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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Engineer
Rank 451 509 491
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 546 456 444
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.49% 0.39% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.41% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 450 359 344
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £47,500 £40,625
% change year-on-year
- +16.92%

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
104523 110040 100310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.18% 94.52% 94.29%
Number of salaries quoted 87158 89009 83141
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +70 526 £50,500 +1.00% 69
London +68 239 £55,000 - 38
South East -7 140 £50,000 +5.26% 11
City of London +22 49 £52,500 -4.54% 10
Berkshire +9 49 £50,000 +11.11% 5
North West +25 44 £50,000 - 6
Hampshire +16 42 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Yorkshire +25 38 £37,500 -11.76% 6
Cheshire +25 34 £50,000 +8.10% 1
Surrey +8 25 £50,000 +13.63%
East of England +5 25 £49,000 +8.88%
East Midlands +27 23 £40,000 - 4
West Yorkshire +6 20 £35,000 -17.64% 2
Leeds +7 18 £35,000 -17.64% 1
Derbyshire - 17 £40,000 -
Northwich +2 16 £80,000 +272.09%
North Yorkshire - 16 £37,500 - 1
Reading -18 15 £38,000 -27.61% 1
Buckinghamshire -14 14 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Chesterfield - 14 £40,000 -
Portsmouth +28 11 £45,000 +80.00%
High Wycombe +6 11 £60,000 +14.28% 1
Manchester +11 10 £47,500 - 4
Slough -7 10 £48,000 +60.00%
Aldershot -7 10 £47,500 -5.00%
South West -17 10 £45,000 -5.26% 3
Scotland +13 9 £48,750 -27.23% 3
Hertfordshire 0 9 £57,500 +1.76%
Edinburgh - 8 £47,500 - 2
Warrington +10 7 £42,500 -19.04%

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 643 (62.01%) Firewall
2 531 (51.21%) Network Security
3 453 (43.68%) Cisco
4 338 (32.59%) CheckPoint
5 328 (31.63%) Cisco Certification
6 298 (28.74%) Windows
7 278 (26.81%) Information Security
8 240 (23.14%) Linux
9 238 (22.95%) CISSP
10 220 (21.22%) TCP/IP
11 206 (19.86%) CCNP
12 203 (19.58%) Finance
13 198 (19.09%) Cisco ASA
14 197 (19.00%) SIEM
15 177 (17.07%) LAN
16 176 (16.97%) WAN
17 175 (16.88%) CCNA
17 175 (16.88%) F5
18 168 (16.20%) VPN
19 165 (15.91%) DNS
19 165 (15.91%) Juniper
20 157 (15.14%) Degree
21 133 (12.83%) UNIX
22 119 (11.48%) Penetration Testing
23 114 (10.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
24 111 (10.70%) McAfee
25 110 (10.61%) Fortinet
26 108 (10.41%) Security Cleared
27 104 (10.03%) Data Centre
28 100 (9.64%) HTTP

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 26 (2.51%) IIS
2 9 (0.87%) Apache
3 7 (0.68%) OpenStack
3 7 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (0.39%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (0.29%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.29%) CMS
5 3 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (0.19%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.096%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.096%) CloudStack
7 1 (0.096%) iPlanet
7 1 (0.096%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.096%) JBoss
Applications
1 65 (6.27%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.87%) MS Office
3 3 (0.29%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.096%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.48%) Summit
2 2 (0.19%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.096%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.096%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 28 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
2 23 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (1.16%) SaaS
4 10 (0.96%) PaaS
5 8 (0.77%) IaaS
6 5 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.096%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 643 (62.01%) Firewall
2 531 (51.21%) Network Security
3 220 (21.22%) TCP/IP
4 198 (19.09%) Cisco ASA
5 177 (17.07%) LAN
6 176 (16.97%) WAN
7 168 (16.20%) VPN
8 165 (15.91%) DNS
9 100 (9.64%) HTTP
10 97 (9.35%) Wireless
11 85 (8.20%) Internet
12 79 (7.62%) BGP
13 77 (7.43%) SSL
14 75 (7.23%) Intrusion Detection
15 74 (7.14%) OSPF
15 74 (7.14%) DHCP
16 70 (6.75%) Cisco Nexus
17 56 (5.40%) SMTP
18 52 (5.01%) MPLS
19 48 (4.63%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (2.80%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.64%) Big Data
3 16 (1.54%) MySQL
4 7 (0.68%) Relational Database
4 7 (0.68%) DB2
5 4 (0.39%) MariaDB
6 3 (0.29%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.29%) Informix
7 2 (0.19%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.19%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.096%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.096%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.096%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 44 (4.24%) Metasploit
2 3 (0.29%) WebLOAD
3 1 (0.096%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.096%) Yeoman
General
1 203 (19.58%) Finance
2 95 (9.16%) Telecoms
3 64 (6.17%) Banking
4 43 (4.15%) Law
5 23 (2.22%) Retail
6 17 (1.64%) Financial Institution
7 15 (1.45%) Multimedia
8 8 (0.77%) Investment Banking
8 8 (0.77%) Back Office
9 7 (0.68%) Advertising
9 7 (0.68%) Online Betting
10 5 (0.48%) German Language
10 5 (0.48%) Games
11 4 (0.39%) Publishing
11 4 (0.39%) Legal
11 4 (0.39%) Marketing
12 3 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.19%) Military
13 2 (0.19%) Billing
13 2 (0.19%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (3.09%) Web Services
2 24 (2.31%) 802.1X
3 11 (1.06%) .NET
4 10 (0.96%) Middleware
5 7 (0.68%) SAML
6 6 (0.58%) OAuth
7 4 (0.39%) OpenID
7 4 (0.39%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (0.39%) JSP
8 3 (0.29%) REST
9 2 (0.19%) Regular Expression
9 2 (0.19%) SOAP
10 1 (0.096%) CSS
10 1 (0.096%) WCF
10 1 (0.096%) XML
10 1 (0.096%) ODBC
10 1 (0.096%) SPNEGO
Miscellaneous
1 104 (10.03%) Data Centre
2 85 (8.20%) Computer Science
3 73 (7.04%) Management Information System
3 73 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
4 47 (4.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 40 (3.86%) CESG
6 35 (3.38%) Hedge funds
7 34 (3.28%) PKI
8 29 (2.80%) Cryptography
9 18 (1.74%) Hybrid Cloud
10 11 (1.06%) Algorithms
11 10 (0.96%) Clustering
11 10 (0.96%) Mobile App
12 8 (0.77%) Smartphone
13 6 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.58%) SecurID
14 5 (0.48%) Video Conferencing
14 5 (0.48%) CMDB
15 4 (0.39%) Semantic Web
15 4 (0.39%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 298 (28.74%) Windows
2 240 (23.14%) Linux
3 133 (12.83%) UNIX
4 38 (3.66%) Solaris
5 27 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (1.74%) Windows 2000
6 18 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (0.77%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.48%) Android
10 4 (0.39%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.19%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.19%) AIX
13 1 (0.096%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.096%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (26.81%) Information Security
2 197 (19.00%) SIEM
3 119 (11.48%) Penetration Testing
4 98 (9.45%) ITIL
5 96 (9.26%) Security Architecture
6 69 (6.65%) Load Balancing
7 67 (6.46%) Kalman Filter
8 65 (6.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 64 (6.17%) Cyber Security
10 58 (5.59%) E-Commerce
11 57 (5.50%) Risk Management
12 55 (5.30%) Security Management
13 51 (4.92%) Network Design
14 46 (4.44%) Incident Management
14 46 (4.44%) Project Management
15 44 (4.24%) Data Protection
16 42 (4.05%) Vulnerability Management
17 38 (3.66%) Change Management
18 37 (3.57%) Identity Management
19 33 (3.18%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 98 (9.45%) Perl
2 93 (8.97%) SQL
3 77 (7.43%) Python
4 49 (4.73%) PowerShell
5 39 (3.76%) PHP
6 32 (3.09%) C++
7 30 (2.89%) C
8 28 (2.70%) Java
9 18 (1.74%) Ruby
10 10 (0.96%) C#
11 9 (0.87%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.48%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.39%) R
13 4 (0.39%) VBScript
14 1 (0.096%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.096%) Haskell
14 1 (0.096%) Erlang
14 1 (0.096%) Assembly Language
14 1 (0.096%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 328 (31.63%) Cisco Certification
2 238 (22.95%) CISSP
3 206 (19.86%) CCNP
4 175 (16.88%) CCNA
5 157 (15.14%) Degree
6 108 (10.41%) Security Cleared
7 97 (9.35%) CCSA
8 70 (6.75%) CCSE
9 64 (6.17%) CCIE
10 52 (5.01%) SC Cleared
11 47 (4.53%) CEH
12 45 (4.34%) CISM
13 31 (2.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 25 (2.41%) DV Cleared
15 21 (2.03%) MCSE
15 21 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
16 16 (1.54%) CISA
16 16 (1.54%) GIAC
16 16 (1.54%) CISMP
17 14 (1.35%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (10.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 90 (8.68%) PCI DSS
3 37 (3.57%) SLA
4 23 (2.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 15 (1.45%) FISMA
6 13 (1.25%) COBIT
7 11 (1.06%) QA
7 11 (1.06%) HIPAA
8 7 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 4 (0.39%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.096%) GPG13
System Software
1 75 (7.23%) Active Directory
2 46 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (4.24%) vSphere
4 15 (1.45%) Hyper-V
5 14 (1.35%) ProxySG
5 14 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (0.96%) VirtualBox
6 10 (0.96%) Xen
7 9 (0.87%) Snort
8 6 (0.58%) ISA Server
9 4 (0.39%) XenApp
9 4 (0.39%) OpenSSH
10 1 (0.096%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.096%) vCloud
10 1 (0.096%) UAG
Systems Management
1 89 (8.58%) Nessus
2 51 (4.92%) FortiGate
3 44 (4.24%) McAfee ePO
4 20 (1.93%) Nmap
5 18 (1.74%) CORE IMPACT
6 14 (1.35%) Nagios
7 12 (1.16%) CiscoWorks
8 8 (0.77%) MOM
9 6 (0.58%) Cisco CUCM
10 4 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.39%) StatsD
10 4 (0.39%) Cisco Prime
10 4 (0.39%) WebInspect
10 4 (0.39%) AppDetective
11 3 (0.29%) Cisco UCCE
11 3 (0.29%) logstash
11 3 (0.29%) Kibana
11 3 (0.29%) CA Spectrum
11 3 (0.29%) Cisco UCCX
12 2 (0.19%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 453 (43.68%) Cisco
2 338 (32.59%) CheckPoint
3 175 (16.88%) F5
4 165 (15.91%) Juniper
5 111 (10.70%) McAfee
6 110 (10.61%) Fortinet
7 96 (9.26%) Blue Coat
8 85 (8.20%) Microsoft
9 81 (7.81%) Citrix
10 77 (7.43%) HP
11 59 (5.69%) VMware
12 49 (4.73%) Splunk
13 44 (4.24%) ArcSight
14 25 (2.41%) IBM
15 24 (2.31%) Oracle
16 19 (1.83%) SolarWinds
17 18 (1.74%) Riverbed
17 18 (1.74%) Websense
17 18 (1.74%) LogRhythm
18 17 (1.64%) Tripwire
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Salary: Competitive salary and excellent benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Alness, Ross-Shire
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Salary: From £65,000 to £90,000 per annum €65k - €90k + Bonus + Bens + RSUs
Posted: 2 hours ago
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Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum £50k - £70k + Bonus + Bens + RSU
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Salary: £30k - 40k per year
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City, London
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Salary: £80000 per annum
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Central London / West End
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £80,000 per annum + Bonus
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Salary: £80000 per annum
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City, London
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Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Salary is approx 45-55k base + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Connected IT
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Package
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Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
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Cardiff, South Glamorgan
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Salary: £0 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum dependent on experience
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Kent
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + + bonus + benefits
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Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum
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