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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Engineer
Rank 451 485 420
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -65
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 571 534 602
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.52% 0.44% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.47% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 447 398 363
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £27,500 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%

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
104884 114227 107029
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.65% 94.59% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 85795 92537 89098
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 17 April 2015 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 17 April 2015. 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 +41 526 £50,000 +5.26% 52
London +38 232 £52,500 -4.54% 29
South East -29 151 £50,000 +9.89% 10
Berkshire +3 87 £52,000 +9.47% 5
City of London +39 61 £47,500 -18.10% 12
North West +35 53 £50,000 +3.09% 3
Reading -16 40 £52,000 +4.00% 1
Cheshire +26 39 £50,000 +6.38% 1
East of England +14 33 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Hampshire -4 29 £45,000 -8.44% 1
Yorkshire +26 23 £41,250 -5.71% 2
West Yorkshire +23 20 £40,000 -11.11% 2
East Midlands +21 19 £52,500 +90.90%
Surrey +15 19 £52,500 +10.52% 3
Leicestershire +29 18 £57,500 +36.90%
South Wales 0 15 £42,500 - 1
Wales -8 15 £42,500 - 1
Leeds +15 14 £35,000 -22.22% 2
Cardiff - 14 £42,500 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 14 £50,000 -
Slough +6 13 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Manchester +15 12 £57,500 +15.00% 1
Maidenhead - 12 £55,000 - 1
Docklands, London +4 10 - -
Andover - 10 £45,000 -
Bracknell - 10 £42,000 -
Buckinghamshire -7 9 £60,000 +23.07% 1
Basingstoke +22 8 £42,000 -35.38%
Essex +7 8 £50,000 -
South West -7 8 £47,250 +31.25% 1

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 (58.88%) Firewall
2 595 (53.89%) Network Security
3 553 (50.09%) Cisco
4 404 (36.59%) CheckPoint
5 403 (36.50%) Cisco Certification
6 333 (30.16%) Windows
7 258 (23.37%) CCNP
8 256 (23.19%) CISSP
8 256 (23.19%) Juniper
9 251 (22.74%) Information Security
10 242 (21.92%) Linux
11 235 (21.29%) Finance
12 229 (20.74%) F5
13 214 (19.38%) TCP/IP
14 213 (19.29%) CCNA
15 197 (17.84%) Cisco ASA
16 196 (17.75%) VPN
17 190 (17.21%) WAN
18 179 (16.21%) SIEM
19 152 (13.77%) LAN
19 152 (13.77%) Security Cleared
20 142 (12.86%) UNIX
21 139 (12.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
22 129 (11.68%) Blue Coat
22 129 (11.68%) Microsoft
23 126 (11.41%) Degree
24 123 (11.14%) Wireless
25 113 (10.24%) DNS
26 111 (10.05%) Fortinet
27 109 (9.87%) SQL

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 23 (2.08%) IIS
2 18 (1.63%) MS Exchange
3 6 (0.54%) WebSphere
4 4 (0.36%) Lync
5 3 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.18%) CMS
6 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.18%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.091%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.091%) Apache
7 1 (0.091%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.091%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 90 (8.15%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.36%) MS Office
3 8 (0.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.18%) Sentinel
1 2 (0.18%) RMDS
2 1 (0.091%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.00%) SaaS
1 11 (1.00%) PaaS
2 8 (0.72%) IaaS
3 7 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.27%) SoftLayer
6 3 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.091%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.091%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 650 (58.88%) Firewall
2 595 (53.89%) Network Security
3 214 (19.38%) TCP/IP
4 197 (17.84%) Cisco ASA
5 196 (17.75%) VPN
6 190 (17.21%) WAN
7 152 (13.77%) LAN
8 123 (11.14%) Wireless
9 113 (10.24%) DNS
10 107 (9.69%) SSL
11 84 (7.61%) Intrusion Detection
12 79 (7.16%) BGP
13 71 (6.43%) OSPF
14 68 (6.16%) EIGRP
15 66 (5.98%) MPLS
16 62 (5.62%) DHCP
17 61 (5.53%) IPsec
18 57 (5.16%) Cisco PIX
19 56 (5.07%) HTTP
19 56 (5.07%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (3.53%) SQL Server
2 10 (0.91%) Big Data
3 6 (0.54%) MySQL
4 3 (0.27%) Data Mining
4 3 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.091%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.091%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.091%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.091%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.091%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.091%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.091%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (1.00%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.18%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.091%) Yeoman
General
1 235 (21.29%) Finance
2 56 (5.07%) Telecoms
3 48 (4.35%) Law
4 42 (3.80%) Banking
5 33 (2.99%) Retail
6 21 (1.90%) Financial Institution
7 16 (1.45%) Games
8 13 (1.18%) Multimedia
9 12 (1.09%) Legal
10 10 (0.91%) Advertising
11 5 (0.45%) Military
11 5 (0.45%) Back Office
11 5 (0.45%) Marketing
11 5 (0.45%) Welsh Language
12 4 (0.36%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.18%) Publishing
13 2 (0.18%) Billing
13 2 (0.18%) German Language
14 1 (0.091%) Avionics
14 1 (0.091%) Arabic Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (1.99%) Web Services
2 18 (1.63%) .NET
3 12 (1.09%) SOAP
4 8 (0.72%) XML
5 7 (0.63%) JNI
5 7 (0.63%) Dalvik
6 6 (0.54%) REST
6 6 (0.54%) SAML
6 6 (0.54%) OAuth
7 5 (0.45%) PCRE
8 4 (0.36%) Middleware
8 4 (0.36%) Regular Expression
8 4 (0.36%) HTML5
8 4 (0.36%) Ajax
8 4 (0.36%) .NET Framework
8 4 (0.36%) HTML
8 4 (0.36%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.36%) CSS
8 4 (0.36%) JSP
9 2 (0.18%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 82 (7.43%) Management Information System
2 72 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
3 68 (6.16%) Computer Science
4 34 (3.08%) Hedge funds
5 29 (2.63%) PKI
6 26 (2.36%) Open Source
7 21 (1.90%) Clustering
8 16 (1.45%) CESG
9 9 (0.82%) Cryptography
10 7 (0.63%) Blackberry
10 7 (0.63%) Mathematics
10 7 (0.63%) Mobile App
11 6 (0.54%) Replication
11 6 (0.54%) e-Health
12 5 (0.45%) SecurID
12 5 (0.45%) Thin Client
12 5 (0.45%) Fat Client
12 5 (0.45%) Blog
13 4 (0.36%) Physics
13 4 (0.36%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 333 (30.16%) Windows
2 242 (21.92%) Linux
3 142 (12.86%) UNIX
4 58 (5.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 52 (4.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 25 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (2.26%) Solaris
7 20 (1.81%) Windows 2000
8 14 (1.27%) Windows 7
9 13 (1.18%) Android
10 12 (1.09%) Windows XP
11 10 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (0.82%) CentOS
13 7 (0.63%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.18%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.091%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.091%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (22.74%) Information Security
2 179 (16.21%) SIEM
3 100 (9.06%) Cyber Security
4 97 (8.79%) ITIL
5 95 (8.61%) Penetration Testing
6 81 (7.34%) Network Design
7 76 (6.88%) Load Balancing
8 73 (6.61%) Kalman Filter
9 64 (5.80%) Network Monitoring
9 64 (5.80%) Change Management
10 63 (5.71%) Security Architecture
11 45 (4.08%) Project Management
12 44 (3.99%) Risk Management
13 40 (3.62%) Security Management
14 38 (3.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 38 (3.44%) Database Security
15 37 (3.35%) Incident Management
16 35 (3.17%) Agile Software Development
16 35 (3.17%) Risk Assessment
17 33 (2.99%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 109 (9.87%) SQL
2 77 (6.97%) Perl
3 47 (4.26%) Python
3 47 (4.26%) PowerShell
4 29 (2.63%) Java
5 25 (2.26%) C
6 24 (2.17%) PHP
7 20 (1.81%) Shell Script
8 17 (1.54%) Ruby
9 16 (1.45%) Bash Shell
10 11 (1.00%) Objective-C
10 11 (1.00%) C#
10 11 (1.00%) C++
11 9 (0.82%) JavaScript
12 4 (0.36%) VBScript
13 1 (0.091%) VB
13 1 (0.091%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.091%) R
Qualifications
1 403 (36.50%) Cisco Certification
2 258 (23.37%) CCNP
3 256 (23.19%) CISSP
4 213 (19.29%) CCNA
5 152 (13.77%) Security Cleared
6 126 (11.41%) Degree
7 107 (9.69%) SC Cleared
8 96 (8.70%) CISM
9 83 (7.52%) CCSA
10 81 (7.34%) CCSE
11 77 (6.97%) CEH
12 57 (5.16%) CCIE
13 41 (3.71%) Microsoft Certification
14 37 (3.35%) MCSE
15 30 (2.72%) GIAC
16 29 (2.63%) JNCIS
17 23 (2.08%) CCDP
18 22 (1.99%) DV Cleared
19 20 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
20 18 (1.63%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (12.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 93 (8.42%) PCI DSS
3 71 (6.43%) SLA
4 15 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 13 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 13 (1.18%) COBIT
6 10 (0.91%) HIPAA
7 8 (0.72%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.45%) FISMA
9 4 (0.36%) QA
9 4 (0.36%) JSP 440
10 3 (0.27%) GPG13
11 1 (0.091%) ARP4754
System Software
1 100 (9.06%) Active Directory
2 47 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (3.44%) Snort
4 20 (1.81%) Hyper-V
5 19 (1.72%) vSphere
6 9 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (0.63%) iptables
7 7 (0.63%) VMware ESX
8 6 (0.54%) ProxySG
9 5 (0.45%) XenApp
10 3 (0.27%) Sendmail
10 3 (0.27%) Firmware
10 3 (0.27%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.18%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.091%) OpenSSH
12 1 (0.091%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.091%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 42 (3.80%) Norton AntiVirus
2 41 (3.71%) Nessus
2 41 (3.71%) FortiGate
3 16 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
4 11 (1.00%) WSUS
5 10 (0.91%) Cisco CUCM
6 8 (0.72%) SCCM
7 7 (0.63%) Nmap
8 6 (0.54%) CiscoWorks
8 6 (0.54%) BMC PATROL
9 5 (0.45%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (0.36%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.36%) Backup Exec
11 3 (0.27%) MIMEsweeper
11 3 (0.27%) MAILsweeper
11 3 (0.27%) AirWatch
11 3 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 2 (0.18%) CORE IMPACT
13 1 (0.091%) OpenView
13 1 (0.091%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 553 (50.09%) Cisco
2 404 (36.59%) CheckPoint
3 256 (23.19%) Juniper
4 229 (20.74%) F5
5 129 (11.68%) Microsoft
5 129 (11.68%) Blue Coat
6 111 (10.05%) Fortinet
7 109 (9.87%) McAfee
8 81 (7.34%) VMware
9 72 (6.52%) HP
10 56 (5.07%) Citrix
10 56 (5.07%) Symantec
11 45 (4.08%) IronPort
12 42 (3.80%) Splunk
13 37 (3.35%) Sourcefire
14 36 (3.26%) Websense
15 29 (2.63%) ArcSight
16 25 (2.26%) Riverbed
17 23 (2.08%) Dell
18 22 (1.99%) Brocade
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Salary: £45k - 55k per year + 5% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
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Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
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London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum including Excellent Bonus & Benefits
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Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £70000 - £72450 per annum + 8% bonus, full bens
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Salary: £50000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
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