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 29 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Engineer
Rank 389 451 488
Rank change year-on-year
+62 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 713 654 584
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.75% 0.60% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.62% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 527 545 453
Median salary £54,000 £52,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.84% +9.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £47,500 £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
91484 105195 110265
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.28% 96.25% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 76513 87677 89230
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 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,091 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.22% -

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 +66 664 £54,000 +3.84% 65
London +57 297 £62,500 +13.63% 30
South East +90 217 £50,000 - 15
Berkshire +58 103 £60,000 +9.09% 2
Reading +64 68 £60,000 +9.09%
City of London +41 44 £70,000 +27.27% 12
Surrey +59 40 £50,000 - 6
Hampshire +15 36 £42,500 -5.55% 3
Yorkshire +14 31 £38,000 -1.29% 1
South West +13 29 £55,000 +32.53% 3
East of England +12 28 £50,000 +11.11% 7
West Midlands -5 28 £46,000 +8.23% 2
North West -20 27 £43,000 -14.00% 5
West Yorkshire +14 24 £39,000 -13.33% 1
Leeds +27 23 £38,000 -15.55%
Manchester +8 23 £42,750 +15.54% 4
Bristol +18 17 £62,500 +56.25% 1
Kent +26 16 £55,000 +37.50% 1
Scotland +19 16 £75,000 +36.36% 1
Glasgow +31 15 £75,000 +50.00% 1
Bedfordshire +21 13 £47,500 +8.57%
Cambridgeshire +22 12 £75,000 +15.38% 2
Cambridge +16 12 £75,000 +15.38% 1
Solihull - 12 £46,000 - 1
Maidenhead +6 11 £37,500 -53.12%
Gloucestershire -3 10 £52,500 +23.52% 2
Farnborough -6 10 £41,000 +7.89%
Oxfordshire - 10 £50,000 -
Hayes - 10 £34,250 -
Dartford - 10 - - 1

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 923 (61.57%) Firewall
2 765 (51.03%) Network Security
3 687 (45.83%) Cisco
4 497 (33.16%) CheckPoint
5 396 (26.42%) Cisco Certification
6 392 (26.15%) Linux
7 379 (25.28%) Windows
8 332 (22.15%) Palo Alto
9 321 (21.41%) Information Security
10 308 (20.55%) VPN
11 306 (20.41%) CCNP
12 305 (20.35%) Juniper
13 300 (20.01%) Cisco ASA
14 239 (15.94%) F5
15 231 (15.41%) SIEM
16 223 (14.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 218 (14.54%) Finance
18 195 (13.01%) Cybersecurity
19 194 (12.94%) CISSP
20 192 (12.81%) CCNA
20 192 (12.81%) Unix
21 187 (12.47%) Security Cleared
22 181 (12.07%) TCP/IP
23 179 (11.94%) LAN
24 177 (11.81%) Degree
25 166 (11.07%) Microsoft
26 164 (10.94%) ITIL
27 160 (10.67%) WAN
27 160 (10.67%) Intrusion Detection
28 152 (10.14%) Security Operations

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 39 (2.60%) Elasticsearch
2 35 (2.33%) MS Exchange
3 24 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (1.33%) IIS
5 19 (1.27%) OpenStack
6 13 (0.87%) nginx
7 12 (0.80%) CICS
7 12 (0.80%) SAS
8 10 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (0.67%) MQSeries
9 9 (0.60%) SharePoint
10 8 (0.53%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.40%) Apache
11 6 (0.40%) JBoss
12 5 (0.33%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.33%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.27%) Apache Spark
13 4 (0.27%) WebLogic Portal
14 1 (0.067%) Apache Solr
14 1 (0.067%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 80 (5.34%) MS Excel
2 23 (1.53%) MS Office
3 10 (0.67%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.067%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.13%) Bankmaster
2 2 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.067%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 117 (7.81%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (3.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (2.54%) SaaS
4 27 (1.80%) IaaS
5 19 (1.27%) PaaS
6 13 (0.87%) Office 365
7 11 (0.73%) GitHub
7 11 (0.73%) Mimecast
8 6 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 923 (61.57%) Firewall
2 765 (51.03%) Network Security
3 308 (20.55%) VPN
4 300 (20.01%) Cisco ASA
5 181 (12.07%) TCP/IP
6 179 (11.94%) LAN
7 160 (10.67%) Intrusion Detection
7 160 (10.67%) WAN
8 151 (10.07%) Wireless
9 127 (8.47%) DNS
10 116 (7.74%) SSL
11 94 (6.27%) MPLS
12 88 (5.87%) BGP
13 84 (5.60%) OSPF
14 77 (5.14%) Cisco Nexus
15 76 (5.07%) IPsec
16 74 (4.94%) DHCP
16 74 (4.94%) Internet
17 73 (4.87%) Cisco ISE
18 58 (3.87%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (3.94%) SQL Server
2 24 (1.60%) Big Data
2 24 (1.60%) NoSQL
3 16 (1.07%) MySQL
4 13 (0.87%) Hadoop
5 12 (0.80%) DB2
6 7 (0.47%) Relational Database
7 6 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (0.33%) Apache Hive
8 5 (0.33%) Data Lake
8 5 (0.33%) Data Mining
9 4 (0.27%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.13%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.13%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.13%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.13%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.067%) HBase
12 1 (0.067%) Parquet
12 1 (0.067%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (0.67%) Eclipse
1 10 (0.67%) Metasploit
2 8 (0.53%) Cucumber
3 7 (0.47%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.27%) Burp Suite
4 4 (0.27%) JIRA
5 3 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (0.20%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.13%) Fiddler
6 2 (0.13%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.067%) AppScan
7 1 (0.067%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.067%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.067%) Selenium
7 1 (0.067%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.067%) Subversion
7 1 (0.067%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.067%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 218 (14.54%) Finance
2 119 (7.94%) Telecoms
3 101 (6.74%) Banking
4 55 (3.67%) Law
5 42 (2.80%) German Language
6 34 (2.27%) Retail
7 33 (2.20%) French Language
8 31 (2.07%) Games
9 15 (1.00%) Manufacturing
10 13 (0.87%) Financial Institution
11 12 (0.80%) Investment Banking
11 12 (0.80%) Legal
11 12 (0.80%) Publishing
12 9 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (0.53%) Online Betting
14 7 (0.47%) Back Office
15 6 (0.40%) Electronics
15 6 (0.40%) Welsh Language
16 4 (0.27%) Marketing
17 3 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (3.47%) Web Services
2 41 (2.74%) 802.1X
3 24 (1.60%) HTML
4 19 (1.27%) .NET
5 18 (1.20%) Regular Expression
6 17 (1.13%) Middleware
6 17 (1.13%) ZeroMQ
7 16 (1.07%) ELK Stack
8 13 (0.87%) RabbitMQ
9 12 (0.80%) CSS
10 11 (0.73%) Ajax
10 11 (0.73%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 11 (0.73%) ISPF
10 11 (0.73%) STL
11 8 (0.53%) CGI
12 7 (0.47%) Node.js
12 7 (0.47%) XMPP
13 6 (0.40%) Servlets
14 5 (0.33%) ASP.NET
14 5 (0.33%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 143 (9.54%) Data Centre
2 128 (8.54%) Management Information System
3 105 (7.00%) Computer Science
4 92 (6.14%) PKI
5 84 (5.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 75 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
6 75 (5.00%) Security Operations Centre
7 53 (3.54%) RSA SecurID
8 44 (2.94%) Cryptography
9 30 (2.00%) Cyberthreat
10 23 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
11 20 (1.33%) Public Cloud
12 18 (1.20%) Virtual Team
13 15 (1.00%) Mainframe
14 14 (0.93%) Replication
15 13 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
15 13 (0.87%) Internet of Things
16 12 (0.80%) Mathematics
17 11 (0.73%) Blackberry
18 10 (0.67%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 392 (26.15%) Linux
2 379 (25.28%) Windows
3 192 (12.81%) Unix
4 102 (6.80%) Windows Server
5 82 (5.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 62 (4.14%) Solaris
7 54 (3.60%) Windows Server 2003
8 45 (3.00%) Windows 2000
9 40 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 22 (1.47%) CentOS
11 15 (1.00%) Windows 8
11 15 (1.00%) zOS
12 12 (0.80%) Android
13 11 (0.73%) Apple iOS
13 11 (0.73%) Windows XP
14 8 (0.53%) Ubuntu
14 8 (0.53%) Windows 10
14 8 (0.53%) Windows 7
15 5 (0.33%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.33%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (21.41%) Information Security
2 231 (15.41%) SIEM
3 195 (13.01%) Cybersecurity
4 164 (10.94%) ITIL
5 152 (10.14%) Security Operations
6 123 (8.21%) Security Architecture
7 114 (7.61%) Kalman Filter
8 105 (7.00%) Presales
9 102 (6.80%) Penetration Testing
10 101 (6.74%) Vulnerability Management
11 100 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
12 87 (5.80%) Service Delivery
13 78 (5.20%) Software Engineering
14 76 (5.07%) Network Management
15 75 (5.00%) Change Management
16 68 (4.54%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 54 (3.60%) DDoS Mitigation
17 54 (3.60%) Network Monitoring
18 53 (3.54%) Analytics
18 53 (3.54%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 126 (8.41%) Python
2 110 (7.34%) SQL
3 101 (6.74%) Java
4 77 (5.14%) Perl
5 73 (4.87%) C
6 60 (4.00%) C++
7 54 (3.60%) Ruby
8 44 (2.94%) C#
9 40 (2.67%) PowerShell
10 33 (2.20%) JavaScript
11 22 (1.47%) PHP
12 18 (1.20%) Bash Shell
13 14 (0.93%) VBScript
14 12 (0.80%) Shell Script
15 10 (0.67%) Go
15 10 (0.67%) PL/SQL
15 10 (0.67%) T-SQL
16 9 (0.60%) Assembly Language
17 8 (0.53%) JCL
17 8 (0.53%) REXX
Qualifications
1 396 (26.42%) Cisco Certification
2 306 (20.41%) CCNP
3 194 (12.94%) CISSP
4 192 (12.81%) CCNA
5 187 (12.47%) Security Cleared
6 177 (11.81%) Degree
7 139 (9.27%) SC Cleared
8 94 (6.27%) CCSE
9 79 (5.27%) CEH
10 69 (4.60%) CCIE
11 68 (4.54%) CISM
12 53 (3.54%) GIAC
13 52 (3.47%) CCSA
14 51 (3.40%) CISA
15 50 (3.34%) SSCP
16 48 (3.20%) SANS
17 40 (2.67%) CCSP
18 37 (2.47%) JNCIP
19 33 (2.20%) DV Cleared
20 30 (2.00%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 223 (14.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 93 (6.20%) SLA
3 83 (5.54%) PCI DSS
4 16 (1.07%) FISMA
5 8 (0.53%) GPG13
5 8 (0.53%) QA
5 8 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.47%) COBIT
7 5 (0.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 5 (0.33%) RMADS
8 4 (0.27%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.20%) SAS 70
10 1 (0.067%) FIPS 140-2
10 1 (0.067%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.067%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 133 (8.87%) Active Directory
2 40 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (1.60%) Hyper-V
4 13 (0.87%) Firmware
4 13 (0.87%) Snort
5 12 (0.80%) RACF
6 11 (0.73%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 11 (0.73%) Time Sharing Option
7 8 (0.53%) KVM
7 8 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 8 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
7 8 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (0.53%) vSphere
7 8 (0.53%) XenApp
8 7 (0.47%) ProxySG
9 5 (0.33%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.27%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.20%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 67 (4.47%) FortiGate
2 59 (3.94%) Nessus
3 39 (2.60%) Puppet
4 35 (2.33%) Ansible
4 35 (2.33%) Norton AntiVirus
5 33 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
6 26 (1.73%) Cisco Prime
7 25 (1.67%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 23 (1.53%) SCCM
9 20 (1.33%) McAfee ePO
10 19 (1.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 17 (1.13%) Nagios
11 17 (1.13%) WSUS
12 14 (0.93%) Kibana
12 14 (0.93%) logstash
12 14 (0.93%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 14 (0.93%) QRadar
13 10 (0.67%) zSecure
14 8 (0.53%) AirWatch
14 8 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 687 (45.83%) Cisco
2 497 (33.16%) CheckPoint
3 332 (22.15%) Palo Alto
4 305 (20.35%) Juniper
5 239 (15.94%) F5
6 166 (11.07%) Microsoft
7 117 (7.81%) Intel Security
8 110 (7.34%) Fortinet
9 100 (6.67%) VMware
10 97 (6.47%) Blue Coat
11 62 (4.14%) Splunk
12 59 (3.94%) SolarWinds
13 56 (3.74%) Sourcefire
14 55 (3.67%) HP
14 55 (3.67%) Symantec
15 53 (3.54%) ArcSight
16 49 (3.27%) Qualys
17 47 (3.14%) Aruba
17 47 (3.14%) Riverbed
18 44 (2.94%) Cyber-Ark
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + 25% Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 6 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
onezeero.
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Guaranteed Bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Tech
Salary: From £85,000 to £95,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Imperative People
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Car allow, + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum Bonus, Health, Life, Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 22 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Stott & May
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus +benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Recital Consulting
Salary: £40000 Per Annum Car Allowance
Posted: 21 hours ago
Berkshire
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum + bonus, on-call allowance
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £60,000 pa + package
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Acumin
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Romsey, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 to 40,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Oncall Allowance, Many other good
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £70k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35 000 - £50 000 (+ top tier package and benefits!!!)
Posted: 2 days ago
Dartford, Kent
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits 5k Car Allowance, Life Insurance,
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Salary: £80000.00 - £95000 per annum + Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
First Point
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + bonus+benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + O/T + Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 to 35,000 + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
onezeero.
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per day + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago