The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Security Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Engineer
UK
Rank 334 384 441
Rank change year-on-year
+50 +57
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 718 788 676
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.86% 0.77% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.80% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 559 646 563
Median salary £52,500 £51,000 £47,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £76,750 £67,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.52%

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
80378 98697 102848
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.34% 96.47% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 66729 82822 84999
Median salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 19 February 2017 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. 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 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 +53 691 £52,500 +2.94% 68
London +77 345 £57,500 +4.54% 32
South East +53 201 £51,250 +1.99% 18
Berkshire +29 88 £53,750 +6.43% 6
City of London +64 72 £57,500 +6.97% 5
Surrey +70 58 £52,500 +7.69% 3
Reading +20 54 £55,000 +15.78% 2
North West +11 38 £37,500 -33.33% 2
East of England +5 31 £55,000 -2.22% 4
West Midlands +39 29 £45,000 +5.88% 4
South West -16 28 £45,000 -10.00% 4
Brighton +26 22 £41,500 -2.35% 1
East Sussex +25 22 £41,500 -2.35% 3
Canary Wharf -1 22 £54,000 -20.00%
Kent +31 21 £43,750 -23.91% 1
Manchester -19 21 £38,250 -38.80%
Bedfordshire +34 19 £55,000 - 1
Maidenhead +11 17 £40,000 -23.80%
Leeds +10 15 £35,000 -22.22%
West Yorkshire -6 15 £35,000 -27.08% 2
Yorkshire -17 15 £35,000 -30.00% 3
Wiltshire +21 13 £45,000 -14.28%
Scotland +20 13 £39,750 -20.50% 6
Dartford - 12 £39,500 - 1
Wales +18 10 £38,750 -22.50% 1
Salisbury - 10 £45,000 -
Warwick +41 9 £50,000 -
Warwickshire +35 9 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Hampshire -10 8 £55,750 +11.50% 5
Herefordshire - 8 £45,000 -

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 Security Engineer in the job title.

1 817 (58.65%) Firewall
2 683 (49.03%) Cisco
3 657 (47.16%) Network Security
4 468 (33.60%) CheckPoint
5 409 (29.36%) Cisco Certification
6 399 (28.64%) Linux
7 386 (27.71%) Windows
8 374 (26.85%) Palo Alto
9 350 (25.13%) Information Security
10 310 (22.25%) Cisco ASA
11 307 (22.04%) Juniper
12 303 (21.75%) CCNP
13 292 (20.96%) VPN
14 275 (19.74%) SIEM
15 264 (18.95%) Cybersecurity
16 251 (18.02%) Finance
17 224 (16.08%) CISSP
17 224 (16.08%) F5
18 200 (14.36%) Security Operations
19 190 (13.64%) Microsoft
20 181 (12.99%) CCNA
21 172 (12.35%) Wireless
22 162 (11.63%) LAN
22 162 (11.63%) WAN
23 161 (11.56%) TCP/IP
24 158 (11.34%) ITIL
25 157 (11.27%) Unix
26 152 (10.91%) Fortinet
27 145 (10.41%) Intel Security
28 143 (10.27%) Degree

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 34 (2.44%) IIS
2 32 (2.30%) Elasticsearch
3 24 (1.72%) Tomcat
4 23 (1.65%) Apache
5 22 (1.58%) MS Exchange
6 16 (1.15%) SharePoint
6 16 (1.15%) WebLogic
7 10 (0.72%) OpenStack
8 7 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (0.50%) IBM Notes
8 7 (0.50%) SAS
8 7 (0.50%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (0.43%) MQSeries
10 5 (0.36%) JBoss
11 4 (0.29%) CICS
11 4 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.22%) nginx
13 2 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
14 1 (0.072%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 53 (3.80%) MS Excel
2 36 (2.58%) MS Office
3 32 (2.30%) MS Visio
4 22 (1.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.14%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.072%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.072%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.072%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 63 (4.52%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (2.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
4 18 (1.29%) Office 365
5 14 (1.01%) IaaS
6 12 (0.86%) SaaS
7 5 (0.36%) iPaaS
7 5 (0.36%) Mimecast
8 4 (0.29%) PaaS
9 3 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.072%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.072%) AWS CloudTrail
10 1 (0.072%) GitHub
10 1 (0.072%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.072%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 817 (58.65%) Firewall
2 657 (47.16%) Network Security
3 310 (22.25%) Cisco ASA
4 292 (20.96%) VPN
5 172 (12.35%) Wireless
6 162 (11.63%) LAN
6 162 (11.63%) WAN
7 161 (11.56%) TCP/IP
8 136 (9.76%) DNS
9 125 (8.97%) OSPF
10 113 (8.11%) Cisco Nexus
11 110 (7.90%) BGP
12 102 (7.32%) Intrusion Detection
13 94 (6.75%) SSL
14 85 (6.10%) Internet
15 82 (5.89%) MPLS
16 72 (5.17%) DHCP
17 68 (4.88%) Cisco ISE
18 59 (4.24%) IPsec
19 56 (4.02%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (6.32%) SQL Server
2 19 (1.36%) Big Data
3 14 (1.01%) NoSQL
4 10 (0.72%) MySQL
5 7 (0.50%) Data Lake
5 7 (0.50%) DB2
5 7 (0.50%) Hadoop
5 7 (0.50%) InfluxDB
6 6 (0.43%) Cognos Impromptu
6 6 (0.43%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.14%) HBase
7 2 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.14%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.14%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.072%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.072%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (0.86%) Burp Suite
2 8 (0.57%) JIRA
3 7 (0.50%) Cucumber
4 6 (0.43%) Metasploit
5 5 (0.36%) Eclipse
5 5 (0.36%) sqlmap
6 4 (0.29%) AppScan
6 4 (0.29%) Paros
6 4 (0.29%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (0.29%) WebScarab
7 3 (0.22%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.14%) Fiddler
8 2 (0.14%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.072%) JMeter
9 1 (0.072%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.072%) Maven
9 1 (0.072%) Selenium
9 1 (0.072%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 251 (18.02%) Finance
2 90 (6.46%) Banking
3 59 (4.24%) Telecoms
4 41 (2.94%) German Language
5 29 (2.08%) Games
6 27 (1.94%) French Language
6 27 (1.94%) Retail
7 19 (1.36%) Law
8 13 (0.93%) Electronics
8 13 (0.93%) Publishing
9 11 (0.79%) Investment Banking
9 11 (0.79%) Marketing
10 10 (0.72%) Legal
11 9 (0.65%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.50%) Online Betting
12 7 (0.50%) Portuguese Language
12 7 (0.50%) Spanish Language
13 6 (0.43%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.36%) Military
15 4 (0.29%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (3.59%) 802.1X
2 30 (2.15%) Web Services
3 20 (1.44%) SailPoint
4 19 (1.36%) Regular Expression
5 12 (0.86%) .NET
5 12 (0.86%) Elastic Stack
6 11 (0.79%) Middleware
7 10 (0.72%) ZeroMQ
8 9 (0.65%) HTML
9 8 (0.57%) CSS
10 7 (0.50%) ISPF
11 6 (0.43%) LAMP
12 5 (0.36%) Ajax
12 5 (0.36%) CGI
12 5 (0.36%) Ruby on Rails
12 5 (0.36%) SAML
12 5 (0.36%) Servlets
13 4 (0.29%) XML
14 3 (0.22%) Node.js
14 3 (0.22%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 139 (9.98%) Data Centre
2 104 (7.47%) Management Information System
3 95 (6.82%) Security Operations Centre
4 72 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
5 65 (4.67%) Computer Science
6 58 (4.16%) PKI
7 39 (2.80%) Cyberthreat
8 37 (2.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 20 (1.44%) Cyber Attack
9 20 (1.44%) RSA SecurID
10 19 (1.36%) CESG
10 19 (1.36%) Virtual Team
11 17 (1.22%) Clustering
12 15 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
13 14 (1.01%) Mathematics
14 13 (0.93%) Mainframe
15 8 (0.57%) Cybercrime
15 8 (0.57%) Hedge funds
16 7 (0.50%) Blockchain
16 7 (0.50%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 399 (28.64%) Linux
2 386 (27.71%) Windows
3 157 (11.27%) Unix
4 91 (6.53%) Windows Server
5 77 (5.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 57 (4.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 49 (3.52%) Solaris
8 41 (2.94%) Windows 2000
9 31 (2.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 27 (1.94%) CentOS
11 19 (1.36%) Apple iOS
12 18 (1.29%) Android
13 13 (0.93%) Mac OS X
14 9 (0.65%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 9 (0.65%) zOS
15 7 (0.50%) Mac OS
15 7 (0.50%) Windows NT
16 6 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 6 (0.43%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.36%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 350 (25.13%) Information Security
2 275 (19.74%) SIEM
3 264 (18.95%) Cybersecurity
4 200 (14.36%) Security Operations
5 158 (11.34%) ITIL
6 115 (8.26%) Kalman Filter
6 115 (8.26%) Vulnerability Management
7 94 (6.75%) Security Monitoring
8 93 (6.68%) Security Architecture
9 90 (6.46%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 85 (6.10%) Risk Management
11 83 (5.96%) Penetration Testing
12 79 (5.67%) Presales
13 75 (5.38%) Security Management
14 72 (5.17%) Load Balancing
15 64 (4.59%) Mentoring
16 59 (4.24%) Incident Management
17 58 (4.16%) Agile Software Development
18 53 (3.80%) Identity Management
19 52 (3.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 123 (8.83%) Python
2 91 (6.53%) SQL
3 63 (4.52%) Java
4 54 (3.88%) C++
5 51 (3.66%) Perl
6 44 (3.16%) C
7 42 (3.02%) PowerShell
8 38 (2.73%) Ruby
9 31 (2.23%) Bash Shell
10 28 (2.01%) C#
11 15 (1.08%) JavaScript
12 13 (0.93%) Korn
13 12 (0.86%) Bourne shell
14 11 (0.79%) VB
15 9 (0.65%) VBScript
16 7 (0.50%) Assembly Language
16 7 (0.50%) Embedded C
16 7 (0.50%) Embedded C++
16 7 (0.50%) PHP
17 6 (0.43%) REXX
Qualifications
1 409 (29.36%) Cisco Certification
2 303 (21.75%) CCNP
3 224 (16.08%) CISSP
4 181 (12.99%) CCNA
5 143 (10.27%) Degree
6 101 (7.25%) CISM
7 97 (6.96%) Security Cleared
8 81 (5.81%) CCSE
9 75 (5.38%) CCIE
10 72 (5.17%) CISA
11 70 (5.03%) SC Cleared
12 69 (4.95%) CEH
13 52 (3.73%) GIAC
14 51 (3.66%) CCSA
15 44 (3.16%) CompTIA Security+
15 44 (3.16%) Security+ Certification
16 34 (2.44%) JNCIS
17 33 (2.37%) CCSP
18 29 (2.08%) CCDP
19 25 (1.79%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (8.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 79 (5.67%) SLA
3 72 (5.17%) PCI DSS
4 20 (1.44%) QA
5 18 (1.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.65%) GPG13
6 9 (0.65%) ISO27002
7 8 (0.57%) FISMA
8 3 (0.22%) GDPR
8 3 (0.22%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.14%) COBIT
9 2 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.072%) ISO27005
System Software
1 135 (9.69%) Active Directory
2 56 (4.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (2.80%) Snort
3 39 (2.80%) vSphere
4 22 (1.58%) ProxySG
5 17 (1.22%) Hyper-V
6 16 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (1.01%) Docker
7 14 (1.01%) Firmware
8 12 (0.86%) VMware ESX
9 10 (0.72%) iptables
9 10 (0.72%) XenApp
10 8 (0.57%) XenServer
11 7 (0.50%) Job Entry Subsystem
11 7 (0.50%) MetaFrame
11 7 (0.50%) Samba
11 7 (0.50%) Time Sharing Option
11 7 (0.50%) XenDesktop
12 6 (0.43%) ISA Server
13 5 (0.36%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 81 (5.81%) FortiGate
2 75 (5.38%) Nessus
3 45 (3.23%) McAfee ePO
4 36 (2.58%) Norton AntiVirus
5 26 (1.87%) QRadar
6 23 (1.65%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 22 (1.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 18 (1.29%) SCCM
9 17 (1.22%) Ansible
10 16 (1.15%) CSIRT
10 16 (1.15%) Kibana
11 14 (1.01%) Puppet
12 12 (0.86%) logstash
13 10 (0.72%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 10 (0.72%) RSA enVision
13 10 (0.72%) SELinux
14 8 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
15 7 (0.50%) Cisco Prime
15 7 (0.50%) Grafana
15 7 (0.50%) Graphite
Vendors
1 683 (49.03%) Cisco
2 468 (33.60%) CheckPoint
3 374 (26.85%) Palo Alto
4 307 (22.04%) Juniper
5 224 (16.08%) F5
6 190 (13.64%) Microsoft
7 152 (10.91%) Fortinet
8 145 (10.41%) Intel Security
9 137 (9.83%) Splunk
10 116 (8.33%) Sourcefire
11 109 (7.82%) Blue Coat
12 105 (7.54%) VMware
13 70 (5.03%) Symantec
14 56 (4.02%) Aruba
14 56 (4.02%) CyberArk
15 52 (3.73%) Riverbed
16 51 (3.66%) Crossbeam
17 46 (3.30%) ArcSight
18 45 (3.23%) HP
19 44 (3.16%) Extreme Networks
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £47000 - £55000 per annum + Pension + Bupa
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 to £55,000
Posted: 2 days ago
East Sussex
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Training, Overtime, Flexible Worki
Posted: 2 days ago
Dartford, Kent
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits 5k Car Allowance, Life Insurance,
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Package of up to £55k plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
East Sussex
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits overtime, training, benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Itecco
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Flexible Working + Certs
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
The North Starr
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £50000 - £51000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Modis International
Salary: £28000 - £31500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + good company + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £70k basic + £7,200 car allowance + 15% bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Imperative People
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Overtime & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
JM
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Capital IT Resourcing LTD
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + on-call and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
JM
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 3 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + A bag full of bens
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Acumin
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum + Generous Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
IT Talent Solutions
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Excellent base salary plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000-£60,000 base (plus competitive package)
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Bonus/benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
The North Starr
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
Bluetownonline
Salary: £48000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Stepstone
Salary: Competitive Salary plus generous benefits
Posted: 4 days ago