The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Security Engineer
Rank 851 846 858
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +12
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Engineer 45 23 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.021% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.022% 0.021%
Number of salaries quoted 41 22 15
Average salary £57,500 £45,000 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.77% -3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,250 £31,415
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £59,750 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,250 £41,250 £46,500
% change year-on-year
-12.12% -11.29%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110132 102981 111649
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.41% 95.09%
Number of salaries quoted 90172 85675 95884
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.29%

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 11 July 2014 within the UK.

IT Security Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Security Engineer
Top 17 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 11 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +8 44 £57,500 +27.77% 3
London -21 25 £67,500 +20.00%
South East -1 11 £35,000 -12.50% 3
City of London +5 8 £67,500 +35.00%
Surrey - 8 £35,000 - 1
West Yorkshire - 5 £42,500 -
Yorkshire - 5 £42,500 -
Leeds - 5 £42,500 -
Havant - 3 £58,000 - 2
Hampshire - 3 £58,000 - 2
South West -10 2 £27,500 -35.29%
Bristol - 2 £27,500 -
Weybridge - 2 £32,500 - 1
Essex - 1 £50,000 -
Glasgow - 1 £47,500 - 1
Scotland - 1 £47,500 - 1
East of England - 1 £50,000 -

IT Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 86 (72.27%) Firewall
2 57 (47.90%) Cisco
3 48 (40.34%) CheckPoint
3 48 (40.34%) Windows
4 46 (38.66%) Cisco Certification
5 43 (36.13%) UNIX
6 42 (35.29%) Linux
7 37 (31.09%) CISSP
8 36 (30.25%) Network Security
8 36 (30.25%) SIEM
9 34 (28.57%) Websense
10 32 (26.89%) CCNP
11 31 (26.05%) Finance
12 30 (25.21%) Vulnerability Management
13 24 (20.17%) Information Security
13 24 (20.17%) Blue Coat
14 23 (19.33%) ITIL
15 22 (18.49%) CCNA
15 22 (18.49%) CCSE
16 21 (17.65%) Microsoft
17 20 (16.81%) Active Directory
18 18 (15.13%) Perl
18 18 (15.13%) VPN
18 18 (15.13%) VMware
19 17 (14.29%) Reverse Proxy
20 16 (13.45%) DNS
21 15 (12.61%) Security Management
22 14 (11.76%) Incident Management
22 14 (11.76%) Red Hat
22 14 (11.76%) McAfee

IT Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 (4.20%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (8.40%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.52%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (72.27%) Firewall
2 36 (30.25%) Network Security
3 18 (15.13%) VPN
4 17 (14.29%) Reverse Proxy
5 16 (13.45%) DNS
6 13 (10.92%) Wireless
7 12 (10.08%) Wireshark
7 12 (10.08%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (10.08%) tcpdump
7 12 (10.08%) TCP/IP
8 10 (8.40%) LDAP
9 7 (5.88%) LAN
9 7 (5.88%) WAN
10 6 (5.04%) Internet
11 5 (4.20%) Intrusion Detection
12 4 (3.36%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (3.36%) IPsec
12 4 (3.36%) SSH
12 4 (3.36%) TACACS
12 4 (3.36%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.68%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.84%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.84%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (8.40%) Metasploit
General
1 31 (26.05%) Finance
2 9 (7.56%) Law
2 9 (7.56%) Legal
3 7 (5.88%) Banking
4 4 (3.36%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.36%) Games
5 3 (2.52%) Electronics
6 2 (1.68%) Publishing
7 1 (0.84%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.84%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.84%) Arabic Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.68%) HTML
1 2 (1.68%) .NET
1 2 (1.68%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.08%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.36%) CESG
2 4 (3.36%) SecurID
2 4 (3.36%) PKI
3 1 (0.84%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.84%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 48 (40.34%) Windows
2 43 (36.13%) UNIX
3 42 (35.29%) Linux
4 14 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (10.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (10.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (10.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (9.24%) FreeBSD
7 11 (9.24%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (30.25%) SIEM
2 30 (25.21%) Vulnerability Management
3 24 (20.17%) Information Security
4 23 (19.33%) ITIL
5 15 (12.61%) Security Management
6 14 (11.76%) Incident Management
7 12 (10.08%) PRINCE2
8 10 (8.40%) Root Cause Analysis
9 8 (6.72%) Penetration Testing
10 7 (5.88%) Protective Monitoring
11 6 (5.04%) Capacity Management
11 6 (5.04%) Risk Management
11 6 (5.04%) Service Delivery
12 5 (4.20%) Load Balancing
12 5 (4.20%) Network Management
12 5 (4.20%) Ethical Hacking
13 4 (3.36%) OOP
13 4 (3.36%) OO
13 4 (3.36%) Configuration Management
13 4 (3.36%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 18 (15.13%) Perl
2 14 (11.76%) PowerShell
3 12 (10.08%) Bash Shell
3 12 (10.08%) SQL
4 10 (8.40%) Ruby
5 4 (3.36%) C++
6 2 (1.68%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.68%) VBScript
6 2 (1.68%) C#
Qualifications
1 46 (38.66%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (31.09%) CISSP
3 32 (26.89%) CCNP
4 22 (18.49%) CCNA
4 22 (18.49%) CCSE
5 9 (7.56%) CEH
6 6 (5.04%) CISM
6 6 (5.04%) Security Cleared
6 6 (5.04%) CCSP
7 5 (4.20%) CISA
8 4 (3.36%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (3.36%) MCSE
8 4 (3.36%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (2.52%) SSCP
9 3 (2.52%) CCSA
9 3 (2.52%) GSEC
10 2 (1.68%) CSSLP
11 1 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.84%) MCITP
11 1 (0.84%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (6.72%) COBIT
3 3 (2.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (16.81%) Active Directory
2 13 (10.92%) Snort
3 12 (10.08%) Nmap
4 10 (8.40%) ISA Server
5 5 (4.20%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (3.36%) SpamAssassin
7 2 (1.68%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.68%) vSphere
8 1 (0.84%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 10 (8.40%) Nessus
2 5 (4.20%) FortiGate
3 3 (2.52%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.68%) Cryoserver
4 2 (1.68%) Opsview
4 2 (1.68%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (1.68%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.68%) Nagios
5 1 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 57 (47.90%) Cisco
2 48 (40.34%) CheckPoint
3 34 (28.57%) Websense
4 24 (20.17%) Blue Coat
5 21 (17.65%) Microsoft
6 18 (15.13%) VMware
7 14 (11.76%) Red Hat
7 14 (11.76%) McAfee
8 12 (10.08%) IronPort
9 10 (8.40%) Barracuda Networks
9 10 (8.40%) Aruba
9 10 (8.40%) Symantec
9 10 (8.40%) Citrix
10 8 (6.72%) Juniper
10 8 (6.72%) Tufin
11 6 (5.04%) Sophos
12 5 (4.20%) ScanSafe
12 5 (4.20%) Trustwave
12 5 (4.20%) SolarWinds
12 5 (4.20%) Splunk
UK
ARM Information Security & Communications
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 16% bonus - pid quarterly
Posted: 2 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
SSE
Salary: From £47,127 to £60,239 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Weybridge
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Proactive Appointments
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago