The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Engineer
Rank 486 416 538
Rank change year-on-year
-70 +122
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 522 595 423
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.54% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.57% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 384 360 315
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £33,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £60,300
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
114665 105124 119149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.68% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 92969 87480 102132
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -73 478 £47,500 +3.26% 40
London -90 195 £57,000 +8.57% 16
South East +4 183 £46,000 +15.00% 12
Berkshire -24 87 £47,500 +26.66% 7
Reading +34 52 £50,000 +29.03% 4
City of London -20 47 £58,000 +16.00% 4
East of England +6 43 £45,000 -7.21% 5
Hampshire +25 37 £50,000 +19.12% 2
Hertfordshire +30 23 £47,500 -26.92% 2
Milton Keynes +21 20 £47,500 +5.55%
Buckinghamshire +6 20 £47,500 -
North West -8 20 £47,000 -21.66% 1
Slough +12 18 £47,500 +5.55%
Cheshire +9 18 £47,000 -21.66% 1
Wales - 16 £42,500 - 2
Surrey +5 15 £47,500 +9.82%
Bedfordshire 0 14 £42,500 +8.97% 2
Kent -12 14 £21,500 -49.41% 1
East Midlands -14 13 £27,500 -14.06% 2
West Midlands -7 12 £45,000 +5.88%
Aldershot - 11 £50,000 - 1
Warrington -7 10 £40,000 -
South Wales - 10 £40,000 - 1
Derbyshire -9 8 £27,250 -14.84% 1
Scotland -19 8 £50,000 - 2
Chesterfield - 8 £27,250 - 1
Southampton -1 6 £42,500 -5.55%
Birmingham -15 6 £45,000 +5.88%
Essex - 6 £50,000 -
Basingstoke +9 5 £65,000 +36.84% 1

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 617 (68.03%) Firewall
2 491 (54.13%) Cisco
3 414 (45.64%) Network Security
4 384 (42.34%) CheckPoint
5 327 (36.05%) Cisco Certification
6 252 (27.78%) Windows
7 241 (26.57%) Juniper
8 239 (26.35%) Linux
9 204 (22.49%) CCNP
10 186 (20.51%) Cisco ASA
11 180 (19.85%) VPN
12 168 (18.52%) CCNA
13 157 (17.31%) CISSP
14 156 (17.20%) SIEM
15 154 (16.98%) Security Cleared
16 143 (15.77%) TCP/IP
17 142 (15.66%) Finance
18 140 (15.44%) DNS
19 132 (14.55%) UNIX
20 128 (14.11%) Blue Coat
21 126 (13.89%) WAN
22 122 (13.45%) SC Cleared
23 121 (13.34%) BGP
24 120 (13.23%) LAN
24 120 (13.23%) F5
25 119 (13.12%) OSPF
26 118 (13.01%) Information Security
27 117 (12.90%) Microsoft
28 109 (12.02%) Internet
29 107 (11.80%) SSL

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 39 (4.30%) IIS
2 25 (2.76%) Apache
3 22 (2.43%) MS Exchange
4 14 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (0.88%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.44%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.44%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.11%) SAS
8 1 (0.11%) Lync
Applications
1 44 (4.85%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.65%) MS Office
3 12 (1.32%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.11%) MS Project
4 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.11%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 34 (3.75%) SaaS
2 1 (0.11%) IaaS
2 1 (0.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 617 (68.03%) Firewall
2 414 (45.64%) Network Security
3 186 (20.51%) Cisco ASA
4 180 (19.85%) VPN
5 143 (15.77%) TCP/IP
6 140 (15.44%) DNS
7 126 (13.89%) WAN
8 121 (13.34%) BGP
9 120 (13.23%) LAN
10 119 (13.12%) OSPF
11 109 (12.02%) Internet
12 107 (11.80%) SSL
13 97 (10.69%) MPLS
14 83 (9.15%) Wireless
15 64 (7.06%) Cisco PIX
15 64 (7.06%) SNMP
16 63 (6.95%) IPsec
17 57 (6.28%) SMTP
18 52 (5.73%) HTTP
19 51 (5.62%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (3.20%) SQL Server
2 26 (2.87%) MySQL
3 10 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.22%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.11%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 27 (2.98%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.11%) StarTeam
General
1 142 (15.66%) Finance
2 95 (10.47%) Telecoms
3 57 (6.28%) Retail
4 36 (3.97%) Billing
5 29 (3.20%) Banking
6 19 (2.09%) Back Office
7 10 (1.10%) Military
8 9 (0.99%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.66%) Law
9 6 (0.66%) Legal
10 5 (0.55%) Local Government
11 3 (0.33%) Electronics
11 3 (0.33%) Advertising
11 3 (0.33%) Publishing
11 3 (0.33%) French Language
12 2 (0.22%) German Language
12 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.22%) Games
13 1 (0.11%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (2.98%) .NET
2 18 (1.98%) Web Services
3 12 (1.32%) .NET Framework
4 11 (1.21%) Middleware
5 9 (0.99%) Regular Expression
6 8 (0.88%) SOAP
7 7 (0.77%) XML
7 7 (0.77%) SAML
8 5 (0.55%) Ruby on Rails
8 5 (0.55%) Ajax
9 4 (0.44%) HTML
10 3 (0.33%) J2EE
11 2 (0.22%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.22%) CSS
12 1 (0.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 1 (0.11%) ODBC
12 1 (0.11%) Rendezvous
12 1 (0.11%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 33 (3.64%) Management Information System
2 25 (2.76%) Smartphone
2 25 (2.76%) CCTV
3 24 (2.65%) SecurID
4 23 (2.54%) Open Source
5 22 (2.43%) Computer Science
6 16 (1.76%) Cryptography
7 14 (1.54%) CESG
8 12 (1.32%) Hedge funds
9 9 (0.99%) Web 2.0
10 8 (0.88%) Enterprise Storage
11 7 (0.77%) Replication
11 7 (0.77%) Mathematics
12 6 (0.66%) Machine Learning
12 6 (0.66%) Physics
12 6 (0.66%) Statistics
13 4 (0.44%) Firmware
14 3 (0.33%) Mobile App
14 3 (0.33%) EMV
14 3 (0.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 252 (27.78%) Windows
2 239 (26.35%) Linux
3 132 (14.55%) UNIX
4 68 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 45 (4.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 33 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (3.42%) Ubuntu
8 25 (2.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 23 (2.54%) CentOS
10 13 (1.43%) Windows 7
11 12 (1.32%) Solaris
12 9 (0.99%) Android
13 7 (0.77%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.55%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.44%) SELinux
16 3 (0.33%) FreeBSD
16 3 (0.33%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.33%) Debian
16 3 (0.33%) Apple iOS
17 2 (0.22%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (17.20%) SIEM
2 118 (13.01%) Information Security
3 64 (7.06%) Network Management
4 57 (6.28%) ITIL
5 55 (6.06%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 46 (5.07%) Capacity Management
7 45 (4.96%) Cyber Security
8 40 (4.41%) Load Balancing
9 37 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
10 36 (3.97%) Security Management
11 32 (3.53%) Penetration Testing
12 30 (3.31%) Project Management
12 30 (3.31%) Security Architecture
13 28 (3.09%) Service Management
13 28 (3.09%) Incident Management
14 23 (2.54%) Problem Management
14 23 (2.54%) Vulnerability Management
14 23 (2.54%) Performance Monitoring
15 22 (2.43%) Protective Monitoring
15 22 (2.43%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 89 (9.81%) SQL
2 58 (6.39%) Perl
3 46 (5.07%) Python
4 45 (4.96%) Java
5 43 (4.74%) Bash Shell
6 34 (3.75%) Ruby
7 31 (3.42%) PHP
8 24 (2.65%) PowerShell
9 22 (2.43%) C++
10 20 (2.21%) C
11 6 (0.66%) JavaScript
12 5 (0.55%) Objective-C
13 4 (0.44%) VBScript
14 3 (0.33%) C#
14 3 (0.33%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.11%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.11%) Tcl
15 1 (0.11%) Lua
Qualifications
1 327 (36.05%) Cisco Certification
2 204 (22.49%) CCNP
3 168 (18.52%) CCNA
4 157 (17.31%) CISSP
5 154 (16.98%) Security Cleared
6 122 (13.45%) SC Cleared
7 91 (10.03%) CCSE
8 86 (9.48%) CCSA
9 57 (6.28%) CEH
10 55 (6.06%) Degree
11 49 (5.40%) CCIE
12 46 (5.07%) JNCIA
13 45 (4.96%) DV Cleared
14 42 (4.63%) CCSP
15 29 (3.20%) Microsoft Certification
15 29 (3.20%) MCSE
16 23 (2.54%) OSCP
17 21 (2.32%) OSCE
18 17 (1.87%) CISA
18 17 (1.87%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (5.95%) PCI DSS
2 37 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (4.08%) SLA
3 22 (2.43%) HIPAA
4 18 (1.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (0.99%) GPG13
6 7 (0.77%) COBIT
6 7 (0.77%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.33%) HMG Infosec
8 1 (0.11%) BS25999
System Software
1 91 (10.03%) Active Directory
2 36 (3.97%) ProxySG
3 33 (3.64%) Snort
4 28 (3.09%) Nmap
5 24 (2.65%) vSphere
6 21 (2.32%) VMware Infrastructure
7 14 (1.54%) ISA Server
8 11 (1.21%) Hyper-V
9 10 (1.10%) Forefront TMG
10 9 (0.99%) UAG
10 9 (0.99%) XenApp
11 6 (0.66%) SpamAssassin
12 4 (0.44%) MetaFrame
12 4 (0.44%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.33%) Squid
13 3 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
14 1 (0.11%) VMware ESX
14 1 (0.11%) Xen
14 1 (0.11%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 57 (6.28%) Nessus
2 32 (3.53%) SCCM
3 26 (2.87%) Norton AntiVirus
4 25 (2.76%) WSUS
5 24 (2.65%) EMC NetWorker
6 13 (1.43%) SCOM
7 11 (1.21%) CiscoWorks
7 11 (1.21%) McAfee ePO
8 10 (1.10%) FortiGate
9 9 (0.99%) Cisco CUCM
10 8 (0.88%) HP NNM
10 8 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 7 (0.77%) OpenView
11 7 (0.77%) MIMEsweeper
12 6 (0.66%) Cacti
13 5 (0.55%) HP SIM
14 3 (0.33%) SolarWinds Orion
15 2 (0.22%) Zenoss
15 2 (0.22%) Nagios
15 2 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 491 (54.13%) Cisco
2 384 (42.34%) CheckPoint
3 241 (26.57%) Juniper
4 128 (14.11%) Blue Coat
5 120 (13.23%) F5
6 117 (12.90%) Microsoft
7 70 (7.72%) Websense
8 68 (7.50%) McAfee
9 55 (6.06%) Sophos
10 51 (5.62%) VMware
11 48 (5.29%) Fortinet
12 47 (5.18%) HP
12 47 (5.18%) Citrix
13 46 (5.07%) Symantec
14 40 (4.41%) SolarWinds
15 39 (4.30%) Red Hat
16 35 (3.86%) Oracle
17 29 (3.20%) Aruba
17 29 (3.20%) ArcSight
18 28 (3.09%) Nokia
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
ISL
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Aldermaston, Berkshire
NTT Com Security
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Wrexham, Clwyd
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Hayes, Middlesex
Rackspace
Salary: Competative + Bonus + Company Benefits + Career Development
Posted: Yesterday
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £50k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35000 - 55000
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30000 - 45000
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + + Car + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Three
Salary: car allowance + 20% bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Enderby, Leicestershire
Easy Web recruitment - Next Retail
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
Stott & May
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum £7K Car Allowance + OT (Up to £20K)
Posted: 3 days ago
Midlands
Experis Engineering
Salary: £24988 - £27747 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £41000 - £42000 per annum + £1,200 DV allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Proprius Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50k + £3.5k London Allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Blue Personnel
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Middlesex
Blue Personnel
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Blue Personnel
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago