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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Engineer
Rank 454 487 433
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -54
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 535 468 553
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.44% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.46% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 427 377 358
Average salary £48,500 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.10% -
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £30,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -

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
101493 101105 101549
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.81% 94.45% 94.92%
Number of salaries quoted 83542 81233 85841
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 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 +39 498 £50,000 +5.26% 49
London +58 198 £50,000 -9.09% 13
South East -32 139 £50,000 +5.26% 19
Berkshire 0 82 £52,000 +9.47% 11
City of London +28 61 £50,000 -19.02% 3
North West +26 58 £46,500 -4.12% 6
Reading +17 47 £48,750 +2.63% 6
Cheshire +24 46 £46,500 -1.06% 1
East of England -5 39 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Yorkshire +11 28 £42,500 -5.55% 3
Hampshire 0 28 £42,000 -11.20% 3
West Yorkshire +9 25 £42,500 -5.55% 3
East Midlands +30 19 £39,000 +2.63% 3
Leicestershire +29 19 £39,000 +2.63% 2
Cambridgeshire +21 18 £50,000 -13.79% 1
Surrey 0 16 £50,000 -16.66% 3
Buckinghamshire +13 14 £60,000 +41.17%
South Wales -27 14 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Wales -27 14 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Leeds +3 13 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Hertfordshire -15 13 £60,000 +26.31% 1
South West +2 12 £50,000 +17.64% 2
Cardiff - 12 £42,500 - 1
Maidenhead +4 11 £55,000 - 2
Basingstoke +14 10 £42,000 -20.00%
Halifax - 10 £45,000 -
Bracknell -2 9 £42,000 +58.49%
Slough -23 9 £42,000 -11.57% 1
High Wycombe - 9 £60,000 -
Essex -4 8 £50,000 +11.11%

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 627 (57.42%) Firewall
2 589 (53.94%) Network Security
3 579 (53.02%) Cisco
4 397 (36.36%) CheckPoint
5 389 (35.62%) Cisco Certification
6 316 (28.94%) Windows
7 299 (27.38%) Juniper
8 276 (25.27%) CCNP
9 274 (25.09%) Information Security
10 222 (20.33%) CISSP
10 222 (20.33%) Linux
11 220 (20.15%) TCP/IP
12 217 (19.87%) VPN
13 215 (19.69%) F5
14 206 (18.86%) Cisco ASA
15 202 (18.50%) Finance
16 174 (15.93%) CCNA
17 165 (15.11%) WAN
18 163 (14.93%) SIEM
19 151 (13.83%) UNIX
20 147 (13.46%) Microsoft
21 145 (13.28%) Security Cleared
21 145 (13.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
22 143 (13.10%) LAN
23 140 (12.82%) Blue Coat
24 123 (11.26%) SSL
25 113 (10.35%) ITIL
25 113 (10.35%) McAfee
26 111 (10.16%) Wireless
27 110 (10.07%) DNS

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 30 (2.75%) MS Exchange
2 22 (2.01%) IIS
3 6 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (0.37%) WebSphere
4 4 (0.37%) Lync
5 3 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (0.27%) CMS
6 2 (0.18%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.092%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 77 (7.05%) MS Excel
2 20 (1.83%) MS Office
3 8 (0.73%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.18%) S-PLUS
4 2 (0.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.18%) RMDS
1 2 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.092%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.82%) SaaS
1 9 (0.82%) PaaS
2 8 (0.73%) IaaS
3 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.27%) SoftLayer
4 3 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.092%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 627 (57.42%) Firewall
2 589 (53.94%) Network Security
3 220 (20.15%) TCP/IP
4 217 (19.87%) VPN
5 206 (18.86%) Cisco ASA
6 165 (15.11%) WAN
7 143 (13.10%) LAN
8 123 (11.26%) SSL
9 111 (10.16%) Wireless
10 110 (10.07%) DNS
11 93 (8.52%) BGP
12 87 (7.97%) Intrusion Detection
13 81 (7.42%) OSPF
14 77 (7.05%) EIGRP
15 64 (5.86%) MPLS
15 64 (5.86%) IPsec
16 57 (5.22%) Cisco IOS
17 55 (5.04%) Wireshark
18 53 (4.85%) Cisco PIX
19 48 (4.40%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 7 (0.64%) Big Data
3 6 (0.55%) MySQL
4 3 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.18%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.18%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.092%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.092%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (0.92%) Metasploit
2 7 (0.64%) Git (software)
2 7 (0.64%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.18%) WebLOAD
3 2 (0.18%) Rational DOORS
General
1 202 (18.50%) Finance
2 49 (4.49%) Law
3 46 (4.21%) Telecoms
4 42 (3.85%) Banking
5 36 (3.30%) Retail
6 20 (1.83%) Financial Institution
7 15 (1.37%) Games
8 14 (1.28%) Legal
9 12 (1.10%) Multimedia
10 7 (0.64%) Advertising
11 5 (0.46%) Marketing
11 5 (0.46%) Welsh Language
12 4 (0.37%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.37%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.27%) Military
14 2 (0.18%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.092%) Local Government
15 1 (0.092%) Billing
15 1 (0.092%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.092%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (1.74%) .NET
2 16 (1.47%) Web Services
3 10 (0.92%) SOAP
3 10 (0.92%) REST
4 7 (0.64%) Dalvik
4 7 (0.64%) XML
4 7 (0.64%) JNI
4 7 (0.64%) SAML
4 7 (0.64%) OAuth
5 5 (0.46%) Regular Expression
6 4 (0.37%) Middleware
6 4 (0.37%) HTML5
6 4 (0.37%) Ajax
6 4 (0.37%) .NET Framework
6 4 (0.37%) HTML
6 4 (0.37%) ASP.NET
6 4 (0.37%) CSS
7 3 (0.27%) JSP
8 2 (0.18%) Rendezvous
9 1 (0.092%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 83 (7.60%) Management Information System
2 61 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (5.31%) Computer Science
4 39 (3.57%) PKI
5 18 (1.65%) Open Source
6 17 (1.56%) Cryptography
7 16 (1.47%) Clustering
8 14 (1.28%) Mathematics
9 13 (1.19%) Hedge funds
10 10 (0.92%) Mobile App
10 10 (0.92%) Tandem
11 9 (0.82%) CESG
11 9 (0.82%) Replication
12 7 (0.64%) Blackberry
12 7 (0.64%) Mobile Banking
12 7 (0.64%) Mobile Payment
13 6 (0.55%) GIS
13 6 (0.55%) e-Health
13 6 (0.55%) SecurID
14 5 (0.46%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 316 (28.94%) Windows
2 222 (20.33%) Linux
3 151 (13.83%) UNIX
4 68 (6.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 64 (5.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (3.02%) Windows 7
7 31 (2.84%) Solaris
8 24 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 23 (2.11%) Windows 2000
10 20 (1.83%) Android
11 17 (1.56%) Windows XP
12 11 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (0.92%) CentOS
14 9 (0.82%) Apple iOS
15 6 (0.55%) AIX
16 3 (0.27%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (25.09%) Information Security
2 163 (14.93%) SIEM
3 113 (10.35%) ITIL
4 89 (8.15%) Cyber Security
5 83 (7.60%) Penetration Testing
6 68 (6.23%) Network Design
7 65 (5.95%) Kalman Filter
8 64 (5.86%) Network Monitoring
9 60 (5.49%) Change Management
10 58 (5.31%) Load Balancing
11 52 (4.76%) Security Architecture
12 45 (4.12%) Security Management
13 43 (3.94%) Risk Management
14 42 (3.85%) Problem Management
15 41 (3.75%) Agile Software Development
15 41 (3.75%) Project Management
16 40 (3.66%) Database Security
17 39 (3.57%) Incident Management
18 38 (3.48%) E-Commerce
19 36 (3.30%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 80 (7.33%) SQL
2 43 (3.94%) Perl
3 41 (3.75%) Python
4 37 (3.39%) Java
5 34 (3.11%) PowerShell
6 29 (2.66%) C
7 20 (1.83%) Shell Script
8 18 (1.65%) PHP
9 13 (1.19%) Ruby
10 12 (1.10%) Bash Shell
10 12 (1.10%) C#
11 11 (1.01%) C++
11 11 (1.01%) Objective-C
12 9 (0.82%) JavaScript
13 3 (0.27%) VBScript
14 2 (0.18%) VB
15 1 (0.092%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 389 (35.62%) Cisco Certification
2 276 (25.27%) CCNP
3 222 (20.33%) CISSP
4 174 (15.93%) CCNA
5 145 (13.28%) Security Cleared
6 107 (9.80%) SC Cleared
7 105 (9.62%) Degree
8 102 (9.34%) CISM
9 89 (8.15%) CCSE
10 76 (6.96%) CCSA
11 74 (6.78%) CEH
12 56 (5.13%) CCIE
13 38 (3.48%) Microsoft Certification
14 37 (3.39%) JNCIS
15 33 (3.02%) MCSE
16 30 (2.75%) GIAC
17 28 (2.56%) CCDP
18 24 (2.20%) DV Cleared
19 23 (2.11%) ISSMP
19 23 (2.11%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (13.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 94 (8.61%) PCI DSS
3 61 (5.59%) SLA
4 24 (2.20%) COBIT
5 19 (1.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 16 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 7 (0.64%) QA
8 5 (0.46%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.46%) HIPAA
9 3 (0.27%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.18%) GPG13
11 1 (0.092%) ARP4754
System Software
1 102 (9.34%) Active Directory
2 55 (5.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (4.12%) Snort
4 15 (1.37%) Hyper-V
5 11 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (0.73%) ISA Server
6 8 (0.73%) VMware ESX
7 6 (0.55%) Nmap
7 6 (0.55%) ProxySG
8 5 (0.46%) vSphere
9 3 (0.27%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.18%) UAG
10 2 (0.18%) Sendmail
10 2 (0.18%) XenApp
10 2 (0.18%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.18%) MetaFrame
10 2 (0.18%) Firmware
11 1 (0.092%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.092%) Xen
Systems Management
1 49 (4.49%) Norton AntiVirus
2 38 (3.48%) FortiGate
3 34 (3.11%) Nessus
4 18 (1.65%) SCCM
5 17 (1.56%) McAfee ePO
6 15 (1.37%) Cisco CUCM
7 11 (1.01%) WSUS
8 6 (0.55%) BMC PATROL
9 5 (0.46%) NetBackup
9 5 (0.46%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (0.37%) Backup Exec
10 4 (0.37%) CiscoWorks
11 3 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 2 (0.18%) MIMEsweeper
12 2 (0.18%) MAILsweeper
12 2 (0.18%) SCOM
12 2 (0.18%) SolarWinds Orion
12 2 (0.18%) CORE IMPACT
13 1 (0.092%) Cacti
13 1 (0.092%) OpenView
Vendors
1 579 (53.02%) Cisco
2 397 (36.36%) CheckPoint
3 299 (27.38%) Juniper
4 215 (19.69%) F5
5 147 (13.46%) Microsoft
6 140 (12.82%) Blue Coat
7 113 (10.35%) McAfee
8 99 (9.07%) Fortinet
9 86 (7.88%) VMware
10 62 (5.68%) Symantec
11 61 (5.59%) Citrix
12 60 (5.49%) HP
13 54 (4.95%) IronPort
14 42 (3.85%) Sourcefire
14 42 (3.85%) Websense
15 34 (3.11%) ArcSight
16 28 (2.56%) Splunk
16 28 (2.56%) Nokia
17 24 (2.20%) Crossbeam
18 21 (1.92%) Barracuda Networks
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