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 4 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Engineer
Rank 396 470 493
Rank change year-on-year
+74 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 785 616 613
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.76% 0.56% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.58% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 650 492 462
Median salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £36,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%

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
98784 106354 115089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.26% 96.48% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 83034 86750 93358
Median 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 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 +88 746 £52,500 +5.00% 52
London +73 385 £55,000 - 24
South East +57 207 £50,000 +11.11% 19
Berkshire +23 83 £50,000 +5.26% 9
City of London +41 62 £55,000 +4.76% 4
Reading +16 48 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Hampshire +19 43 £42,500 -5.55% 5
Surrey +6 38 £47,500 -5.00% 2
South West +23 34 £52,500 +16.66%
East of England +19 34 £45,000 -5.26% 2
Yorkshire +8 31 £50,000 +8.10% 4
West Yorkshire +1 28 £52,500 +10.52% 3
Leeds +5 21 £55,000 +10.00% 2
West Midlands -9 21 £45,750 -16.81% 1
North West -7 20 £43,500 -13.00% 3
Buckinghamshire +37 19 £50,000 -16.66% 1
Wales +13 19 £35,000 -17.64% 6
South Wales +8 19 £35,000 -17.64% 6
Canary Wharf - 18 £62,500 -
Cardiff +9 17 £35,000 -17.64% 5
Hertfordshire +25 16 £45,000 +34.32% 1
Scotland +10 16 £52,500 -4.54% 2
Southampton - 16 £40,000 - 2
Gloucestershire +9 15 £50,000 +5.82%
Glasgow +4 14 £50,000 -13.04% 2
Bracknell -4 14 £56,500 +34.52% 1
High Wycombe +10 13 £52,500 -12.50%
Manchester +2 12 £52,500 -2.32% 3
Basingstoke -1 12 £54,500 +29.76% 1
Warwick - 12 - -

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 889 (58.41%) Firewall
2 784 (51.51%) Network Security
3 727 (47.77%) Cisco
4 524 (34.43%) Cisco Certification
5 473 (31.08%) CheckPoint
6 396 (26.02%) Windows
7 362 (23.78%) CCNP
8 356 (23.39%) Linux
9 348 (22.86%) Cisco ASA
10 329 (21.62%) VPN
11 321 (21.09%) Juniper
12 301 (19.78%) Palo Alto
13 288 (18.92%) F5
14 266 (17.48%) Information Security
15 261 (17.15%) SIEM
16 254 (16.69%) WAN
17 243 (15.97%) CCNA
18 239 (15.70%) TCP/IP
19 237 (15.57%) LAN
19 237 (15.57%) Finance
20 208 (13.67%) Cybersecurity
21 193 (12.68%) Security Cleared
22 180 (11.83%) CISSP
23 178 (11.70%) Unix
23 178 (11.70%) Degree
24 158 (10.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
25 153 (10.05%) Microsoft
26 146 (9.59%) CCIE
27 145 (9.53%) Penetration Testing
28 142 (9.33%) Active Directory

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 38 (2.50%) MS Exchange
2 23 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
2 23 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (1.18%) IIS
4 12 (0.79%) SAS
5 11 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (0.66%) Apache
7 9 (0.59%) Node.js
7 9 (0.59%) OpenStack
7 9 (0.59%) SharePoint
8 8 (0.53%) CICS
8 8 (0.53%) WebLogic
9 7 (0.46%) IBM Domino
9 7 (0.46%) nginx
10 6 (0.39%) MQSeries
11 5 (0.33%) JBoss
12 4 (0.26%) Apache Spark
12 4 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (0.26%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.20%) CloudStack
Applications
1 80 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 15 (0.99%) MS Office
3 6 (0.39%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.20%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.066%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.066%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 88 (5.78%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (2.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (1.64%) Office 365
4 19 (1.25%) SaaS
5 18 (1.18%) Mimecast
6 10 (0.66%) IaaS
7 9 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.13%) PaaS
9 1 (0.066%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 889 (58.41%) Firewall
2 784 (51.51%) Network Security
3 348 (22.86%) Cisco ASA
4 329 (21.62%) VPN
5 254 (16.69%) WAN
6 239 (15.70%) TCP/IP
7 237 (15.57%) LAN
8 131 (8.61%) BGP
8 131 (8.61%) Intrusion Detection
8 131 (8.61%) MPLS
9 122 (8.02%) DNS
10 115 (7.56%) OSPF
11 113 (7.42%) Wireless
12 110 (7.23%) SSL
13 98 (6.44%) Cisco Nexus
14 77 (5.06%) Cisco PIX
14 77 (5.06%) Internet
15 68 (4.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 66 (4.34%) IPsec
17 60 (3.94%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (4.27%) SQL Server
2 30 (1.97%) Big Data
3 25 (1.64%) MySQL
4 18 (1.18%) Relational Database
5 12 (0.79%) Data Mining
5 12 (0.79%) Hadoop
6 8 (0.53%) NoSQL
7 6 (0.39%) Crystal Reports
7 6 (0.39%) DB2
7 6 (0.39%) MongoDB
8 5 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (0.33%) GIS
9 4 (0.26%) SAP BW
10 3 (0.20%) Parquet
10 3 (0.20%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.13%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.13%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.13%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.066%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.066%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 18 (1.18%) Burp Suite
2 17 (1.12%) Metasploit
3 15 (0.99%) Git (software)
4 12 (0.79%) sqlmap
5 9 (0.59%) Jenkins
6 7 (0.46%) JIRA
6 7 (0.46%) Rational DOORS
7 5 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (0.33%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.20%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.066%) Hudson
9 1 (0.066%) Maven
9 1 (0.066%) Subversion
General
1 237 (15.57%) Finance
2 106 (6.96%) Telecoms
3 63 (4.14%) Banking
4 42 (2.76%) Manufacturing
5 29 (1.91%) German Language
6 23 (1.51%) Retail
7 21 (1.38%) Law
7 21 (1.38%) Military
8 20 (1.31%) French Language
8 20 (1.31%) Publishing
9 19 (1.25%) Electronics
10 14 (0.92%) Legal
11 10 (0.66%) Online Betting
12 9 (0.59%) Games
13 8 (0.53%) Advertising
14 7 (0.46%) Marketing
15 6 (0.39%) Aerospace
16 5 (0.33%) Back Office
17 4 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
18 3 (0.20%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (2.30%) 802.1X
1 35 (2.30%) Web Services
2 24 (1.58%) .NET
3 23 (1.51%) SAML
4 16 (1.05%) Middleware
4 16 (1.05%) XML
5 15 (0.99%) SOAP
6 14 (0.92%) HTML
7 13 (0.85%) REST
8 10 (0.66%) JSON
8 10 (0.66%) Regular Expression
9 8 (0.53%) Ajax
9 8 (0.53%) ELK Stack
10 7 (0.46%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 7 (0.46%) OAuth
10 7 (0.46%) OpenID
10 7 (0.46%) Oracle Fusion
10 7 (0.46%) STL
11 6 (0.39%) ASP.NET
11 6 (0.39%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 105 (6.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 100 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
3 98 (6.44%) Data Centre
4 93 (6.11%) Computer Science
5 90 (5.91%) Management Information System
6 54 (3.55%) PKI
7 47 (3.09%) RSA SecurID
8 40 (2.63%) Security Operations Centre
9 39 (2.56%) Cryptography
10 24 (1.58%) CESG
11 20 (1.31%) Replication
12 19 (1.25%) Cyberthreat
12 19 (1.25%) Private Cloud
13 17 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
13 17 (1.12%) Mathematics
14 15 (0.99%) Driving Licence
15 14 (0.92%) Blackberry
15 14 (0.92%) Internet of Things
16 12 (0.79%) Physics
17 11 (0.72%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 396 (26.02%) Windows
2 356 (23.39%) Linux
3 178 (11.70%) Unix
4 113 (7.42%) Windows Server
5 80 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 50 (3.29%) Solaris
7 45 (2.96%) Windows 2000
8 44 (2.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 31 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (1.31%) Android
11 19 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 16 (1.05%) Windows 8
13 14 (0.92%) Windows XP
14 12 (0.79%) CentOS
14 12 (0.79%) Windows 7
15 8 (0.53%) zOS
16 7 (0.46%) Debian
16 7 (0.46%) Ubuntu
16 7 (0.46%) Windows 10
17 6 (0.39%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (17.48%) Information Security
2 261 (17.15%) SIEM
3 208 (13.67%) Cybersecurity
4 145 (9.53%) Penetration Testing
5 140 (9.20%) Presales
6 126 (8.28%) ITIL
7 122 (8.02%) Security Operations
8 105 (6.90%) Risk Management
9 95 (6.24%) Agile Software Development
10 92 (6.04%) Vulnerability Management
11 85 (5.58%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 78 (5.12%) Kalman Filter
13 74 (4.86%) Load Balancing
14 70 (4.60%) Software Engineering
15 68 (4.47%) Security Architecture
16 60 (3.94%) Network Monitoring
17 59 (3.88%) Network Management
18 57 (3.75%) DDoS Mitigation
19 54 (3.55%) Mentoring
20 51 (3.35%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 139 (9.13%) SQL
2 121 (7.95%) Python
3 97 (6.37%) C
4 93 (6.11%) Java
5 85 (5.58%) Perl
6 78 (5.12%) C++
7 59 (3.88%) C#
8 55 (3.61%) Ruby
9 38 (2.50%) PowerShell
10 32 (2.10%) JavaScript
11 23 (1.51%) Bash Shell
12 21 (1.38%) PHP
13 15 (0.99%) VBScript
14 8 (0.53%) Shell Script
15 7 (0.46%) Erlang
16 5 (0.33%) Assembly Language
16 5 (0.33%) Haskell
16 5 (0.33%) Lisp
16 5 (0.33%) SAS Macro
17 4 (0.26%) REXX
Qualifications
1 524 (34.43%) Cisco Certification
2 362 (23.78%) CCNP
3 243 (15.97%) CCNA
4 193 (12.68%) Security Cleared
5 180 (11.83%) CISSP
6 178 (11.70%) Degree
7 146 (9.59%) CCIE
8 135 (8.87%) SC Cleared
9 119 (7.82%) CCSE
10 87 (5.72%) CCSA
11 78 (5.12%) CISM
12 66 (4.34%) CEH
13 56 (3.68%) CCSP
14 43 (2.83%) SSCP
15 42 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
16 41 (2.69%) DV Cleared
16 41 (2.69%) GIAC
17 36 (2.37%) SANS
18 33 (2.17%) MCSE
19 30 (1.97%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 158 (10.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 84 (5.52%) PCI DSS
3 57 (3.75%) SLA
4 17 (1.12%) COBIT
5 16 (1.05%) QA
6 14 (0.92%) FISMA
7 13 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 11 (0.72%) RMADS
9 8 (0.53%) GPG13
10 6 (0.39%) FIPS 140-2
11 4 (0.26%) ISO27002
12 2 (0.13%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.066%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 1 (0.066%) SAS 70
System Software
1 142 (9.33%) Active Directory
2 80 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (2.23%) vSphere
4 29 (1.91%) XenApp
5 25 (1.64%) Hyper-V
6 15 (0.99%) XenDesktop
7 12 (0.79%) ProxySG
8 10 (0.66%) RACF
9 9 (0.59%) Firmware
9 9 (0.59%) NFS
10 7 (0.46%) Varnish
11 6 (0.39%) Job Entry Subsystem
11 6 (0.39%) Snort
11 6 (0.39%) Time Sharing Option
12 4 (0.26%) LXC
12 4 (0.26%) VirtualBox
12 4 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.26%) Xen
13 3 (0.20%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.20%) KVM
Systems Management
1 62 (4.07%) McAfee ePO
2 42 (2.76%) Nessus
3 32 (2.10%) Puppet
4 25 (1.64%) SCCM
5 24 (1.58%) FortiGate
6 20 (1.31%) Nmap
7 19 (1.25%) Ansible
7 19 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
8 18 (1.18%) QRadar
9 15 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
10 13 (0.85%) SolarWinds Orion
11 11 (0.72%) WSUS
12 10 (0.66%) Nagios
12 10 (0.66%) RSA Archer
13 9 (0.59%) RSA Security Analytics
14 8 (0.53%) SCOM
15 7 (0.46%) logstash
16 6 (0.39%) Kibana
16 6 (0.39%) SELinux
16 6 (0.39%) zSecure
Vendors
1 727 (47.77%) Cisco
2 473 (31.08%) CheckPoint
3 321 (21.09%) Juniper
4 301 (19.78%) Palo Alto
5 288 (18.92%) F5
6 153 (10.05%) Microsoft
7 140 (9.20%) Intel Security
8 129 (8.48%) VMware
9 112 (7.36%) Blue Coat
10 103 (6.77%) HP
11 80 (5.26%) SolarWinds
12 77 (5.06%) ArcSight
13 75 (4.93%) Riverbed
14 67 (4.40%) Citrix
14 67 (4.40%) Sourcefire
15 64 (4.20%) Qualys
16 60 (3.94%) Fortinet
17 51 (3.35%) Meraki
17 51 (3.35%) Splunk
18 47 (3.09%) Oracle
City, London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 41 minutes ago
London
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 47 minutes ago
Hampshire
ISL
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 2 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Optima Connections
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
North London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Networking People
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Montash
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £28,000 to £40,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: Yesterday
London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + £4,800
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 55,000 + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Car Allowance, Bonus, 10% Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £50,000 to £85,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: €30000 - €32000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 4 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £27000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £18000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Romsey, Hampshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: From £30,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Net Talent
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Bens + Stock Options
Posted: 5 days ago