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 29 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Engineer
Rank 371 463 480
Rank change year-on-year
+92 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 786 634 639
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.80% 0.57% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.59% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 662 524 481
Median salary £51,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.00% +3.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median 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
94522 107194 114726
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.38% 96.47% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79692 88358 93874
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
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 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 29 June 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 29 June 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 +84 715 £52,500 +5.00% 71
London +93 356 £55,000 - 42
South East +56 225 £47,500 - 16
Berkshire +49 107 £50,000 +25.00% 5
City of London +61 55 £55,000 -2.22% 10
Reading +36 50 £50,000 +33.33% 2
Hampshire +7 50 £42,500 -5.55% 6
Scotland +26 31 £50,000 -13.04% 3
Surrey +13 29 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Yorkshire -1 28 £50,000 +33.33% 3
North West +20 27 £43,500 -13.00% 1
East of England +19 24 £47,500 +18.75% 4
South West +39 23 £53,750 +19.44% 3
Wales +30 23 £35,000 -20.45% 2
South Wales +24 23 £35,000 -20.45% 2
Glasgow +10 23 £50,000 -16.66% 3
West Midlands -19 23 £46,250 +32.14% 1
West Yorkshire -18 20 £55,000 +22.22% 3
Maidenhead +11 18 £57,500 +109.09%
Leeds +5 18 £55,000 +18.91% 3
Cardiff +17 17 £35,000 -20.45% 1
Kent +19 16 £42,500 +107.31% 3
Basingstoke +1 15 £42,500 -34.61%
Buckinghamshire +33 14 £56,250 -6.25%
Southampton +17 14 £40,000 - 2
Manchester -4 14 £52,500 +5.00%
Maidstone +15 12 £42,500 +107.31%
Bracknell -1 11 £55,000 +4.76% 1
Birmingham -5 11 £60,000 +50.00%
Bristol - 10 £57,500 - 2

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 971 (61.49%) Firewall
2 835 (52.88%) Network Security
3 770 (48.77%) Cisco
4 525 (33.25%) Cisco Certification
5 511 (32.36%) CheckPoint
6 387 (24.51%) Windows
7 379 (24.00%) CCNP
8 371 (23.50%) Cisco ASA
9 363 (22.99%) Linux
10 360 (22.80%) VPN
11 347 (21.98%) Juniper
12 329 (20.84%) Palo Alto
13 287 (18.18%) F5
14 279 (17.67%) SIEM
15 255 (16.15%) Information Security
16 249 (15.77%) CCNA
17 245 (15.52%) Finance
18 239 (15.14%) WAN
19 234 (14.82%) LAN
20 230 (14.57%) Cybersecurity
21 205 (12.98%) TCP/IP
22 195 (12.35%) Security Cleared
23 186 (11.78%) Degree
24 182 (11.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
25 178 (11.27%) CISSP
26 172 (10.89%) Microsoft
27 168 (10.64%) Unix
28 165 (10.45%) Intrusion Detection
29 152 (9.63%) Active Directory
30 148 (9.37%) Presales

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 41 (2.60%) MS Exchange
2 37 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
3 28 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (1.14%) IIS
4 18 (1.14%) SAS
5 14 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
5 14 (0.89%) nginx
6 13 (0.82%) CICS
7 11 (0.70%) Apache
7 11 (0.70%) SharePoint
8 10 (0.63%) MQSeries
8 10 (0.63%) OpenStack
8 10 (0.63%) WebLogic
9 8 (0.51%) JBoss
10 7 (0.44%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.38%) Apache Spark
11 6 (0.38%) IBM Domino
12 3 (0.19%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.19%) CloudStack
12 3 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 98 (6.21%) MS Excel
2 18 (1.14%) MS Office
3 9 (0.57%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.063%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (0.19%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.063%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 120 (7.60%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (3.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (1.39%) Office 365
3 22 (1.39%) SaaS
4 15 (0.95%) Mimecast
5 12 (0.76%) IaaS
6 6 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.13%) GitHub
8 2 (0.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 971 (61.49%) Firewall
2 835 (52.88%) Network Security
3 371 (23.50%) Cisco ASA
4 360 (22.80%) VPN
5 239 (15.14%) WAN
6 234 (14.82%) LAN
7 205 (12.98%) TCP/IP
8 165 (10.45%) Intrusion Detection
9 133 (8.42%) Wireless
10 131 (8.30%) DNS
11 126 (7.98%) MPLS
12 122 (7.73%) SSL
13 121 (7.66%) BGP
14 106 (6.71%) OSPF
15 88 (5.57%) Cisco Nexus
16 86 (5.45%) Internet
17 76 (4.81%) IPsec
18 74 (4.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 67 (4.24%) Cisco ISE
19 67 (4.24%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (4.50%) SQL Server
2 33 (2.09%) Big Data
3 22 (1.39%) NoSQL
4 20 (1.27%) Hadoop
5 18 (1.14%) Relational Database
6 17 (1.08%) MySQL
7 12 (0.76%) Data Mining
8 11 (0.70%) DB2
9 6 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
9 6 (0.38%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.32%) GIS
11 3 (0.19%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.19%) Parquet
11 3 (0.19%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.13%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.13%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.13%) SQL Server 2008
13 1 (0.063%) PostgreSQL
13 1 (0.063%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 16 (1.01%) Git (software)
2 14 (0.89%) Burp Suite
2 14 (0.89%) Metasploit
3 10 (0.63%) Jenkins
4 8 (0.51%) Rational DOORS
4 8 (0.51%) sqlmap
5 7 (0.44%) JIRA
6 6 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (0.38%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.25%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.063%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.063%) Maven
8 1 (0.063%) Subversion
8 1 (0.063%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 245 (15.52%) Finance
2 112 (7.09%) Telecoms
3 72 (4.56%) Banking
4 33 (2.09%) Manufacturing
5 31 (1.96%) Law
6 28 (1.77%) Retail
7 26 (1.65%) German Language
8 24 (1.52%) French Language
9 22 (1.39%) Publishing
10 15 (0.95%) Games
10 15 (0.95%) Military
11 14 (0.89%) Legal
12 11 (0.70%) Electronics
13 10 (0.63%) Marketing
14 8 (0.51%) Back Office
15 7 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.38%) Aerospace
16 6 (0.38%) Online Betting
17 5 (0.32%) Advertising
17 5 (0.32%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (2.79%) Web Services
2 43 (2.72%) 802.1X
3 22 (1.39%) Middleware
3 22 (1.39%) SAML
4 19 (1.20%) .NET
4 19 (1.20%) HTML
4 19 (1.20%) Regular Expression
5 16 (1.01%) XML
6 15 (0.95%) SOAP
6 15 (0.95%) ZeroMQ
7 13 (0.82%) REST
8 12 (0.76%) ISPF
9 11 (0.70%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 11 (0.70%) STL
10 10 (0.63%) JSON
11 9 (0.57%) Ajax
12 8 (0.51%) ASP.NET
12 8 (0.51%) ELK Stack
12 8 (0.51%) RabbitMQ
13 7 (0.44%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 131 (8.30%) Data Centre
2 130 (8.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 95 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
3 95 (6.02%) Computer Science
4 94 (5.95%) Management Information System
5 71 (4.50%) PKI
6 62 (3.93%) RSA SecurID
7 53 (3.36%) Security Operations Centre
8 39 (2.47%) Cryptography
9 23 (1.46%) Replication
10 22 (1.39%) Cyberthreat
10 22 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
11 21 (1.33%) Internet of Things
12 19 (1.20%) CESG
13 17 (1.08%) Blackberry
14 14 (0.89%) Data Protection Act
14 14 (0.89%) Mainframe
15 13 (0.82%) Mathematics
15 13 (0.82%) Virtual Team
16 12 (0.76%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 387 (24.51%) Windows
2 363 (22.99%) Linux
3 168 (10.64%) Unix
4 116 (7.35%) Windows Server
5 82 (5.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 47 (2.98%) Solaris
7 43 (2.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 41 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
9 36 (2.28%) Windows 2000
10 19 (1.20%) Android
11 18 (1.14%) CentOS
12 17 (1.08%) Windows 8
13 15 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 15 (0.95%) Windows XP
14 14 (0.89%) zOS
15 7 (0.44%) Apple iOS
15 7 (0.44%) Windows 7
16 6 (0.38%) Windows 10
17 4 (0.25%) Mac OS
18 3 (0.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 279 (17.67%) SIEM
2 255 (16.15%) Information Security
3 230 (14.57%) Cybersecurity
4 148 (9.37%) Presales
5 138 (8.74%) ITIL
6 133 (8.42%) Penetration Testing
7 127 (8.04%) Security Operations
8 98 (6.21%) Kalman Filter
9 97 (6.14%) Agile Software Development
10 93 (5.89%) Security Architecture
11 80 (5.07%) Software Engineering
12 78 (4.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 78 (4.94%) Vulnerability Management
13 77 (4.88%) Network Management
14 75 (4.75%) DDoS Mitigation
15 73 (4.62%) Service Delivery
16 72 (4.56%) Change Management
17 66 (4.18%) Load Balancing
18 63 (3.99%) Network Monitoring
19 59 (3.74%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 134 (8.49%) SQL
2 129 (8.17%) Python
3 107 (6.78%) Java
4 101 (6.40%) C
5 88 (5.57%) Perl
6 74 (4.69%) C++
7 66 (4.18%) Ruby
8 54 (3.42%) C#
9 41 (2.60%) PowerShell
10 37 (2.34%) JavaScript
11 25 (1.58%) PHP
12 19 (1.20%) Bash Shell
13 15 (0.95%) VBScript
14 14 (0.89%) Shell Script
15 9 (0.57%) Assembly Language
15 9 (0.57%) Erlang
16 8 (0.51%) CLIST
16 8 (0.51%) JCL
16 8 (0.51%) REXX
17 5 (0.32%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 525 (33.25%) Cisco Certification
2 379 (24.00%) CCNP
3 249 (15.77%) CCNA
4 195 (12.35%) Security Cleared
5 186 (11.78%) Degree
6 178 (11.27%) CISSP
7 146 (9.25%) SC Cleared
8 126 (7.98%) CCIE
9 124 (7.85%) CCSE
10 84 (5.32%) CCSA
11 68 (4.31%) CISM
12 59 (3.74%) CEH
13 57 (3.61%) CCSP
14 51 (3.23%) SSCP
15 38 (2.41%) SANS
16 36 (2.28%) GIAC
16 36 (2.28%) JNCIP
17 35 (2.22%) CCIP
18 33 (2.09%) CISA
18 33 (2.09%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 182 (11.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 68 (4.31%) SLA
3 67 (4.24%) PCI DSS
4 18 (1.14%) COBIT
5 16 (1.01%) FISMA
6 13 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 12 (0.76%) QA
8 10 (0.63%) GPG13
9 6 (0.38%) RMADS
10 4 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 3 (0.19%) JSP 440
12 2 (0.13%) FIPS 140-2
12 2 (0.13%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.13%) SAS 70
13 1 (0.063%) ISO27002
System Software
1 152 (9.63%) Active Directory
2 72 (4.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (1.84%) Hyper-V
4 25 (1.58%) vSphere
5 23 (1.46%) XenApp
6 14 (0.89%) RACF
6 14 (0.89%) XenDesktop
7 12 (0.76%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 12 (0.76%) Time Sharing Option
8 11 (0.70%) Firmware
9 8 (0.51%) NFS
9 8 (0.51%) ProxySG
10 7 (0.44%) Varnish
11 6 (0.38%) Snort
11 6 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (0.19%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 46 (2.91%) Puppet
2 45 (2.85%) FortiGate
3 39 (2.47%) Nessus
4 35 (2.22%) McAfee ePO
5 33 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
6 31 (1.96%) Ansible
7 27 (1.71%) SCCM
8 25 (1.58%) Norton AntiVirus
9 24 (1.52%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 19 (1.20%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 18 (1.14%) Cisco Prime
12 16 (1.01%) QRadar
13 15 (0.95%) Cisco CUCM
13 15 (0.95%) Nmap
14 14 (0.89%) SolarWinds Orion
15 12 (0.76%) Nagios
16 11 (0.70%) WSUS
16 11 (0.70%) zSecure
17 10 (0.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
18 7 (0.44%) logstash
Vendors
1 770 (48.77%) Cisco
2 511 (32.36%) CheckPoint
3 347 (21.98%) Juniper
4 329 (20.84%) Palo Alto
5 287 (18.18%) F5
6 172 (10.89%) Microsoft
7 123 (7.79%) Intel Security
8 120 (7.60%) VMware
9 99 (6.27%) Blue Coat
10 98 (6.21%) HP
11 91 (5.76%) SolarWinds
12 86 (5.45%) Riverbed
13 79 (5.00%) Fortinet
14 77 (4.88%) ArcSight
15 70 (4.43%) Qualys
16 59 (3.74%) Citrix
17 54 (3.42%) Splunk
18 52 (3.29%) Meraki
19 51 (3.23%) Oracle
20 48 (3.04%) Sourcefire
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £42000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Alderbridge Network Recruitment
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £35,000 to £60,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus (market leading)
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Twickenham, Middlesex
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £50,000 to £85,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus (market leading)
Posted: 3 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus (market leading)
Posted: 3 hours ago
South West London
World First
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + excellent bonus & benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
South Wales
Spring Technology
Salary: company benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Middlesex
AAP3
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 basic + 10% Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Dartford, Kent
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits 5k Car Allowance, Life Insurance,
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Code IT Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Optima Connections
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £0.0000000 per annum + Negotiable on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Berkshire
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + Car Allow,Bens,Bonus,Stock
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
UK
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 80k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
IntaPeople
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000-50,000
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Health + Pension + Shift Allowance
Posted: Yesterday