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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Engineer
Rank 495 568 446
Rank change year-on-year
+73 -122
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 487 334 534
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.31% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.32% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 383 250 381
Average salary £50,000 £44,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.35% -4.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £26,750 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £41,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+14.45% -7.77%

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
107752 102864 107643
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.55% 94.57% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 88108 85518 91703
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
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 24 October 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 24 October 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
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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 +97 463 £50,000 +11.11% 68
London +103 204 £52,500 - 23
South East +11 138 £47,500 +13.77% 18
City of London +52 60 £50,250 -4.28% 9
North West +26 52 £50,000 +33.33% 11
Berkshire -27 47 £50,000 +17.64% 2
Reading +5 40 £50,000 +13.63%
Hampshire +8 35 £48,000 +47.69% 5
Surrey +20 33 £44,500 +4.70% 2
Cheshire +5 26 £58,750 +56.66% 8
East of England -17 21 £45,000 -18.18% 4
Southampton +23 18 £47,500 +58.33%
West Midlands -32 18 £39,000 -8.23% 3
South West -19 15 £42,500 +70.00% 5
Kent +1 13 £40,000 -11.11% 2
West Yorkshire -20 13 £47,500 +58.33% 3
Yorkshire -38 13 £47,500 +15.15% 4
Merseyside - 13 £50,000 -
Liverpool - 13 £50,000 -
Birmingham -25 12 £39,500 -7.05% 1
Chester - 11 £60,000 - 4
Wales -2 10 £40,000 +14.28% 3
Leeds - 10 £46,250 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 10 £52,500 - 4
South Wales +5 9 £40,000 +14.28% 3
Cambridgeshire 0 9 £52,500 -30.00% 2
High Wycombe - 9 £52,500 - 2
Manchester - 9 £42,500 - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -4 8 £40,000 -9.09%
North East -14 8 £40,000 -9.09%

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 646 (64.73%) Firewall
2 555 (55.61%) Cisco
3 528 (52.91%) Network Security
4 422 (42.28%) CheckPoint
5 379 (37.98%) Cisco Certification
6 324 (32.46%) Juniper
7 304 (30.46%) CCNP
8 302 (30.26%) Windows
9 243 (24.35%) VPN
10 213 (21.34%) Information Security
11 206 (20.64%) TCP/IP
12 204 (20.44%) Cisco ASA
13 195 (19.54%) Linux
14 184 (18.44%) WAN
14 184 (18.44%) F5
15 180 (18.04%) LAN
16 176 (17.64%) CISSP
16 176 (17.64%) Finance
17 167 (16.73%) CCNA
18 157 (15.73%) Blue Coat
19 154 (15.43%) Microsoft
20 145 (14.53%) UNIX
21 141 (14.13%) Security Cleared
22 135 (13.53%) CCSE
22 135 (13.53%) SSL
23 130 (13.03%) DNS
24 119 (11.92%) CCSA
24 119 (11.92%) SIEM
25 110 (11.02%) SC Cleared
26 108 (10.82%) ITIL

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 38 (3.81%) MS Exchange
2 21 (2.10%) IIS
3 14 (1.40%) Apache
4 10 (1.00%) SharePoint
4 10 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (0.70%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.30%) Lync
7 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.20%) CMS
7 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.10%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.10%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 1 (0.10%) JBoss
Applications
1 61 (6.11%) MS Excel
2 24 (2.40%) MS Office
3 17 (1.70%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.20%) S-PLUS
5 2 (0.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.10%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.10%) RMDS
2 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.10%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.50%) SaaS
2 3 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 646 (64.73%) Firewall
2 528 (52.91%) Network Security
3 243 (24.35%) VPN
4 206 (20.64%) TCP/IP
5 204 (20.44%) Cisco ASA
6 184 (18.44%) WAN
7 180 (18.04%) LAN
8 135 (13.53%) SSL
9 130 (13.03%) DNS
10 97 (9.72%) OSPF
11 93 (9.32%) BGP
12 86 (8.62%) Wireless
13 73 (7.31%) Cisco IOS
14 69 (6.91%) IPsec
15 67 (6.71%) Internet
16 66 (6.61%) MPLS
17 59 (5.91%) Intrusion Detection
18 56 (5.61%) EIGRP
19 55 (5.51%) Cisco PIX
20 52 (5.21%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (4.31%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.00%) MySQL
3 2 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.10%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.10%) Big Data
4 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.10%) DB2
4 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 20 (2.00%) Metasploit
2 12 (1.20%) Git (software)
3 11 (1.10%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.60%) WebLOAD
5 3 (0.30%) AppScan
6 2 (0.20%) Subversion
7 1 (0.10%) MSI
7 1 (0.10%) Selenium
7 1 (0.10%) WebDriver
General
1 176 (17.64%) Finance
2 98 (9.82%) Telecoms
3 38 (3.81%) Retail
4 37 (3.71%) Banking
5 30 (3.01%) Legal
6 28 (2.81%) Law
7 8 (0.80%) Financial Institution
8 7 (0.70%) German Language
9 6 (0.60%) Games
10 5 (0.50%) Electronics
10 5 (0.50%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.40%) Billing
12 2 (0.20%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.20%) Advertising
12 2 (0.20%) Publishing
12 2 (0.20%) French Language
13 1 (0.10%) Welsh Language
13 1 (0.10%) Marketing
13 1 (0.10%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (1.90%) Web Services
2 13 (1.30%) .NET
3 11 (1.10%) REST
4 10 (1.00%) SAML
5 8 (0.80%) Middleware
6 7 (0.70%) ASP.NET
7 6 (0.60%) HTML
7 6 (0.60%) OAuth
8 4 (0.40%) CSS
8 4 (0.40%) XML
9 3 (0.30%) Regular Expression
10 2 (0.20%) Ajax
11 1 (0.10%) WebSphere MQ
11 1 (0.10%) Rendezvous
11 1 (0.10%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 63 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (6.01%) Management Information System
3 58 (5.81%) Computer Science
4 51 (5.11%) PKI
5 36 (3.61%) SecurID
6 24 (2.40%) Hedge funds
7 16 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
8 15 (1.50%) Statistics
9 14 (1.40%) Mathematics
9 14 (1.40%) Smartphone
9 14 (1.40%) CCTV
9 14 (1.40%) Cryptography
10 13 (1.30%) Algorithms
11 12 (1.20%) Mobile App
12 11 (1.10%) CESG
13 9 (0.90%) Tandem
14 8 (0.80%) Replication
14 8 (0.80%) GIS
14 8 (0.80%) Mobile Banking
14 8 (0.80%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 302 (30.26%) Windows
2 195 (19.54%) Linux
3 145 (14.53%) UNIX
4 60 (6.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 53 (5.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 39 (3.91%) Solaris
7 34 (3.41%) Windows 7
8 20 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (1.90%) Windows 2000
10 16 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (1.40%) AIX
12 11 (1.10%) Android
13 10 (1.00%) Windows XP
14 9 (0.90%) Mac OS X
14 9 (0.90%) Apple iOS
15 7 (0.70%) FreeBSD
16 6 (0.60%) CentOS
17 5 (0.50%) Ubuntu
18 1 (0.10%) Windows Vista
18 1 (0.10%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (21.34%) Information Security
2 119 (11.92%) SIEM
3 108 (10.82%) ITIL
4 75 (7.52%) Load Balancing
5 68 (6.81%) Network Management
6 48 (4.81%) Penetration Testing
7 45 (4.51%) Security Management
8 44 (4.41%) Network Design
8 44 (4.41%) Kalman Filter
9 41 (4.11%) Cyber Security
10 37 (3.71%) Agile Software Development
11 34 (3.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 34 (3.41%) Change Management
12 33 (3.31%) Security Architecture
13 31 (3.11%) Change Control
13 31 (3.11%) Vulnerability Management
13 31 (3.11%) Project Management
14 27 (2.71%) Mentoring
15 25 (2.51%) Information Security Management
16 24 (2.40%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (7.21%) SQL
2 69 (6.91%) Perl
3 54 (5.41%) PowerShell
4 43 (4.31%) Python
5 27 (2.71%) PHP
5 27 (2.71%) Java
6 23 (2.30%) Bash Shell
7 22 (2.20%) C++
7 22 (2.20%) Ruby
8 15 (1.50%) Shell Script
9 14 (1.40%) C
10 12 (1.20%) C#
11 9 (0.90%) JavaScript
12 4 (0.40%) VBScript
12 4 (0.40%) VB
13 3 (0.30%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.20%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 379 (37.98%) Cisco Certification
2 304 (30.46%) CCNP
3 176 (17.64%) CISSP
4 167 (16.73%) CCNA
5 141 (14.13%) Security Cleared
6 135 (13.53%) CCSE
7 119 (11.92%) CCSA
8 110 (11.02%) SC Cleared
9 95 (9.52%) Degree
10 43 (4.31%) CISM
11 37 (3.71%) JNCIS
12 33 (3.31%) CCIE
12 33 (3.31%) CCSP
13 30 (3.01%) JNCIA
14 27 (2.71%) CEH
15 26 (2.61%) DV Cleared
16 25 (2.51%) Microsoft Certification
17 23 (2.30%) CCDP
17 23 (2.30%) MCSE
18 21 (2.10%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (7.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 71 (7.11%) PCI DSS
3 38 (3.81%) SLA
4 37 (3.71%) COBIT
5 19 (1.90%) QA
5 19 (1.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 7 (0.70%) HIPAA
System Software
1 89 (8.92%) Active Directory
2 55 (5.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (3.61%) Snort
4 34 (3.41%) ProxySG
5 17 (1.70%) ISA Server
6 16 (1.60%) Nmap
7 11 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (1.00%) vSphere
9 9 (0.90%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.40%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (0.30%) UAG
11 3 (0.30%) Firmware
11 3 (0.30%) SpamAssassin
12 2 (0.20%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.10%) Xen
13 1 (0.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.10%) Hyper-V
13 1 (0.10%) Sendmail
13 1 (0.10%) XenApp
13 1 (0.10%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 43 (4.31%) FortiGate
2 42 (4.21%) Norton AntiVirus
3 22 (2.20%) Cisco CUCM
4 18 (1.80%) SCCM
5 15 (1.50%) Nessus
6 12 (1.20%) EMC NetWorker
7 10 (1.00%) Cacti
8 9 (0.90%) SolarWinds Orion
8 9 (0.90%) SCOM
9 8 (0.80%) WSUS
10 7 (0.70%) HP SIM
11 6 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
12 4 (0.40%) OpenView
12 4 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 2 (0.20%) Nagios
13 2 (0.20%) Opsview
14 1 (0.10%) Cisco Prime
14 1 (0.10%) CiscoWorks
14 1 (0.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 1 (0.10%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 555 (55.61%) Cisco
2 422 (42.28%) CheckPoint
3 324 (32.46%) Juniper
4 184 (18.44%) F5
5 157 (15.73%) Blue Coat
6 154 (15.43%) Microsoft
7 84 (8.42%) Fortinet
8 83 (8.32%) McAfee
9 79 (7.92%) VMware
10 62 (6.21%) Citrix
11 58 (5.81%) SolarWinds
12 55 (5.51%) Symantec
13 49 (4.91%) ArcSight
14 48 (4.81%) HP
15 47 (4.71%) IronPort
16 46 (4.61%) Websense
17 35 (3.51%) Sourcefire
17 35 (3.51%) Aruba
18 30 (3.01%) Sophos
19 29 (2.91%) Nokia
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