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

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Engineer
Rank 497 474 516
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +42
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 476 463 429
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.43% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.45% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 366 354 344
Average salary £50,000 £44,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% -2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £27,500 £31,415
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,750 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+14.37% -11.11%

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
110590 102435 111475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.25% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 89418 84946 95316
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,450 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 August 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 22 August 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
(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 -10 450 £50,000 +11.11% 38
South East +3 172 £47,500 +21.79% 12
London +2 171 £55,000 +10.00% 15
Berkshire -30 64 £45,000 +4.04% 5
City of London +14 58 £56,500 +13.00% 2
Hampshire +17 49 £50,000 +28.20% 1
Reading -6 33 £52,500 +16.66% 1
Surrey +8 26 £44,000 +29.41% 4
West Midlands -13 25 £47,500 +26.66% 1
Yorkshire -23 24 £42,500 +13.33%
East of England -9 22 £45,000 -20.00% 3
West Yorkshire -17 22 £42,500 +21.42%
North West -20 20 £50,500 +3.58% 5
Leeds -8 19 £42,500 +6.25%
Birmingham +1 17 £47,500 +11.76% 1
Kent +6 16 £37,500 +53.06%
Aldershot - 14 £50,000 -
Havant - 14 £58,000 -
Slough - 12 £30,000 -
Wales -12 11 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Cheshire -20 11 £52,500 -4.54% 1
South Wales -17 10 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Suffolk - 10 £45,000 -
Ipswich - 10 £45,000 -
Southampton +8 8 £42,500 +8.97% 1
Buckinghamshire +1 8 £49,000 +27.27% 2
Camberley +10 7 £44,000 +3.52% 1
South West -25 7 £50,000 +28.20% 1
Bedfordshire -4 6 £42,750 +1.78% 2
Hertfordshire -5 6 £56,500 +135.41% 1

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 668 (67.07%) Firewall
2 546 (54.82%) Cisco
3 500 (50.20%) Network Security
4 454 (45.58%) CheckPoint
5 386 (38.76%) Cisco Certification
6 311 (31.22%) Juniper
7 295 (29.62%) CCNP
8 280 (28.11%) Windows
9 226 (22.69%) VPN
10 198 (19.88%) Linux
11 188 (18.88%) Cisco ASA
12 182 (18.27%) CCNA
13 181 (18.17%) WAN
14 171 (17.17%) LAN
15 170 (17.07%) Finance
16 164 (16.47%) TCP/IP
17 163 (16.37%) F5
18 161 (16.16%) CISSP
19 160 (16.06%) Security Cleared
20 158 (15.86%) CCSE
21 153 (15.36%) Blue Coat
22 146 (14.66%) SIEM
22 146 (14.66%) Information Security
23 140 (14.06%) UNIX
24 137 (13.76%) Microsoft
25 131 (13.15%) SSL
26 128 (12.85%) SC Cleared
27 127 (12.75%) CCSA
28 114 (11.45%) Telecoms
28 114 (11.45%) DNS

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 24 (2.41%) MS Exchange
2 22 (2.21%) IIS
3 19 (1.91%) Apache
4 14 (1.41%) SharePoint
5 11 (1.10%) Tomcat
6 6 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.30%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.30%) Lync
8 1 (0.10%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 1 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 55 (5.52%) MS Excel
2 21 (2.11%) MS Office
3 18 (1.81%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.10%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.10%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.10%) RMDS
2 1 (0.10%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.80%) SaaS
2 2 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.10%) PaaS
3 1 (0.10%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 668 (67.07%) Firewall
2 500 (50.20%) Network Security
3 226 (22.69%) VPN
4 188 (18.88%) Cisco ASA
5 181 (18.17%) WAN
6 171 (17.17%) LAN
7 164 (16.47%) TCP/IP
8 131 (13.15%) SSL
9 114 (11.45%) DNS
10 110 (11.04%) OSPF
11 99 (9.94%) Internet
12 98 (9.84%) BGP
13 86 (8.63%) MPLS
14 85 (8.53%) Wireless
15 83 (8.33%) IPsec
16 61 (6.12%) Cisco IOS
17 58 (5.82%) Cisco PIX
17 58 (5.82%) Cisco Nexus
18 55 (5.52%) VoIP
19 51 (5.12%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (3.01%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.10%) MySQL
3 2 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.10%) DB2
Development Applications
1 28 (2.81%) Metasploit
2 5 (0.50%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.40%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.40%) WebLOAD
4 3 (0.30%) AppScan
5 2 (0.20%) Subversion
6 1 (0.10%) Selenium
6 1 (0.10%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.10%) MSI
General
1 170 (17.07%) Finance
2 114 (11.45%) Telecoms
3 56 (5.62%) Retail
4 33 (3.31%) Banking
5 26 (2.61%) Legal
6 20 (2.01%) Billing
7 16 (1.61%) Law
8 9 (0.90%) German Language
9 7 (0.70%) Games
9 7 (0.70%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.60%) Electronics
11 3 (0.30%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.30%) Publishing
12 2 (0.20%) Advertising
12 2 (0.20%) Marketing
12 2 (0.20%) French Language
12 2 (0.20%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.10%) Welsh Language
13 1 (0.10%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.10%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.01%) .NET
2 17 (1.71%) Web Services
3 9 (0.90%) ASP.NET
4 8 (0.80%) SAML
5 7 (0.70%) Middleware
5 7 (0.70%) HTML
6 4 (0.40%) XML
6 4 (0.40%) REST
6 4 (0.40%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.30%) CSS
8 2 (0.20%) SOAP
8 2 (0.20%) Regular Expression
8 2 (0.20%) OAuth
8 2 (0.20%) Ajax
9 1 (0.10%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.10%) Rendezvous
9 1 (0.10%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (0.10%) WSH
9 1 (0.10%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 49 (4.92%) Management Information System
2 46 (4.62%) Computer Science
3 38 (3.82%) SecurID
4 31 (3.11%) Hedge funds
4 31 (3.11%) PKI
5 30 (3.01%) Smartphone
6 22 (2.21%) CCTV
7 18 (1.81%) Statistics
8 16 (1.61%) Open Source
9 14 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
10 12 (1.20%) Mathematics
11 11 (1.10%) Physics
11 11 (1.10%) CESG
12 9 (0.90%) Mobile App
13 6 (0.60%) Web 2.0
14 5 (0.50%) Replication
14 5 (0.50%) Client/Server
15 4 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
15 4 (0.40%) Online Games
15 4 (0.40%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 280 (28.11%) Windows
2 198 (19.88%) Linux
3 140 (14.06%) UNIX
4 63 (6.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 44 (4.42%) Windows Server 2003
6 32 (3.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 31 (3.11%) Solaris
8 18 (1.81%) Windows 7
9 17 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (1.31%) Windows 2000
11 10 (1.00%) FreeBSD
11 10 (1.00%) CentOS
12 9 (0.90%) Ubuntu
12 9 (0.90%) Mac OS X
13 8 (0.80%) AIX
14 7 (0.70%) Apple iOS
15 6 (0.60%) Android
16 5 (0.50%) Windows XP
17 1 (0.10%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (14.66%) SIEM
1 146 (14.66%) Information Security
2 92 (9.24%) Network Management
3 79 (7.93%) ITIL
4 76 (7.63%) Load Balancing
5 43 (4.32%) Security Management
6 39 (3.92%) Kalman Filter
7 35 (3.51%) Vulnerability Management
8 34 (3.41%) Project Management
9 33 (3.31%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 31 (3.11%) Change Control
11 29 (2.91%) Network Design
12 28 (2.81%) Cyber Security
13 27 (2.71%) Penetration Testing
14 26 (2.61%) Change Management
15 23 (2.31%) Validation
16 22 (2.21%) Asset Management
16 22 (2.21%) Incident Management
16 22 (2.21%) Security Architecture
17 21 (2.11%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 81 (8.13%) Perl
2 80 (8.03%) SQL
3 56 (5.62%) PowerShell
4 44 (4.42%) Python
5 41 (4.12%) Bash Shell
6 35 (3.51%) PHP
7 31 (3.11%) Java
8 29 (2.91%) Ruby
9 22 (2.21%) C++
10 11 (1.10%) C
10 11 (1.10%) C#
11 10 (1.00%) JavaScript
11 10 (1.00%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.40%) Objective-C
13 3 (0.30%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.30%) VBScript
13 3 (0.30%) VB
14 1 (0.10%) Lua
14 1 (0.10%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 386 (38.76%) Cisco Certification
2 295 (29.62%) CCNP
3 182 (18.27%) CCNA
4 161 (16.16%) CISSP
5 160 (16.06%) Security Cleared
6 158 (15.86%) CCSE
7 128 (12.85%) SC Cleared
8 127 (12.75%) CCSA
9 73 (7.33%) Degree
10 52 (5.22%) JNCIA
11 35 (3.51%) JNCIS
12 33 (3.31%) CCIE
13 31 (3.11%) DV Cleared
13 31 (3.11%) CCSP
14 21 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
15 20 (2.01%) MCSE
16 17 (1.71%) CEH
16 17 (1.71%) CSSLP
17 16 (1.61%) GIAC
18 15 (1.51%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (5.22%) PCI DSS
2 43 (4.32%) SLA
3 41 (4.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 28 (2.81%) COBIT
5 24 (2.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 16 (1.61%) QA
7 11 (1.10%) HIPAA
8 3 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.10%) GPG13
System Software
1 82 (8.23%) Active Directory
2 47 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (3.92%) ProxySG
3 39 (3.92%) Snort
4 25 (2.51%) Nmap
5 14 (1.41%) ISA Server
6 12 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (0.90%) vSphere
8 6 (0.60%) VMware ESX
9 5 (0.50%) SpamAssassin
10 3 (0.30%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.10%) Squid
11 1 (0.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.10%) XenApp
11 1 (0.10%) UAG
11 1 (0.10%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.10%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 47 (4.72%) Norton AntiVirus
2 30 (3.01%) FortiGate
3 23 (2.31%) Nessus
4 20 (2.01%) EMC NetWorker
5 17 (1.71%) Cisco CUCM
6 16 (1.61%) Cacti
7 15 (1.51%) WSUS
8 10 (1.00%) SCCM
9 9 (0.90%) SCOM
10 8 (0.80%) OpenView
10 8 (0.80%) HP SIM
11 7 (0.70%) SolarWinds Orion
12 4 (0.40%) Cisco Prime
12 4 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 3 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
13 3 (0.30%) CiscoWorks
14 2 (0.20%) Opsview
14 2 (0.20%) Cryoserver
14 2 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 2 (0.20%) Nagios
Vendors
1 546 (54.82%) Cisco
2 454 (45.58%) CheckPoint
3 311 (31.22%) Juniper
4 163 (16.37%) F5
5 153 (15.36%) Blue Coat
6 137 (13.76%) Microsoft
7 87 (8.73%) Fortinet
8 83 (8.33%) McAfee
9 73 (7.33%) VMware
10 63 (6.33%) Symantec
11 59 (5.92%) SolarWinds
12 58 (5.82%) ArcSight
12 58 (5.82%) Websense
13 50 (5.02%) Sophos
14 47 (4.72%) Citrix
15 44 (4.42%) HP
16 39 (3.92%) Aruba
16 39 (3.92%) IronPort
17 38 (3.82%) Red Hat
18 32 (3.21%) LogRhythm
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