaries quoted 93 54 49
Median salary £54,000 £52,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.34% +16.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £27,500 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%

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
92774 105028 112463
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.34% 96.19% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 78073 87099 90668
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +83 91 £54,000 +3.84% 10
London +55 36 £60,000 +4.34% 3
South East +28 32 £54,000 +2.85%
Berkshire +22 14 £60,000 +118.18%
Windsor +2 9 £62,500 +19.04%
Hampshire +5 8 £45,000 +162.77%
Southampton - 8 £45,000 -
West Midlands - 7 £46,000 - 1
City of London +67 6 £70,000 -3.44% 1
Surrey - 6 £54,000 -
Yorkshire +34 5 £32,500 -
Leeds +30 5 £32,500 -
Bedfordshire +25 5 £52,500 +23.52% 3
West Yorkshire +22 5 £32,500 -
North West +18 5 £47,250 -0.52% 2
East of England +17 5 £52,500 +23.52% 3
Manchester +13 5 £47,250 -0.52%
Solihull - 5 £46,000 - 1
Bedford - 5 £52,500 - 3
Glasgow - 5 - -
Scotland - 5 - -
Maidenhead -14 4 £37,500 +36.36%
Kent - 4 £55,000 -
Romford - 3 £25,000 -
Birmingham - 2 £43,125 -
East Midlands +9 1 £35,500 -8.97%
Bolton -7 1 £52,500 +10.52%
Bracknell - 1 £52,500 -
Kettering - 1 £35,500 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £35,500 -

IT Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 121 (62.37%) Firewall
2 96 (49.48%) Windows
3 77 (39.69%) Network Security
4 70 (36.08%) Active Directory
5 60 (30.93%) Microsoft
6 59 (30.41%) CISSP
7 54 (27.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 53 (27.32%) Information Security
9 48 (24.74%) Linux
10 45 (23.20%) Cisco
11 43 (22.16%) VPN
12 38 (19.59%) Finance
12 38 (19.59%) CheckPoint
13 36 (18.56%) MS Excel
14 33 (17.01%) WAN
14 33 (17.01%) Windows Server
14 33 (17.01%) SIEM
15 32 (16.49%) LAN
16 31 (15.98%) ITIL
16 31 (15.98%) Vulnerability Management
17 30 (15.46%) Security Cleared
18 29 (14.95%) SC Cleared
18 29 (14.95%) DNS
19 28 (14.43%) Management Information System
19 28 (14.43%) Degree
20 27 (13.92%) PCI DSS
20 27 (13.92%) Windows Server 2008
20 27 (13.92%) Windows Server 2012
21 26 (13.40%) MS Exchange
22 25 (12.89%) DHCP

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 26 (13.40%) MS Exchange
2 24 (12.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (6.70%) IIS
4 12 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (4.12%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (2.06%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.55%) nginx
8 1 (0.52%) Apache
8 1 (0.52%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.52%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.52%) SAS
8 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.52%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 36 (18.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.52%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.22%) Office 365
2 13 (6.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (4.64%) Mimecast
4 2 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 121 (62.37%) Firewall
2 77 (39.69%) Network Security
3 43 (22.16%) VPN
4 33 (17.01%) WAN
5 32 (16.49%) LAN
6 29 (14.95%) DNS
7 25 (12.89%) DHCP
8 20 (10.31%) TCP/IP
9 15 (7.73%) Cisco ASA
9 15 (7.73%) VoIP
10 12 (6.19%) VLAN
11 11 (5.67%) Cisco ISE
12 10 (5.15%) MPLS
13 9 (4.64%) Intrusion Detection
14 6 (3.09%) Wireless
14 6 (3.09%) Wireshark
15 5 (2.58%) LDAP
16 4 (2.06%) Cisco Wireless
17 3 (1.55%) BGP
17 3 (1.55%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (12.89%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.12%) Big Data
3 7 (3.61%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.52%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.52%) Parquet
General
1 38 (19.59%) Finance
2 9 (4.64%) Banking
3 7 (3.61%) Publishing
4 5 (2.58%) Retail
5 3 (1.55%) Games
5 3 (1.55%) Marketing
5 3 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.55%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.55%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.03%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.03%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.52%) Advertising
7 1 (0.52%) Back Office
7 1 (0.52%) Law
7 1 (0.52%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.61%) ZeroMQ
2 5 (2.58%) HTML
3 4 (2.06%) 802.1X
3 4 (2.06%) Regular Expression
4 2 (1.03%) Middleware
4 2 (1.03%) REST
4 2 (1.03%) SOAP
4 2 (1.03%) XML
5 1 (0.52%) Apache Flex
5 1 (0.52%) CGI
5 1 (0.52%) Ext JS
5 1 (0.52%) GWT
5 1 (0.52%) JSON
5 1 (0.52%) Kafka
5 1 (0.52%) Silverlight
5 1 (0.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (14.43%) Management Information System
2 13 (6.70%) Data Centre
3 12 (6.19%) Blackberry
3 12 (6.19%) Replication
4 11 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.67%) Computer Science
4 11 (5.67%) RSA SecurID
5 10 (5.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 10 (5.15%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.06%) Cyberthreat
6 4 (2.06%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (2.06%) PKI
6 4 (2.06%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (1.55%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.55%) Mobile Banking
7 3 (1.55%) Online Banking
7 3 (1.55%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.03%) Shadow IT
9 1 (0.52%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.52%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 96 (49.48%) Windows
2 48 (24.74%) Linux
3 33 (17.01%) Windows Server
4 27 (13.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (13.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (6.19%) Windows 8
5 12 (6.19%) Windows XP
6 11 (5.67%) Unix
7 9 (4.64%) CentOS
8 6 (3.09%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.03%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (27.32%) Information Security
2 33 (17.01%) SIEM
3 31 (15.98%) ITIL
3 31 (15.98%) Vulnerability Management
4 23 (11.86%) Security Operations
5 19 (9.79%) Penetration Testing
6 18 (9.28%) Network Architecture
7 16 (8.25%) ITIL V3
7 16 (8.25%) Kalman Filter
8 15 (7.73%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 15 (7.73%) Presales
8 15 (7.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 14 (7.22%) Change Management
9 14 (7.22%) Security Architecture
10 13 (6.70%) Network Management
11 11 (5.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 10 (5.15%) Attack Monitoring
13 9 (4.64%) Cybersecurity
14 8 (4.12%) Identity Management
14 8 (4.12%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 18 (9.28%) SQL
2 11 (5.67%) Perl
2 11 (5.67%) PowerShell
2 11 (5.67%) Python
3 7 (3.61%) C
3 7 (3.61%) C#
3 7 (3.61%) VBScript
4 6 (3.09%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.58%) Java
6 2 (1.03%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.03%) PHP
6 2 (1.03%) Ruby
6 2 (1.03%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.52%) C++
Qualifications
1 59 (30.41%) CISSP
2 30 (15.46%) Security Cleared
3 29 (14.95%) SC Cleared
4 28 (14.43%) Degree
5 24 (12.37%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (11.86%) CEH
7 21 (10.82%) CCNP
8 18 (9.28%) CISA
9 15 (7.73%) CCSA
9 15 (7.73%) CCSE
9 15 (7.73%) CCSP
10 14 (7.22%) SANS
11 10 (5.15%) CISM
11 10 (5.15%) GSEC
12 9 (4.64%) CCNA
12 9 (4.64%) DV Cleared
13 8 (4.12%) GIAC
14 7 (3.61%) CompTIA Security+
14 7 (3.61%) Security+ Certification
14 7 (3.61%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (27.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (13.92%) PCI DSS
3 11 (5.67%) SLA
4 5 (2.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.03%) COBIT
5 2 (1.03%) GPG13
6 1 (0.52%) QA
System Software
1 70 (36.08%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.58%) XenApp
4 4 (2.06%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (10.82%) Nessus
2 19 (9.79%) Norton AntiVirus
3 13 (6.70%) SCCM
4 7 (3.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 6 (3.09%) Nmap
6 4 (2.06%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (2.06%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (2.06%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (1.03%) QRadar
7 2 (1.03%) WSUS
8 1 (0.52%) Fluentd
8 1 (0.52%) Nagios
8 1 (0.52%) yum
Vendors
1 60 (30.93%) Microsoft
2 45 (23.20%) Cisco
3 38 (19.59%) CheckPoint
4 20 (10.31%) Symantec
5 15 (7.73%) F5
6 14 (7.22%) Intel Security
7 13 (6.70%) Palo Alto
8 12 (6.19%) Barracuda Networks
8 12 (6.19%) CA
8 12 (6.19%) Stonesoft
9 9 (4.64%) Sophos
9 9 (4.64%) Splunk
10 8 (4.12%) Dell
10 8 (4.12%) LogRhythm
10 8 (4.12%) Radware
10 8 (4.12%) Red Hat
10 8 (4.12%) SonicWALL
11 7 (3.61%) Citrix
11 7 (3.61%) VMware
12 6 (3.09%) Forcepoint
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