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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Security Engineer
Rank 826 827 864
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +37
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Engineer 53 45 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.043% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.046% 0.013%
Number of salaries quoted 40 41 13
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +21.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,900 £42,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +15.85%

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
99917 98112 105285
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.81% 94.57% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 83183 79195 90333
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 27 January 2015 within the UK.

IT Security Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Security Engineer
Top 23 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 27 January 2015. 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 +7 50 £45,000 -10.00% 10
South East -30 24 £47,500 -6.86% 5
London +25 16 £50,000 -20.00% 4
Berkshire +4 14 £48,750 +2.63% 2
Reading - 10 £25,500 -
Hampshire -19 7 £54,375 +6.24% 3
West Yorkshire 0 4 £45,000 +16.88%
Yorkshire -15 4 £45,000 +11.11%
Halifax - 4 £45,000 -
Portsmouth - 4 £54,375 - 2
Maidenhead +3 3 £52,500 +10.52% 2
Surrey -3 3 £37,500 -
South West -8 3 £40,000 -5.88%
North West - 3 £45,000 - 1
Cheshire - 3 £45,000 - 1
Wiltshire - 3 £40,000 -
Chippenham - 3 £40,000 -
City of London +4 2 £40,000 -37.25%
Congleton - 1 £23,000 -
Edinburgh - 1 £55,000 -
Fareham - 1 £27,500 - 1
New Malden - 1 £50,000 -
Scotland - 1 £55,000 -

IT Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 51 (56.04%) Firewall
2 44 (48.35%) Windows
3 40 (43.96%) Information Security
4 33 (36.26%) Network Security
5 32 (35.16%) Linux
6 26 (28.57%) Cisco
7 25 (27.47%) DNS
7 25 (27.47%) Active Directory
7 25 (27.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 22 (24.18%) CISSP
8 22 (24.18%) VPN
9 21 (23.08%) IPsec
10 19 (20.88%) Microsoft
11 18 (19.78%) Finance
11 18 (19.78%) Degree
11 18 (19.78%) PCI DSS
12 17 (18.68%) SIEM
12 17 (18.68%) Cisco Certification
13 16 (17.58%) CCNA
13 16 (17.58%) UNIX
13 16 (17.58%) MS Excel
13 16 (17.58%) Management Information System
14 15 (16.48%) Change Management
14 15 (16.48%) ITIL
14 15 (16.48%) Cyber Security
15 14 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
16 13 (14.29%) WAN
16 13 (14.29%) DHCP
17 12 (13.19%) Security Management
17 12 (13.19%) CISM

IT Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 2 (2.20%) MS Exchange
1 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 16 (17.58%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.20%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (56.04%) Firewall
2 33 (36.26%) Network Security
3 25 (27.47%) DNS
4 22 (24.18%) VPN
5 21 (23.08%) IPsec
6 13 (14.29%) WAN
6 13 (14.29%) DHCP
7 11 (12.09%) MPLS
8 10 (10.99%) VLAN
9 8 (8.79%) TCP/IP
10 6 (6.59%) LDAP
10 6 (6.59%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (4.40%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (4.40%) Internet
12 3 (3.30%) SSL
12 3 (3.30%) BGP
12 3 (3.30%) LAN
12 3 (3.30%) SMTP
12 3 (3.30%) SNMP
13 2 (2.20%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.20%) Data Mining
2 2 (2.20%) Big Data
3 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Metasploit
General
1 18 (19.78%) Finance
2 5 (5.49%) Banking
3 4 (4.40%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.40%) Law
4 2 (2.20%) Advertising
4 2 (2.20%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.10%) Marketing
5 1 (1.10%) Publishing
5 1 (1.10%) Military
5 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.30%) Web Services
2 1 (1.10%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.10%) HTML
2 1 (1.10%) .NET
2 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.10%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.58%) Management Information System
2 12 (13.19%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (10.99%) Open Source
4 5 (5.49%) PKI
5 4 (4.40%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.40%) CESG
6 3 (3.30%) Smartcard
7 2 (2.20%) Mathematics
7 2 (2.20%) SecurID
8 1 (1.10%) Machine to Machine
8 1 (1.10%) Physics
8 1 (1.10%) Blog
8 1 (1.10%) GIS
8 1 (1.10%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 44 (48.35%) Windows
2 32 (35.16%) Linux
3 16 (17.58%) UNIX
4 6 (6.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (5.49%) Windows 7
5 5 (5.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.30%) Windows XP
6 3 (3.30%) Windows 8
6 3 (3.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.10%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (43.96%) Information Security
2 17 (18.68%) SIEM
3 15 (16.48%) ITIL
3 15 (16.48%) Change Management
3 15 (16.48%) Cyber Security
4 14 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
5 12 (13.19%) Security Management
6 11 (12.09%) Network Design
6 11 (12.09%) Project Management
7 10 (10.99%) Information Security Management
7 10 (10.99%) Vulnerability Management
8 9 (9.89%) Root Cause Analysis
8 9 (9.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 8 (8.79%) Risk Assessment
9 8 (8.79%) Kalman Filter
10 7 (7.69%) Data Protection
11 6 (6.59%) ISMS
11 6 (6.59%) Mentoring
12 5 (5.49%) Security Architecture
13 4 (4.40%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.89%) PowerShell
2 8 (8.79%) SQL
3 3 (3.30%) C#
4 2 (2.20%) VBScript
4 2 (2.20%) C
5 1 (1.10%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.10%) VB
5 1 (1.10%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.10%) Perl
Qualifications
1 22 (24.18%) CISSP
2 18 (19.78%) Degree
3 17 (18.68%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (17.58%) CCNA
5 12 (13.19%) CISM
6 9 (9.89%) CISA
6 9 (9.89%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (7.69%) MCSE
7 7 (7.69%) CEH
8 6 (6.59%) GIAC
8 6 (6.59%) Security Cleared
9 5 (5.49%) CCNP
10 4 (4.40%) CCSA
10 4 (4.40%) ISACA
10 4 (4.40%) SC Cleared
10 4 (4.40%) CISMP
11 3 (3.30%) MCP
12 2 (2.20%) MCSA
12 2 (2.20%) GCIA
12 2 (2.20%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (27.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (19.78%) PCI DSS
3 11 (12.09%) SLA
4 8 (8.79%) COBIT
5 4 (4.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (1.10%) QA
6 1 (1.10%) GPG13
System Software
1 25 (27.47%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.79%) ISA Server
3 4 (4.40%) Snort
3 4 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (8.79%) SCCM
2 5 (5.49%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (4.40%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (3.30%) Nessus
5 2 (2.20%) WSUS
5 2 (2.20%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.20%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.20%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 26 (28.57%) Cisco
2 19 (20.88%) Microsoft
3 10 (10.99%) McAfee
4 9 (9.89%) CheckPoint
4 9 (9.89%) Juniper
4 9 (9.89%) IronPort
5 8 (8.79%) VMware
5 8 (8.79%) Citrix
6 6 (6.59%) Symantec
6 6 (6.59%) ScanSafe
7 5 (5.49%) F5
8 4 (4.40%) Splunk
8 4 (4.40%) SolarWinds
8 4 (4.40%) Clearswift
8 4 (4.40%) Sourcefire
8 4 (4.40%) Huawei
8 4 (4.40%) Brocade
9 3 (3.30%) Fortinet
9 3 (3.30%) Cyber-Ark
10 2 (2.20%) Red Hat
Cheshire
Salt
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Great Package & Bonus (Car Allowance)
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Portsmouth
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Maidenhead
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bens + Bonus + Stock Options
Posted: 8 days ago
United Kingdom
GCHQ
Salary: £25,000-£42,000 depending on skills
Posted: 13 days ago
Maidenhead
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus+Bens+Stock Options
Posted: 18 days ago