The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had IT Security Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Security Engineer
Rank 821 906 936
Rank change year-on-year
+85 +30
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Engineer 91 69 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.096% 0.063% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.099% 0.066% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 82 61 46
Median salary £54,000 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,050 £39,000 £38,750
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £58,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-9.52% +16.66%

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
91719 105001 110310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.27% 96.26% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 76765 87557 89208
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

IT Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured IT Security Engineer in the job title.

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 30 September 2016 within the UK.

IT Security Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Security Engineer
Top 28 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +72 82 £54,000 +2.85% 7
London +49 29 £65,000 +23.80% 3
South East +42 26 £54,000 -4.00%
Surrey - 9 £54,000 -
Berkshire +15 8 £58,000 +10.47%
East of England +24 7 £35,000 -17.64% 1
Bedfordshire +21 7 £35,000 -17.64%
West Midlands - 7 £46,000 -
Bedford - 7 £35,000 -
City of London +52 6 £70,000 -3.44%
Solihull - 6 £46,000 -
Leeds +42 5 £32,500 -
Yorkshire +34 5 £32,500 - 1
West Yorkshire +30 5 £32,500 - 1
Scotland +22 5 - -
Hampshire +13 5 £45,000 +164.70%
North West +4 5 £47,000 -1.05% 1
Manchester +1 5 £47,000 +1.62%
Windsor -1 5 £62,500 +19.04%
Southampton - 5 £45,000 -
Glasgow - 5 - -
Kent - 4 £55,000 -
Bristol +10 3 £72,500 +173.58% 1
South West +2 3 £72,500 +173.58% 1
Cheadle - 2 £42,250 -
Maidenhead - 2 £37,500 -
Bracknell - 1 £52,500 -
Birmingham - 1 £40,000 -

IT Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT Security Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring IT Security Engineer in the job title.

1 104 (55.03%) Firewall
2 83 (43.92%) Windows
3 76 (40.21%) Network Security
4 62 (32.80%) CISSP
5 61 (32.28%) Information Security
6 59 (31.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 56 (29.63%) Active Directory
8 53 (28.04%) Microsoft
9 43 (22.75%) Linux
10 41 (21.69%) Finance
11 39 (20.63%) VPN
12 38 (20.11%) Vulnerability Management
13 37 (19.58%) Cisco
14 35 (18.52%) CheckPoint
15 33 (17.46%) Management Information System
15 33 (17.46%) ITIL
16 32 (16.93%) Degree
17 30 (15.87%) WAN
17 30 (15.87%) SIEM
18 29 (15.34%) LAN
19 27 (14.29%) MS Excel
20 26 (13.76%) CEH
21 25 (13.23%) Windows Server
22 24 (12.70%) SC Cleared
22 24 (12.70%) Security Cleared
22 24 (12.70%) DNS
23 23 (12.17%) Windows Server 2008
23 23 (12.17%) Windows Server 2012
24 22 (11.64%) PCI DSS
24 22 (11.64%) Penetration Testing

IT Security Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (11.64%) MS Exchange
2 20 (10.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (5.29%) Exchange Server 2007
3 10 (5.29%) IIS
4 7 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.59%) nginx
6 2 (1.06%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.53%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.53%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.53%) CICS
7 1 (0.53%) SAS
Applications
1 27 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.06%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.53%) MS Office
3 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.35%) Office 365
2 11 (5.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.70%) Mimecast
4 2 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 104 (55.03%) Firewall
2 76 (40.21%) Network Security
3 39 (20.63%) VPN
4 30 (15.87%) WAN
5 29 (15.34%) LAN
6 24 (12.70%) DNS
7 22 (11.64%) DHCP
8 14 (7.41%) TCP/IP
9 12 (6.35%) Cisco ASA
9 12 (6.35%) Intrusion Detection
9 12 (6.35%) VoIP
10 10 (5.29%) Cisco ISE
10 10 (5.29%) VLAN
11 9 (4.76%) Wireless
12 6 (3.17%) MPLS
13 5 (2.65%) Cisco Wireless
14 4 (2.12%) LDAP
14 4 (2.12%) Wireless Security
14 4 (2.12%) Wireshark
15 3 (1.59%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (11.64%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.70%) Big Data
3 6 (3.17%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.53%) DB2
4 1 (0.53%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.53%) Parquet
4 1 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
General
1 41 (21.69%) Finance
2 10 (5.29%) Banking
3 6 (3.17%) Publishing
4 5 (2.65%) Retail
5 3 (1.59%) Games
5 3 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.59%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.06%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.06%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.06%) Law
6 2 (1.06%) Legal
6 2 (1.06%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.53%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.17%) ZeroMQ
2 5 (2.65%) HTML
3 3 (1.59%) 802.1X
3 3 (1.59%) Regular Expression
4 2 (1.06%) Middleware
4 2 (1.06%) REST
4 2 (1.06%) SOAP
4 2 (1.06%) XML
5 1 (0.53%) Apache Flex
5 1 (0.53%) CGI
5 1 (0.53%) Ext JS
5 1 (0.53%) GWT
5 1 (0.53%) ISPF
5 1 (0.53%) JSON
5 1 (0.53%) Kafka
5 1 (0.53%) Silverlight
5 1 (0.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 33 (17.46%) Management Information System
2 16 (8.47%) Computer Science
3 14 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.82%) Data Centre
4 11 (5.82%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (5.29%) Blackberry
5 10 (5.29%) Replication
5 10 (5.29%) RSA SecurID
6 7 (3.70%) Data Protection Act
6 7 (3.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (2.65%) Shadow IT
8 3 (1.59%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.59%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (1.59%) Mobile Banking
8 3 (1.59%) Online Banking
8 3 (1.59%) PKI
8 3 (1.59%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (1.06%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.53%) CCTV
10 1 (0.53%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 83 (43.92%) Windows
2 43 (22.75%) Linux
3 25 (13.23%) Windows Server
4 23 (12.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (12.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (5.29%) Unix
5 10 (5.29%) Windows 8
5 10 (5.29%) Windows XP
6 9 (4.76%) CentOS
7 6 (3.17%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.59%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.53%) Solaris
9 1 (0.53%) VMS
9 1 (0.53%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (32.28%) Information Security
2 38 (20.11%) Vulnerability Management
3 33 (17.46%) ITIL
4 30 (15.87%) SIEM
5 22 (11.64%) Penetration Testing
6 21 (11.11%) Security Operations
7 20 (10.58%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 18 (9.52%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 16 (8.47%) Change Management
10 15 (7.94%) ITIL V3
10 15 (7.94%) Kalman Filter
11 14 (7.41%) Network Architecture
12 13 (6.88%) Multi-Factor Authentication
13 12 (6.35%) Network Management
13 12 (6.35%) Security Architecture
14 10 (5.29%) Data Loss Prevention
14 10 (5.29%) Data Protection
14 10 (5.29%) Presales
15 9 (4.76%) Attack Monitoring
15 9 (4.76%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (8.47%) SQL
2 12 (6.35%) Python
3 9 (4.76%) C#
3 9 (4.76%) Perl
3 9 (4.76%) PowerShell
4 6 (3.17%) JavaScript
4 6 (3.17%) VBScript
5 5 (2.65%) Java
6 3 (1.59%) C
7 2 (1.06%) PHP
7 2 (1.06%) Ruby
8 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.53%) C++
8 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 62 (32.80%) CISSP
2 32 (16.93%) Degree
3 26 (13.76%) CEH
4 24 (12.70%) SC Cleared
4 24 (12.70%) Security Cleared
5 20 (10.58%) CISA
6 19 (10.05%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (9.52%) SANS
8 16 (8.47%) CCNP
9 15 (7.94%) CISM
10 14 (7.41%) CCSA
10 14 (7.41%) CCSE
11 13 (6.88%) CCSP
12 11 (5.82%) GSEC
13 8 (4.23%) CCNA
13 8 (4.23%) CompTIA Security+
13 8 (4.23%) CSSLP
13 8 (4.23%) GIAC
13 8 (4.23%) Security+ Certification
13 8 (4.23%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (31.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (11.64%) PCI DSS
3 10 (5.29%) SLA
4 5 (2.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.06%) COBIT
5 2 (1.06%) GPG13
6 1 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 56 (29.63%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.59%) XenApp
3 2 (1.06%) vSphere
4 1 (0.53%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 1 (0.53%) RACF
4 1 (0.53%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 21 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
2 20 (10.58%) Nessus
3 13 (6.88%) SCCM
4 10 (5.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 5 (2.65%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (2.12%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (2.12%) Nmap
7 2 (1.06%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (1.06%) WSUS
8 1 (0.53%) Fluentd
8 1 (0.53%) Nagios
8 1 (0.53%) QRadar
8 1 (0.53%) zSecure
Vendors
1 53 (28.04%) Microsoft
2 37 (19.58%) Cisco
3 35 (18.52%) CheckPoint
4 22 (11.64%) Symantec
5 14 (7.41%) Intel Security
6 12 (6.35%) F5
7 11 (5.82%) CA
7 11 (5.82%) Palo Alto
7 11 (5.82%) Sophos
8 10 (5.29%) Barracuda Networks
8 10 (5.29%) Stonesoft
9 8 (4.23%) Splunk
10 7 (3.70%) Red Hat
11 6 (3.17%) Cyber-Ark
12 5 (2.65%) Citrix
12 5 (2.65%) LogRhythm
12 5 (2.65%) Qualys
12 5 (2.65%) SolarWinds
12 5 (2.65%) VMware
13 4 (2.12%) SonicWALL
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