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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Security Engineer
Rank 868 920 921
Rank change year-on-year
+52 +1
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Engineer 88 59 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.085% 0.053% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.088% 0.055% 0.063%
Number of salaries quoted 83 38 64
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £51,177
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,100 £17,500 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -11.11%

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
99472 107123 115267
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.25% 96.48% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 83547 87392 93423
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 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 April 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 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +40 85 £50,000 +21.21% 6
London +35 44 £52,500 +31.25% 2
South East +42 27 £47,500 +90.00% 4
Surrey - 11 £47,500 -
Hampshire +17 8 £40,000 +128.57% 1
Berkshire +8 7 £50,000 +21.21% 2
North West +16 6 £46,750 -6.50%
Southampton - 6 £40,000 - 1
Manchester +11 5 £52,500 -
Romford - 5 £25,000 -
Reading +25 3 £41,250 -34.00% 1
Bolton - 3 £52,500 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £62,500 -
South West - 3 £62,500 -
Yorkshire +14 2 £27,500 -38.88% 1
West Yorkshire +10 2 £27,500 -38.88% 1
Scotland -4 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 - -
Bradford - 2 £27,500 -
Cheltenham - 2 £62,500 -
Maidenhead +1 1 £60,000 +37.14% 1
East Midlands -4 1 £67,500 +50.00%
West Midlands -21 1 - -
North East - 1 £27,500 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £67,500 -
Durham - 1 £27,500 -
Winchester - 1 £35,500 -
Nottingham - 1 £67,500 -
Epsom - 1 £47,500 -

IT Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 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.

1 118 (76.13%) Firewall
2 88 (56.77%) Windows
3 69 (44.52%) Active Directory
4 54 (34.84%) Microsoft
5 49 (31.61%) Network Security
6 46 (29.68%) Cisco
7 44 (28.39%) WAN
8 43 (27.74%) LAN
9 42 (27.10%) TCP/IP
9 42 (27.10%) CISSP
10 41 (26.45%) CheckPoint
10 41 (26.45%) Linux
11 39 (25.16%) VMware
11 39 (25.16%) SIEM
12 38 (24.52%) Cisco Certification
13 35 (22.58%) MS Excel
13 35 (22.58%) Finance
13 35 (22.58%) Windows Server
14 32 (20.65%) Information Security
14 32 (20.65%) VMware Infrastructure
14 32 (20.65%) DNS
15 31 (20.00%) VPN
16 30 (19.35%) PCI DSS
17 26 (16.77%) Citrix
17 26 (16.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 24 (15.48%) Security Operations
19 22 (14.19%) Kalman Filter
19 22 (14.19%) Degree
19 22 (14.19%) CCNA
19 22 (14.19%) DHCP

IT Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 16 (10.32%) Exchange Server 2010
1 16 (10.32%) MS Exchange
2 10 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (5.16%) IIS
4 7 (4.52%) IBM Domino
5 6 (3.87%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.29%) Apache
9 1 (0.65%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.65%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.65%) Confluence
9 1 (0.65%) SAS
9 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.65%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
Applications
1 35 (22.58%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.65%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.03%) Mimecast
1 14 (9.03%) Office 365
2 9 (5.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.87%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (3.23%) SaaS
5 4 (2.58%) IaaS
6 3 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 118 (76.13%) Firewall
2 49 (31.61%) Network Security
3 44 (28.39%) WAN
4 43 (27.74%) LAN
5 42 (27.10%) TCP/IP
6 32 (20.65%) DNS
7 31 (20.00%) VPN
8 22 (14.19%) DHCP
9 19 (12.26%) VLAN
10 14 (9.03%) SAN
10 14 (9.03%) Wireshark
11 11 (7.10%) HTTP
11 11 (7.10%) MPLS
12 10 (6.45%) IPv4
12 10 (6.45%) VoIP
13 9 (5.81%) Intrusion Detection
13 9 (5.81%) SSL
13 9 (5.81%) Wireless
14 8 (5.16%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (5.16%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.81%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.23%) Big Data
3 2 (1.29%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.65%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.65%) MySQL
4 1 (0.65%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 1 (0.65%) JIRA
General
1 35 (22.58%) Finance
2 7 (4.52%) Retail
3 4 (2.58%) Advertising
3 4 (2.58%) Back Office
3 4 (2.58%) Marketing
4 3 (1.94%) Banking
4 3 (1.94%) Games
4 3 (1.94%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.29%) Publishing
5 2 (1.29%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.65%) Electronics
6 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.94%) Web Services
2 2 (1.29%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.29%) ZeroMQ
3 1 (0.65%) Apache Flex
3 1 (0.65%) CGI
3 1 (0.65%) Ext JS
3 1 (0.65%) GWT
3 1 (0.65%) Kafka
3 1 (0.65%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.65%) REST
3 1 (0.65%) Silverlight
3 1 (0.65%) SOAP
3 1 (0.65%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.03%) Management Information System
2 13 (8.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 11 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (6.45%) Blackberry
4 10 (6.45%) Data Centre
4 10 (6.45%) Replication
5 8 (5.16%) Computer Science
6 7 (4.52%) Cryptography
7 5 (3.23%) Private Cloud
8 4 (2.58%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (2.58%) EMC VNX
9 3 (1.94%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.94%) EPoS
9 3 (1.94%) Fixed Income
9 3 (1.94%) Mobile Banking
9 3 (1.94%) Online Banking
9 3 (1.94%) PKI
9 3 (1.94%) RSA SecurID
10 2 (1.29%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (1.29%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 88 (56.77%) Windows
2 41 (26.45%) Linux
3 35 (22.58%) Windows Server
4 18 (11.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (11.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (8.39%) Unix
5 13 (8.39%) Windows XP
6 10 (6.45%) Windows 8
7 4 (2.58%) Windows 2000
8 3 (1.94%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.65%) CentOS
9 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.65%) Solaris
9 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (25.16%) SIEM
2 32 (20.65%) Information Security
3 24 (15.48%) Security Operations
4 22 (14.19%) Kalman Filter
5 21 (13.55%) Cybersecurity
6 20 (12.90%) Presales
6 20 (12.90%) Vulnerability Management
7 15 (9.68%) ITIL
8 14 (9.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 12 (7.74%) Penetration Testing
10 11 (7.10%) Network Architecture
11 10 (6.45%) Attack Monitoring
11 10 (6.45%) Data Protection
11 10 (6.45%) Network Design
11 10 (6.45%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 9 (5.81%) Malware Analysis
12 9 (5.81%) Workflow
13 8 (5.16%) SDLC
14 7 (4.52%) Open Source
14 7 (4.52%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.10%) SQL
2 8 (5.16%) PowerShell
3 7 (4.52%) C
3 7 (4.52%) Python
4 6 (3.87%) Perl
5 2 (1.29%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.29%) C#
5 2 (1.29%) PHP
5 2 (1.29%) VBScript
6 1 (0.65%) C++
6 1 (0.65%) Java
6 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.65%) Ruby
6 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 42 (27.10%) CISSP
2 38 (24.52%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (14.19%) CCNA
3 22 (14.19%) Degree
4 20 (12.90%) CCNP
4 20 (12.90%) Security Cleared
5 19 (12.26%) SC Cleared
6 14 (9.03%) CEH
7 12 (7.74%) GIAC
8 11 (7.10%) DV Cleared
9 10 (6.45%) CCSP
9 10 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (5.81%) CISM
11 8 (5.16%) CompTIA Security+
11 8 (5.16%) Security+ Certification
12 7 (4.52%) CISA
12 7 (4.52%) SANS
12 7 (4.52%) SSCP
13 6 (3.87%) GSEC
13 6 (3.87%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (19.35%) PCI DSS
2 26 (16.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (5.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.94%) SLA
5 2 (1.29%) COBIT
6 1 (0.65%) GPG13
6 1 (0.65%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.65%) ISO27002
6 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 69 (44.52%) Active Directory
2 32 (20.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (12.26%) vSphere
4 13 (8.39%) XenApp
5 9 (5.81%) Hyper-V
6 7 (4.52%) NFS
7 1 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (10.32%) Nessus
2 14 (9.03%) Nmap
3 9 (5.81%) SCCM
4 5 (3.23%) SCOM
5 4 (2.58%) NetBackup
5 4 (2.58%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.94%) QRadar
7 2 (1.29%) Nagios
7 2 (1.29%) yum
8 1 (0.65%) Fluentd
8 1 (0.65%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.65%) RSA Archer
8 1 (0.65%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 54 (34.84%) Microsoft
2 46 (29.68%) Cisco
3 41 (26.45%) CheckPoint
4 39 (25.16%) VMware
5 26 (16.77%) Citrix
6 18 (11.61%) LogRhythm
7 17 (10.97%) Forcepoint
7 17 (10.97%) HP
8 14 (9.03%) Tripwire
9 13 (8.39%) F5
10 11 (7.10%) ArcSight
11 10 (6.45%) Dell
11 10 (6.45%) Radware
11 10 (6.45%) SonicWALL
12 7 (4.52%) GFI Software
12 7 (4.52%) Remedy
12 7 (4.52%) SolarWinds
12 7 (4.52%) Splunk
13 6 (3.87%) Intel Security
13 6 (3.87%) Stonesoft
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Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: 2 days ago
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