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

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Security Engineer
Rank 822 832 879
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +47
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Engineer 48 58 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.054% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.057% 0.011%
Number of salaries quoted 35 48 10
Average salary £45,000 £51,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +24.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £42,500 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £46,300 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.80% +15.75%

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
101167 100905 102697
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.80% 94.47% 94.92%
Number of salaries quoted 83281 81156 86804
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 3 March 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 3 March 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 0 42 £45,000 -11.76% 4
South East -16 20 £47,500 -6.86% 2
Berkshire +7 10 £48,750 -4.87% 1
London -14 10 £50,000 -20.00% 2
Hampshire -5 8 £48,750 -8.87%
Reading - 7 £25,500 - 1
Yorkshire +1 6 £45,000 +5.88%
Halifax - 6 £45,000 -
West Yorkshire - 6 £45,000 -
North West - 4 £45,000 -
Portsmouth - 4 £54,375 -
Cheshire - 3 £45,000 -
Scotland +11 2 £52,500 +31.25%
Surrey 0 2 £37,500 -6.25%
East of England -3 2 - -
Maidenhead -5 2 £48,750 -4.87%
Peterborough - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 £52,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Merseyside - 1 £55,000 -
Fareham - 1 £27,500 -
Liverpool - 1 £55,000 -
Congleton - 1 £23,000 -

IT Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 (52.13%) Firewall
1 49 (52.13%) Windows
2 41 (43.62%) Information Security
3 31 (32.98%) Linux
4 30 (31.91%) Network Security
5 28 (29.79%) Active Directory
6 27 (28.72%) CISSP
7 24 (25.53%) Cisco
7 24 (25.53%) IPsec
7 24 (25.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 23 (24.47%) VPN
9 22 (23.40%) DNS
10 20 (21.28%) Microsoft
11 17 (18.09%) Cisco Certification
11 17 (18.09%) SIEM
12 16 (17.02%) Degree
12 16 (17.02%) Cyber Security
12 16 (17.02%) CCNA
12 16 (17.02%) UNIX
12 16 (17.02%) Change Management
12 16 (17.02%) CISM
13 15 (15.96%) MS Excel
13 15 (15.96%) WAN
14 14 (14.89%) Finance
14 14 (14.89%) Penetration Testing
14 14 (14.89%) PCI DSS
15 13 (13.83%) Open Source
15 13 (13.83%) Management Information System
16 12 (12.77%) CheckPoint
16 12 (12.77%) MPLS

IT Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 (2.13%) MS Exchange
1 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 15 (15.96%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.13%) SaaS
2 1 (1.06%) PaaS
2 1 (1.06%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (52.13%) Firewall
2 30 (31.91%) Network Security
3 24 (25.53%) IPsec
4 23 (24.47%) VPN
5 22 (23.40%) DNS
6 15 (15.96%) WAN
7 12 (12.77%) DHCP
7 12 (12.77%) MPLS
8 11 (11.70%) VLAN
9 5 (5.32%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (5.32%) TCP/IP
10 4 (4.26%) Internet
11 3 (3.19%) BGP
11 3 (3.19%) SMTP
11 3 (3.19%) LDAP
11 3 (3.19%) LAN
11 3 (3.19%) SSL
12 2 (2.13%) SAN
12 2 (2.13%) TACACS
12 2 (2.13%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.13%) Data Mining
2 2 (2.13%) Big Data
3 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Metasploit
General
1 14 (14.89%) Finance
2 5 (5.32%) Banking
3 4 (4.26%) Law
4 2 (2.13%) Advertising
4 2 (2.13%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.13%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.06%) Marketing
5 1 (1.06%) Military
5 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.19%) Web Services
2 2 (2.13%) Regular Expression
3 1 (1.06%) COM
3 1 (1.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.83%) Management Information System
1 13 (13.83%) Open Source
2 11 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.32%) CESG
3 5 (5.32%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.19%) PKI
4 3 (3.19%) Mathematics
4 3 (3.19%) Smartcard
5 2 (2.13%) Physics
6 1 (1.06%) Blog
6 1 (1.06%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.06%) GIS
6 1 (1.06%) Tandem
6 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.06%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 49 (52.13%) Windows
2 31 (32.98%) Linux
3 16 (17.02%) UNIX
4 6 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (5.32%) Windows 7
5 5 (5.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.19%) Windows XP
6 3 (3.19%) Windows 8
6 3 (3.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.06%) CentOS
7 1 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (43.62%) Information Security
2 17 (18.09%) SIEM
3 16 (17.02%) Change Management
3 16 (17.02%) Cyber Security
4 14 (14.89%) Penetration Testing
5 12 (12.77%) Network Design
6 11 (11.70%) ITIL
6 11 (11.70%) Project Management
7 9 (9.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 9 (9.57%) Security Management
8 8 (8.51%) Data Protection
8 8 (8.51%) Kalman Filter
9 7 (7.45%) Vulnerability Management
10 6 (6.38%) ISMS
10 6 (6.38%) Information Security Management
11 5 (5.32%) Security Architecture
11 5 (5.32%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (5.32%) Mentoring
11 5 (5.32%) Coaching
12 4 (4.26%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.51%) SQL
2 6 (6.38%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.19%) C
4 2 (2.13%) C#
5 1 (1.06%) VBScript
5 1 (1.06%) VB
5 1 (1.06%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 27 (28.72%) CISSP
2 17 (18.09%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (17.02%) CCNA
3 16 (17.02%) CISM
3 16 (17.02%) Degree
4 11 (11.70%) CISA
4 11 (11.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (10.64%) CEH
6 9 (9.57%) MCSE
7 6 (6.38%) Security Cleared
8 5 (5.32%) CISMP
9 4 (4.26%) SC Cleared
9 4 (4.26%) GIAC
9 4 (4.26%) CCSA
10 3 (3.19%) GCIA
10 3 (3.19%) GCIH
10 3 (3.19%) MCP
10 3 (3.19%) CCNP
11 2 (2.13%) MCSA
11 2 (2.13%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (25.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (14.89%) PCI DSS
3 11 (11.70%) SLA
4 4 (4.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (4.26%) COBIT
5 1 (1.06%) QA
5 1 (1.06%) GPG13
System Software
1 28 (29.79%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.45%) ISA Server
3 4 (4.26%) Snort
4 2 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (8.51%) SCCM
2 6 (6.38%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (5.32%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (4.26%) Nessus
5 2 (2.13%) WSUS
5 2 (2.13%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.13%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.13%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 24 (25.53%) Cisco
2 20 (21.28%) Microsoft
3 12 (12.77%) CheckPoint
3 12 (12.77%) McAfee
4 8 (8.51%) Citrix
4 8 (8.51%) Symantec
5 6 (6.38%) ScanSafe
5 6 (6.38%) Juniper
5 6 (6.38%) Clearswift
5 6 (6.38%) IronPort
6 5 (5.32%) VMware
6 5 (5.32%) Sourcefire
7 4 (4.26%) Huawei
7 4 (4.26%) Fortinet
7 4 (4.26%) Splunk
8 3 (3.19%) Cyber-Ark
9 2 (2.13%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.13%) Websense
9 2 (2.13%) NetIQ
10 1 (1.06%) Red Hat
Reading, Berkshire
Montash
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 22 days ago