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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Security Engineer
Rank 867 858 879
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +21
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Engineer 68 79 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.074% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.077% 0.057%
Number of salaries quoted 57 58 51
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £17,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,500 £40,000 £46,300
% change year-on-year
+13.75% -13.60%

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
97363 102681 101319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.13% 96.46% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81714 85063 81425
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 10 February 2016 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. 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 +13 68 £50,000 +11.11% 4
London +22 30 £53,500 +7.00% 2
South East -8 17 £52,500 +40.00% 1
Reading +3 7 - -
Berkshire -22 7 - -
East Midlands - 6 £45,000 -
Romford - 5 £25,000 -
East of England +2 4 £62,500 -
Solihull - 4 £42,500 -
Chesterfield - 4 £45,000 -
West Midlands - 4 £42,500 -
Derbyshire - 4 £45,000 -
Surrey +10 3 £47,500 +26.66% 1
Yorkshire +6 3 £35,000 -22.22%
West Yorkshire -7 3 £35,000 -22.22%
Hertfordshire - 3 £62,500 -
Kent - 3 £57,500 -
Leeds - 3 £35,000 -
Hampshire +7 2 £17,500 -
Eastleigh -3 2 £17,500 +2.94%
Hayes - 2 £42,500 -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £62,500 -
High Wycombe - 2 £60,000 -
Darlington - 2 £30,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £60,000 -
Nottingham - 2 £72,500 -
Durham - 2 £30,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £72,500 -
North East - 2 £30,000 -
South West - 2 £55,250 -

IT Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 79 (57.25%) Firewall
2 72 (52.17%) Windows
3 57 (41.30%) CISSP
4 56 (40.58%) Information Security
5 47 (34.06%) Active Directory
6 45 (32.61%) Network Security
7 42 (30.43%) Degree
7 42 (30.43%) Linux
8 40 (28.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 40 (28.99%) PCI DSS
8 40 (28.99%) SIEM
9 39 (28.26%) VMware
10 33 (23.91%) Cisco
10 33 (23.91%) Security Operations
11 32 (23.19%) Cisco Certification
11 32 (23.19%) Finance
12 31 (22.46%) Microsoft
12 31 (22.46%) VMware Infrastructure
13 30 (21.74%) Vulnerability Management
14 29 (21.01%) TCP/IP
15 28 (20.29%) WAN
15 28 (20.29%) Management Information System
15 28 (20.29%) ArcSight
16 26 (18.84%) LAN
17 25 (18.12%) CheckPoint
18 24 (17.39%) CEH
18 24 (17.39%) Windows Server
19 23 (16.67%) DNS
20 22 (15.94%) Citrix
20 22 (15.94%) MS Excel

IT Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 15 (10.87%) IIS
2 7 (5.07%) IBM Domino
3 5 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (3.62%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.17%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.45%) Apache
6 1 (0.72%) CICS
6 1 (0.72%) Confluence
6 1 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.72%) SAS
Applications
1 22 (15.94%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.62%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.52%) Mimecast
1 9 (6.52%) Office 365
2 4 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (2.90%) IaaS
2 4 (2.90%) SaaS
3 3 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 79 (57.25%) Firewall
2 45 (32.61%) Network Security
3 29 (21.01%) TCP/IP
4 28 (20.29%) WAN
5 26 (18.84%) LAN
6 23 (16.67%) DNS
7 20 (14.49%) VPN
8 16 (11.59%) Intrusion Detection
9 15 (10.87%) SAN
10 14 (10.14%) DHCP
11 12 (8.70%) SSL
12 11 (7.97%) Wireless
13 10 (7.25%) HTTP
14 9 (6.52%) DMZ
14 9 (6.52%) Wireshark
15 7 (5.07%) IPv4
15 7 (5.07%) IPv6
15 7 (5.07%) LDAP
15 7 (5.07%) VLAN
15 7 (5.07%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.80%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.62%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.17%) Big Data
3 3 (2.17%) Informix
4 2 (1.45%) MySQL
5 1 (0.72%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (0.72%) ChangeMan
1 1 (0.72%) JIRA
General
1 32 (23.19%) Finance
2 14 (10.14%) Law
3 11 (7.97%) Banking
4 10 (7.25%) Retail
5 5 (3.62%) Advertising
5 5 (3.62%) Retail Banking
6 4 (2.90%) Back Office
7 3 (2.17%) Corporate Banking
7 3 (2.17%) Games
8 2 (1.45%) Legal
9 1 (0.72%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.90%) Web Services
2 1 (0.72%) ELK Stack
2 1 (0.72%) ISPF
2 1 (0.72%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 28 (20.29%) Management Information System
2 19 (13.77%) Computer Science
3 18 (13.04%) Data Centre
4 14 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (9.42%) Security Operations Centre
6 7 (5.07%) Cryptography
6 7 (5.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 6 (4.35%) Replication
8 5 (3.62%) Blackberry
8 5 (3.62%) Client/Server
8 5 (3.62%) EMC VNX
8 5 (3.62%) Mobile Banking
8 5 (3.62%) Online Banking
9 4 (2.90%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (2.90%) EPoS
10 3 (2.17%) Mainframe
11 2 (1.45%) Fat Client
11 2 (1.45%) Fixed Income
11 2 (1.45%) PKI
11 2 (1.45%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 72 (52.17%) Windows
2 42 (30.43%) Linux
3 24 (17.39%) Windows Server
4 15 (10.87%) Unix
5 10 (7.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (6.52%) Windows XP
7 7 (5.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (3.62%) Windows 2000
8 5 (3.62%) Windows 8
9 4 (2.90%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.72%) CentOS
10 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.72%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (40.58%) Information Security
2 40 (28.99%) SIEM
3 33 (23.91%) Security Operations
4 30 (21.74%) Vulnerability Management
5 21 (15.22%) Kalman Filter
6 20 (14.49%) Cybersecurity
6 20 (14.49%) Project Management
7 19 (13.77%) ITIL
8 16 (11.59%) Presales
9 14 (10.14%) Security Architecture
10 13 (9.42%) Data Protection
10 13 (9.42%) Performance Management
10 13 (9.42%) Portfolio Management
10 13 (9.42%) Test Strategy
11 10 (7.25%) Network Monitoring
11 10 (7.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 9 (6.52%) Configuration Management
12 9 (6.52%) Malware Analysis
12 9 (6.52%) SDLC
13 8 (5.80%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.07%) SQL
2 3 (2.17%) C
3 2 (1.45%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.72%) Python
4 1 (0.72%) REXX
Qualifications
1 57 (41.30%) CISSP
2 42 (30.43%) Degree
3 32 (23.19%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (17.39%) CEH
5 17 (12.32%) CCNA
5 17 (12.32%) CISA
6 16 (11.59%) GIAC
6 16 (11.59%) SC Cleared
6 16 (11.59%) Security Cleared
7 15 (10.87%) CCNP
8 13 (9.42%) GSEC
8 13 (9.42%) IISP
8 13 (9.42%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (6.52%) CISM
9 9 (6.52%) CompTIA Security+
9 9 (6.52%) Security+ Certification
10 8 (5.80%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (5.07%) MCSE
11 7 (5.07%) SANS
11 7 (5.07%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (28.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 40 (28.99%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.45%) GPG13
3 2 (1.45%) ISO27002
4 1 (0.72%) COBIT
4 1 (0.72%) QA
4 1 (0.72%) SLA
System Software
1 47 (34.06%) Active Directory
2 31 (22.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (12.32%) vSphere
4 11 (7.97%) Hyper-V
5 9 (6.52%) XenApp
6 7 (5.07%) NFS
7 1 (0.72%) RACF
7 1 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (10.14%) Nessus
2 10 (7.25%) SCCM
3 9 (6.52%) Nmap
4 7 (5.07%) SCOM
5 5 (3.62%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (3.62%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.72%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.72%) Kibana
6 1 (0.72%) logstash
6 1 (0.72%) Nagios
6 1 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.72%) QRadar
Vendors
1 39 (28.26%) VMware
2 33 (23.91%) Cisco
3 31 (22.46%) Microsoft
4 28 (20.29%) ArcSight
5 25 (18.12%) CheckPoint
6 22 (15.94%) Citrix
7 15 (10.87%) Splunk
8 14 (10.14%) Tripwire
9 12 (8.70%) Forcepoint
10 11 (7.97%) F5
10 11 (7.97%) HP
10 11 (7.97%) LogRhythm
11 9 (6.52%) Fortinet
11 9 (6.52%) Intel Security
12 7 (5.07%) GFI Software
12 7 (5.07%) Remedy
12 7 (5.07%) SolarWinds
13 6 (4.35%) IronPort
14 5 (3.62%) Altiris
14 5 (3.62%) Qualys
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