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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Engineer
Rank 477 479 445
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -34
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 479 523 544
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.45% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.47% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 375 378 337
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £34,300
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +18.75%

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
101039 111103 102972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82999 91169 85609
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +7 442 £50,000 - 57
London +48 219 £52,500 -4.54% 21
South East -77 119 £50,000 +11.11% 14
Berkshire -37 60 £51,000 +7.36% 5
City of London +51 53 £52,500 -9.48% 6
North West +22 31 £52,500 +11.70% 9
Hampshire -14 30 £45,000 -10.00% 6
Reading -41 27 £55,000 +10.00% 3
East of England +13 22 £37,500 -21.05% 3
Yorkshire +27 20 £37,500 -21.05% 1
East Midlands +13 18 £45,000 +66.66% 2
Surrey +10 16 £55,000 +46.66% 3
West Yorkshire +34 15 £32,000 -32.63%
Cheshire +5 15 £52,500 +53.28% 6
Manchester - 15 £50,000 - 3
Leeds +26 14 £31,500 -33.68%
Leicestershire +29 12 £57,500 -
Scotland +28 12 £60,000 +29.72% 1
Andover - 11 £45,000 -
Guildford +19 10 £55,000 -
Glasgow +12 9 £60,000 +26.31%
West Midlands -11 9 £50,000 -2.43% 1
South Wales +8 7 £44,000 -2.22% 2
Wales -3 7 £44,000 -2.22% 2
Slough -6 7 £50,000 +66.66% 1
South West -9 7 £45,000 +25.00% 6
Hertfordshire -10 7 £33,500 -29.47% 2
Leicester - 7 - -
Bracknell +18 6 £46,250 +10.11%
Bedfordshire +17 6 £48,000 +28.00%

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 623 (59.96%) Firewall
2 544 (52.36%) Network Security
3 508 (48.89%) Cisco
4 397 (38.21%) CheckPoint
5 378 (36.38%) Cisco Certification
6 312 (30.03%) Windows
7 256 (24.64%) CISSP
8 237 (22.81%) CCNP
9 233 (22.43%) Linux
10 223 (21.46%) Information Security
11 212 (20.40%) Juniper
12 207 (19.92%) CCNA
12 207 (19.92%) Finance
13 206 (19.83%) Cisco ASA
14 203 (19.54%) TCP/IP
15 201 (19.35%) F5
16 198 (19.06%) WAN
17 187 (18.00%) VPN
18 170 (16.36%) SIEM
19 164 (15.78%) LAN
20 133 (12.80%) Security Cleared
21 127 (12.22%) Degree
21 127 (12.22%) Wireless
22 123 (11.84%) UNIX
23 122 (11.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
24 114 (10.97%) Blue Coat
24 114 (10.97%) Microsoft
25 107 (10.30%) Fortinet
26 106 (10.20%) DNS
26 106 (10.20%) Active Directory

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 27 (2.60%) IIS
2 11 (1.06%) MS Exchange
3 6 (0.58%) WebSphere
4 4 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.29%) Lync
5 3 (0.29%) Apache
5 3 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.19%) CMS
6 2 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.096%) CloudStack
7 1 (0.096%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.096%) SharePoint
Applications
1 78 (7.51%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.15%) MS Office
3 6 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.19%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.096%) assyst
2 1 (0.096%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
2 12 (1.15%) SaaS
2 12 (1.15%) PaaS
3 9 (0.87%) IaaS
4 5 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.29%) SoftLayer
6 3 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.096%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 623 (59.96%) Firewall
2 544 (52.36%) Network Security
3 206 (19.83%) Cisco ASA
4 203 (19.54%) TCP/IP
5 198 (19.06%) WAN
6 187 (18.00%) VPN
7 164 (15.78%) LAN
8 127 (12.22%) Wireless
9 106 (10.20%) DNS
10 96 (9.24%) SSL
11 79 (7.60%) Intrusion Detection
12 74 (7.12%) BGP
13 69 (6.64%) MPLS
14 66 (6.35%) OSPF
15 65 (6.26%) EIGRP
16 64 (6.16%) DHCP
17 60 (5.77%) HTTP
17 60 (5.77%) IPsec
18 59 (5.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 54 (5.20%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (3.37%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.06%) MySQL
3 10 (0.96%) Big Data
4 4 (0.38%) Data Mining
4 4 (0.38%) MariaDB
5 2 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.096%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.096%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.096%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.096%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.096%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.096%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (1.54%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.19%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.096%) Yeoman
General
1 207 (19.92%) Finance
2 70 (6.74%) Telecoms
3 52 (5.00%) Law
4 38 (3.66%) Banking
5 26 (2.50%) Retail
6 19 (1.83%) Financial Institution
7 14 (1.35%) Games
8 13 (1.25%) Multimedia
9 11 (1.06%) Legal
9 11 (1.06%) Advertising
10 6 (0.58%) Back Office
11 5 (0.48%) Aerospace
11 5 (0.48%) Military
11 5 (0.48%) Welsh Language
12 4 (0.38%) Marketing
13 3 (0.29%) Publishing
13 3 (0.29%) Billing
14 2 (0.19%) German Language
15 1 (0.096%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.096%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (2.41%) Web Services
2 17 (1.64%) .NET
3 12 (1.15%) SOAP
4 9 (0.87%) SAML
4 9 (0.87%) OAuth
5 8 (0.77%) XML
6 7 (0.67%) Dalvik
6 7 (0.67%) JNI
7 6 (0.58%) REST
8 5 (0.48%) PCRE
9 4 (0.38%) OpenID
9 4 (0.38%) .NET Framework
9 4 (0.38%) JSP
9 4 (0.38%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (0.29%) Middleware
10 3 (0.29%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.29%) HTML
10 3 (0.29%) Ajax
10 3 (0.29%) HTML5
11 2 (0.19%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 82 (7.89%) Management Information System
2 74 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
3 67 (6.45%) Computer Science
4 48 (4.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 30 (2.89%) Hedge funds
6 29 (2.79%) PKI
7 27 (2.60%) Open Source
8 24 (2.31%) Clustering
9 16 (1.54%) CESG
10 11 (1.06%) Cryptography
11 8 (0.77%) Smartphone
11 8 (0.77%) Mobile App
12 6 (0.58%) e-Health
12 6 (0.58%) Replication
13 5 (0.48%) Thin Client
13 5 (0.48%) Blackberry
13 5 (0.48%) Mathematics
13 5 (0.48%) Fat Client
14 4 (0.38%) RMADS
14 4 (0.38%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 312 (30.03%) Windows
2 233 (22.43%) Linux
3 123 (11.84%) UNIX
4 53 (5.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 39 (3.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (2.21%) Solaris
8 18 (1.73%) Windows 2000
9 11 (1.06%) Android
10 10 (0.96%) Windows XP
11 8 (0.77%) CentOS
11 8 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.67%) Apple iOS
13 6 (0.58%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.096%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.096%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (21.46%) Information Security
2 170 (16.36%) SIEM
3 91 (8.76%) Penetration Testing
3 91 (8.76%) ITIL
4 87 (8.37%) Cyber Security
5 73 (7.03%) Security Architecture
6 72 (6.93%) Load Balancing
7 71 (6.83%) Kalman Filter
8 68 (6.54%) Network Design
9 58 (5.58%) Change Management
10 55 (5.29%) Network Monitoring
11 51 (4.91%) Project Management
12 50 (4.81%) Risk Management
13 45 (4.33%) Security Management
13 45 (4.33%) DDoS Mitigation
14 40 (3.85%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 39 (3.75%) Incident Management
16 32 (3.08%) Agile Software Development
17 31 (2.98%) Database Security
18 29 (2.79%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 100 (9.62%) SQL
2 79 (7.60%) Perl
3 55 (5.29%) Python
4 46 (4.43%) PowerShell
5 31 (2.98%) Java
6 30 (2.89%) PHP
7 23 (2.21%) C
8 18 (1.73%) Shell Script
9 16 (1.54%) Ruby
10 15 (1.44%) C++
10 15 (1.44%) Bash Shell
11 12 (1.15%) C#
12 11 (1.06%) Objective-C
13 8 (0.77%) JavaScript
14 7 (0.67%) Apple Swift
15 4 (0.38%) VBScript
15 4 (0.38%) R
16 1 (0.096%) Assembly Language
16 1 (0.096%) VB
Qualifications
1 378 (36.38%) Cisco Certification
2 256 (24.64%) CISSP
3 237 (22.81%) CCNP
4 207 (19.92%) CCNA
5 133 (12.80%) Security Cleared
6 127 (12.22%) Degree
7 92 (8.85%) CISM
8 86 (8.28%) CCSA
9 85 (8.18%) SC Cleared
10 81 (7.80%) CCSE
11 69 (6.64%) CEH
12 56 (5.39%) CCIE
13 35 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
14 32 (3.08%) MCSE
15 29 (2.79%) GIAC
16 27 (2.60%) DV Cleared
17 21 (2.02%) JNCIS
18 19 (1.83%) CCDP
18 19 (1.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 16 (1.54%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (11.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 100 (9.62%) PCI DSS
3 65 (6.26%) SLA
4 14 (1.35%) COBIT
4 14 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (1.06%) HIPAA
6 8 (0.77%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.67%) QA
8 5 (0.48%) FISMA
9 4 (0.38%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.096%) GPG13
10 1 (0.096%) ARP4754
System Software
1 106 (10.20%) Active Directory
2 43 (4.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (3.08%) Snort
4 25 (2.41%) Hyper-V
5 23 (2.21%) vSphere
6 8 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (0.67%) iptables
7 7 (0.67%) ProxySG
8 6 (0.58%) ISA Server
9 4 (0.38%) XenApp
10 3 (0.29%) Firmware
10 3 (0.29%) OpenSSH
11 2 (0.19%) Sendmail
11 2 (0.19%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.096%) vCloud
12 1 (0.096%) Xen
12 1 (0.096%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.096%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.096%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 47 (4.52%) Nessus
2 36 (3.46%) FortiGate
3 31 (2.98%) Norton AntiVirus
4 18 (1.73%) McAfee ePO
5 11 (1.06%) CiscoWorks
6 9 (0.87%) Nmap
7 7 (0.67%) WSUS
8 6 (0.58%) SCCM
8 6 (0.58%) BMC PATROL
8 6 (0.58%) Cisco CUCM
9 5 (0.48%) Nagios
10 4 (0.38%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (0.38%) MOM
10 4 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.38%) StatsD
11 3 (0.29%) Cisco Prime
11 3 (0.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 3 (0.29%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.29%) Backup Exec
11 3 (0.29%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 508 (48.89%) Cisco
2 397 (38.21%) CheckPoint
3 212 (20.40%) Juniper
4 201 (19.35%) F5
5 114 (10.97%) Blue Coat
5 114 (10.97%) Microsoft
6 107 (10.30%) Fortinet
7 98 (9.43%) McAfee
8 82 (7.89%) HP
9 71 (6.83%) VMware
10 60 (5.77%) Citrix
11 45 (4.33%) Symantec
12 43 (4.14%) Splunk
13 39 (3.75%) IronPort
14 31 (2.98%) Sourcefire
15 27 (2.60%) Dell
16 26 (2.50%) Riverbed
16 26 (2.50%) Websense
17 25 (2.41%) Brocade
18 23 (2.21%) ArcSight
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