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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Engineer
Rank 452 531 449
Rank change year-on-year
+79 -82
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 542 396 540
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.39% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.41% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 460 326 366
Average salary £48,500 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.77% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £67,000
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
100365 96995 104060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.55% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 83553 78307 89163
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 30 January 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 30 January 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
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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 +83 510 £48,500 +2.10% 55
London +83 222 £50,000 - 23
South East -39 133 £50,000 +5.26% 18
Berkshire -28 77 £53,750 +13.15% 11
City of London +27 65 £49,250 -3.90% 7
North West +34 58 £47,000 -6.00% 5
Reading +12 46 £50,000 +14.28% 2
Cheshire +29 44 £45,000 -10.00% 3
East of England +16 44 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Hampshire -22 25 £49,375 -2.80% 3
Yorkshire -6 24 £42,500 -5.55% 2
West Yorkshire +3 21 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Hertfordshire +8 20 £40,000 -15.78% 2
Buckinghamshire +18 17 £55,000 +29.41%
South West 0 16 £44,500 +4.70% 1
South Wales -18 15 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Wales -19 15 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Surrey -2 14 £46,250 -22.91% 2
Leicestershire +23 13 £57,500 +51.31% 3
East Midlands +20 13 £57,500 +51.31% 3
Cambridgeshire +10 13 £50,000 +8.69%
Maidenhead +7 12 £55,000 +7.31% 6
Leeds -1 12 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Cardiff - 12 £42,500 - 1
Wiltshire - 12 £40,000 - 1
Swindon - 10 £44,500 - 1
Essex - 9 £48,000 - 1
Halifax - 9 £45,000 -
Warrington +16 8 £40,000 - 1
Manchester -7 8 £46,250 -7.50% 1

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 642 (61.32%) Firewall
2 590 (56.35%) Network Security
3 585 (55.87%) Cisco
4 402 (38.40%) CheckPoint
5 397 (37.92%) Cisco Certification
6 325 (31.04%) Juniper
7 309 (29.51%) Windows
8 292 (27.89%) CCNP
9 256 (24.45%) Information Security
10 219 (20.92%) Linux
11 218 (20.82%) VPN
12 214 (20.44%) TCP/IP
13 213 (20.34%) F5
14 202 (19.29%) Cisco ASA
15 198 (18.91%) CISSP
16 182 (17.38%) CCNA
17 181 (17.29%) WAN
18 180 (17.19%) Finance
19 163 (15.57%) LAN
20 153 (14.61%) UNIX
21 151 (14.42%) Microsoft
22 145 (13.85%) Security Cleared
22 145 (13.85%) SIEM
23 139 (13.28%) Blue Coat
24 127 (12.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
25 124 (11.84%) McAfee
26 117 (11.17%) DNS
26 117 (11.17%) SSL
27 110 (10.51%) SC Cleared
28 108 (10.32%) ITIL

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 32 (3.06%) MS Exchange
2 18 (1.72%) IIS
3 9 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (0.57%) Apache
5 3 (0.29%) Lync
5 3 (0.29%) CMS
5 3 (0.29%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.29%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.096%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 79 (7.55%) MS Excel
2 22 (2.10%) MS Office
3 5 (0.48%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.19%) MS Project
4 2 (0.19%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.19%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.57%) SaaS
1 6 (0.57%) PaaS
2 5 (0.48%) IaaS
3 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.19%) SoftLayer
5 1 (0.096%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 642 (61.32%) Firewall
2 590 (56.35%) Network Security
3 218 (20.82%) VPN
4 214 (20.44%) TCP/IP
5 202 (19.29%) Cisco ASA
6 181 (17.29%) WAN
7 163 (15.57%) LAN
8 117 (11.17%) DNS
8 117 (11.17%) SSL
9 96 (9.17%) Wireless
10 91 (8.69%) BGP
11 87 (8.31%) OSPF
12 78 (7.45%) Intrusion Detection
13 70 (6.69%) EIGRP
14 66 (6.30%) MPLS
15 61 (5.83%) IPsec
16 60 (5.73%) Cisco IOS
17 49 (4.68%) VoIP
18 48 (4.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 44 (4.20%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (4.49%) SQL Server
2 7 (0.67%) MySQL
3 6 (0.57%) Big Data
4 3 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.19%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.19%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.096%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.096%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 12 (1.15%) Git (software)
2 11 (1.05%) Jenkins
3 9 (0.86%) Metasploit
4 5 (0.48%) WebLOAD
5 1 (0.096%) Subversion
General
1 180 (17.19%) Finance
2 58 (5.54%) Telecoms
3 46 (4.39%) Law
4 37 (3.53%) Banking
5 30 (2.87%) Retail
6 17 (1.62%) Games
6 17 (1.62%) Legal
7 14 (1.34%) Financial Institution
8 7 (0.67%) Multimedia
9 6 (0.57%) Advertising
10 4 (0.38%) Marketing
10 4 (0.38%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.29%) Welsh Language
12 2 (0.19%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.19%) Military
13 1 (0.096%) Publishing
13 1 (0.096%) Billing
13 1 (0.096%) French Language
13 1 (0.096%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (1.24%) REST
2 12 (1.15%) .NET
3 10 (0.96%) Web Services
4 9 (0.86%) SOAP
5 8 (0.76%) OAuth
5 8 (0.76%) SAML
6 7 (0.67%) Dalvik
6 7 (0.67%) JNI
7 5 (0.48%) Middleware
7 5 (0.48%) ASP.NET
7 5 (0.48%) HTML
8 4 (0.38%) HTML5
8 4 (0.38%) Ajax
8 4 (0.38%) CSS
8 4 (0.38%) Regular Expression
9 3 (0.29%) XML
10 2 (0.19%) Rendezvous
11 1 (0.096%) COM
11 1 (0.096%) ODBC
11 1 (0.096%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 73 (6.97%) Management Information System
2 57 (5.44%) Computer Science
3 51 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (4.30%) PKI
5 18 (1.72%) Hedge funds
6 15 (1.43%) Open Source
7 14 (1.34%) Mobile App
8 13 (1.24%) Cryptography
9 12 (1.15%) Mathematics
9 12 (1.15%) Replication
10 11 (1.05%) Tandem
11 10 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
12 9 (0.86%) Clustering
13 8 (0.76%) SecurID
13 8 (0.76%) CESG
13 8 (0.76%) Mobile Banking
13 8 (0.76%) Mobile Payment
14 7 (0.67%) GIS
15 6 (0.57%) Blackberry
16 5 (0.48%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 309 (29.51%) Windows
2 219 (20.92%) Linux
3 153 (14.61%) UNIX
4 69 (6.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 61 (5.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 36 (3.44%) Solaris
7 33 (3.15%) Windows 7
8 23 (2.20%) Windows 2000
9 21 (2.01%) Android
10 20 (1.91%) Windows XP
11 18 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (1.53%) Apple iOS
13 14 (1.34%) AIX
14 11 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 9 (0.86%) Mac OS X
15 9 (0.86%) CentOS
16 3 (0.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (24.45%) Information Security
2 145 (13.85%) SIEM
3 108 (10.32%) ITIL
4 78 (7.45%) Cyber Security
5 69 (6.59%) Kalman Filter
6 65 (6.21%) Penetration Testing
7 64 (6.11%) Network Design
8 57 (5.44%) Load Balancing
9 54 (5.16%) Network Monitoring
10 49 (4.68%) Change Management
11 47 (4.49%) Security Architecture
12 42 (4.01%) Security Management
13 40 (3.82%) Project Management
14 39 (3.72%) Network Management
15 38 (3.63%) Agile Software Development
16 35 (3.34%) Vulnerability Management
17 33 (3.15%) E-Commerce
17 33 (3.15%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 33 (3.15%) Incident Management
17 33 (3.15%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 77 (7.35%) SQL
2 46 (4.39%) Perl
3 38 (3.63%) PowerShell
4 37 (3.53%) Python
5 29 (2.77%) Java
6 22 (2.10%) Shell Script
7 18 (1.72%) PHP
7 18 (1.72%) C
8 13 (1.24%) C++
9 10 (0.96%) Ruby
10 9 (0.86%) JavaScript
11 7 (0.67%) Objective-C
11 7 (0.67%) C#
11 7 (0.67%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.38%) VBScript
13 2 (0.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 397 (37.92%) Cisco Certification
2 292 (27.89%) CCNP
3 198 (18.91%) CISSP
4 182 (17.38%) CCNA
5 145 (13.85%) Security Cleared
6 110 (10.51%) SC Cleared
7 98 (9.36%) Degree
8 94 (8.98%) CCSE
9 91 (8.69%) CCSA
10 89 (8.50%) CISM
11 60 (5.73%) CEH
12 49 (4.68%) CCIE
13 38 (3.63%) JNCIS
14 37 (3.53%) Microsoft Certification
15 32 (3.06%) MCSE
16 27 (2.58%) CCSP
17 26 (2.48%) GIAC
18 25 (2.39%) ISSAP
18 25 (2.39%) ISSMP
19 23 (2.20%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (12.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 79 (7.55%) PCI DSS
3 49 (4.68%) SLA
4 38 (3.63%) COBIT
5 19 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 19 (1.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.67%) QA
7 3 (0.29%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.19%) GPG13
9 1 (0.096%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 102 (9.74%) Active Directory
2 66 (6.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (3.72%) Snort
4 14 (1.34%) VMware ESX
4 14 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (0.96%) ProxySG
6 9 (0.86%) ISA Server
7 8 (0.76%) Hyper-V
7 8 (0.76%) vSphere
8 5 (0.48%) Nmap
9 3 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.19%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.19%) XenApp
10 2 (0.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.19%) Firmware
10 2 (0.19%) MetaFrame
10 2 (0.19%) UAG
11 1 (0.096%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.096%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.096%) Xen
Systems Management
1 54 (5.16%) Norton AntiVirus
2 36 (3.44%) FortiGate
3 32 (3.06%) Nessus
4 18 (1.72%) McAfee ePO
5 17 (1.62%) Cisco CUCM
6 15 (1.43%) SCCM
7 10 (0.96%) WSUS
8 5 (0.48%) NetBackup
8 5 (0.48%) BMC PATROL
9 4 (0.38%) EMC NetWorker
9 4 (0.38%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 3 (0.29%) CiscoWorks
11 2 (0.19%) SolarWinds Orion
11 2 (0.19%) SCOM
12 1 (0.096%) MIMEsweeper
12 1 (0.096%) MAILsweeper
12 1 (0.096%) OpenView
12 1 (0.096%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 1 (0.096%) Cacti
Vendors
1 585 (55.87%) Cisco
2 402 (38.40%) CheckPoint
3 325 (31.04%) Juniper
4 213 (20.34%) F5
5 151 (14.42%) Microsoft
6 139 (13.28%) Blue Coat
7 124 (11.84%) McAfee
8 91 (8.69%) VMware
9 85 (8.12%) Fortinet
10 67 (6.40%) Symantec
11 59 (5.64%) Citrix
12 52 (4.97%) Websense
13 48 (4.58%) HP
14 45 (4.30%) IronPort
15 42 (4.01%) Sourcefire
16 36 (3.44%) ArcSight
17 26 (2.48%) Nokia
18 25 (2.39%) SolarWinds
19 24 (2.29%) Crossbeam
20 22 (2.10%) Aruba
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Salary: Competitive salary + on,call, benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
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Salary: Unspecified £Excellent + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Esum
Salary: From £75,000 to £85,000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: Unspecified Please discuss
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Berkshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + 20% Commission
Posted: 2 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £36000 - £41000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £48,000 to £68,000 per annum + Bens +Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + Banking Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
OXL Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £48,000 per annum depending on skill set and length of
Posted: 3 days ago
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Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £31000 - £40000 per annum + £6,600 Car Allowance + 10% Bonus
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Yorkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
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Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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London
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Salary: £47000 - £52500 per annum
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