The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Security Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Engineer
Rank 461 489 474
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 527 537 495
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.45% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.48% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 427 390 332
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £33,650
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%

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
104585 111653 102685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.55% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 86393 91565 85529
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 £27,000 £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%

Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Security Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Engineer within the UK.

Security Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Security Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Engineer over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 within the UK.

Security Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

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 Security Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 3 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 +7 496 £50,000 - 56
London +26 219 £55,000 -4.34% 20
South East -55 144 £51,500 +14.44% 17
Berkshire -59 54 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Hampshire -11 44 £45,000 -10.00% 4
City of London +27 39 £58,750 +1.29% 4
North West +19 35 £50,000 +2.56% 3
East of England +29 34 £42,500 -15.00% 6
Surrey +10 27 £55,000 +29.41% 4
Yorkshire +18 26 £37,500 -11.76% 2
Reading -34 24 £40,000 -27.27% 1
Cheshire +9 20 £61,250 +184.88% 1
East Midlands +14 19 £40,000 +48.14% 3
Aldershot -2 16 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Scotland +13 15 £57,500 +27.77% 4
Manchester - 15 £47,500 - 2
Guildford - 14 £55,000 -
West Midlands -18 13 £35,000 -30.00%
North Yorkshire - 13 £37,500 -
Hertfordshire +9 12 £32,500 -42.47% 5
Leeds +9 12 £31,500 -25.88% 1
West Yorkshire +8 12 £31,500 -25.88% 1
Watford +10 11 - - 1
Derbyshire +5 11 £40,000 +48.14% 3
Chesterfield +3 11 £40,000 +48.14% 2
Slough -15 11 £52,500 +75.00% 1
Bedfordshire +21 8 £52,500 +23.52%
Glasgow +12 8 £60,000 +26.31%
Buckinghamshire -12 8 £60,000 +22.44% 5
Cambridgeshire - 8 £50,000 - 1

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited 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 Security Engineer in their job title.

1 672 (60.22%) Firewall
2 552 (49.46%) Network Security
3 515 (46.15%) Cisco
4 411 (36.83%) CheckPoint
5 357 (31.99%) Cisco Certification
6 331 (29.66%) Windows
7 263 (23.57%) Information Security
8 261 (23.39%) CISSP
9 242 (21.68%) Linux
10 236 (21.15%) Finance
11 231 (20.70%) TCP/IP
12 230 (20.61%) Cisco ASA
13 221 (19.80%) CCNP
14 205 (18.37%) WAN
15 201 (18.01%) Juniper
16 199 (17.83%) F5
16 199 (17.83%) SIEM
17 191 (17.11%) VPN
18 187 (16.76%) CCNA
19 181 (16.22%) LAN
20 141 (12.63%) UNIX
21 138 (12.37%) Degree
22 136 (12.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
23 132 (11.83%) Wireless
24 130 (11.65%) DNS
25 129 (11.56%) Security Cleared
26 122 (10.93%) Penetration Testing
27 119 (10.66%) McAfee
28 117 (10.48%) Blue Coat
29 116 (10.39%) Data Centre

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited 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 Security Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 28 (2.51%) IIS
2 9 (0.81%) MS Exchange
3 6 (0.54%) WebSphere
3 6 (0.54%) OpenStack
4 5 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (0.27%) CMS
5 3 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (0.27%) Apache
6 2 (0.18%) Lync
6 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.090%) CloudStack
7 1 (0.090%) Tomcat
Applications
1 73 (6.54%) MS Excel
2 11 (0.99%) MS Office
3 6 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.090%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.18%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.090%) RMDS
2 1 (0.090%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 22 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
2 18 (1.61%) PaaS
3 16 (1.43%) SaaS
4 15 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (1.34%) IaaS
5 4 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.36%) IBM PureFlex
6 3 (0.27%) SoftLayer
6 3 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.090%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 672 (60.22%) Firewall
2 552 (49.46%) Network Security
3 231 (20.70%) TCP/IP
4 230 (20.61%) Cisco ASA
5 205 (18.37%) WAN
6 191 (17.11%) VPN
7 181 (16.22%) LAN
8 132 (11.83%) Wireless
9 130 (11.65%) DNS
10 87 (7.80%) SSL
11 81 (7.26%) Intrusion Detection
12 75 (6.72%) HTTP
13 74 (6.63%) BGP
14 73 (6.54%) MPLS
15 67 (6.00%) Internet
15 67 (6.00%) DHCP
16 63 (5.65%) OSPF
17 55 (4.93%) EIGRP
17 55 (4.93%) Cisco Nexus
18 54 (4.84%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (3.49%) SQL Server
2 16 (1.43%) MySQL
3 12 (1.08%) Big Data
4 4 (0.36%) MariaDB
4 4 (0.36%) Data Mining
5 3 (0.27%) DB2
6 2 (0.18%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.18%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.090%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.090%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.090%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.090%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.090%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.090%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 28 (2.51%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.18%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.090%) Yeoman
General
1 236 (21.15%) Finance
2 84 (7.53%) Telecoms
3 58 (5.20%) Banking
4 51 (4.57%) Law
5 31 (2.78%) Retail
6 22 (1.97%) Financial Institution
7 20 (1.79%) Multimedia
8 11 (0.99%) Advertising
9 9 (0.81%) Legal
10 8 (0.72%) Back Office
10 8 (0.72%) Games
11 6 (0.54%) Marketing
11 6 (0.54%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.54%) Online Betting
12 5 (0.45%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.36%) Military
13 4 (0.36%) Publishing
13 4 (0.36%) German Language
14 3 (0.27%) Welsh Language
15 2 (0.18%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (3.05%) Web Services
2 17 (1.52%) .NET
3 11 (0.99%) Middleware
4 9 (0.81%) OAuth
4 9 (0.81%) SAML
5 6 (0.54%) XML
5 6 (0.54%) JSP
5 6 (0.54%) REST
6 5 (0.45%) SOAP
7 4 (0.36%) OpenID
7 4 (0.36%) .NET Framework
7 4 (0.36%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (0.27%) Regular Expression
8 3 (0.27%) PCRE
9 2 (0.18%) HTML
9 2 (0.18%) Ajax
9 2 (0.18%) HTML5
9 2 (0.18%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.18%) CSS
10 1 (0.090%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 116 (10.39%) Data Centre
2 90 (8.06%) Management Information System
3 77 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 73 (6.54%) Computer Science
5 53 (4.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 32 (2.87%) PKI
7 27 (2.42%) Hedge funds
8 26 (2.33%) CESG
8 26 (2.33%) Cryptography
9 23 (2.06%) Clustering
10 8 (0.72%) Smartphone
10 8 (0.72%) Algorithms
11 6 (0.54%) RMADS
12 5 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (0.45%) Fat Client
12 5 (0.45%) Mathematics
12 5 (0.45%) Thin Client
12 5 (0.45%) SecurID
13 4 (0.36%) e-Health
13 4 (0.36%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 331 (29.66%) Windows
2 242 (21.68%) Linux
3 141 (12.63%) UNIX
4 46 (4.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (2.24%) Solaris
8 18 (1.61%) Windows 2000
9 7 (0.63%) CentOS
10 6 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.45%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.27%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.18%) AIX
13 2 (0.18%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.090%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (23.57%) Information Security
2 199 (17.83%) SIEM
3 122 (10.93%) Penetration Testing
4 107 (9.59%) ITIL
5 99 (8.87%) Security Architecture
6 77 (6.90%) Cyber Security
7 76 (6.81%) Kalman Filter
8 70 (6.27%) Network Design
8 70 (6.27%) Load Balancing
9 66 (5.91%) Risk Management
10 55 (4.93%) Change Management
11 54 (4.84%) Security Management
12 52 (4.66%) Network Monitoring
13 49 (4.39%) Project Management
13 49 (4.39%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 49 (4.39%) Incident Management
14 40 (3.58%) Server Hardening
15 37 (3.32%) Agile Software Development
16 36 (3.23%) Data Protection
16 36 (3.23%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 91 (8.15%) SQL
2 89 (7.97%) Perl
3 76 (6.81%) Python
4 43 (3.85%) PowerShell
5 38 (3.41%) PHP
6 32 (2.87%) Java
7 30 (2.69%) C
8 26 (2.33%) C++
9 21 (1.88%) Ruby
10 14 (1.25%) Bash Shell
11 11 (0.99%) C#
12 10 (0.90%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.45%) JavaScript
14 4 (0.36%) Objective-C
14 4 (0.36%) R
15 3 (0.27%) VBScript
16 1 (0.090%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 357 (31.99%) Cisco Certification
2 261 (23.39%) CISSP
3 221 (19.80%) CCNP
4 187 (16.76%) CCNA
5 138 (12.37%) Degree
6 129 (11.56%) Security Cleared
7 97 (8.69%) CCSA
8 78 (6.99%) CISM
9 73 (6.54%) SC Cleared
10 72 (6.45%) CCSE
11 63 (5.65%) CEH
12 59 (5.29%) CCIE
13 35 (3.14%) DV Cleared
14 29 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
15 28 (2.51%) MCSE
16 26 (2.33%) GIAC
16 26 (2.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 20 (1.79%) CCDP
18 16 (1.43%) JNCIS
19 15 (1.34%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (12.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 104 (9.32%) PCI DSS
3 57 (5.11%) SLA
4 13 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 13 (1.16%) QA
5 11 (0.99%) HIPAA
6 9 (0.81%) COBIT
6 9 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 8 (0.72%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.54%) JSP 440
8 6 (0.54%) FISMA
9 1 (0.090%) ARP4754
9 1 (0.090%) GPG13
System Software
1 96 (8.60%) Active Directory
2 47 (4.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (3.23%) vSphere
4 26 (2.33%) Snort
5 25 (2.24%) Hyper-V
6 10 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (0.81%) ProxySG
8 8 (0.72%) VirtualBox
8 8 (0.72%) Xen
9 6 (0.54%) ISA Server
10 4 (0.36%) XenApp
11 3 (0.27%) OpenSSH
12 2 (0.18%) Firmware
12 2 (0.18%) Sendmail
13 1 (0.090%) VMware ESX
13 1 (0.090%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.090%) UAG
13 1 (0.090%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 61 (5.47%) Nessus
2 42 (3.76%) FortiGate
3 38 (3.41%) McAfee ePO
4 18 (1.61%) Norton AntiVirus
5 15 (1.34%) CiscoWorks
6 14 (1.25%) Nmap
7 11 (0.99%) Nagios
8 8 (0.72%) MOM
9 7 (0.63%) Cisco CUCM
10 6 (0.54%) CORE IMPACT
11 5 (0.45%) WSUS
11 5 (0.45%) SCCM
12 4 (0.36%) BMC PATROL
12 4 (0.36%) StatsD
12 4 (0.36%) Cisco Prime
12 4 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
13 3 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
14 2 (0.18%) CA Single Sign-On
14 2 (0.18%) MIMEsweeper
14 2 (0.18%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 515 (46.15%) Cisco
2 411 (36.83%) CheckPoint
3 201 (18.01%) Juniper
4 199 (17.83%) F5
5 119 (10.66%) McAfee
6 117 (10.48%) Blue Coat
7 114 (10.22%) Fortinet
8 107 (9.59%) Microsoft
9 94 (8.42%) HP
10 74 (6.63%) Citrix
11 73 (6.54%) VMware
12 45 (4.03%) Splunk
13 33 (2.96%) Symantec
14 29 (2.60%) ArcSight
14 29 (2.60%) IronPort
14 29 (2.60%) Sourcefire
14 29 (2.60%) Brocade
15 27 (2.42%) Riverbed
16 26 (2.33%) Dell
17 25 (2.24%) SolarWinds
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