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 24 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Engineer
Rank 372 448 481
Rank change year-on-year
+76 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 779 662 619
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.79% 0.60% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.62% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 626 555 479
Median salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +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
94514 106216 111227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.41% 96.32% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 79535 87575 90644
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +72 715 £55,000 +15.78% 83
London +85 335 £57,500 +9.52% 39
South East +87 258 £50,000 +5.26% 17
Berkshire +62 133 £53,750 +34.37% 4
Reading +46 66 £50,000 +31.57% 3
City of London +68 59 £55,000 +10.00% 11
Hampshire +1 55 £42,500 -5.55% 5
Scotland +20 30 £50,000 -9.09% 2
Surrey +25 28 £50,750 -3.33% 2
West Midlands 0 25 £46,000 +31.42% 4
Yorkshire -4 25 £50,000 +33.33% 7
North West +11 23 £43,500 -8.42% 4
East of England +15 22 £50,000 +17.64% 6
Maidenhead +14 22 £37,500 +36.36%
Glasgow +10 22 £50,000 -16.66% 1
South West +32 21 £55,000 +22.22% 6
Kent +29 19 £42,500 +107.31% 1
West Yorkshire -7 17 £45,000 - 5
South Wales +21 16 £45,000 -6.25%
Wales +10 16 £45,000 -6.25%
Leeds +8 15 £55,000 +12.82% 5
Southampton +10 14 £40,000 - 1
Birmingham -8 13 £60,000 +71.42% 2
Windsor - 13 £62,500 -
Bracknell -2 12 £55,000 +44.73% 1
Basingstoke -9 12 £42,500 -34.61%
Bristol +24 11 £60,000 +11.62% 6
Manchester -3 11 £52,500 +16.66% 4
Buckinghamshire +23 10 £56,250 -6.25% 2
Bedfordshire +21 10 £52,500 +23.52% 3

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 974 (62.28%) Firewall
2 826 (52.81%) Network Security
3 764 (48.85%) Cisco
4 510 (32.61%) CheckPoint
5 492 (31.46%) Cisco Certification
6 392 (25.06%) Linux
7 391 (25.00%) Windows
8 364 (23.27%) CCNP
9 360 (23.02%) Juniper
10 358 (22.89%) VPN
11 346 (22.12%) Palo Alto
12 343 (21.93%) Cisco ASA
13 282 (18.03%) SIEM
14 277 (17.71%) F5
15 269 (17.20%) Information Security
16 242 (15.47%) Finance
17 234 (14.96%) CCNA
18 227 (14.51%) LAN
19 221 (14.13%) WAN
20 214 (13.68%) Cybersecurity
21 213 (13.62%) TCP/IP
22 201 (12.85%) Security Cleared
23 197 (12.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
24 182 (11.64%) Degree
24 182 (11.64%) Unix
25 181 (11.57%) CISSP
26 175 (11.19%) Intrusion Detection
27 169 (10.81%) Microsoft
28 156 (9.97%) Active Directory
29 152 (9.72%) SC Cleared

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 (2.62%) Elasticsearch
2 37 (2.37%) MS Exchange
3 26 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (1.21%) IIS
5 17 (1.09%) nginx
6 16 (1.02%) SAS
7 12 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (0.77%) WebLogic
8 11 (0.70%) Apache
8 11 (0.70%) OpenStack
8 11 (0.70%) SharePoint
9 10 (0.64%) JBoss
10 8 (0.51%) CICS
11 7 (0.45%) Apache Spark
11 7 (0.45%) MQSeries
11 7 (0.45%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.32%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.26%) WebLogic Portal
14 3 (0.19%) Apache Solr
14 3 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 89 (5.69%) MS Excel
2 14 (0.90%) MS Office
3 10 (0.64%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.064%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.19%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.064%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 125 (7.99%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (3.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (1.41%) SaaS
4 15 (0.96%) Office 365
5 14 (0.90%) Mimecast
6 12 (0.77%) IaaS
7 7 (0.45%) GitHub
8 6 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.26%) PaaS
10 2 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 974 (62.28%) Firewall
2 826 (52.81%) Network Security
3 358 (22.89%) VPN
4 343 (21.93%) Cisco ASA
5 227 (14.51%) LAN
6 221 (14.13%) WAN
7 213 (13.62%) TCP/IP
8 175 (11.19%) Intrusion Detection
9 138 (8.82%) Wireless
10 130 (8.31%) MPLS
11 124 (7.93%) DNS
12 117 (7.48%) BGP
12 117 (7.48%) SSL
13 104 (6.65%) OSPF
14 85 (5.43%) Internet
15 82 (5.24%) Cisco Nexus
16 78 (4.99%) IPsec
17 71 (4.54%) DHCP
18 69 (4.41%) EIGRP
19 68 (4.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (4.73%) SQL Server
2 35 (2.24%) Big Data
3 28 (1.79%) NoSQL
4 23 (1.47%) Hadoop
5 19 (1.21%) Relational Database
6 18 (1.15%) MySQL
7 10 (0.64%) Data Mining
8 8 (0.51%) DB2
9 6 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
10 5 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (0.32%) Data Lake
10 5 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.32%) GIS
11 4 (0.26%) Apache Hive
11 4 (0.26%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.26%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.26%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.19%) Parquet
13 1 (0.064%) Oracle Database 12c
13 1 (0.064%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (1.02%) Git (software)
2 13 (0.83%) Burp Suite
3 12 (0.77%) Metasploit
4 10 (0.64%) Jenkins
5 8 (0.51%) Rational DOORS
5 8 (0.51%) sqlmap
6 7 (0.45%) Eclipse
7 6 (0.38%) JIRA
7 6 (0.38%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.13%) Subversion
10 1 (0.064%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.064%) Fiddler
10 1 (0.064%) Maven
10 1 (0.064%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.064%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 242 (15.47%) Finance
2 116 (7.42%) Telecoms
3 76 (4.86%) Banking
4 35 (2.24%) Law
5 32 (2.05%) German Language
6 31 (1.98%) Manufacturing
7 29 (1.85%) French Language
8 27 (1.73%) Retail
9 20 (1.28%) Publishing
10 18 (1.15%) Games
11 12 (0.77%) Legal
11 12 (0.77%) Military
12 9 (0.58%) Back Office
12 9 (0.58%) Electronics
12 9 (0.58%) Marketing
12 9 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (0.51%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.51%) Investment Banking
14 6 (0.38%) Aerospace
14 6 (0.38%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (2.69%) 802.1X
1 42 (2.69%) Web Services
2 21 (1.34%) HTML
3 20 (1.28%) Middleware
3 20 (1.28%) SAML
4 19 (1.21%) Regular Expression
5 18 (1.15%) ZeroMQ
6 15 (0.96%) .NET
7 13 (0.83%) Ajax
8 12 (0.77%) XML
9 11 (0.70%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 11 (0.70%) SOAP
9 11 (0.70%) STL
10 10 (0.64%) ASP.NET
10 10 (0.64%) ELK Stack
11 9 (0.58%) CSS
11 9 (0.58%) RabbitMQ
11 9 (0.58%) REST
12 7 (0.45%) ISPF
12 7 (0.45%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 135 (8.63%) Data Centre
2 115 (7.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 102 (6.52%) Management Information System
4 101 (6.46%) Computer Science
5 92 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
6 80 (5.12%) PKI
7 63 (4.03%) RSA SecurID
8 59 (3.77%) Security Operations Centre
9 38 (2.43%) Cryptography
10 24 (1.53%) Cyberthreat
11 23 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
12 19 (1.21%) Internet of Things
12 19 (1.21%) Replication
13 16 (1.02%) CESG
13 16 (1.02%) Virtual Team
14 14 (0.90%) Blackberry
15 13 (0.83%) Fintech
16 11 (0.70%) Data Protection Act
17 10 (0.64%) iPad
17 10 (0.64%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 392 (25.06%) Linux
2 391 (25.00%) Windows
3 182 (11.64%) Unix
4 115 (7.35%) Windows Server
5 81 (5.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 56 (3.58%) Solaris
7 45 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 43 (2.75%) Windows Server 2003
9 37 (2.37%) Windows 2000
10 21 (1.34%) CentOS
11 16 (1.02%) Windows 8
12 14 (0.90%) Android
12 14 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 13 (0.83%) Windows XP
14 9 (0.58%) zOS
15 7 (0.45%) Apple iOS
15 7 (0.45%) Windows 10
15 7 (0.45%) Windows 7
16 4 (0.26%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.26%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (18.03%) SIEM
2 269 (17.20%) Information Security
3 214 (13.68%) Cybersecurity
4 143 (9.14%) ITIL
5 137 (8.76%) Presales
6 136 (8.70%) Security Operations
7 128 (8.18%) Penetration Testing
8 105 (6.71%) Security Architecture
9 103 (6.59%) Kalman Filter
10 91 (5.82%) Agile Software Development
11 87 (5.56%) Software Engineering
12 81 (5.18%) Vulnerability Management
13 78 (4.99%) Network Management
14 76 (4.86%) Service Delivery
15 74 (4.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 73 (4.67%) Change Management
17 66 (4.22%) DDoS Mitigation
18 58 (3.71%) Analytics
18 58 (3.71%) Network Monitoring
19 54 (3.45%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 132 (8.44%) Python
2 128 (8.18%) SQL
3 109 (6.97%) Java
4 97 (6.20%) C
5 86 (5.50%) Perl
6 71 (4.54%) C++
7 65 (4.16%) Ruby
8 48 (3.07%) C#
9 43 (2.75%) PowerShell
10 39 (2.49%) JavaScript
11 31 (1.98%) PHP
12 19 (1.21%) Bash Shell
13 15 (0.96%) VBScript
14 10 (0.64%) Shell Script
15 9 (0.58%) Erlang
16 7 (0.45%) PL/SQL
16 7 (0.45%) T-SQL
17 6 (0.38%) Assembly Language
18 5 (0.32%) JCL
18 5 (0.32%) REXX
Qualifications
1 492 (31.46%) Cisco Certification
2 364 (23.27%) CCNP
3 234 (14.96%) CCNA
4 201 (12.85%) Security Cleared
5 182 (11.64%) Degree
6 181 (11.57%) CISSP
7 152 (9.72%) SC Cleared
8 113 (7.23%) CCSE
9 111 (7.10%) CCIE
10 78 (4.99%) CCSA
11 64 (4.09%) CEH
12 57 (3.64%) CISM
13 49 (3.13%) CCSP
14 48 (3.07%) SSCP
15 38 (2.43%) JNCIP
16 36 (2.30%) DV Cleared
16 36 (2.30%) SANS
17 35 (2.24%) GIAC
18 34 (2.17%) CCIP
19 33 (2.11%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 197 (12.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 73 (4.67%) SLA
3 69 (4.41%) PCI DSS
4 18 (1.15%) FISMA
5 14 (0.90%) COBIT
6 11 (0.70%) QA
7 8 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.32%) GPG13
8 5 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 5 (0.32%) RMADS
9 4 (0.26%) JSP 440
10 3 (0.19%) SAS 70
11 2 (0.13%) FIPS 140-2
12 1 (0.064%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.064%) ISO27002
System Software
1 156 (9.97%) Active Directory
2 64 (4.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (1.53%) Hyper-V
3 24 (1.53%) vSphere
4 18 (1.15%) XenApp
5 12 (0.77%) Firmware
6 9 (0.58%) RACF
6 9 (0.58%) XenDesktop
7 7 (0.45%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 7 (0.45%) ProxySG
7 7 (0.45%) Time Sharing Option
7 7 (0.45%) Varnish
8 6 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 6 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (0.32%) KVM
9 5 (0.32%) Snort
10 4 (0.26%) BitLocker
10 4 (0.26%) NFS
10 4 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 52 (3.32%) Nessus
2 51 (3.26%) Puppet
3 49 (3.13%) FortiGate
4 35 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
5 33 (2.11%) Ansible
6 32 (2.05%) Norton AntiVirus
7 29 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
8 27 (1.73%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 26 (1.66%) SCCM
10 20 (1.28%) Cisco Prime
11 18 (1.15%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 16 (1.02%) WSUS
13 14 (0.90%) Cisco CUCM
13 14 (0.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 13 (0.83%) Nmap
15 12 (0.77%) Nagios
15 12 (0.77%) SolarWinds Orion
16 10 (0.64%) QRadar
17 9 (0.58%) logstash
18 8 (0.51%) Kibana
Vendors
1 764 (48.85%) Cisco
2 510 (32.61%) CheckPoint
3 360 (23.02%) Juniper
4 346 (22.12%) Palo Alto
5 277 (17.71%) F5
6 169 (10.81%) Microsoft
7 118 (7.54%) Intel Security
8 112 (7.16%) VMware
9 102 (6.52%) Blue Coat
10 91 (5.82%) HP
11 90 (5.75%) SolarWinds
12 85 (5.43%) Fortinet
13 81 (5.18%) Riverbed
14 70 (4.48%) Qualys
15 69 (4.41%) ArcSight
16 58 (3.71%) Splunk
17 52 (3.32%) Meraki
17 52 (3.32%) Oracle
18 49 (3.13%) Symantec
19 48 (3.07%) Citrix
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £46000 per annum + Benefit package
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + commission £15,000 + Car Allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Montash
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 basic + 10% Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent salary + on-call + bonus + excellent benefits!
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Recital Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £28000 Per Annum £4K Car Allowance
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Alderbridge Network Recruitment
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £150000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £46000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: DOE+Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £37000 - £43000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Imperative People
Salary: £38000.00 - £42000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35000 - 45000 + shift allowance
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Harris Global
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Awesome Benefits + Prospects
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago