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

Location
3 months to
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Security Engineer
Rank 846 877 857
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -20
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Engineer 51 54 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.046% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.049% 0.025%
Number of salaries quoted 35 50 25
Average salary £55,000 £57,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.34% +27.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £34,750 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £67,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £51,250 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+20.58% -

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
103565 111264 102717
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.32%
Number of salaries quoted 85635 90957 85091
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 July 2015 within the UK.

IT Security Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Security Engineer
Top 25 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 July 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 +33 46 £55,000 -4.34% 5
London +18 22 £55,000 -18.51% 5
East of England +23 13 £42,500 -15.00%
Hertfordshire - 11 - -
Watford - 11 - -
South East +13 4 £60,000 +50.00%
West Yorkshire +9 3 - -
Leeds -1 3 - -
Yorkshire -3 3 - -
Manchester - 3 £45,000 -
North West - 3 £45,000 -
Scotland +16 2 £45,000 -5.26%
City of London +11 2 £52,500 -22.22% 2
Bedfordshire - 2 £42,500 -
Berkshire - 2 £42,750 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £61,250 -
Edinburgh - 2 £45,000 -
High Wycombe - 2 £61,250 -
Bolton - 1 £47,500 -
Dunstable - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 £70,000 -
Reading - 1 £25,500 -
Luton - 1 £42,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £70,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £70,000 -

IT Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 58 (65.17%) Firewall
2 43 (48.31%) Windows
3 40 (44.94%) Information Security
4 36 (40.45%) CISSP
5 28 (31.46%) Security Architecture
6 27 (30.34%) CheckPoint
7 26 (29.21%) Linux
8 23 (25.84%) Finance
8 23 (25.84%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 22 (24.72%) Cisco
10 20 (22.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 20 (22.47%) Kalman Filter
11 19 (21.35%) Network Security
12 18 (20.22%) PCI DSS
13 17 (19.10%) VMware
14 16 (17.98%) Risk Management
14 16 (17.98%) SIEM
15 15 (16.85%) Security Patching
15 15 (16.85%) Law
15 15 (16.85%) Cisco Certification
15 15 (16.85%) Active Directory
16 14 (15.73%) WAN
16 14 (15.73%) Security Management
16 14 (15.73%) Nessus
16 14 (15.73%) VMware Infrastructure
17 13 (14.61%) Splunk
17 13 (14.61%) vSphere
17 13 (14.61%) Degree
17 13 (14.61%) Patch Management
17 13 (14.61%) CEH

IT Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 10 (11.24%) IIS
2 3 (3.37%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.12%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (10.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.49%) SaaS
2 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.12%) PaaS
3 1 (1.12%) Office 365
3 1 (1.12%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (65.17%) Firewall
2 19 (21.35%) Network Security
3 14 (15.73%) WAN
4 10 (11.24%) VPN
5 9 (10.11%) LAN
6 8 (8.99%) TCP/IP
6 8 (8.99%) Intrusion Detection
7 6 (6.74%) IPsec
8 5 (5.62%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (5.62%) Wireless
8 5 (5.62%) DHCP
8 5 (5.62%) DNS
9 4 (4.49%) MPLS
9 4 (4.49%) VLAN
10 3 (3.37%) Internet
11 2 (2.25%) SSL
12 1 (1.12%) DMZ
12 1 (1.12%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.25%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.25%) Data Mining
1 2 (2.25%) Big Data
2 1 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Yeoman
General
1 23 (25.84%) Finance
2 15 (16.85%) Law
3 4 (4.49%) Games
3 4 (4.49%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.37%) Marketing
4 3 (3.37%) Legal
5 2 (2.25%) Advertising
6 1 (1.12%) German Language
6 1 (1.12%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.12%) .NET
1 1 (1.12%) Web Services
1 1 (1.12%) XML
1 1 (1.12%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (10.11%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.87%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.37%) Online Games
4 2 (2.25%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.12%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.12%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.12%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.12%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.12%) BBC
5 1 (1.12%) CESG
5 1 (1.12%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.12%) Statistics
5 1 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.12%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.12%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 43 (48.31%) Windows
2 26 (29.21%) Linux
3 6 (6.74%) UNIX
4 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.37%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.12%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.12%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.12%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (44.94%) Information Security
2 28 (31.46%) Security Architecture
3 23 (25.84%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 20 (22.47%) Kalman Filter
5 16 (17.98%) SIEM
5 16 (17.98%) Risk Management
6 15 (16.85%) Security Patching
7 14 (15.73%) Security Management
8 13 (14.61%) ITIL
8 13 (14.61%) Patch Management
9 12 (13.48%) Project Management
10 10 (11.24%) Vulnerability Management
11 8 (8.99%) Open Source
11 8 (8.99%) Cyber Security
12 7 (7.87%) Test Strategy
12 7 (7.87%) Portfolio Management
12 7 (7.87%) Performance Management
13 5 (5.62%) Data Protection
14 4 (4.49%) Network Design
14 4 (4.49%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.11%) SQL
2 2 (2.25%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.12%) C
3 1 (1.12%) Perl
Qualifications
1 36 (40.45%) CISSP
2 15 (16.85%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (14.61%) CCNA
3 13 (14.61%) CISM
3 13 (14.61%) CEH
3 13 (14.61%) Degree
4 6 (6.74%) MCSE
4 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (5.62%) CISA
6 3 (3.37%) SSCP
6 3 (3.37%) GIAC
6 3 (3.37%) CCSE
6 3 (3.37%) CISMP
7 2 (2.25%) ISSAP
7 2 (2.25%) ISSMP
7 2 (2.25%) CHFI
7 2 (2.25%) GPEN
7 2 (2.25%) OSCP
8 1 (1.12%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.12%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (22.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (20.22%) PCI DSS
3 11 (12.36%) QA
4 4 (4.49%) SLA
5 3 (3.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (16.85%) Active Directory
2 14 (15.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (14.61%) vSphere
4 11 (12.36%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (3.37%) XenApp
6 1 (1.12%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.12%) Snort
Systems Management
1 14 (15.73%) Nessus
2 11 (12.36%) Nagios
3 2 (2.25%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.12%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 27 (30.34%) CheckPoint
2 22 (24.72%) Cisco
3 17 (19.10%) VMware
4 13 (14.61%) Splunk
5 12 (13.48%) Websense
6 11 (12.36%) Sophos
7 6 (6.74%) Microsoft
7 6 (6.74%) ArcSight
7 6 (6.74%) LogRhythm
8 4 (4.49%) F5
8 4 (4.49%) Citrix
9 3 (3.37%) Juniper
9 3 (3.37%) HP
9 3 (3.37%) Oracle
9 3 (3.37%) McAfee
10 2 (2.25%) Clearswift
10 2 (2.25%) Tripwire
10 2 (2.25%) Sourcefire
10 2 (2.25%) Fortinet
10 2 (2.25%) Qualys
London
Acumin
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £95000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago