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

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Engineer
Rank 510 509 488
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 446 415 498
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.39% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.41% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 354 330 384
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -8.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £25,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,550 £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
107824 100361 112041
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87233 83342 95584
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 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +2.59%

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 15 September 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 15 September 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 -11 426 £50,000 +11.11% 39
London +42 190 £53,500 +1.90% 18
South East -30 129 £47,750 +22.43% 6
City of London +50 60 £56,500 +13.00% 8
Berkshire -37 45 £50,000 +17.64% 1
Hampshire +5 37 £50,000 +28.20% 1
Reading -9 30 £51,250 +16.47% 1
Surrey +8 29 £44,000 +31.00% 3
West Midlands -11 25 £47,500 +11.76% 3
North West -12 25 £50,000 -9.09% 4
East of England -31 21 £45,000 -21.73% 2
Birmingham -11 20 £47,500 +11.76% 2
West Yorkshire -9 19 £43,750 +25.00%
Yorkshire -22 19 £43,750 +16.66%
Leeds -18 16 £42,500 +6.25%
Havant - 12 £58,000 -
South West -24 11 £47,500 +21.79% 5
Liverpool - 11 £50,000 - 2
Merseyside - 11 £50,000 - 2
Cheshire -17 10 £52,500 -7.48%
Suffolk - 10 £45,000 -
Ipswich - 10 £45,000 -
Buckinghamshire +12 9 £52,500 +36.36%
Southampton +9 8 £42,500 +8.97%
Kent +4 8 £38,750 +58.16%
Wales -6 8 £37,500 +7.14%
South Wales -8 7 £37,500 +7.14%
Chester - 7 £50,000 -
Slough - 7 £30,000 -
Swindon +4 6 £50,000 - 2

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 September 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.

1 651 (65.63%) Firewall
2 541 (54.54%) Cisco
3 501 (50.50%) Network Security
4 439 (44.25%) CheckPoint
5 382 (38.51%) Cisco Certification
6 303 (30.54%) Juniper
7 295 (29.74%) CCNP
8 294 (29.64%) Windows
9 233 (23.49%) VPN
10 195 (19.66%) Linux
11 192 (19.35%) Cisco ASA
12 182 (18.35%) WAN
13 179 (18.04%) CISSP
14 178 (17.94%) CCNA
15 175 (17.64%) TCP/IP
16 172 (17.34%) LAN
17 171 (17.24%) Information Security
18 167 (16.83%) F5
19 165 (16.63%) Finance
20 162 (16.33%) CCSE
21 157 (15.83%) Blue Coat
22 151 (15.22%) Security Cleared
23 148 (14.92%) Microsoft
24 140 (14.11%) UNIX
25 139 (14.01%) CCSA
26 136 (13.71%) SIEM
27 132 (13.31%) SSL
28 121 (12.20%) SC Cleared
29 117 (11.79%) DNS
30 111 (11.19%) Telecoms

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 29 (2.92%) MS Exchange
2 23 (2.32%) IIS
3 19 (1.92%) Apache
4 13 (1.31%) SharePoint
5 10 (1.01%) Tomcat
6 9 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.30%) Lync
7 3 (0.30%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.10%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 58 (5.85%) MS Excel
2 22 (2.22%) MS Office
3 20 (2.02%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.20%) S-PLUS
5 2 (0.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.10%) Sentinel
1 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.10%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.50%) SaaS
2 2 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 651 (65.63%) Firewall
2 501 (50.50%) Network Security
3 233 (23.49%) VPN
4 192 (19.35%) Cisco ASA
5 182 (18.35%) WAN
6 175 (17.64%) TCP/IP
7 172 (17.34%) LAN
8 132 (13.31%) SSL
9 117 (11.79%) DNS
10 110 (11.09%) OSPF
11 97 (9.78%) BGP
12 91 (9.17%) Internet
13 84 (8.47%) Wireless
14 81 (8.17%) MPLS
15 80 (8.06%) IPsec
16 62 (6.25%) Cisco PIX
17 58 (5.85%) Cisco IOS
18 56 (5.65%) Cisco Nexus
19 49 (4.94%) TACACS
20 48 (4.84%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (3.53%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.11%) MySQL
3 2 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.10%) DB2
4 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 26 (2.62%) Metasploit
2 9 (0.91%) Git (software)
3 8 (0.81%) 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
1 165 (16.63%) Finance
2 111 (11.19%) Telecoms
3 52 (5.24%) Retail
4 37 (3.73%) Banking
5 32 (3.23%) Legal
6 23 (2.32%) Law
7 18 (1.81%) Billing
8 10 (1.01%) Financial Institution
9 9 (0.91%) German Language
10 6 (0.60%) Games
11 5 (0.50%) Electronics
12 3 (0.30%) Publishing
12 3 (0.30%) French Language
13 2 (0.20%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.20%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.20%) Advertising
14 1 (0.10%) Marketing
14 1 (0.10%) Military
14 1 (0.10%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (2.12%) Web Services
2 17 (1.71%) .NET
3 10 (1.01%) SAML
4 8 (0.81%) ASP.NET
4 8 (0.81%) REST
5 7 (0.71%) HTML
6 6 (0.60%) Middleware
7 4 (0.40%) OAuth
7 4 (0.40%) XML
8 3 (0.30%) CSS
8 3 (0.30%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.20%) Ajax
9 2 (0.20%) SOAP
10 1 (0.10%) WSH
10 1 (0.10%) WebSphere MQ
10 1 (0.10%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 60 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (5.85%) Management Information System
3 54 (5.44%) Computer Science
4 46 (4.64%) PKI
5 36 (3.63%) SecurID
6 31 (3.13%) Hedge funds
7 28 (2.82%) Smartphone
8 19 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
9 18 (1.81%) CCTV
10 17 (1.71%) Statistics
11 14 (1.41%) Mathematics
12 13 (1.31%) Open Source
12 13 (1.31%) CESG
13 11 (1.11%) Mobile App
14 10 (1.01%) Physics
15 9 (0.91%) Cryptography
16 8 (0.81%) User Experience
17 7 (0.71%) Replication
18 5 (0.50%) Client/Server
19 4 (0.40%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 294 (29.64%) Windows
2 195 (19.66%) Linux
3 140 (14.11%) UNIX
4 66 (6.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 47 (4.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 37 (3.73%) Solaris
7 31 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (1.92%) Windows 7
8 19 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (1.51%) Windows 2000
10 12 (1.21%) AIX
11 10 (1.01%) FreeBSD
11 10 (1.01%) CentOS
12 9 (0.91%) Apple iOS
12 9 (0.91%) Mac OS X
12 9 (0.91%) Android
13 8 (0.81%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.50%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.10%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.10%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (17.24%) Information Security
2 136 (13.71%) SIEM
3 89 (8.97%) Network Management
4 88 (8.87%) ITIL
5 78 (7.86%) Load Balancing
6 45 (4.54%) Security Management
7 44 (4.44%) Kalman Filter
8 36 (3.63%) Vulnerability Management
8 36 (3.63%) Network Design
9 35 (3.53%) Agile Software Development
10 34 (3.43%) Change Control
11 32 (3.23%) Project Management
12 31 (3.13%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 31 (3.13%) Cyber Security
13 30 (3.02%) Penetration Testing
14 26 (2.62%) Incident Management
14 26 (2.62%) Change Management
15 25 (2.52%) Identity Management
16 23 (2.32%) Security Architecture
17 22 (2.22%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 80 (8.06%) SQL
2 79 (7.96%) Perl
3 59 (5.95%) PowerShell
4 42 (4.23%) Python
5 36 (3.63%) Bash Shell
6 34 (3.43%) PHP
7 30 (3.02%) Java
8 27 (2.72%) Ruby
9 20 (2.02%) C++
10 12 (1.21%) C
11 11 (1.11%) C#
12 10 (1.01%) JavaScript
12 10 (1.01%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.40%) Objective-C
13 4 (0.40%) VB
14 3 (0.30%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 382 (38.51%) Cisco Certification
2 295 (29.74%) CCNP
3 179 (18.04%) CISSP
4 178 (17.94%) CCNA
5 162 (16.33%) CCSE
6 151 (15.22%) Security Cleared
7 139 (14.01%) CCSA
8 121 (12.20%) SC Cleared
9 81 (8.17%) Degree
10 47 (4.74%) JNCIA
11 38 (3.83%) JNCIS
12 31 (3.13%) CISM
13 30 (3.02%) CCIE
13 30 (3.02%) CCSP
13 30 (3.02%) DV Cleared
14 29 (2.92%) CEH
15 23 (2.32%) Microsoft Certification
16 21 (2.12%) MCSE
17 19 (1.92%) GIAC
18 18 (1.81%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (5.85%) PCI DSS
2 56 (5.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 42 (4.23%) SLA
4 35 (3.53%) COBIT
5 21 (2.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 16 (1.61%) QA
7 10 (1.01%) HIPAA
8 4 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.10%) GPG13
System Software
1 87 (8.77%) Active Directory
2 52 (5.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (4.23%) ProxySG
3 42 (4.23%) Snort
4 23 (2.32%) Nmap
5 13 (1.31%) ISA Server
5 13 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (0.91%) vSphere
7 6 (0.60%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.30%) SpamAssassin
9 1 (0.10%) pfSense
9 1 (0.10%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.10%) UAG
9 1 (0.10%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.10%) XenApp
9 1 (0.10%) Squid
9 1 (0.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 51 (5.14%) Norton AntiVirus
2 31 (3.13%) FortiGate
3 22 (2.22%) Cisco CUCM
3 22 (2.22%) Nessus
4 19 (1.92%) EMC NetWorker
5 17 (1.71%) Cacti
6 14 (1.41%) WSUS
7 10 (1.01%) SCCM
8 9 (0.91%) SCOM
8 9 (0.91%) SolarWinds Orion
9 8 (0.81%) HP SIM
10 6 (0.60%) OpenView
11 4 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 2 (0.20%) CiscoWorks
12 2 (0.20%) HP NNM
12 2 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
12 2 (0.20%) Zenoss
12 2 (0.20%) Nagios
12 2 (0.20%) Cisco Prime
12 2 (0.20%) Opsview
Vendors
1 541 (54.54%) Cisco
2 439 (44.25%) CheckPoint
3 303 (30.54%) Juniper
4 167 (16.83%) F5
5 157 (15.83%) Blue Coat
6 148 (14.92%) Microsoft
7 87 (8.77%) Fortinet
8 79 (7.96%) VMware
9 77 (7.76%) McAfee
10 65 (6.55%) Symantec
11 63 (6.35%) SolarWinds
12 57 (5.75%) ArcSight
13 55 (5.54%) Citrix
14 53 (5.34%) Websense
15 45 (4.54%) Sophos
16 43 (4.33%) HP
17 40 (4.03%) Aruba
17 40 (4.03%) IronPort
18 37 (3.73%) Red Hat
19 31 (3.13%) Sourcefire
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