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

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Security Engineer
Rank 861 866 878
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +12
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Engineer 38 66 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.056% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.059% 0.024%
Number of salaries quoted 19 56 23
Average salary £50,000 £51,177 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.29% +27.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £35,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £67,500 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%

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
104967 112334 104688
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.60% 94.75%
Number of salaries quoted 85785 91103 87039
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 April 2015 within the UK.

IT Security Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Security Engineer
Top 29 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 April 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 +1 32 £50,000 -2.29% 4
London +4 12 £60,000 -4.00% 2
South East +6 8 £50,000 +12.61% 2
Berkshire - 5 £52,500 -
East of England +21 4 - -
West Midlands -21 3 - -
Staffordshire - 3 - -
Maidenhead - 3 £42,500 -
Yorkshire +17 2 £45,000 +5.88%
Hampshire -8 2 £45,000 -12.06%
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 £45,000 -
Peterborough - 2 - -
Reading - 2 £62,500 -
Uttoxeter - 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 2 - -
Dunstable - 2 - -
Halifax - 2 £45,000 -
North West - 2 £50,000 -
Scotland +18 1 £50,000 +25.00%
Chatham - 1 £55,000 -
Lincoln - 1 £45,000 -
Liverpool - 1 £55,000 -
Edinburgh - 1 £50,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £45,000 -
Merseyside - 1 £55,000 -
Cheshire - 1 £45,000 -
Kent - 1 £55,000 -
Lincolnshire - 1 £45,000 -

IT Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 49 (54.44%) Firewall
2 48 (53.33%) Windows
3 34 (37.78%) Linux
4 28 (31.11%) CISSP
4 28 (31.11%) Information Security
5 23 (25.56%) Cisco
5 23 (25.56%) Active Directory
5 23 (25.56%) Network Security
6 22 (24.44%) IPsec
7 21 (23.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 20 (22.22%) SIEM
9 19 (21.11%) Cyber Security
9 19 (21.11%) VPN
10 18 (20.00%) MS Excel
11 17 (18.89%) DNS
11 17 (18.89%) Open Source
12 16 (17.78%) CCNA
12 16 (17.78%) WAN
12 16 (17.78%) Cisco Certification
12 16 (17.78%) Finance
13 15 (16.67%) CheckPoint
13 15 (16.67%) CISM
13 15 (16.67%) Microsoft
14 14 (15.56%) DHCP
14 14 (15.56%) PCI DSS
15 13 (14.44%) Degree
15 13 (14.44%) SLA
15 13 (14.44%) MPLS
15 13 (14.44%) Project Management
15 13 (14.44%) CEH

IT Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 3 (3.33%) IIS
2 2 (2.22%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 18 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.22%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.44%) SaaS
2 1 (1.11%) PaaS
2 1 (1.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (54.44%) Firewall
2 23 (25.56%) Network Security
3 22 (24.44%) IPsec
4 19 (21.11%) VPN
5 17 (18.89%) DNS
6 16 (17.78%) WAN
7 14 (15.56%) DHCP
8 13 (14.44%) MPLS
8 13 (14.44%) VLAN
9 7 (7.78%) Intrusion Detection
10 6 (6.67%) TCP/IP
11 2 (2.22%) LAN
11 2 (2.22%) Internet
11 2 (2.22%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (1.11%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.33%) Data Mining
2 3 (3.33%) Big Data
3 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.11%) Yeoman
General
1 16 (17.78%) Finance
2 6 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.44%) Law
4 3 (3.33%) Advertising
5 2 (2.22%) Legal
6 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.11%) Military
6 1 (1.11%) Banking
6 1 (1.11%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.11%) Marketing
6 1 (1.11%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.22%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.11%) .NET
2 1 (1.11%) COM
2 1 (1.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.89%) Open Source
2 11 (12.22%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.56%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.44%) CESG
6 3 (3.33%) Mathematics
7 2 (2.22%) Physics
7 2 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.11%) Machine to Machine
8 1 (1.11%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.11%) Blog
8 1 (1.11%) Visualisation
8 1 (1.11%) Statistics
8 1 (1.11%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 48 (53.33%) Windows
2 34 (37.78%) Linux
3 12 (13.33%) UNIX
4 4 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.33%) Windows XP
5 3 (3.33%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.22%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.11%) CentOS
7 1 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (31.11%) Information Security
2 20 (22.22%) SIEM
3 19 (21.11%) Cyber Security
4 13 (14.44%) Project Management
4 13 (14.44%) Network Design
5 12 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
5 12 (13.33%) Change Management
6 11 (12.22%) Kalman Filter
7 8 (8.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 7 (7.78%) Data Protection
8 7 (7.78%) Vulnerability Management
9 5 (5.56%) Mobile Device Management
9 5 (5.56%) ISMS
9 5 (5.56%) Risk Assessment
9 5 (5.56%) ITIL
10 4 (4.44%) Information Assurance
10 4 (4.44%) Coaching
11 3 (3.33%) Analytics
11 3 (3.33%) Security Architecture
11 3 (3.33%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.22%) SQL
2 3 (3.33%) C
2 3 (3.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.22%) C#
4 1 (1.11%) Perl
4 1 (1.11%) VBScript
4 1 (1.11%) VB
4 1 (1.11%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 28 (31.11%) CISSP
2 16 (17.78%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (17.78%) CCNA
3 15 (16.67%) CISM
4 13 (14.44%) CEH
4 13 (14.44%) Degree
5 10 (11.11%) CISA
5 10 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (8.89%) MCSE
7 4 (4.44%) SC Cleared
7 4 (4.44%) Security Cleared
7 4 (4.44%) GPEN
8 3 (3.33%) CISMP
8 3 (3.33%) MCP
8 3 (3.33%) GCIA
8 3 (3.33%) GCIH
9 2 (2.22%) ISSAP
9 2 (2.22%) ISSMP
9 2 (2.22%) GIAC
9 2 (2.22%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (23.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (15.56%) PCI DSS
3 13 (14.44%) SLA
4 3 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.11%) QA
5 1 (1.11%) GPG13
System Software
1 23 (25.56%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.44%) Snort
3 3 (3.33%) ISA Server
4 2 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.22%) XenApp
4 2 (2.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
1 6 (6.67%) Nessus
2 4 (4.44%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.22%) WSUS
3 2 (2.22%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.22%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.11%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 23 (25.56%) Cisco
2 15 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 15 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 11 (12.22%) McAfee
4 8 (8.89%) Symantec
4 8 (8.89%) Citrix
5 6 (6.67%) Clearswift
5 6 (6.67%) VMware
5 6 (6.67%) Splunk
5 6 (6.67%) ScanSafe
6 5 (5.56%) Sourcefire
7 4 (4.44%) Huawei
7 4 (4.44%) Fortinet
7 4 (4.44%) Juniper
8 3 (3.33%) F5
8 3 (3.33%) LogRhythm
9 2 (2.22%) Websense
9 2 (2.22%) SAP
9 2 (2.22%) NetIQ
9 2 (2.22%) IronPort
London
Acumin
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
High Wycombe
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago