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

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Engineer
Rank 443 491 426
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -65
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 573 486 592
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.43% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.46% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 456 373 355
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £27,000 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,450 £64,550 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,500 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.12%

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
102508 106760 102483
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.58% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 83937 86285 85691
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 £27,000 £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 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 30 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
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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 +69 531 £50,000 +5.26% 73
London +55 237 £51,000 -7.27% 32
South East -8 143 £48,750 +5.63% 22
Berkshire 0 83 £50,000 +5.26% 15
City of London +19 64 £47,500 -18.10% 9
North West +47 59 £48,750 +3.72% 4
Cheshire +29 45 £46,500 -1.06% 2
Reading -2 42 £51,000 +4.08% 4
East of England -1 31 £50,000 +11.11% 5
Yorkshire +17 26 £42,500 -5.55% 3
Hampshire -13 26 £42,000 -16.00% 2
West Yorkshire +12 23 £41,250 -8.33% 3
Surrey +9 20 £50,000 - 1
Leicestershire +35 18 £48,250 +14.88% 1
East Midlands +23 18 £48,250 +26.97% 1
Wales -10 16 £42,500 +6.25% 1
South Wales -11 16 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Cambridgeshire - 15 £50,000 -
Leeds +11 14 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Cardiff - 14 £42,500 - 1
Maidenhead +7 13 £53,750 -2.27% 6
Manchester +14 11 £48,750 -2.50% 2
Slough -8 11 £42,000 -6.66% 2
Docklands, London +9 10 - -
Buckinghamshire -6 10 £60,000 +20.00% 1
South West -12 10 £49,500 +37.50% 5
Bracknell - 9 £42,000 - 1
Basingstoke +14 8 £42,000 -20.00%
Essex +5 8 £50,000 +5.26% 2
High Wycombe - 8 £60,000 - 1

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 649 (58.05%) Firewall
2 602 (53.85%) Network Security
3 583 (52.15%) Cisco
4 413 (36.94%) CheckPoint
5 399 (35.69%) Cisco Certification
6 328 (29.34%) Windows
7 280 (25.04%) Juniper
8 272 (24.33%) CCNP
9 245 (21.91%) Information Security
10 240 (21.47%) Linux
10 240 (21.47%) F5
11 239 (21.38%) CISSP
12 225 (20.13%) Finance
13 216 (19.32%) TCP/IP
14 214 (19.14%) VPN
15 198 (17.71%) CCNA
16 196 (17.53%) Cisco ASA
17 188 (16.82%) WAN
18 171 (15.30%) SIEM
19 157 (14.04%) LAN
20 155 (13.86%) Security Cleared
21 151 (13.51%) UNIX
22 135 (12.08%) Blue Coat
22 135 (12.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
23 134 (11.99%) Microsoft
24 123 (11.00%) Wireless
25 120 (10.73%) DNS
26 119 (10.64%) SSL
27 114 (10.20%) SC Cleared
28 112 (10.02%) Degree

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 23 (2.06%) IIS
2 21 (1.88%) MS Exchange
3 6 (0.54%) WebSphere
4 4 (0.36%) Lync
5 3 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.27%) CMS
6 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.18%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.089%) Tomcat
Applications
1 84 (7.51%) MS Excel
2 18 (1.61%) MS Office
3 8 (0.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.18%) RMDS
2 1 (0.089%) assyst
2 1 (0.089%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.98%) PaaS
2 9 (0.81%) SaaS
3 8 (0.72%) IaaS
4 5 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.27%) SoftLayer
6 3 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.089%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.089%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 649 (58.05%) Firewall
2 602 (53.85%) Network Security
3 216 (19.32%) TCP/IP
4 214 (19.14%) VPN
5 196 (17.53%) Cisco ASA
6 188 (16.82%) WAN
7 157 (14.04%) LAN
8 123 (11.00%) Wireless
9 120 (10.73%) DNS
10 119 (10.64%) SSL
11 97 (8.68%) BGP
12 85 (7.60%) OSPF
12 85 (7.60%) Intrusion Detection
13 79 (7.07%) EIGRP
14 69 (6.17%) MPLS
15 62 (5.55%) IPsec
16 57 (5.10%) Wireshark
17 56 (5.01%) VLAN
17 56 (5.01%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 55 (4.92%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (3.49%) SQL Server
2 10 (0.89%) Big Data
3 7 (0.63%) MySQL
4 3 (0.27%) Data Mining
4 3 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.089%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.089%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.089%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.089%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.089%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.089%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (0.98%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.18%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.089%) Yeoman
General
1 225 (20.13%) Finance
2 51 (4.56%) Telecoms
3 45 (4.03%) Banking
4 42 (3.76%) Law
5 33 (2.95%) Retail
6 21 (1.88%) Financial Institution
7 16 (1.43%) Games
8 13 (1.16%) Multimedia
9 10 (0.89%) Legal
10 8 (0.72%) Advertising
11 5 (0.45%) Marketing
11 5 (0.45%) Welsh Language
12 4 (0.36%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.36%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.36%) Back Office
13 3 (0.27%) Military
14 2 (0.18%) Billing
14 2 (0.18%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.18%) German Language
15 1 (0.089%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (1.88%) .NET
2 19 (1.70%) Web Services
3 12 (1.07%) SOAP
4 7 (0.63%) XML
4 7 (0.63%) JNI
4 7 (0.63%) Dalvik
5 5 (0.45%) PCRE
5 5 (0.45%) REST
5 5 (0.45%) Regular Expression
5 5 (0.45%) SAML
5 5 (0.45%) OAuth
6 4 (0.36%) Ajax
6 4 (0.36%) .NET Framework
6 4 (0.36%) HTML
6 4 (0.36%) ASP.NET
6 4 (0.36%) CSS
6 4 (0.36%) JSP
6 4 (0.36%) Middleware
6 4 (0.36%) HTML5
7 2 (0.18%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 75 (6.71%) Management Information System
2 72 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
3 68 (6.08%) Computer Science
4 30 (2.68%) PKI
5 27 (2.42%) Hedge funds
6 22 (1.97%) Open Source
7 19 (1.70%) Clustering
8 12 (1.07%) Cryptography
9 11 (0.98%) CESG
10 9 (0.81%) Mathematics
11 7 (0.63%) Tandem
11 7 (0.63%) Replication
11 7 (0.63%) Blackberry
11 7 (0.63%) Mobile App
12 6 (0.54%) e-Health
13 5 (0.45%) Thin Client
13 5 (0.45%) IPTV
13 5 (0.45%) Blog
13 5 (0.45%) Fat Client
14 4 (0.36%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 328 (29.34%) Windows
2 240 (21.47%) Linux
3 151 (13.51%) UNIX
4 59 (5.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 59 (5.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (2.42%) Solaris
6 23 (2.06%) Windows 7
7 22 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (1.97%) Windows 2000
8 15 (1.34%) Windows XP
8 15 (1.34%) Android
9 10 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (0.81%) CentOS
11 7 (0.63%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.18%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.089%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.089%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (21.91%) Information Security
2 171 (15.30%) SIEM
3 107 (9.57%) ITIL
4 98 (8.77%) Cyber Security
5 91 (8.14%) Penetration Testing
6 79 (7.07%) Load Balancing
7 77 (6.89%) Network Design
8 67 (5.99%) Kalman Filter
9 63 (5.64%) Network Monitoring
9 63 (5.64%) Change Management
10 56 (5.01%) Security Architecture
11 44 (3.94%) Problem Management
12 42 (3.76%) Project Management
12 42 (3.76%) Risk Management
13 38 (3.40%) Security Management
14 37 (3.31%) Agile Software Development
14 37 (3.31%) Database Security
15 36 (3.22%) Incident Management
16 34 (3.04%) Risk Assessment
17 32 (2.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 101 (9.03%) SQL
2 66 (5.90%) Perl
3 45 (4.03%) Python
4 43 (3.85%) PowerShell
5 31 (2.77%) Java
6 29 (2.59%) C
7 21 (1.88%) PHP
7 21 (1.88%) Shell Script
8 16 (1.43%) Ruby
9 13 (1.16%) C++
9 13 (1.16%) Bash Shell
10 12 (1.07%) C#
11 11 (0.98%) Objective-C
12 9 (0.81%) JavaScript
13 6 (0.54%) VBScript
14 1 (0.089%) VB
14 1 (0.089%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 399 (35.69%) Cisco Certification
2 272 (24.33%) CCNP
3 239 (21.38%) CISSP
4 198 (17.71%) CCNA
5 155 (13.86%) Security Cleared
6 114 (10.20%) SC Cleared
7 112 (10.02%) Degree
8 91 (8.14%) CISM
9 81 (7.25%) CCSE
10 78 (6.98%) CCSA
11 70 (6.26%) CEH
12 57 (5.10%) CCIE
13 38 (3.40%) Microsoft Certification
14 34 (3.04%) MCSE
15 31 (2.77%) JNCIS
16 28 (2.50%) GIAC
16 28 (2.50%) CCDP
17 24 (2.15%) DV Cleared
18 23 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
19 16 (1.43%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (12.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 87 (7.78%) PCI DSS
3 69 (6.17%) SLA
4 15 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 14 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 13 (1.16%) COBIT
7 8 (0.72%) ISO 9001
8 7 (0.63%) HIPAA
9 6 (0.54%) QA
10 5 (0.45%) FISMA
11 4 (0.36%) JSP 440
12 3 (0.27%) GPG13
13 1 (0.089%) ARP4754
System Software
1 102 (9.12%) Active Directory
2 46 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (3.67%) Snort
4 17 (1.52%) Hyper-V
5 11 (0.98%) vSphere
6 9 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (0.72%) VMware ESX
8 7 (0.63%) iptables
9 6 (0.54%) ISA Server
10 5 (0.45%) ProxySG
11 3 (0.27%) Sendmail
11 3 (0.27%) XenApp
11 3 (0.27%) Firmware
12 2 (0.18%) MetaFrame
12 2 (0.18%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.18%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.18%) UAG
13 1 (0.089%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.089%) Xen
Systems Management
1 43 (3.85%) FortiGate
2 42 (3.76%) Norton AntiVirus
3 36 (3.22%) Nessus
4 17 (1.52%) McAfee ePO
5 13 (1.16%) Cisco CUCM
6 12 (1.07%) SCCM
7 11 (0.98%) WSUS
8 6 (0.54%) Nmap
8 6 (0.54%) BMC PATROL
9 5 (0.45%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (0.36%) CiscoWorks
10 4 (0.36%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.36%) Backup Exec
11 3 (0.27%) MIMEsweeper
11 3 (0.27%) MAILsweeper
11 3 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 2 (0.18%) SCOM
12 2 (0.18%) CORE IMPACT
13 1 (0.089%) HP SIM
13 1 (0.089%) OpenView
Vendors
1 583 (52.15%) Cisco
2 413 (36.94%) CheckPoint
3 280 (25.04%) Juniper
4 240 (21.47%) F5
5 135 (12.08%) Blue Coat
6 134 (11.99%) Microsoft
7 107 (9.57%) McAfee
7 107 (9.57%) Fortinet
8 81 (7.25%) VMware
9 70 (6.26%) HP
10 56 (5.01%) Symantec
11 55 (4.92%) Citrix
12 49 (4.38%) IronPort
13 41 (3.67%) Sourcefire
14 40 (3.58%) Splunk
15 38 (3.40%) Websense
16 32 (2.86%) ArcSight
17 24 (2.15%) Riverbed
18 23 (2.06%) Crossbeam
18 23 (2.06%) Brocade
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Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Plus Benefits
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Berkshire
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Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + 20% Commission
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Salary: £45 - £52 per hour
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + On application
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Salary: From £50,000 to £90,000 per annum Plus Excellent benefits package and
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Salary: Unspecified Competitive
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Cheshire
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City, London
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Salary: £35000.00 - £90000.00 per annum + Benifits + Bonus
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City, London
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