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 28 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Engineer
Rank 377 473 496
Rank change year-on-year
+96 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 758 593 625
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.76% 0.55% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.57% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 629 480 471
Median salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -

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
95982 104272 114131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.29% 96.47% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 80766 85499 93521
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +82 703 £52,500 +5.00% 71
London +88 351 £55,000 - 32
South East +73 213 £50,000 +11.11% 16
Berkshire +22 82 £50,000 +5.26% 7
City of London +41 53 £55,000 +4.76% 9
Hampshire +28 42 £42,500 -5.55% 3
Reading +26 41 £50,000 +29.03% 2
Surrey +17 38 £47,500 -13.63% 2
South West +30 29 £55,000 +22.22% 6
East of England +32 27 £45,000 +20.00% 7
Yorkshire -8 26 £55,000 +22.22% 3
Scotland +7 25 £47,750 -20.41% 3
North West +4 23 £44,250 -15.71% 3
West Midlands -6 23 £46,250 -7.50% 3
Buckinghamshire +46 22 £50,000 -16.66% 2
Wales +21 21 £35,000 -20.45%
South Wales +20 21 £35,000 -20.45%
West Yorkshire -6 21 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Glasgow -5 20 £50,000 -16.66% 3
Cardiff +11 18 £35,000 -17.64%
Leeds -14 18 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Southampton +23 17 £40,000 - 1
Basingstoke +2 14 £47,750 -26.53%
Manchester -9 14 £52,500 +5.00% 2
High Wycombe +15 13 £56,250 -6.25%
Hertfordshire +24 12 £45,000 +34.32% 4
Kent +3 12 £42,500 +40.49% 1
Maidstone +14 11 £42,500 +107.31%
Bristol +14 11 £57,500 +15.00% 3
Gloucestershire +9 11 £51,250 +5.67% 2

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 913 (58.98%) Firewall
2 806 (52.07%) Network Security
3 767 (49.55%) Cisco
4 534 (34.50%) Cisco Certification
5 492 (31.78%) CheckPoint
6 391 (25.26%) Windows
7 377 (24.35%) Cisco ASA
8 374 (24.16%) CCNP
9 353 (22.80%) VPN
10 347 (22.42%) Linux
11 331 (21.38%) Juniper
12 303 (19.57%) F5
13 298 (19.25%) Palo Alto
14 264 (17.05%) SIEM
15 252 (16.28%) WAN
16 251 (16.21%) CCNA
17 247 (15.96%) Information Security
18 242 (15.63%) LAN
19 237 (15.31%) Finance
20 220 (14.21%) TCP/IP
21 215 (13.89%) Cybersecurity
22 191 (12.34%) Security Cleared
23 175 (11.30%) Unix
24 174 (11.24%) CISSP
25 168 (10.85%) Degree
26 157 (10.14%) Microsoft
27 155 (10.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
28 148 (9.56%) Intrusion Detection
29 143 (9.24%) CCIE
29 143 (9.24%) Active Directory

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 40 (2.58%) MS Exchange
2 27 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
3 26 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (1.16%) IIS
5 14 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
6 13 (0.84%) SAS
7 11 (0.71%) Apache
8 10 (0.65%) CICS
9 9 (0.58%) OpenStack
9 9 (0.58%) SharePoint
10 8 (0.52%) Node.js
10 8 (0.52%) WebLogic
11 7 (0.45%) IBM Domino
11 7 (0.45%) MQSeries
11 7 (0.45%) nginx
11 7 (0.45%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.39%) JBoss
13 4 (0.26%) Apache Spark
13 4 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
14 3 (0.19%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 89 (5.75%) MS Excel
2 15 (0.97%) MS Office
3 9 (0.58%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.19%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.065%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.065%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 98 (6.33%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (1.81%) Office 365
4 20 (1.29%) SaaS
5 18 (1.16%) Mimecast
6 13 (0.84%) IaaS
7 8 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.13%) PaaS
9 1 (0.065%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 913 (58.98%) Firewall
2 806 (52.07%) Network Security
3 377 (24.35%) Cisco ASA
4 353 (22.80%) VPN
5 252 (16.28%) WAN
6 242 (15.63%) LAN
7 220 (14.21%) TCP/IP
8 148 (9.56%) Intrusion Detection
9 127 (8.20%) MPLS
10 125 (8.07%) BGP
10 125 (8.07%) DNS
10 125 (8.07%) Wireless
11 119 (7.69%) SSL
12 114 (7.36%) OSPF
13 98 (6.33%) Cisco Nexus
14 82 (5.30%) Internet
15 81 (5.23%) Cisco PIX
16 78 (5.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 72 (4.65%) IPsec
18 59 (3.81%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (3.81%) SQL Server
2 28 (1.81%) Big Data
3 21 (1.36%) MySQL
4 20 (1.29%) Relational Database
5 16 (1.03%) Hadoop
6 12 (0.78%) Data Mining
7 11 (0.71%) NoSQL
8 7 (0.45%) DB2
9 6 (0.39%) Crystal Reports
9 6 (0.39%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.32%) GIS
11 4 (0.26%) SAP BW
12 3 (0.19%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.19%) Parquet
12 3 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.19%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.13%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (0.13%) SQL Server 2008
14 1 (0.065%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 18 (1.16%) Burp Suite
2 17 (1.10%) Metasploit
3 15 (0.97%) Git (software)
4 10 (0.65%) sqlmap
5 9 (0.58%) Jenkins
6 8 (0.52%) JIRA
6 8 (0.52%) Rational DOORS
7 6 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (0.32%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.19%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.065%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.065%) Maven
10 1 (0.065%) Subversion
10 1 (0.065%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 237 (15.31%) Finance
2 106 (6.85%) Telecoms
3 64 (4.13%) Banking
4 38 (2.45%) Manufacturing
5 28 (1.81%) German Language
6 24 (1.55%) Retail
7 23 (1.49%) Law
8 20 (1.29%) French Language
8 20 (1.29%) Publishing
9 19 (1.23%) Military
10 15 (0.97%) Electronics
10 15 (0.97%) Legal
11 9 (0.58%) Games
12 8 (0.52%) Advertising
13 7 (0.45%) Back Office
13 7 (0.45%) Marketing
13 7 (0.45%) Online Betting
14 6 (0.39%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.26%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (2.65%) 802.1X
2 39 (2.52%) Web Services
3 23 (1.49%) SAML
4 21 (1.36%) .NET
5 19 (1.23%) XML
6 18 (1.16%) Middleware
6 18 (1.16%) SOAP
7 16 (1.03%) HTML
7 16 (1.03%) REST
8 14 (0.90%) Regular Expression
9 13 (0.84%) JSON
10 10 (0.65%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 10 (0.65%) STL
11 8 (0.52%) Ajax
11 8 (0.52%) ELK Stack
11 8 (0.52%) ISPF
12 7 (0.45%) OAuth
12 7 (0.45%) OpenID
12 7 (0.45%) Oracle Fusion
12 7 (0.45%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 118 (7.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 112 (7.24%) Data Centre
3 93 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
4 86 (5.56%) Management Information System
5 85 (5.49%) Computer Science
6 62 (4.01%) PKI
7 54 (3.49%) RSA SecurID
8 46 (2.97%) Security Operations Centre
9 36 (2.33%) Cryptography
10 23 (1.49%) CESG
10 23 (1.49%) Replication
11 19 (1.23%) Internet of Things
12 18 (1.16%) Blackberry
12 18 (1.16%) Cyberthreat
12 18 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
13 17 (1.10%) Mathematics
13 17 (1.10%) Private Cloud
14 14 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
14 14 (0.90%) Driving Licence
15 12 (0.78%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 391 (25.26%) Windows
2 347 (22.42%) Linux
3 175 (11.30%) Unix
4 114 (7.36%) Windows Server
5 75 (4.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 48 (3.10%) Solaris
7 40 (2.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 38 (2.45%) Windows 2000
9 32 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
10 23 (1.49%) Android
11 17 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 16 (1.03%) Windows 8
13 15 (0.97%) Windows XP
14 12 (0.78%) CentOS
15 10 (0.65%) zOS
16 8 (0.52%) Apple iOS
17 7 (0.45%) Windows 7
18 5 (0.32%) Windows 10
19 3 (0.19%) Debian
19 3 (0.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 264 (17.05%) SIEM
2 247 (15.96%) Information Security
3 215 (13.89%) Cybersecurity
4 142 (9.17%) Presales
5 141 (9.11%) Penetration Testing
6 125 (8.07%) Security Operations
7 120 (7.75%) ITIL
8 95 (6.14%) Agile Software Development
9 90 (5.81%) Risk Management
10 88 (5.68%) Kalman Filter
11 87 (5.62%) Vulnerability Management
12 74 (4.78%) Software Engineering
12 74 (4.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 73 (4.72%) Load Balancing
14 70 (4.52%) Security Architecture
15 65 (4.20%) Network Management
16 64 (4.13%) DDoS Mitigation
17 62 (4.01%) Network Monitoring
18 59 (3.81%) Change Management
18 59 (3.81%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 134 (8.66%) SQL
2 129 (8.33%) Python
3 99 (6.40%) C
4 98 (6.33%) Java
5 92 (5.94%) Perl
6 78 (5.04%) C++
7 61 (3.94%) Ruby
8 57 (3.68%) C#
9 39 (2.52%) PowerShell
10 34 (2.20%) JavaScript
11 23 (1.49%) PHP
12 22 (1.42%) Bash Shell
13 14 (0.90%) VBScript
14 11 (0.71%) Shell Script
15 8 (0.52%) Erlang
16 6 (0.39%) Assembly Language
17 5 (0.32%) CLIST
17 5 (0.32%) JCL
17 5 (0.32%) REXX
17 5 (0.32%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 534 (34.50%) Cisco Certification
2 374 (24.16%) CCNP
3 251 (16.21%) CCNA
4 191 (12.34%) Security Cleared
5 174 (11.24%) CISSP
6 168 (10.85%) Degree
7 143 (9.24%) CCIE
8 135 (8.72%) SC Cleared
9 121 (7.82%) CCSE
10 83 (5.36%) CCSA
11 71 (4.59%) CISM
12 63 (4.07%) CEH
13 57 (3.68%) CCSP
14 48 (3.10%) SSCP
15 41 (2.65%) GIAC
16 37 (2.39%) SANS
17 34 (2.20%) DV Cleared
18 30 (1.94%) CISA
19 26 (1.68%) CCIP
19 26 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (10.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 76 (4.91%) PCI DSS
3 59 (3.81%) SLA
4 18 (1.16%) COBIT
5 15 (0.97%) FISMA
6 14 (0.90%) QA
6 14 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.52%) GPG13
7 8 (0.52%) RMADS
8 4 (0.26%) ISO27002
9 3 (0.19%) FIPS 140-2
10 2 (0.13%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.065%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.065%) SAS 70
System Software
1 143 (9.24%) Active Directory
2 77 (4.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (2.13%) vSphere
4 29 (1.87%) XenApp
5 28 (1.81%) Hyper-V
6 14 (0.90%) XenDesktop
7 12 (0.78%) RACF
8 9 (0.58%) NFS
8 9 (0.58%) ProxySG
9 8 (0.52%) Firmware
9 8 (0.52%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 8 (0.52%) Time Sharing Option
10 7 (0.45%) Varnish
11 5 (0.32%) Snort
12 3 (0.19%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.19%) KVM
13 2 (0.13%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.13%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
14 1 (0.065%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 56 (3.62%) McAfee ePO
2 39 (2.52%) Nessus
3 35 (2.26%) Puppet
4 30 (1.94%) FortiGate
5 23 (1.49%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 23 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (1.49%) SCCM
6 22 (1.42%) Ansible
7 20 (1.29%) Nmap
8 17 (1.10%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 17 (1.10%) QRadar
9 16 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
10 15 (0.97%) SolarWinds Orion
11 14 (0.90%) Cisco Prime
12 11 (0.71%) Nagios
12 11 (0.71%) WSUS
13 8 (0.52%) RSA Archer
13 8 (0.52%) RSA Security Analytics
13 8 (0.52%) zSecure
14 7 (0.45%) logstash
Vendors
1 767 (49.55%) Cisco
2 492 (31.78%) CheckPoint
3 331 (21.38%) Juniper
4 303 (19.57%) F5
5 298 (19.25%) Palo Alto
6 157 (10.14%) Microsoft
7 132 (8.53%) Intel Security
8 124 (8.01%) VMware
9 107 (6.91%) HP
10 101 (6.52%) Blue Coat
11 88 (5.68%) Riverbed
12 85 (5.49%) SolarWinds
13 79 (5.10%) ArcSight
14 72 (4.65%) Qualys
15 66 (4.26%) Citrix
15 66 (4.26%) Fortinet
16 62 (4.01%) Sourcefire
17 53 (3.42%) Meraki
17 53 (3.42%) Splunk
18 51 (3.29%) Oracle
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 14 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £0.00 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Alderbridge Network Recruitment
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £47000 - £55000 per annum + + 10% on Call + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
FT Select
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum plus car and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50000 - 70000 + shift allowance + car + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35000 - 45000 + shift allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £50000 - £58000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £36000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 Per Annum + 15% Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Schroders plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Car Allowance, Pension, Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £70k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + £4.5k shift allow + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benfits & training
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Shift Allowance + Training
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £55000 - £85000 per annum + Car, Bens, Bonus, Stock (Pre-IPO)
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + bonus, shift allowance.
Posted: 5 days ago