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 8 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Engineer
Rank 359 452 463
Rank change year-on-year
+93 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 725 653 676
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.81% 0.61% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.64% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 555 539 540
Median salary £54,000 £50,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.93% +6.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £70,000 £62,500
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
86630 102774 109716
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.55% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 71903 85678 90819
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 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 8 December 2016 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 8 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +75 681 £55,000 +8.91% 74
London +93 339 £60,000 +9.09% 39
South East +65 187 £47,500 -5.00% 6
Berkshire +32 89 £50,000 -0.99% 3
Surrey +69 63 £50,000 -
City of London +66 62 £57,500 -8.00% 11
Reading +15 44 £55,000 +8.91% 2
East of England -8 37 £45,000 -20.00% 1
Leeds +14 27 £33,250 -26.11% 3
South West +14 27 £48,750 +2.63% 10
West Yorkshire +13 27 £33,250 -26.11% 3
Yorkshire -8 27 £33,250 -26.11% 3
Scotland +40 25 £40,000 -13.51% 4
West Midlands +11 24 £43,750 +2.94% 5
North West -23 23 £40,000 -50.00% 8
Glasgow +39 17 £40,000 -19.19% 1
Manchester +2 17 £37,500 -16.66% 6
Maidenhead +15 16 £40,000 -23.80%
Bedfordshire +13 15 £55,000 +15.78% 1
Bristol +29 12 £62,500 +25.00% 4
Cambridgeshire +4 12 £45,000 -40.00%
Kent +19 10 £60,000 +50.00% 1
East Midlands +3 10 £42,500 - 2
Hertfordshire -5 10 £49,000 -16.59%
Birmingham -6 10 £40,000 +22.13% 2
Hampshire -9 9 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Brighton - 9 £34,000 -
East Sussex - 9 £34,000 -
Cambridge +6 8 £45,000 -40.00%
Canary Wharf +3 8 £54,000 -25.51%

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, 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.

1 898 (60.03%) Firewall
2 705 (47.13%) Network Security
3 657 (43.92%) Cisco
4 469 (31.35%) CheckPoint
5 428 (28.61%) Linux
6 398 (26.60%) Windows
7 395 (26.40%) Information Security
8 378 (25.27%) Cisco Certification
9 344 (22.99%) Palo Alto
10 303 (20.25%) CCNP
11 290 (19.39%) Juniper
12 286 (19.12%) VPN
13 272 (18.18%) SIEM
14 267 (17.85%) Finance
15 256 (17.11%) Cisco ASA
16 243 (16.24%) CISSP
17 229 (15.31%) Cybersecurity
18 198 (13.24%) F5
19 195 (13.03%) Unix
20 192 (12.83%) Microsoft
21 184 (12.30%) TCP/IP
21 184 (12.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
22 181 (12.10%) Security Operations
23 179 (11.97%) CCNA
24 167 (11.16%) LAN
25 163 (10.90%) ITIL
26 162 (10.83%) Wireless
27 159 (10.63%) Degree
28 156 (10.43%) WAN
29 151 (10.09%) Security Cleared

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 35 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
2 30 (2.01%) MS Exchange
3 24 (1.60%) IIS
4 21 (1.40%) OpenStack
5 16 (1.07%) SharePoint
6 13 (0.87%) Tomcat
7 12 (0.80%) Apache
7 12 (0.80%) SAS
8 11 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (0.74%) nginx
9 9 (0.60%) JBoss
9 9 (0.60%) MQSeries
9 9 (0.60%) WebLogic
10 8 (0.53%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.47%) CICS
12 4 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
12 4 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (0.27%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.27%) WebLogic Portal
13 3 (0.20%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 58 (3.88%) MS Excel
2 30 (2.01%) MS Office
3 20 (1.34%) MS Visio
4 15 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.13%) Bankmaster
2 2 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.13%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.067%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.067%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 97 (6.48%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (3.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (2.61%) SaaS
4 23 (1.54%) IaaS
5 18 (1.20%) PaaS
6 11 (0.74%) GitHub
6 11 (0.74%) Office 365
7 10 (0.67%) Mimecast
8 8 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.067%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.067%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 898 (60.03%) Firewall
2 705 (47.13%) Network Security
3 286 (19.12%) VPN
4 256 (17.11%) Cisco ASA
5 184 (12.30%) TCP/IP
6 167 (11.16%) LAN
7 162 (10.83%) Wireless
8 156 (10.43%) WAN
9 148 (9.89%) Intrusion Detection
10 129 (8.62%) DNS
11 112 (7.49%) OSPF
12 108 (7.22%) SSL
13 102 (6.82%) BGP
14 97 (6.48%) MPLS
15 92 (6.15%) Cisco Nexus
16 90 (6.02%) Internet
17 72 (4.81%) IPsec
18 71 (4.75%) Cisco ISE
19 64 (4.28%) DHCP
20 45 (3.01%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (5.08%) SQL Server
2 24 (1.60%) Big Data
3 22 (1.47%) NoSQL
4 16 (1.07%) MySQL
5 11 (0.74%) DB2
6 10 (0.67%) Hadoop
7 7 (0.47%) Data Lake
7 7 (0.47%) Relational Database
8 6 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (0.33%) Apache Hive
10 4 (0.27%) Data Mining
10 4 (0.27%) InfluxDB
11 3 (0.20%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.13%) HBase
12 2 (0.13%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.13%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.13%) SQL Server 2012
13 1 (0.067%) MongoDB
13 1 (0.067%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (0.67%) Eclipse
2 9 (0.60%) Burp Suite
2 9 (0.60%) Cucumber
3 8 (0.53%) Metasploit
4 5 (0.33%) AppScan
4 5 (0.33%) JIRA
4 5 (0.33%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (0.27%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.27%) Paros
5 4 (0.27%) WebScarab
6 3 (0.20%) sqlmap
7 2 (0.13%) Fiddler
7 2 (0.13%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.13%) Selenium
8 1 (0.067%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.067%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.067%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.067%) Maven
8 1 (0.067%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.067%) Subversion
General
1 267 (17.85%) Finance
2 116 (7.75%) Banking
3 103 (6.89%) Telecoms
4 49 (3.28%) German Language
5 45 (3.01%) Law
6 41 (2.74%) Games
7 37 (2.47%) Retail
8 35 (2.34%) French Language
9 17 (1.14%) Financial Institution
10 16 (1.07%) Investment Banking
10 16 (1.07%) Publishing
11 13 (0.87%) Manufacturing
12 10 (0.67%) Legal
13 9 (0.60%) Electronics
14 8 (0.53%) Online Betting
15 7 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.40%) Back Office
17 5 (0.33%) Billing
17 5 (0.33%) Marketing
18 4 (0.27%) Portuguese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (3.41%) Web Services
2 43 (2.87%) 802.1X
3 22 (1.47%) HTML
4 20 (1.34%) .NET
5 18 (1.20%) Regular Expression
6 15 (1.00%) Middleware
7 13 (0.87%) CSS
7 13 (0.87%) ELK Stack
8 12 (0.80%) ZeroMQ
9 11 (0.74%) Ajax
9 11 (0.74%) ISPF
10 9 (0.60%) RabbitMQ
10 9 (0.60%) SailPoint
11 8 (0.53%) Ruby on Rails
12 7 (0.47%) LAMP
12 7 (0.47%) XMPP
13 6 (0.40%) CGI
13 6 (0.40%) Node.js
13 6 (0.40%) Servlets
14 4 (0.27%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 146 (9.76%) Data Centre
2 142 (9.49%) Management Information System
3 92 (6.15%) Computer Science
4 89 (5.95%) PKI
5 85 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
6 75 (5.01%) Security Operations Centre
7 45 (3.01%) Cyberthreat
7 45 (3.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 34 (2.27%) Cryptography
9 29 (1.94%) RSA SecurID
9 29 (1.94%) Virtual Team
10 22 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
11 20 (1.34%) Public Cloud
12 16 (1.07%) Cyber Attack
12 16 (1.07%) Mainframe
13 11 (0.74%) Mathematics
14 9 (0.60%) CESG
14 9 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
14 9 (0.60%) Online Games
15 8 (0.53%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 428 (28.61%) Linux
2 398 (26.60%) Windows
3 195 (13.03%) Unix
4 99 (6.62%) Windows Server
5 79 (5.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 63 (4.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 61 (4.08%) Solaris
8 46 (3.07%) Windows 2000
9 29 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
10 27 (1.80%) CentOS
11 13 (0.87%) zOS
12 11 (0.74%) Android
13 10 (0.67%) Apple iOS
13 10 (0.67%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.47%) Mac OS
15 6 (0.40%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (0.40%) Windows 7
15 6 (0.40%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.33%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 395 (26.40%) Information Security
2 272 (18.18%) SIEM
3 229 (15.31%) Cybersecurity
4 181 (12.10%) Security Operations
5 163 (10.90%) ITIL
6 127 (8.49%) Security Architecture
7 118 (7.89%) Vulnerability Management
8 115 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
9 98 (6.55%) Penetration Testing
10 82 (5.48%) Agile Software Development
10 82 (5.48%) Incident Management
11 79 (5.28%) Presales
12 74 (4.95%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 72 (4.81%) Risk Management
14 69 (4.61%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 64 (4.28%) Load Balancing
16 62 (4.14%) Network Management
17 61 (4.08%) Analytics
17 61 (4.08%) Software Engineering
18 60 (4.01%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 126 (8.42%) Python
2 109 (7.29%) SQL
3 85 (5.68%) Java
4 58 (3.88%) Perl
5 48 (3.21%) C++
6 47 (3.14%) Ruby
7 46 (3.07%) PowerShell
8 44 (2.94%) C
9 39 (2.61%) C#
10 30 (2.01%) JavaScript
11 26 (1.74%) Bash Shell
12 19 (1.27%) VBScript
13 12 (0.80%) PHP
14 10 (0.67%) Assembly Language
14 10 (0.67%) Go
14 10 (0.67%) PL/SQL
14 10 (0.67%) Shell Script
14 10 (0.67%) T-SQL
15 9 (0.60%) CLIST
15 9 (0.60%) REXX
Qualifications
1 378 (25.27%) Cisco Certification
2 303 (20.25%) CCNP
3 243 (16.24%) CISSP
4 179 (11.97%) CCNA
5 159 (10.63%) Degree
6 151 (10.09%) Security Cleared
7 113 (7.55%) SC Cleared
8 97 (6.48%) CISM
9 89 (5.95%) CEH
10 79 (5.28%) CCSE
11 71 (4.75%) CISA
12 68 (4.55%) CCIE
13 59 (3.94%) GIAC
14 47 (3.14%) SANS
15 43 (2.87%) CCSA
16 40 (2.67%) SSCP
17 34 (2.27%) DV Cleared
18 33 (2.21%) CCDP
19 29 (1.94%) CompTIA Security+
19 29 (1.94%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 184 (12.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 93 (6.22%) SLA
3 78 (5.21%) PCI DSS
4 14 (0.94%) FISMA
4 14 (0.94%) QA
5 10 (0.67%) GPG13
6 7 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 4 (0.27%) RMADS
8 3 (0.20%) COBIT
8 3 (0.20%) HIPAA
8 3 (0.20%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.20%) SAS 70
9 1 (0.067%) FIPS 140-2
9 1 (0.067%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.067%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.067%) ISO27002
9 1 (0.067%) ISO27005
System Software
1 143 (9.56%) Active Directory
2 47 (3.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (2.21%) Snort
4 23 (1.54%) vSphere
5 16 (1.07%) Firmware
5 16 (1.07%) Hyper-V
6 14 (0.94%) Docker
7 11 (0.74%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 11 (0.74%) ProxySG
7 11 (0.74%) Time Sharing Option
8 8 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 8 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (0.47%) KVM
9 7 (0.47%) RACF
9 7 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.40%) ISA Server
10 6 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (0.40%) VMware ESX
11 4 (0.27%) Samba
12 3 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 84 (5.61%) Nessus
2 57 (3.81%) FortiGate
3 48 (3.21%) Norton AntiVirus
4 39 (2.61%) McAfee ePO
5 30 (2.01%) Puppet
6 29 (1.94%) Ansible
6 29 (1.94%) SCCM
7 27 (1.80%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 25 (1.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 24 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
10 23 (1.54%) QRadar
11 15 (1.00%) Cisco Prime
11 15 (1.00%) Kibana
12 13 (0.87%) logstash
12 13 (0.87%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 12 (0.80%) WSUS
14 9 (0.60%) AirWatch
14 9 (0.60%) Nagios
15 7 (0.47%) Cisco CUCM
15 7 (0.47%) zSecure
Vendors
1 657 (43.92%) Cisco
2 469 (31.35%) CheckPoint
3 344 (22.99%) Palo Alto
4 290 (19.39%) Juniper
5 198 (13.24%) F5
6 192 (12.83%) Microsoft
7 143 (9.56%) Intel Security
8 130 (8.69%) Fortinet
9 109 (7.29%) Splunk
10 99 (6.62%) Blue Coat
11 93 (6.22%) VMware
12 89 (5.95%) Sourcefire
13 78 (5.21%) Symantec
14 60 (4.01%) Cyber-Ark
15 48 (3.21%) Crossbeam
16 39 (2.61%) HP
17 38 (2.54%) Aruba
17 38 (2.54%) FireEye
18 36 (2.41%) LogRhythm
19 35 (2.34%) SolarWinds
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 2 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: £50k - 60k per year
Posted: 1 hour ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Montash
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Imperative People
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + car,bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
Merseyside
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + 25% Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 23 hours ago
North London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + package
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Verticality Ltd
Salary: circa £40k DOE + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Maidstone, Kent
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum Superb base with full benefits packa
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Candour Solutions
Salary: From £24,000 to £28,000 per annum Excellent benefits available
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
onezeero.
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £70k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Package of up to £55k plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum + unrivaled benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 to 40,000
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + bonus + 10% pension
Posted: 20 hours ago
East London
Recital Consulting
Salary: £40000 Per Annum including Car Allowance
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum plus on call, bonus, overtime and be
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + 25% Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 2 days ago