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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Engineer
Rank 387 423 493
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +70
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 776 662 518
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.76% 0.63% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.65% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 635 549 423
Average salary £50,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.31% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,200 £37,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+7.52% +3.33%

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
97897 101300 100030
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.11% 96.45% 96.25%
Number of salaries quoted 82176 83924 80368
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 14 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(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 +45 737 £50,500 +4.12% 92
London +45 305 £55,000 +10.00% 47
South East +29 203 £50,250 +5.78% 22
Berkshire +13 107 £50,500 -2.88% 9
Reading +22 70 £48,750 +9.55% 5
Yorkshire +37 64 £50,000 +11.11% 6
South West +34 64 £50,000 +11.11% 4
West Yorkshire +31 53 £48,000 +6.66% 6
East of England +5 52 £57,500 +15.00% 4
City of London +26 47 £52,500 +10.52% 16
Hampshire +19 43 £50,000 +19.04% 4
Bristol +26 35 £50,000 +163.15% 1
Surrey +24 34 £47,500 +2.70% 5
Leeds +12 30 £45,000 -10.00% 4
Hertfordshire +6 26 £60,000 +22.44% 1
Scotland +25 21 £50,000 +2.56% 6
West Midlands -11 19 £42,500 -15.42% 2
North West -22 18 £62,500 +34.40% 3
Manchester +20 17 £62,500 +66.66% 3
Glasgow -1 17 £50,000 +17.64% 5
Bracknell +8 16 £55,000 +30.95% 3
Wiltshire +12 14 £52,500 +31.25%
Swindon +9 13 £52,500 +26.50%
Gloucestershire +5 13 £46,500 -1.58% 2
Cambridge +10 12 £55,000 -4.34% 2
Aldershot +9 12 - -
Cambridgeshire -9 12 £55,000 +10.00% 2
East Midlands -3 11 £55,000 +13.98% 4
Canary Wharf - 11 £67,500 -
South Yorkshire +20 9 £55,000 +4.76%

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 727 (52.38%) Firewall
2 685 (49.35%) Network Security
3 607 (43.73%) Cisco
4 476 (34.29%) Cisco Certification
5 378 (27.23%) CheckPoint
6 376 (27.09%) Windows
7 344 (24.78%) CCNP
8 342 (24.64%) Linux
9 328 (23.63%) Information Security
10 286 (20.61%) Juniper
11 277 (19.96%) Cisco ASA
12 265 (19.09%) TCP/IP
13 263 (18.95%) F5
14 242 (17.44%) Palo Alto
15 241 (17.36%) VPN
16 218 (15.71%) CCNA
17 209 (15.06%) WAN
18 208 (14.99%) LAN
19 207 (14.91%) CISSP
20 199 (14.34%) Finance
21 194 (13.98%) Degree
22 189 (13.62%) SIEM
23 182 (13.11%) Unix
24 155 (11.17%) Intel Security
25 152 (10.95%) Cybersecurity
26 150 (10.81%) Security Cleared
27 143 (10.30%) DNS
28 136 (9.80%) CCIE
28 136 (9.80%) SQL
29 135 (9.73%) Blue Coat

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 34 (2.45%) IIS
2 23 (1.66%) MS Exchange
3 17 (1.22%) Apache
4 9 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (0.65%) WebLogic
5 8 (0.58%) Node.js
6 7 (0.50%) IBM Domino
6 7 (0.50%) SAS
7 6 (0.43%) CICS
7 6 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.43%) OpenStack
8 5 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (0.36%) SharePoint
8 5 (0.36%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.22%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.22%) CloudStack
9 3 (0.22%) MQSeries
9 3 (0.22%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.072%) Confluence
Applications
1 65 (4.68%) MS Excel
2 13 (0.94%) MS Office
3 5 (0.36%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.072%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.072%) SAP CRM
1 1 (0.072%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.072%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 40 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (1.44%) SaaS
3 17 (1.22%) Office 365
4 15 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (0.72%) Mimecast
6 8 (0.58%) IaaS
7 6 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.072%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.072%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 727 (52.38%) Firewall
2 685 (49.35%) Network Security
3 277 (19.96%) Cisco ASA
4 265 (19.09%) TCP/IP
5 241 (17.36%) VPN
6 209 (15.06%) WAN
7 208 (14.99%) LAN
8 143 (10.30%) DNS
9 122 (8.79%) Cisco Nexus
10 117 (8.43%) BGP
11 111 (8.00%) SSL
12 109 (7.85%) Intrusion Detection
13 108 (7.78%) OSPF
14 87 (6.27%) Wireless
15 83 (5.98%) HTTP
16 82 (5.91%) MPLS
17 79 (5.69%) Cisco PIX
18 73 (5.26%) Internet
19 61 (4.39%) IPsec
20 59 (4.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (4.47%) SQL Server
2 45 (3.24%) Big Data
3 39 (2.81%) MySQL
4 20 (1.44%) Relational Database
5 18 (1.30%) Hadoop
6 14 (1.01%) MongoDB
7 11 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
7 11 (0.79%) NoSQL
8 9 (0.65%) Apache Hive
8 9 (0.65%) Data Mining
8 9 (0.65%) HBase
9 4 (0.29%) DB2
9 4 (0.29%) Informix
9 4 (0.29%) SAP BW
10 3 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.22%) GIS
11 2 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.14%) Riak
11 2 (0.14%) Voldemort
12 1 (0.072%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 27 (1.95%) Burp Suite
2 15 (1.08%) Metasploit
3 14 (1.01%) sqlmap
4 5 (0.36%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.36%) JIRA
5 4 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (0.29%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.22%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.14%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.14%) Hudson
7 2 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.072%) ChangeMan
8 1 (0.072%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.072%) Maven
8 1 (0.072%) Subversion
8 1 (0.072%) TeamCity
General
1 199 (14.34%) Finance
2 105 (7.56%) Telecoms
3 73 (5.26%) Banking
4 42 (3.03%) German Language
5 35 (2.52%) French Language
6 31 (2.23%) Manufacturing
7 27 (1.95%) Law
8 24 (1.73%) Retail
9 20 (1.44%) Electronics
10 18 (1.30%) Games
11 15 (1.08%) Military
12 10 (0.72%) Publishing
13 9 (0.65%) Legal
13 9 (0.65%) Online Betting
14 7 (0.50%) Advertising
14 7 (0.50%) Aerospace
15 5 (0.36%) Marketing
15 5 (0.36%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.29%) Back Office
16 4 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (2.31%) Web Services
2 30 (2.16%) .NET
3 19 (1.37%) JSON
3 19 (1.37%) REST
3 19 (1.37%) XML
4 13 (0.94%) HTML
5 12 (0.86%) 802.1X
6 11 (0.79%) Middleware
7 10 (0.72%) OAuth
7 10 (0.72%) OpenID
7 10 (0.72%) Regular Expression
7 10 (0.72%) SOAP
8 9 (0.65%) AngularJS
8 9 (0.65%) Backbone.js
8 9 (0.65%) Hibernate
8 9 (0.65%) React
8 9 (0.65%) Spring
8 9 (0.65%) Struts
9 8 (0.58%) SAML
10 7 (0.50%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 105 (7.56%) Computer Science
2 99 (7.13%) Management Information System
3 97 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
4 94 (6.77%) Data Centre
5 80 (5.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 43 (3.10%) PKI
7 32 (2.31%) CESG
7 32 (2.31%) Security Operations Centre
8 27 (1.95%) Cryptography
8 27 (1.95%) Hybrid Cloud
9 21 (1.51%) Private Cloud
10 19 (1.37%) Replication
11 15 (1.08%) Cyberthreat
12 14 (1.01%) Mathematics
13 13 (0.94%) Mobile App
14 12 (0.86%) Algorithms
14 12 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
14 12 (0.86%) Physics
15 11 (0.79%) IVR
16 10 (0.72%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 376 (27.09%) Windows
2 342 (24.64%) Linux
3 182 (13.11%) Unix
4 91 (6.56%) Windows Server
5 82 (5.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 65 (4.68%) Solaris
7 58 (4.18%) Windows 2000
8 55 (3.96%) Windows Server 2003
9 23 (1.66%) Android
10 21 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (0.86%) CentOS
12 11 (0.79%) Apple iOS
12 11 (0.79%) Debian
12 11 (0.79%) Ubuntu
13 10 (0.72%) Windows 7
14 9 (0.65%) Windows 8
15 8 (0.58%) Fedora
15 8 (0.58%) Windows XP
16 6 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 6 (0.43%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 328 (23.63%) Information Security
2 189 (13.62%) SIEM
3 152 (10.95%) Cybersecurity
4 121 (8.72%) ITIL
5 119 (8.57%) Risk Management
6 116 (8.36%) Security Operations
7 112 (8.07%) Presales
8 104 (7.49%) Vulnerability Management
9 97 (6.99%) Load Balancing
10 91 (6.56%) Penetration Testing
11 90 (6.48%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 87 (6.27%) E-Commerce
13 74 (5.33%) Incident Management
14 73 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
15 62 (4.47%) Security Architecture
16 61 (4.39%) Software Engineering
17 55 (3.96%) High Availability
18 53 (3.82%) Network Monitoring
19 51 (3.67%) Kalman Filter
20 50 (3.60%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 136 (9.80%) SQL
2 87 (6.27%) Python
3 80 (5.76%) Java
4 76 (5.48%) C++
5 71 (5.12%) C
6 62 (4.47%) Perl
7 56 (4.03%) C#
8 35 (2.52%) Ruby
9 30 (2.16%) JavaScript
10 27 (1.95%) PowerShell
11 18 (1.30%) Bash Shell
12 11 (0.79%) PHP
13 10 (0.72%) Erlang
13 10 (0.72%) Haskell
13 10 (0.72%) Lisp
14 9 (0.65%) VBScript
15 8 (0.58%) Shell Script
16 7 (0.50%) Assembly Language
17 4 (0.29%) ABAP
17 4 (0.29%) REXX
Qualifications
1 476 (34.29%) Cisco Certification
2 344 (24.78%) CCNP
3 218 (15.71%) CCNA
4 207 (14.91%) CISSP
5 194 (13.98%) Degree
6 150 (10.81%) Security Cleared
7 136 (9.80%) CCIE
8 104 (7.49%) SC Cleared
9 96 (6.92%) CEH
10 83 (5.98%) CCSE
11 69 (4.97%) CISM
12 58 (4.18%) CCSA
13 53 (3.82%) CISA
14 43 (3.10%) Microsoft Certification
15 42 (3.03%) GIAC
16 41 (2.95%) CCSP
17 34 (2.45%) GSEC
17 34 (2.45%) SANS
18 33 (2.38%) MCSE
19 29 (2.09%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 88 (6.34%) PCI DSS
3 47 (3.39%) SLA
4 19 (1.37%) QA
5 17 (1.22%) FISMA
6 16 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 13 (0.94%) RMADS
8 11 (0.79%) COBIT
9 9 (0.65%) ISO27002
10 8 (0.58%) HIPAA
11 7 (0.50%) GPG13
12 6 (0.43%) FIPS 140-2
13 1 (0.072%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 1 (0.072%) SAS 70
System Software
1 117 (8.43%) Active Directory
2 64 (4.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (2.02%) vSphere
4 23 (1.66%) Hyper-V
5 18 (1.30%) ProxySG
6 15 (1.08%) XenApp
7 14 (1.01%) Snort
7 14 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (0.79%) XenDesktop
9 8 (0.58%) Firmware
10 7 (0.50%) NFS
10 7 (0.50%) RACF
11 6 (0.43%) Sendmail
11 6 (0.43%) VirtualBox
11 6 (0.43%) Xen
12 5 (0.36%) Job Entry Subsystem
12 5 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (0.36%) Time Sharing Option
13 4 (0.29%) LXC
14 1 (0.072%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 81 (5.84%) McAfee ePO
2 33 (2.38%) SCCM
3 32 (2.31%) Nessus
4 26 (1.87%) FortiGate
5 20 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
6 14 (1.01%) Nmap
6 14 (1.01%) QRadar
7 13 (0.94%) SCOM
7 13 (0.94%) SELinux
8 12 (0.86%) Puppet
9 10 (0.72%) HP Fortify
9 10 (0.72%) RSA enVision
9 10 (0.72%) SolarWinds Orion
10 9 (0.65%) Endace
11 8 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
11 8 (0.58%) WebInspect
12 6 (0.43%) AppDetective
12 6 (0.43%) MAILsweeper
12 6 (0.43%) MIMEsweeper
12 6 (0.43%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 607 (43.73%) Cisco
2 378 (27.23%) CheckPoint
3 286 (20.61%) Juniper
4 263 (18.95%) F5
5 242 (17.44%) Palo Alto
6 155 (11.17%) Intel Security
7 135 (9.73%) Blue Coat
8 109 (7.85%) Microsoft
9 108 (7.78%) VMware
10 83 (5.98%) Sourcefire
11 67 (4.83%) Citrix
12 63 (4.54%) HP
13 62 (4.47%) ArcSight
14 50 (3.60%) Crossbeam
15 48 (3.46%) Splunk
16 46 (3.31%) SolarWinds
17 42 (3.03%) Fortinet
18 38 (2.74%) Forcepoint
19 35 (2.52%) LogRhythm
20 33 (2.38%) Symantec
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Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Training + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Posted: 10 hours ago
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
First Point
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £60,000 (+ outstanding package!!)
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £85,000 base + strong package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum + Certifications
Posted: 2 days ago
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum + Fantastic Training Scheme + Certs
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Alderbridge Network Recruitment
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Talent International
Salary: £35000.00 - £42000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus + Good Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
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Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + package
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Circle Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £0.00 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Benefits & Bonus
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FT Select
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Posted: 3 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £50,000 to £54,000 per annum plus excellent benefits and bonus
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McGregor Boyall
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Woking, Surrey
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Austin Fraser
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Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
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