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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Security Engineer
Rank 846 863 841
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -22
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Engineer 47 44 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.038% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.041% 0.032%
Number of salaries quoted 36 41 31
Average salary £57,500 £57,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +27.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,750 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £81,250 £67,500 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +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
103166 108467 100157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.53% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85861 87695 83035
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 2015 within the UK.

IT Security Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Security Engineer
Top 24 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 28 August 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
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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 +6 45 £57,500 - 2
London +19 19 £57,500 -14.81% 1
South East +7 12 £60,000 +3.44% 1
Buckinghamshire - 8 £60,000 - 1
East of England - 7 £42,500 -
High Wycombe - 6 £61,250 - 1
Watford - 6 - -
Hertfordshire - 6 - -
Berkshire - 4 £52,500 -
City of London +23 3 £72,500 +3.57%
Leeds +8 3 - -
Yorkshire +6 3 - -
West Yorkshire -1 3 - -
Manchester - 3 £47,500 -
North West - 3 £47,500 -
Windsor - 2 £52,500 -
Rochdale - 2 - -
Luton - 1 £42,500 -
Reading - 1 £25,500 -
Bolton - 1 £47,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £70,000 -
Nottingham - 1 £70,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £70,000 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £42,500 -

IT Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 58 (62.37%) Firewall
2 44 (47.31%) CISSP
3 43 (46.24%) Information Security
4 40 (43.01%) Windows
5 33 (35.48%) Security Architecture
6 28 (30.11%) Finance
7 24 (25.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 24 (25.81%) CheckPoint
7 24 (25.81%) PCI DSS
8 23 (24.73%) Network Security
8 23 (24.73%) SIEM
8 23 (24.73%) Linux
8 23 (24.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 22 (23.66%) Kalman Filter
10 18 (19.35%) VMware
10 18 (19.35%) Cisco
11 17 (18.28%) Degree
12 16 (17.20%) CEH
12 16 (17.20%) Law
12 16 (17.20%) Splunk
12 16 (17.20%) Vulnerability Management
12 16 (17.20%) VMware Infrastructure
13 15 (16.13%) Security Patching
13 15 (16.13%) Cisco Certification
13 15 (16.13%) WAN
13 15 (16.13%) Project Management
14 14 (15.05%) ITIL
14 14 (15.05%) Risk Management
14 14 (15.05%) Nessus
15 13 (13.98%) IIS

IT Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 13 (13.98%) IIS
2 3 (3.23%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.08%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (8.60%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.38%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.23%) SaaS
2 3 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 58 (62.37%) Firewall
2 23 (24.73%) Network Security
3 15 (16.13%) WAN
4 12 (12.90%) VPN
5 11 (11.83%) LAN
5 11 (11.83%) Intrusion Detection
6 9 (9.68%) TCP/IP
7 7 (7.53%) Wireless
8 5 (5.38%) Internet
8 5 (5.38%) DHCP
8 5 (5.38%) DNS
8 5 (5.38%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (4.30%) SSL
9 4 (4.30%) MPLS
9 4 (4.30%) IPsec
9 4 (4.30%) VLAN
10 3 (3.23%) Wireless Security
10 3 (3.23%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.15%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.08%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.08%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Yeoman
General
1 28 (30.11%) Finance
2 16 (17.20%) Law
3 4 (4.30%) Games
3 4 (4.30%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.23%) Marketing
4 3 (3.23%) Legal
5 2 (2.15%) Advertising
6 1 (1.08%) German Language
6 1 (1.08%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.15%) Web Services
2 1 (1.08%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.90%) Data Centre
2 11 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (8.60%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.30%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.23%) Online Games
5 3 (3.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.08%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.08%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.08%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.08%) BBC
6 1 (1.08%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.08%) Statistics
6 1 (1.08%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 40 (43.01%) Windows
2 23 (24.73%) Linux
3 5 (5.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (5.38%) Windows 7
4 4 (4.30%) UNIX
5 1 (1.08%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.08%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.08%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (46.24%) Information Security
2 33 (35.48%) Security Architecture
3 23 (24.73%) SIEM
3 23 (24.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 22 (23.66%) Kalman Filter
5 16 (17.20%) Vulnerability Management
6 15 (16.13%) Security Patching
6 15 (16.13%) Project Management
7 14 (15.05%) ITIL
7 14 (15.05%) Risk Management
8 13 (13.98%) Security Management
8 13 (13.98%) Patch Management
9 10 (10.75%) Test Strategy
9 10 (10.75%) Portfolio Management
9 10 (10.75%) Performance Management
10 7 (7.53%) Cyber Security
11 6 (6.45%) Open Source
11 6 (6.45%) Data Protection
12 5 (5.38%) Risk Assessment
13 4 (4.30%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.75%) SQL
2 2 (2.15%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.08%) Perl
Qualifications
1 44 (47.31%) CISSP
2 17 (18.28%) Degree
3 16 (17.20%) CEH
4 15 (16.13%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (11.83%) CCNA
6 10 (10.75%) CISM
7 7 (7.53%) SSCP
8 5 (5.38%) CISA
9 4 (4.30%) MCSE
9 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (3.23%) CCNP
10 3 (3.23%) GIAC
10 3 (3.23%) CCSE
11 2 (2.15%) GSEC
11 2 (2.15%) GPEN
11 2 (2.15%) OSCP
11 2 (2.15%) CHFI
11 2 (2.15%) ISSAP
11 2 (2.15%) ISSMP
11 2 (2.15%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (25.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 24 (25.81%) PCI DSS
2 11 (11.83%) QA
3 4 (4.30%) SLA
4 3 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.08%) COBIT
System Software
1 16 (17.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (13.98%) vSphere
3 11 (11.83%) VMware ESXi
3 11 (11.83%) Active Directory
4 3 (3.23%) XenApp
5 1 (1.08%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (15.05%) Nessus
2 11 (11.83%) Nagios
3 1 (1.08%) logstash
3 1 (1.08%) Kibana
3 1 (1.08%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 24 (25.81%) CheckPoint
2 18 (19.35%) Cisco
2 18 (19.35%) VMware
3 16 (17.20%) Splunk
4 12 (12.90%) Websense
5 11 (11.83%) Sophos
6 7 (7.53%) LogRhythm
7 6 (6.45%) ArcSight
8 5 (5.38%) Oracle
9 4 (4.30%) Citrix
9 4 (4.30%) Red Hat
9 4 (4.30%) F5
9 4 (4.30%) Tripwire
9 4 (4.30%) Rapid7
10 3 (3.23%) Microsoft
10 3 (3.23%) HP
11 2 (2.15%) SAP
11 2 (2.15%) Juniper
12 1 (1.08%) McAfee
12 1 (1.08%) Fortinet
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