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 23 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Engineer
UK
Rank 330 408 440
Rank change year-on-year
+78 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 746 693 641
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.88% 0.70% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.73% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 579 561 537
Median salary £52,500 £50,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.96% +6.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +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
81311 95393 101849
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.43% 96.44% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 67566 80035 84663
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +94 711 £53,500 +5.94% 79
London +106 356 £57,500 +5.99% 41
South East +72 201 £50,000 -0.99% 19
Berkshire +25 92 £55,000 +8.91% 7
City of London +58 74 £57,500 -4.16% 12
Surrey +82 65 £52,500 +5.00% 2
Reading +28 59 £55,000 +8.91% 5
East of England 0 34 £53,750 -10.41% 3
West Midlands +14 31 £45,000 +5.88% 2
South West -8 30 £45,000 -10.00% 6
North West -2 27 £37,500 -53.12% 6
Scotland +27 24 £40,000 -20.00% 2
Leeds +22 24 £34,500 -23.33%
West Yorkshire 0 24 £34,500 -23.33% 1
Yorkshire -13 24 £34,500 -27.36% 1
Bedfordshire +34 22 £55,000 +29.41% 1
Canary Wharf +7 21 £54,000 -20.00%
Maidenhead +11 18 £40,000 -23.80% 1
Manchester -16 17 £36,500 -41.60% 6
Brighton +31 15 £34,000 -24.44% 1
East Sussex +22 15 £34,000 -24.44% 2
Glasgow +21 15 £40,000 -20.00% 2
Kent +15 14 £40,000 -30.43% 1
Wiltshire +20 12 £45,000 -14.28% 2
Herefordshire - 10 £45,000 -
Bristol -10 9 £40,000 -20.00% 3
Gloucestershire -18 9 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Dartford - 9 £39,500 - 1
Warwickshire +20 8 £50,000 +11.11%
East Midlands -1 8 £42,500 -5.55% 1

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 853 (59.53%) Firewall
2 688 (48.01%) Network Security
3 663 (46.27%) Cisco
4 473 (33.01%) CheckPoint
5 401 (27.98%) Linux
6 395 (27.56%) Windows
7 393 (27.42%) Cisco Certification
8 366 (25.54%) Information Security
9 354 (24.70%) Palo Alto
10 306 (21.35%) Juniper
11 297 (20.73%) CCNP
12 295 (20.59%) Cisco ASA
13 275 (19.19%) SIEM
14 274 (19.12%) VPN
15 259 (18.07%) Finance
16 239 (16.68%) CISSP
17 235 (16.40%) Cybersecurity
18 207 (14.45%) F5
19 197 (13.75%) Security Operations
20 196 (13.68%) Microsoft
21 173 (12.07%) CCNA
22 169 (11.79%) TCP/IP
23 164 (11.44%) Unix
24 160 (11.17%) LAN
25 159 (11.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
26 158 (11.03%) ITIL
27 154 (10.75%) Wireless
28 151 (10.54%) WAN
29 146 (10.19%) Intel Security
30 144 (10.05%) 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 32 (2.23%) Elasticsearch
2 26 (1.81%) MS Exchange
3 24 (1.67%) IIS
4 19 (1.33%) OpenStack
5 18 (1.26%) SharePoint
6 14 (0.98%) Tomcat
7 13 (0.91%) Apache
8 9 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (0.49%) SAS
9 7 (0.49%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.42%) MQSeries
11 5 (0.35%) JBoss
12 4 (0.28%) CICS
12 4 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
12 4 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (0.28%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.28%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.21%) nginx
14 2 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
15 1 (0.070%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 59 (4.12%) MS Excel
2 35 (2.44%) MS Office
3 30 (2.09%) MS Visio
4 19 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.14%) Bankmaster
1 2 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.14%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.070%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.070%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 78 (5.44%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (3.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (1.88%) SaaS
4 23 (1.61%) IaaS
5 17 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
5 17 (1.19%) Office 365
6 16 (1.12%) PaaS
7 8 (0.56%) Mimecast
8 5 (0.35%) iPaaS
9 4 (0.28%) GitHub
10 1 (0.070%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.070%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.070%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 853 (59.53%) Firewall
2 688 (48.01%) Network Security
3 295 (20.59%) Cisco ASA
4 274 (19.12%) VPN
5 169 (11.79%) TCP/IP
6 160 (11.17%) LAN
7 154 (10.75%) Wireless
8 151 (10.54%) WAN
9 133 (9.28%) DNS
10 130 (9.07%) OSPF
11 117 (8.16%) Intrusion Detection
12 111 (7.75%) BGP
12 111 (7.75%) Cisco Nexus
13 89 (6.21%) SSL
14 88 (6.14%) Internet
15 75 (5.23%) MPLS
16 72 (5.02%) Cisco ISE
17 70 (4.88%) DHCP
18 63 (4.40%) IPsec
19 55 (3.84%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (5.51%) SQL Server
2 16 (1.12%) Big Data
3 13 (0.91%) NoSQL
4 10 (0.70%) MySQL
5 7 (0.49%) DB2
5 7 (0.49%) InfluxDB
6 6 (0.42%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.35%) Data Lake
7 5 (0.35%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.28%) Cognos Impromptu
8 4 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.14%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.14%) HBase
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.14%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.14%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.070%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.070%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.070%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (0.84%) Burp Suite
2 10 (0.70%) Metasploit
3 9 (0.63%) Cucumber
4 6 (0.42%) Eclipse
5 5 (0.35%) AppScan
5 5 (0.35%) JIRA
5 5 (0.35%) Rational DOORS
5 5 (0.35%) sqlmap
6 4 (0.28%) Paros
6 4 (0.28%) WebScarab
7 3 (0.21%) Fiddler
7 3 (0.21%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.14%) Selenium
9 1 (0.070%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.070%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.070%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.070%) JMeter
9 1 (0.070%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.070%) Maven
General
1 259 (18.07%) Finance
2 101 (7.05%) Banking
3 70 (4.88%) Telecoms
4 42 (2.93%) German Language
5 37 (2.58%) Games
6 33 (2.30%) Law
7 32 (2.23%) Retail
8 26 (1.81%) French Language
9 15 (1.05%) Publishing
10 13 (0.91%) Electronics
10 13 (0.91%) Investment Banking
11 11 (0.77%) Legal
12 10 (0.70%) Financial Institution
12 10 (0.70%) Manufacturing
13 9 (0.63%) Marketing
14 8 (0.56%) Online Betting
15 5 (0.35%) Military
16 4 (0.28%) Billing
16 4 (0.28%) Portuguese Language
16 4 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (3.49%) 802.1X
2 36 (2.51%) Web Services
3 17 (1.19%) .NET
4 16 (1.12%) Regular Expression
4 16 (1.12%) SailPoint
5 14 (0.98%) HTML
6 13 (0.91%) ELK Stack
7 10 (0.70%) Middleware
8 8 (0.56%) CSS
8 8 (0.56%) Ruby on Rails
8 8 (0.56%) ZeroMQ
9 7 (0.49%) ISPF
9 7 (0.49%) LAMP
10 6 (0.42%) Ajax
10 6 (0.42%) CGI
10 6 (0.42%) Node.js
10 6 (0.42%) Servlets
11 5 (0.35%) RabbitMQ
12 4 (0.28%) SAML
12 4 (0.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 130 (9.07%) Data Centre
2 125 (8.72%) Management Information System
3 88 (6.14%) Security Operations Centre
4 73 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
5 70 (4.88%) Computer Science
6 68 (4.75%) PKI
7 40 (2.79%) Cyberthreat
8 33 (2.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 31 (2.16%) Cryptography
10 27 (1.88%) RSA SecurID
11 24 (1.67%) Virtual Team
12 19 (1.33%) Cyber Attack
13 14 (0.98%) CESG
13 14 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
13 14 (0.98%) Public Cloud
14 12 (0.84%) Mainframe
14 12 (0.84%) Mathematics
15 11 (0.77%) Clustering
16 8 (0.56%) Cybercrime
16 8 (0.56%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 401 (27.98%) Linux
2 395 (27.56%) Windows
3 164 (11.44%) Unix
4 94 (6.56%) Windows Server
5 69 (4.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 57 (3.98%) Windows Server 2003
7 54 (3.77%) Solaris
8 43 (3.00%) Windows 2000
9 24 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 23 (1.61%) CentOS
11 18 (1.26%) Android
12 17 (1.19%) Apple iOS
13 11 (0.77%) Mac OS X
14 9 (0.63%) zOS
15 7 (0.49%) Windows 10
16 6 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 6 (0.42%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.35%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 5 (0.35%) Windows 7
18 4 (0.28%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 366 (25.54%) Information Security
2 275 (19.19%) SIEM
3 235 (16.40%) Cybersecurity
4 197 (13.75%) Security Operations
5 158 (11.03%) ITIL
6 122 (8.51%) Kalman Filter
7 120 (8.37%) Vulnerability Management
8 101 (7.05%) Security Architecture
9 91 (6.35%) Security Monitoring
10 87 (6.07%) Penetration Testing
11 80 (5.58%) Risk Management
12 78 (5.44%) Presales
13 77 (5.37%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 75 (5.23%) Incident Management
15 73 (5.09%) Agile Software Development
16 70 (4.88%) Load Balancing
17 65 (4.54%) Security Management
18 62 (4.33%) Network Management
19 56 (3.91%) Mentoring
20 53 (3.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 114 (7.96%) Python
2 98 (6.84%) SQL
3 70 (4.88%) Java
4 52 (3.63%) C++
5 47 (3.28%) Perl
6 45 (3.14%) C
7 42 (2.93%) PowerShell
8 37 (2.58%) Ruby
9 31 (2.16%) C#
10 27 (1.88%) Bash Shell
11 20 (1.40%) JavaScript
12 15 (1.05%) VBScript
13 11 (0.77%) VB
14 10 (0.70%) Korn
15 9 (0.63%) Bourne shell
16 8 (0.56%) Go
16 8 (0.56%) Scala
17 7 (0.49%) Embedded C
17 7 (0.49%) Embedded C++
17 7 (0.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 393 (27.42%) Cisco Certification
2 297 (20.73%) CCNP
3 239 (16.68%) CISSP
4 173 (12.07%) CCNA
5 144 (10.05%) Degree
6 124 (8.65%) Security Cleared
7 101 (7.05%) CISM
8 91 (6.35%) SC Cleared
9 84 (5.86%) CCSE
10 76 (5.30%) CEH
11 74 (5.16%) CCIE
11 74 (5.16%) CISA
12 59 (4.12%) GIAC
13 50 (3.49%) CCSA
14 40 (2.79%) CompTIA Security+
14 40 (2.79%) Security+ Certification
15 34 (2.37%) CCSP
16 33 (2.30%) CCDP
17 32 (2.23%) SANS
18 31 (2.16%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 159 (11.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 92 (6.42%) SLA
3 80 (5.58%) PCI DSS
4 15 (1.05%) QA
5 11 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (0.70%) FISMA
7 9 (0.63%) GPG13
8 3 (0.21%) HIPAA
8 3 (0.21%) ISO27002
9 2 (0.14%) GDPR
10 1 (0.070%) FIPS 140-2
10 1 (0.070%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.070%) ISO27005
System Software
1 136 (9.49%) Active Directory
2 48 (3.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (2.65%) Snort
4 32 (2.23%) vSphere
5 19 (1.33%) ProxySG
6 18 (1.26%) Hyper-V
7 14 (0.98%) Docker
7 14 (0.98%) Firmware
8 13 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (0.70%) XenApp
10 8 (0.56%) VMware ESX
10 8 (0.56%) XenServer
11 7 (0.49%) Job Entry Subsystem
11 7 (0.49%) MetaFrame
11 7 (0.49%) Terminal Services
11 7 (0.49%) Time Sharing Option
11 7 (0.49%) XenDesktop
12 6 (0.42%) iptables
12 6 (0.42%) ISA Server
13 5 (0.35%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 77 (5.37%) Nessus
2 71 (4.95%) FortiGate
3 44 (3.07%) McAfee ePO
4 42 (2.93%) Norton AntiVirus
5 25 (1.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 24 (1.67%) QRadar
7 23 (1.61%) SCCM
8 21 (1.47%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 20 (1.40%) Ansible
10 17 (1.19%) Kibana
11 16 (1.12%) Puppet
12 14 (0.98%) CSIRT
13 13 (0.91%) logstash
14 12 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
15 11 (0.77%) Cisco Prime
16 10 (0.70%) Network Intrusion Detection System
17 9 (0.63%) Nagios
18 8 (0.56%) Nmap
19 7 (0.49%) Grafana
19 7 (0.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 663 (46.27%) Cisco
2 473 (33.01%) CheckPoint
3 354 (24.70%) Palo Alto
4 306 (21.35%) Juniper
5 207 (14.45%) F5
6 196 (13.68%) Microsoft
7 146 (10.19%) Intel Security
8 143 (9.98%) Fortinet
9 118 (8.23%) Splunk
10 110 (7.68%) Sourcefire
11 102 (7.12%) Blue Coat
12 99 (6.91%) VMware
13 72 (5.02%) Symantec
14 59 (4.12%) Cyber-Ark
15 51 (3.56%) Crossbeam
16 46 (3.21%) Riverbed
17 44 (3.07%) Aruba
17 44 (3.07%) Citrix
18 42 (2.93%) ArcSight
18 42 (2.93%) HP
London
Montash
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Imperative People
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Overtime & Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £33,000 to £42,000 per annum Superb base with first class bonus a
Posted: 2 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £33,000 to £42,000 per annum Superb base with first class bonus a
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
East Sussex
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Training, Overtime, Flexible Worki
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
The North Starr
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
83Zero
Salary: From £65,000 to £65,000 per annum £65k + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £58000 per annum + Bens + Bonus to 10% + On Call
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Standard Corporate Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: Excellent benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FPSG Connect
Salary: £40000 - £47500 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
The North Starr
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £25000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: to £70,000 plus bonus and benefits.
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
The North Starr
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Package of up to £55k plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Dartford, Kent
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits 5k Car Allowance, Life Insurance,
Posted: 6 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum, Benefits Oncall Allowance, Many other good
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Itecco
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Training + Certs
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Itecco
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Flexible Working + Certs
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Bonus/benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £80k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago