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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Engineer
Rank 449 575 445
Rank change year-on-year
+126 -130
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 559 342 547
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.31% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.33% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 454 257 384
Average salary £48,500 £45,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.77% -4.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+10.46% +1.17%

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
106313 103834 110138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.66% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88520 84369 94875
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 18 December 2014 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 18 December 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +133 531 £48,500 +7.77% 46
London +120 230 £50,000 - 14
South East +1 138 £50,000 +11.11% 10
North West +49 74 £50,000 - 6
Berkshire -17 66 £50,000 +5.26% 6
City of London +49 60 £47,500 -5.00% 9
Cheshire +38 52 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Reading +13 51 £42,250 +4.32% 2
East of England +15 43 £47,500 +14.45% 3
Hampshire +1 32 £50,000 +16.27%
South West +10 23 £44,500 +7.87% 3
Hertfordshire -2 20 £40,000 -3.61% 1
Surrey +4 17 £45,000 -25.00% 2
Buckinghamshire - 16 £52,500 - 1
Wiltshire +7 15 £40,000 +60.00% 1
Cambridgeshire +1 15 £50,000 +14.28%
Yorkshire -24 13 £45,000 - 5
South Wales +11 12 £42,500 +32.81% 2
Wales +9 12 £42,500 +32.81% 2
Southampton +15 11 £47,500 +58.33%
Swindon +14 11 £38,500 -
Basingstoke +8 11 £45,000 -
Leeds +1 11 £45,000 - 3
West Yorkshire -10 11 £45,000 - 4
West Midlands -12 10 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Cardiff - 10 £42,500 - 1
Kent -8 9 £48,000 +6.66%
Manchester -16 9 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Stevenage - 9 £40,000 -
Warrington - 9 £40,000 -

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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.

1 650 (63.66%) Firewall
2 581 (56.90%) Cisco
3 567 (55.53%) Network Security
4 402 (39.37%) CheckPoint
5 398 (38.98%) Cisco Certification
6 332 (32.52%) Juniper
7 303 (29.68%) CCNP
8 296 (28.99%) Windows
9 253 (24.78%) Information Security
10 220 (21.55%) F5
11 218 (21.35%) VPN
12 210 (20.57%) TCP/IP
13 207 (20.27%) Linux
14 196 (19.20%) Cisco ASA
15 185 (18.12%) WAN
16 179 (17.53%) CISSP
17 178 (17.43%) CCNA
17 178 (17.43%) Finance
18 173 (16.94%) LAN
19 165 (16.16%) UNIX
20 144 (14.10%) Microsoft
21 138 (13.52%) Blue Coat
22 132 (12.93%) Security Cleared
23 130 (12.73%) DNS
24 119 (11.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
25 118 (11.56%) CCSE
25 118 (11.56%) SIEM
26 113 (11.07%) CCSA
27 110 (10.77%) SSL
28 107 (10.48%) SC Cleared

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 35 (3.43%) MS Exchange
2 10 (0.98%) IIS
3 9 (0.88%) Apache
4 8 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (0.59%) SharePoint
6 5 (0.49%) Lync
7 3 (0.29%) CMS
8 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.098%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.098%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.098%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.098%) JBoss
Applications
1 78 (7.64%) MS Excel
2 22 (2.15%) MS Office
3 8 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.20%) S-PLUS
4 2 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.098%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.098%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.39%) SaaS
2 2 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.098%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 650 (63.66%) Firewall
2 567 (55.53%) Network Security
3 218 (21.35%) VPN
4 210 (20.57%) TCP/IP
5 196 (19.20%) Cisco ASA
6 185 (18.12%) WAN
7 173 (16.94%) LAN
8 130 (12.73%) DNS
9 110 (10.77%) SSL
10 101 (9.89%) OSPF
11 99 (9.70%) BGP
12 95 (9.30%) Wireless
13 73 (7.15%) MPLS
14 70 (6.86%) EIGRP
15 68 (6.66%) Intrusion Detection
16 66 (6.46%) Cisco IOS
17 62 (6.07%) IPsec
18 53 (5.19%) Cisco Nexus
19 50 (4.90%) VoIP
20 49 (4.80%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (4.70%) SQL Server
2 7 (0.69%) MySQL
3 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.098%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.098%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.098%) Big Data
4 1 (0.098%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.098%) DB2
4 1 (0.098%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.098%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (1.18%) Git (software)
2 11 (1.08%) Jenkins
2 11 (1.08%) Metasploit
3 6 (0.59%) WebLOAD
4 1 (0.098%) Subversion
4 1 (0.098%) Selenium
4 1 (0.098%) WebDriver
General
1 178 (17.43%) Finance
2 61 (5.97%) Telecoms
3 45 (4.41%) Law
4 32 (3.13%) Banking
5 29 (2.84%) Retail
6 20 (1.96%) Legal
7 12 (1.18%) Games
8 8 (0.78%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.39%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.39%) German Language
10 3 (0.29%) Welsh Language
11 2 (0.20%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.20%) Marketing
11 2 (0.20%) French Language
11 2 (0.20%) Advertising
12 1 (0.098%) Publishing
12 1 (0.098%) Military
12 1 (0.098%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.18%) Web Services
2 11 (1.08%) REST
3 9 (0.88%) .NET
4 8 (0.78%) Middleware
5 7 (0.69%) SOAP
6 6 (0.59%) Dalvik
6 6 (0.59%) JNI
6 6 (0.59%) SAML
6 6 (0.59%) OAuth
7 5 (0.49%) CSS
8 4 (0.39%) XML
8 4 (0.39%) Regular Expression
9 3 (0.29%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.20%) HTML
10 2 (0.20%) Ajax
11 1 (0.098%) Application Packaging
11 1 (0.098%) HTML5
11 1 (0.098%) WebSphere MQ
11 1 (0.098%) Rendezvous
11 1 (0.098%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 65 (6.37%) Management Information System
2 59 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (5.68%) Computer Science
4 54 (5.29%) PKI
5 26 (2.55%) Hedge funds
6 16 (1.57%) SecurID
7 14 (1.37%) Cryptography
7 14 (1.37%) Mobile App
8 13 (1.27%) Tandem
9 12 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
10 11 (1.08%) Mathematics
11 10 (0.98%) Open Source
11 10 (0.98%) CESG
11 10 (0.98%) Replication
12 8 (0.78%) GIS
12 8 (0.78%) Mobile Banking
12 8 (0.78%) Mobile Payment
12 8 (0.78%) User Experience
13 6 (0.59%) Blackberry
14 5 (0.49%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 296 (28.99%) Windows
2 207 (20.27%) Linux
3 165 (16.16%) UNIX
4 65 (6.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 53 (5.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 38 (3.72%) Solaris
7 36 (3.53%) Windows 7
8 23 (2.25%) Windows 2000
9 21 (2.06%) Android
10 18 (1.76%) Windows XP
11 15 (1.47%) Apple iOS
12 14 (1.37%) AIX
13 9 (0.88%) Mac OS X
13 9 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.29%) CentOS
16 2 (0.20%) Windows 8
17 1 (0.098%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (24.78%) Information Security
2 118 (11.56%) SIEM
3 106 (10.38%) ITIL
4 64 (6.27%) Cyber Security
4 64 (6.27%) Load Balancing
5 60 (5.88%) Network Management
6 58 (5.68%) Penetration Testing
7 57 (5.58%) Kalman Filter
8 55 (5.39%) Network Design
9 43 (4.21%) Security Management
9 43 (4.21%) Security Architecture
10 40 (3.92%) Change Management
10 40 (3.92%) Project Management
11 39 (3.82%) Network Monitoring
12 34 (3.33%) E-Commerce
12 34 (3.33%) Information Security Management
12 34 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
13 33 (3.23%) Mentoring
14 31 (3.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 29 (2.84%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 77 (7.54%) SQL
2 56 (5.48%) Perl
3 50 (4.90%) PowerShell
4 37 (3.62%) Python
5 28 (2.74%) Java
6 24 (2.35%) Shell Script
7 20 (1.96%) C++
8 18 (1.76%) C
9 15 (1.47%) PHP
10 14 (1.37%) C#
11 7 (0.69%) JavaScript
11 7 (0.69%) Objective-C
11 7 (0.69%) Ruby
12 6 (0.59%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.39%) VBScript
14 3 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 398 (38.98%) Cisco Certification
2 303 (29.68%) CCNP
3 179 (17.53%) CISSP
4 178 (17.43%) CCNA
5 132 (12.93%) Security Cleared
6 118 (11.56%) CCSE
7 113 (11.07%) CCSA
8 107 (10.48%) SC Cleared
9 100 (9.79%) Degree
10 73 (7.15%) CISM
11 43 (4.21%) CEH
12 42 (4.11%) CCIE
13 35 (3.43%) Microsoft Certification
14 33 (3.23%) CCSP
15 32 (3.13%) MCSE
16 31 (3.04%) JNCIS
17 28 (2.74%) CCDP
18 27 (2.64%) ISSAP
18 27 (2.64%) ISSMP
19 22 (2.15%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (11.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 70 (6.86%) PCI DSS
3 45 (4.41%) SLA
4 44 (4.31%) COBIT
5 24 (2.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 17 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 13 (1.27%) QA
8 2 (0.20%) GPG13
System Software
1 89 (8.72%) Active Directory
2 61 (5.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (3.13%) Snort
4 19 (1.86%) ProxySG
4 19 (1.86%) ISA Server
5 15 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (1.27%) VMware ESX
7 8 (0.78%) vSphere
8 5 (0.49%) Nmap
9 4 (0.39%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (0.29%) UAG
10 3 (0.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (0.29%) XenApp
11 2 (0.20%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.20%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.098%) Firmware
12 1 (0.098%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.098%) Xen
12 1 (0.098%) Sendmail
12 1 (0.098%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 45 (4.41%) Norton AntiVirus
2 42 (4.11%) FortiGate
3 24 (2.35%) Nessus
4 20 (1.96%) Cisco CUCM
5 12 (1.18%) SCCM
5 12 (1.18%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (0.59%) WSUS
7 4 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.29%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.29%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.29%) SCOM
8 3 (0.29%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (0.20%) Cacti
9 2 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.20%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (0.20%) OpenView
10 1 (0.098%) CiscoWorks
10 1 (0.098%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.098%) MIMEsweeper
10 1 (0.098%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 581 (56.90%) Cisco
2 402 (39.37%) CheckPoint
3 332 (32.52%) Juniper
4 220 (21.55%) F5
5 144 (14.10%) Microsoft
6 138 (13.52%) Blue Coat
7 100 (9.79%) McAfee
8 88 (8.62%) Fortinet
9 85 (8.33%) VMware
10 57 (5.58%) IronPort
11 54 (5.29%) Symantec
12 53 (5.19%) Citrix
13 52 (5.09%) Websense
14 42 (4.11%) HP
14 42 (4.11%) Sourcefire
15 41 (4.02%) ArcSight
16 37 (3.62%) SolarWinds
17 28 (2.74%) Aruba
18 27 (2.64%) Nokia
19 26 (2.55%) Crossbeam
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Salary: £31805.72 - £35781.44 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Package, On call
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Search Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000 + OTE
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + bens, training + career prog
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + package
Posted: 2 days ago
United Kingdom
GCHQ
Salary: £25,000-£42,000 depending on skills
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + 10% Bonus, 10% Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Package & Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + OTE & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum inclusive of package
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £45k - 55k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Healthcare, Bonus, Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
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