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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Security Engineer
Rank 848 831 870
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +39
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Engineer 44 65 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.058% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.061% 0.016%
Number of salaries quoted 33 54 15
Average salary £45,000 £51,177 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.06% +27.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £42,500 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £62,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
- +30.43%

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
101979 105886 103172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.58% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 83486 85576 86253
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 £27,000 £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 March 2015 within the UK.

IT Security Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Security Engineer
Top 26 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 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 -14 38 £45,000 -12.06% 8
South East -11 13 £45,000 -10.89% 3
London +21 12 £50,000 -16.66% 3
Berkshire +7 6 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Hampshire -3 5 £48,750 -4.74% 1
Yorkshire +5 4 £45,000 +5.88%
West Yorkshire - 4 £45,000 -
Halifax - 4 £45,000 -
North West - 4 £45,000 - 1
Maidenhead -3 3 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Portsmouth -3 3 £60,000 +17.24%
West Midlands -30 3 - -
Reading - 3 £44,000 -
Cheshire - 3 £45,000 - 1
Staffordshire - 3 - -
East of England +6 2 - - 1
Surrey +5 2 £37,500 -6.25%
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Uttoxeter - 2 - -
Peterborough - 2 - -
Scotland +16 1 £50,000 +25.00%
Liverpool - 1 £55,000 -
Congleton - 1 £23,000 -
Edinburgh - 1 £50,000 -
Fareham - 1 £27,500 -
Merseyside - 1 £55,000 -

IT Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 50 (56.18%) Firewall
1 50 (56.18%) Windows
2 33 (37.08%) Linux
3 28 (31.46%) Information Security
4 26 (29.21%) CISSP
5 25 (28.09%) Active Directory
5 25 (28.09%) Network Security
6 23 (25.84%) IPsec
7 22 (24.72%) Cisco
8 20 (22.47%) VPN
8 20 (22.47%) DNS
8 20 (22.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 20 (22.47%) Cyber Security
9 17 (19.10%) SIEM
9 17 (19.10%) MS Excel
9 17 (19.10%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (17.98%) CCNA
11 15 (16.85%) WAN
11 15 (16.85%) UNIX
11 15 (16.85%) Open Source
12 14 (15.73%) Analytical Skills
12 14 (15.73%) Microsoft
12 14 (15.73%) DHCP
12 14 (15.73%) MPLS
12 14 (15.73%) Change Management
12 14 (15.73%) CISM
13 13 (14.61%) SLA
13 13 (14.61%) Project Management
13 13 (14.61%) VLAN
13 13 (14.61%) Degree

IT Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 3 (3.37%) IIS
Applications
1 17 (19.10%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.25%) SaaS
2 1 (1.12%) PaaS
2 1 (1.12%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (56.18%) Firewall
2 25 (28.09%) Network Security
3 23 (25.84%) IPsec
4 20 (22.47%) VPN
4 20 (22.47%) DNS
5 15 (16.85%) WAN
6 14 (15.73%) DHCP
6 14 (15.73%) MPLS
7 13 (14.61%) VLAN
8 5 (5.62%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (4.49%) TCP/IP
10 2 (2.25%) Internet
11 1 (1.12%) BGP
11 1 (1.12%) SNMP
11 1 (1.12%) LAN
11 1 (1.12%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.62%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.37%) Data Mining
2 3 (3.37%) Big Data
3 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Metasploit
General
1 12 (13.48%) Finance
2 5 (5.62%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.49%) Law
4 2 (2.25%) Advertising
4 2 (2.25%) Banking
4 2 (2.25%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.12%) Marketing
5 1 (1.12%) German Language
5 1 (1.12%) Military
5 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.25%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.12%) .NET
2 1 (1.12%) COM
2 1 (1.12%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.85%) Open Source
2 14 (15.73%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (11.24%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.62%) CESG
4 5 (5.62%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.37%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.25%) Physics
6 2 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.12%) Machine to Machine
7 1 (1.12%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.12%) GIS
7 1 (1.12%) Blog
7 1 (1.12%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.12%) Tandem
7 1 (1.12%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 50 (56.18%) Windows
2 33 (37.08%) Linux
3 15 (16.85%) UNIX
4 4 (4.49%) Windows 7
4 4 (4.49%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.37%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.25%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.12%) CentOS
7 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (31.46%) Information Security
2 20 (22.47%) Cyber Security
3 17 (19.10%) SIEM
4 14 (15.73%) Change Management
5 13 (14.61%) Project Management
6 12 (13.48%) Network Design
7 11 (12.36%) Penetration Testing
8 7 (7.87%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 7 (7.87%) ITIL
8 7 (7.87%) Vulnerability Management
8 7 (7.87%) Kalman Filter
9 6 (6.74%) ISMS
9 6 (6.74%) Data Protection
10 5 (5.62%) Coaching
10 5 (5.62%) Mobile Device Management
11 4 (4.49%) Risk Assessment
11 4 (4.49%) Mentoring
11 4 (4.49%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (4.49%) Information Assurance
11 4 (4.49%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.24%) SQL
2 4 (4.49%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.37%) C
4 2 (2.25%) C#
5 1 (1.12%) Perl
5 1 (1.12%) VBScript
5 1 (1.12%) VB
5 1 (1.12%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 26 (29.21%) CISSP
2 17 (19.10%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (17.98%) CCNA
4 14 (15.73%) CISM
5 13 (14.61%) Degree
6 11 (12.36%) CEH
7 10 (11.24%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (10.11%) CISA
9 8 (8.99%) MCSE
10 4 (4.49%) SC Cleared
10 4 (4.49%) Security Cleared
11 3 (3.37%) CISMP
11 3 (3.37%) MCP
11 3 (3.37%) GCIA
11 3 (3.37%) GCIH
12 2 (2.25%) GIAC
12 2 (2.25%) MCSA
12 2 (2.25%) GPEN
13 1 (1.12%) DV Cleared
13 1 (1.12%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (22.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (14.61%) SLA
3 9 (10.11%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.12%) COBIT
5 1 (1.12%) QA
5 1 (1.12%) GPG13
System Software
1 25 (28.09%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.74%) ISA Server
3 4 (4.49%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (6.74%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (5.62%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (4.49%) Nessus
4 3 (3.37%) SCCM
5 2 (2.25%) WSUS
5 2 (2.25%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.25%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 22 (24.72%) Cisco
2 14 (15.73%) Microsoft
3 12 (13.48%) McAfee
4 11 (12.36%) CheckPoint
5 8 (8.99%) Symantec
6 6 (6.74%) Clearswift
6 6 (6.74%) Citrix
6 6 (6.74%) ScanSafe
7 5 (5.62%) Sourcefire
7 5 (5.62%) IronPort
8 4 (4.49%) Huawei
8 4 (4.49%) Fortinet
8 4 (4.49%) Juniper
8 4 (4.49%) Splunk
9 3 (3.37%) VMware
9 3 (3.37%) F5
10 2 (2.25%) NetIQ
10 2 (2.25%) Websense
11 1 (1.12%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.12%) Qualys
Hampshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £550.00 per annum + DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Acumin
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 16 days ago
Watford
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
High Wycombe
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 days ago