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 17 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Security Engineer
UK
Rank 778 859 889
Rank change year-on-year
+81 +30
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Engineer 80 61 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.095% 0.062% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.099% 0.064% 0.064%
Number of salaries quoted 68 53 47
Median salary £47,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £25,000 £17,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £58,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%

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
81076 94889 99493
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.44% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 67322 79646 82693
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 £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +61 72 £48,500 +2.10% 5
South East +77 24 £52,500 -8.69% 1
London +66 23 £54,000 -6.08% 2
West Yorkshire +38 13 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Leeds +36 13 £32,500 -7.14%
Yorkshire +36 13 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Berkshire +53 12 £62,750 - 1
Surrey +46 9 £52,500 +23.52%
Maidenhead - 9 £45,000 -
Scotland - 7 £40,000 - 1
Glasgow - 6 £40,000 - 1
North West - 5 £47,000 -
Manchester - 5 £47,000 -
City of London +32 4 £26,000 -51.40%
Kent +10 3 - -
West Midlands +4 3 £42,500 -
Chatham -7 3 - -
East of England +15 2 £48,000 -23.20% 1
East Midlands +7 2 £50,000 +11.11%
Solihull -11 2 £42,500 -
Hemel Hempstead +8 1 £46,000 -26.40%
Hertfordshire +7 1 £46,000 -26.40%
Nottinghamshire +1 1 £57,500 -20.68%
Nottingham -14 1 £57,500 -20.68%
Uxbridge - 1 £52,500 -
Redditch - 1 £42,500 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £42,500 -
Towcester - 1 £42,500 -
Cheadle - 1 £46,000 -
Stockport - 1 £60,000 -

IT Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 80 (51.61%) Firewall
2 74 (47.74%) CISSP
3 69 (44.52%) Windows
4 57 (36.77%) Active Directory
4 57 (36.77%) Network Security
5 55 (35.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 46 (29.68%) Microsoft
7 43 (27.74%) Vulnerability Management
8 39 (25.16%) Information Security
9 36 (23.23%) Symantec
9 36 (23.23%) SQL Server
10 34 (21.94%) ITIL
10 34 (21.94%) Norton AntiVirus
11 32 (20.65%) Finance
12 30 (19.35%) Intel Security
12 30 (19.35%) SIEM
13 28 (18.06%) Degree
14 27 (17.42%) Security Operations
15 26 (16.77%) PCI DSS
15 26 (16.77%) CISM
15 26 (16.77%) Linux
16 24 (15.48%) CheckPoint
16 24 (15.48%) Management Information System
16 24 (15.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 23 (14.84%) CISA
18 20 (12.90%) SQL
19 18 (11.61%) Cisco
19 18 (11.61%) SSCP
20 17 (10.97%) Security+ Certification
20 17 (10.97%) CEH

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 (6.45%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (4.52%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.23%) IIS
4 4 (2.58%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.65%) Apache
6 1 (0.65%) CICS
6 1 (0.65%) JBoss
6 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.94%) MS Office
3 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.23%) Mimecast
1 5 (3.23%) Office 365
2 2 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 80 (51.61%) Firewall
2 57 (36.77%) Network Security
3 15 (9.68%) LAN
3 15 (9.68%) WAN
3 15 (9.68%) Wireless
4 12 (7.74%) TCP/IP
5 10 (6.45%) DNS
5 10 (6.45%) VPN
6 9 (5.81%) Cisco Wireless
6 9 (5.81%) Intrusion Detection
7 8 (5.16%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (4.52%) DHCP
9 6 (3.87%) Wireless Security
10 5 (3.23%) Wireshark
11 4 (2.58%) Cisco ISE
11 4 (2.58%) Internet
11 4 (2.58%) IPv4
12 3 (1.94%) DMZ
12 3 (1.94%) IPv6
12 3 (1.94%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (23.23%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.87%) InfluxDB
3 4 (2.58%) Big Data
3 4 (2.58%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.29%) Cognos Impromptu
4 2 (1.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.65%) DB2
5 1 (0.65%) MySQL
5 1 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.65%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.65%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.29%) Burp Suite
1 2 (1.29%) Fiddler
General
1 32 (20.65%) Finance
2 8 (5.16%) Games
3 4 (2.58%) Back Office
3 4 (2.58%) Banking
3 4 (2.58%) German Language
3 4 (2.58%) Publishing
4 3 (1.94%) French Language
4 3 (1.94%) Retail
4 3 (1.94%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.29%) Law
5 2 (1.29%) Legal
5 2 (1.29%) Military
6 1 (0.65%) Electronics
6 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.58%) 802.1X
1 4 (2.58%) HTML
1 4 (2.58%) Regular Expression
2 1 (0.65%) ISPF
2 1 (0.65%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (15.48%) Management Information System
2 13 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (7.10%) Computer Science
4 8 (5.16%) Cyberthreat
5 6 (3.87%) Data Protection Act
5 6 (3.87%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (3.23%) Shadow IT
7 4 (2.58%) RSA SecurID
8 3 (1.94%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.94%) Mobile Banking
8 3 (1.94%) Online Banking
9 2 (1.29%) Cryptography
9 2 (1.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.29%) Social Media
10 1 (0.65%) CCTV
10 1 (0.65%) Clustering
10 1 (0.65%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.65%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.65%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.65%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 69 (44.52%) Windows
2 26 (16.77%) Linux
3 15 (9.68%) Windows Server
4 7 (4.52%) CentOS
4 7 (4.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (3.87%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.58%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.94%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.65%) Unix
9 1 (0.65%) VMS
9 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.65%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (27.74%) Vulnerability Management
2 39 (25.16%) Information Security
3 34 (21.94%) ITIL
4 30 (19.35%) SIEM
5 27 (17.42%) Security Operations
6 16 (10.32%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 13 (8.39%) Penetration Testing
8 12 (7.74%) Cybersecurity
9 11 (7.10%) Attack Monitoring
9 11 (7.10%) Server Hardening
9 11 (7.10%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 10 (6.45%) Analytics
10 10 (6.45%) Data Loss Prevention
10 10 (6.45%) Kalman Filter
11 9 (5.81%) Change Management
11 9 (5.81%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (5.81%) IT Governance
12 8 (5.16%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (5.16%) Incident Management
12 8 (5.16%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (12.90%) SQL
2 9 (5.81%) PowerShell
2 9 (5.81%) VBScript
3 8 (5.16%) Python
4 7 (4.52%) C#
5 6 (3.87%) Java
6 5 (3.23%) Perl
7 4 (2.58%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.94%) VB
9 2 (1.29%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.65%) C
10 1 (0.65%) Ruby
10 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 74 (47.74%) CISSP
2 28 (18.06%) Degree
3 26 (16.77%) CISM
4 23 (14.84%) CISA
5 18 (11.61%) SSCP
6 17 (10.97%) CEH
6 17 (10.97%) CompTIA Security+
6 17 (10.97%) Security+ Certification
7 14 (9.03%) SANS
8 11 (7.10%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (5.16%) CSSLP
9 8 (5.16%) GIAC
10 5 (3.23%) CISMP
10 5 (3.23%) GSEC
10 5 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (3.23%) SC Cleared
10 5 (3.23%) Security Cleared
11 4 (2.58%) CCNP
11 4 (2.58%) CCSP
11 4 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (35.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (16.77%) PCI DSS
3 5 (3.23%) SLA
4 1 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 57 (36.77%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.81%) vSphere
3 8 (5.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.58%) ISA Server
5 3 (1.94%) XenApp
6 1 (0.65%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 1 (0.65%) RACF
6 1 (0.65%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 34 (21.94%) Norton AntiVirus
2 24 (15.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 9 (5.81%) Nessus
4 6 (3.87%) Grafana
4 6 (3.87%) Graphite
4 6 (3.87%) SCCM
5 5 (3.23%) Cisco Prime
5 5 (3.23%) FortiGate
6 3 (1.94%) Kibana
6 3 (1.94%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (1.94%) Nmap
7 2 (1.29%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.29%) WSUS
8 1 (0.65%) CSIRT
8 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.65%) MOM
8 1 (0.65%) SCOM
8 1 (0.65%) zSecure
Vendors
1 46 (29.68%) Microsoft
2 36 (23.23%) Symantec
3 30 (19.35%) Intel Security
4 24 (15.48%) CheckPoint
5 18 (11.61%) Cisco
6 12 (7.74%) LogRhythm
7 11 (7.10%) Splunk
8 10 (6.45%) Palo Alto
9 9 (5.81%) VMware
10 6 (3.87%) Cyber-Ark
10 6 (3.87%) F5
10 6 (3.87%) Red Hat
10 6 (3.87%) SolarWinds
10 6 (3.87%) Sophos
11 5 (3.23%) Aruba
11 5 (3.23%) Citrix
11 5 (3.23%) Fortinet
12 4 (2.58%) Juniper
12 4 (2.58%) SonicWALL
12 4 (2.58%) WatchGuard
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