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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Engineer
Rank 445 502 484
Rank change year-on-year
+57 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 552 499 472
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.43% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.45% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 453 378 338
Average salary £49,123 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.75% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £46,500 £40,125
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +15.88%

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
103310 110572 102545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85440 90223 84888
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 £67,500 £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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +39 526 £50,000 - 53
London +79 236 £55,000 -4.34% 32
South East -56 138 £50,000 +11.11% 10
Hampshire -1 48 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Berkshire -35 44 £43,750 -2.77% 1
City of London +21 43 £50,000 -13.79% 4
Yorkshire +25 38 £37,500 -11.76% 6
North West +10 35 £47,500 -5.00% 2
East of England +20 34 £50,000 +8.10% 1
Surrey +14 28 £53,750 +26.47% 2
East Midlands +24 26 £40,000 +48.14% 1
Cheshire +10 23 £62,500 +35.13%
North Yorkshire - 21 £37,500 -
Derbyshire +7 19 £40,000 +48.14% 1
Reading -15 19 £38,000 -27.61% 1
Chesterfield +14 18 £40,000 +48.14% 1
Aldershot +2 17 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Scotland +27 15 £48,750 +5.40% 2
West Yorkshire +10 15 £35,000 -17.64% 6
Leeds +16 14 £35,000 -17.64% 5
Hertfordshire -9 13 £57,500 +1.76% 1
Manchester +16 12 £45,000 - 2
Watford +10 11 - - 1
Edinburgh - 11 £47,500 - 2
Guildford +13 10 £55,000 +4.76%
Buckinghamshire +5 10 £60,000 +22.44%
South West -9 10 £45,000 +63.63%
Slough -13 10 £58,000 +93.33%
West Midlands -28 10 £35,000 -28.20% 1
Cambridge - 10 £50,000 -

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 662 (60.68%) Firewall
2 531 (48.67%) Network Security
3 481 (44.09%) Cisco
4 381 (34.92%) CheckPoint
5 327 (29.97%) Cisco Certification
6 311 (28.51%) Windows
7 278 (25.48%) Information Security
8 251 (23.01%) CISSP
9 241 (22.09%) Linux
10 236 (21.63%) Finance
11 233 (21.36%) TCP/IP
12 224 (20.53%) Cisco ASA
13 204 (18.70%) CCNP
14 195 (17.87%) SIEM
15 192 (17.60%) WAN
16 186 (17.05%) F5
17 177 (16.22%) CCNA
18 175 (16.04%) Juniper
19 172 (15.77%) VPN
20 171 (15.67%) LAN
21 143 (13.11%) DNS
22 140 (12.83%) UNIX
22 140 (12.83%) Degree
23 134 (12.28%) Penetration Testing
24 133 (12.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
25 118 (10.82%) Fortinet
26 117 (10.72%) Security Cleared
26 117 (10.72%) Wireless
27 114 (10.45%) Blue Coat
28 110 (10.08%) McAfee

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (2.11%) IIS
2 7 (0.64%) OpenStack
2 7 (0.64%) MS Exchange
3 6 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (0.37%) Apache
5 3 (0.27%) CMS
5 3 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (0.27%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.18%) Lync
6 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.092%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.092%) CloudStack
Applications
1 70 (6.42%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.55%) MS Visio
2 6 (0.55%) MS Office
3 1 (0.092%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.27%) Summit
2 2 (0.18%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.092%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 27 (2.47%) Cloud Computing
2 22 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (1.47%) SaaS
4 13 (1.19%) PaaS
5 11 (1.01%) IaaS
6 6 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.092%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.092%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.092%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.092%) IBM PureFlex
7 1 (0.092%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 662 (60.68%) Firewall
2 531 (48.67%) Network Security
3 233 (21.36%) TCP/IP
4 224 (20.53%) Cisco ASA
5 192 (17.60%) WAN
6 172 (15.77%) VPN
7 171 (15.67%) LAN
8 143 (13.11%) DNS
9 117 (10.72%) Wireless
10 83 (7.61%) HTTP
11 79 (7.24%) Internet
12 78 (7.15%) Intrusion Detection
13 72 (6.60%) SSL
13 72 (6.60%) BGP
14 65 (5.96%) MPLS
15 63 (5.77%) OSPF
15 63 (5.77%) DHCP
16 56 (5.13%) Cisco Nexus
17 51 (4.67%) SMTP
18 49 (4.49%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (2.93%) SQL Server
2 16 (1.47%) MySQL
3 10 (0.92%) Big Data
4 7 (0.64%) DB2
5 4 (0.37%) MariaDB
5 4 (0.37%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.27%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.18%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.092%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.092%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.092%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 39 (3.57%) Metasploit
2 3 (0.27%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.092%) Yeoman
General
1 236 (21.63%) Finance
2 87 (7.97%) Telecoms
3 63 (5.77%) Banking
4 51 (4.67%) Law
5 32 (2.93%) Retail
6 22 (2.02%) Financial Institution
7 20 (1.83%) Multimedia
8 8 (0.73%) Advertising
8 8 (0.73%) Back Office
8 8 (0.73%) Investment Banking
9 7 (0.64%) Online Betting
10 6 (0.55%) German Language
10 6 (0.55%) Legal
10 6 (0.55%) Aerospace
10 6 (0.55%) Games
11 4 (0.37%) Publishing
11 4 (0.37%) Marketing
12 3 (0.27%) Welsh Language
12 3 (0.27%) Military
13 2 (0.18%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (3.57%) Web Services
2 28 (2.57%) 802.1X
3 16 (1.47%) .NET
4 11 (1.01%) Middleware
5 7 (0.64%) JSP
5 7 (0.64%) SAML
5 7 (0.64%) OAuth
6 6 (0.55%) XML
7 4 (0.37%) .NET Framework
7 4 (0.37%) OpenID
7 4 (0.37%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (0.37%) REST
8 3 (0.27%) Regular Expression
8 3 (0.27%) PCRE
8 3 (0.27%) SOAP
9 2 (0.18%) CSS
10 1 (0.092%) WCF
10 1 (0.092%) ODBC
10 1 (0.092%) SPNEGO
Miscellaneous
1 109 (9.99%) Data Centre
2 87 (7.97%) Management Information System
3 72 (6.60%) Computer Science
4 71 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
5 46 (4.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 36 (3.30%) PKI
7 32 (2.93%) CESG
8 30 (2.75%) Cryptography
9 29 (2.66%) Hedge funds
10 18 (1.65%) Clustering
11 10 (0.92%) Algorithms
12 8 (0.73%) Smartphone
13 6 (0.55%) SecurID
13 6 (0.55%) Mobile App
13 6 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (0.46%) CMDB
15 4 (0.37%) Mathematics
15 4 (0.37%) GIS
15 4 (0.37%) RMADS
15 4 (0.37%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 311 (28.51%) Windows
2 241 (22.09%) Linux
3 140 (12.83%) UNIX
4 38 (3.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (3.39%) Solaris
6 25 (2.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (1.92%) Windows 2000
8 17 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (0.82%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.27%) CentOS
10 3 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.18%) AIX
12 1 (0.092%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.092%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.092%) Android
12 1 (0.092%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (25.48%) Information Security
2 195 (17.87%) SIEM
3 134 (12.28%) Penetration Testing
4 108 (9.90%) ITIL
5 102 (9.35%) Security Architecture
6 72 (6.60%) Kalman Filter
6 72 (6.60%) Risk Management
7 66 (6.05%) Cyber Security
8 64 (5.87%) Network Design
9 62 (5.68%) Load Balancing
10 58 (5.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 58 (5.32%) Security Management
11 53 (4.86%) Change Management
12 52 (4.77%) Project Management
13 48 (4.40%) Incident Management
14 43 (3.94%) Network Monitoring
15 42 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
16 39 (3.57%) E-Commerce
17 38 (3.48%) Data Protection
18 35 (3.21%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 100 (9.17%) Perl
2 91 (8.34%) SQL
3 84 (7.70%) Python
4 48 (4.40%) PowerShell
5 43 (3.94%) PHP
6 32 (2.93%) C
6 32 (2.93%) Java
7 30 (2.75%) C++
8 19 (1.74%) Ruby
9 12 (1.10%) Bash Shell
9 12 (1.10%) C#
10 8 (0.73%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.37%) Objective-C
11 4 (0.37%) R
11 4 (0.37%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.37%) VBScript
12 1 (0.092%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 327 (29.97%) Cisco Certification
2 251 (23.01%) CISSP
3 204 (18.70%) CCNP
4 177 (16.22%) CCNA
5 140 (12.83%) Degree
6 117 (10.72%) Security Cleared
7 96 (8.80%) CCSA
8 76 (6.97%) CCSE
9 63 (5.77%) CISM
10 62 (5.68%) SC Cleared
11 54 (4.95%) CEH
12 48 (4.40%) CCIE
13 32 (2.93%) DV Cleared
14 27 (2.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 26 (2.38%) MCSE
15 26 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
16 20 (1.83%) CCDP
16 20 (1.83%) GIAC
17 19 (1.74%) CISMP
18 12 (1.10%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (12.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 98 (8.98%) PCI DSS
3 57 (5.22%) SLA
4 16 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 13 (1.19%) QA
6 10 (0.92%) COBIT
7 9 (0.82%) FISMA
8 8 (0.73%) HIPAA
9 7 (0.64%) JSP 440
9 7 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 7 (0.64%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.092%) ARP4754
10 1 (0.092%) GPG13
System Software
1 84 (7.70%) Active Directory
2 47 (4.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (3.57%) vSphere
4 22 (2.02%) Hyper-V
5 15 (1.37%) Snort
6 13 (1.19%) ProxySG
7 11 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (0.92%) VirtualBox
8 10 (0.92%) Xen
9 6 (0.55%) ISA Server
10 4 (0.37%) XenApp
11 3 (0.27%) OpenSSH
12 2 (0.18%) Sendmail
13 1 (0.092%) Firmware
13 1 (0.092%) UAG
13 1 (0.092%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 77 (7.06%) Nessus
2 46 (4.22%) FortiGate
3 38 (3.48%) McAfee ePO
4 14 (1.28%) Nmap
4 14 (1.28%) CORE IMPACT
5 13 (1.19%) CiscoWorks
6 12 (1.10%) Nagios
7 8 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
7 8 (0.73%) MOM
8 7 (0.64%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.37%) StatsD
9 4 (0.37%) Cisco Prime
10 3 (0.27%) SCCM
10 3 (0.27%) WebInspect
11 2 (0.18%) MIMEsweeper
11 2 (0.18%) MAILsweeper
11 2 (0.18%) CA Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.18%) logstash
11 2 (0.18%) Kibana
Vendors
1 481 (44.09%) Cisco
2 381 (34.92%) CheckPoint
3 186 (17.05%) F5
4 175 (16.04%) Juniper
5 118 (10.82%) Fortinet
6 114 (10.45%) Blue Coat
7 110 (10.08%) McAfee
8 93 (8.52%) Microsoft
9 87 (7.97%) HP
10 69 (6.32%) Citrix
11 67 (6.14%) VMware
12 48 (4.40%) Splunk
13 34 (3.12%) ArcSight
14 26 (2.38%) Sourcefire
15 25 (2.29%) Riverbed
16 24 (2.20%) IBM
17 23 (2.11%) SolarWinds
17 23 (2.11%) IronPort
18 22 (2.02%) Brocade
19 21 (1.92%) Dell
Sussex
Xchanging
Salary: Comp+bens+bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £55000 per annum + bonus and excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £17000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £55000 - £63000 per annum + Site allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Acumin
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum On-call allowance, overtime, and ben
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Acumin
Salary: From £65,000 to £95,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Montash
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £55000 per annum + Site allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hanover IT Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hanover IT Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000 plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Allied Worldwide
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Resourcing People Ltd.
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum Excellent benefits on top
Posted: 5 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Acumin
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago