The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior 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 Senior Security Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Security Engineer
Rank 822 884 905
Rank change year-on-year
+62 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Security Engineer 126 87 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.079% 0.078%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.082% 0.081%
Number of salaries quoted 99 70 65
Average salary £50,000 £57,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.04% +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,250 £80,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £55,000 £49,150
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +11.90%

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
99438 106716 115504
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.25% 96.46% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 83514 87039 93609
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Senior Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Senior Security Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Security Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Security Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Security Engineer within the UK.

Senior Security Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Senior Security Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior Security Engineer over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 within the UK.

Senior Security Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior 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 Senior Security Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 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
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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 +42 120 £50,000 -13.04% 12
London +20 54 £55,000 -18.51% 8
South East +41 35 £53,000 -3.63% 2
West Midlands -9 14 £38,500 -30.00%
Berkshire +23 13 £50,000 -20.00%
Warwickshire - 12 - -
Warwick - 12 - -
Surrey +12 10 £57,500 +4.54% 1
Buckinghamshire - 10 £56,250 - 1
High Wycombe - 10 £56,250 -
Reading +21 8 £50,000 -20.00%
South West +9 7 £50,000 -
Yorkshire - 6 £50,000 - 1
City of London +36 5 £60,000 +14.28% 2
West Yorkshire - 5 £50,000 -
Bristol - 5 £50,000 -
Scotland - 5 £49,000 - 1
Glasgow - 4 £49,000 - 1
Woking - 3 £71,250 -
Hampshire +1 2 £55,000 -15.38%
Basingstoke -4 2 £55,000 -15.38%
Birmingham -16 2 £38,500 -23.00%
Midlands - 2 £55,000 -
Maidenhead - 2 £55,000 -
Cheshire +21 1 £50,000 +17.64%
North West +17 1 £50,000 -13.04%
Warrington +16 1 £50,000 +17.64%
East of England +14 1 £75,000 +7.14% 1
Gloucestershire +10 1 £45,500 -
Cambridge +2 1 £75,000 +7.14% 1

Senior Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Security Engineer in their job title.

1 127 (56.44%) Network Security
2 118 (52.44%) Firewall
3 106 (47.11%) Cisco
4 90 (40.00%) Windows
5 65 (28.89%) CheckPoint
5 65 (28.89%) Intel Security
6 59 (26.22%) Unix
7 54 (24.00%) Cisco ASA
8 50 (22.22%) Linux
9 48 (21.33%) Cisco Certification
10 46 (20.44%) Risk Management
11 44 (19.56%) Juniper
12 43 (19.11%) VPN
13 40 (17.78%) McAfee ePO
14 39 (17.33%) F5
15 37 (16.44%) OSPF
15 37 (16.44%) BGP
15 37 (16.44%) Information Security
16 36 (16.00%) Degree
16 36 (16.00%) CCNP
17 35 (15.56%) Cisco Nexus
18 33 (14.67%) TCP/IP
19 32 (14.22%) CISSP
20 30 (13.33%) Palo Alto
21 28 (12.44%) HTTP
21 28 (12.44%) LAN
21 28 (12.44%) CCSE
22 26 (11.56%) SIEM
22 26 (11.56%) Cisco PIX
22 26 (11.56%) WAN

Senior Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Security Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (1.78%) CICS
1 4 (1.78%) MQSeries
1 4 (1.78%) SAS
2 2 (0.89%) nginx
3 1 (0.44%) Apache
3 1 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.44%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (4.00%) MS Excel
1 9 (4.00%) MS Office
2 4 (1.78%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.11%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.33%) Office 365
3 2 (0.89%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (0.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 127 (56.44%) Network Security
2 118 (52.44%) Firewall
3 54 (24.00%) Cisco ASA
4 43 (19.11%) VPN
5 37 (16.44%) BGP
5 37 (16.44%) OSPF
6 35 (15.56%) Cisco Nexus
7 33 (14.67%) TCP/IP
8 28 (12.44%) HTTP
8 28 (12.44%) LAN
9 26 (11.56%) Cisco PIX
9 26 (11.56%) WAN
10 25 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 24 (10.67%) MPLS
12 20 (8.89%) SSL
13 14 (6.22%) DNS
13 14 (6.22%) EIGRP
13 14 (6.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 10 (4.44%) Asterisk PBX
14 10 (4.44%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.56%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.67%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.78%) DB2
4 2 (0.89%) Big Data
4 2 (0.89%) MySQL
4 2 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.44%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.44%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.44%) HBase
5 1 (0.44%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.44%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (4.00%) Burp Suite
2 6 (2.67%) sqlmap
3 2 (0.89%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.89%) Jenkins
General
1 26 (11.56%) Finance
2 13 (5.78%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.33%) Electronics
3 3 (1.33%) Legal
3 3 (1.33%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.89%) Publishing
5 1 (0.44%) Back Office
5 1 (0.44%) Banking
5 1 (0.44%) Billing
5 1 (0.44%) Law
5 1 (0.44%) Polish Language
5 1 (0.44%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.67%) .NET
1 6 (2.67%) Ajax
1 6 (2.67%) ASP.NET
1 6 (2.67%) HTML
1 6 (2.67%) HTML5
2 5 (2.22%) 802.1X
3 4 (1.78%) ISPF
3 4 (1.78%) Middleware
3 4 (1.78%) SAML
4 3 (1.33%) Web Services
5 2 (0.89%) JSON
5 2 (0.89%) REST
5 2 (0.89%) XML
6 1 (0.44%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.44%) Backbone.js
6 1 (0.44%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.44%) React
6 1 (0.44%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.44%) Spring
6 1 (0.44%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.78%) Management Information System
2 21 (9.33%) Computer Science
3 10 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.44%) IVR
3 10 (4.44%) RSA SecurID
4 8 (3.56%) Data Centre
5 7 (3.11%) Cryptography
5 7 (3.11%) PKI
6 4 (1.78%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (1.33%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.33%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.33%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.89%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.44%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.44%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.44%) iPad
9 1 (0.44%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 90 (40.00%) Windows
2 59 (26.22%) Unix
3 50 (22.22%) Linux
4 20 (8.89%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.78%) zOS
7 3 (1.33%) CentOS
7 3 (1.33%) Windows 2000
7 3 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (20.44%) Risk Management
2 37 (16.44%) Information Security
3 26 (11.56%) SIEM
4 19 (8.44%) Service Delivery
5 17 (7.56%) Vulnerability Management
6 16 (7.11%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (7.11%) Change Control
7 15 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
7 15 (6.67%) Mentoring
8 14 (6.22%) Capacity Planning
8 14 (6.22%) Network Management
8 14 (6.22%) Software Engineering
9 13 (5.78%) Disaster Recovery
9 13 (5.78%) Security Architecture
10 11 (4.89%) Change Management
11 9 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
11 9 (4.00%) Network Monitoring
11 9 (4.00%) OWASP
11 9 (4.00%) Presales
11 9 (4.00%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (6.67%) Java
2 12 (5.33%) SQL
3 11 (4.89%) Perl
4 8 (3.56%) C++
5 7 (3.11%) JavaScript
6 6 (2.67%) PHP
6 6 (2.67%) Python
7 4 (1.78%) Assembly Language
7 4 (1.78%) CLIST
7 4 (1.78%) JCL
7 4 (1.78%) REXX
7 4 (1.78%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.33%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.33%) Ruby
9 2 (0.89%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.89%) C
9 2 (0.89%) C#
9 2 (0.89%) VBScript
10 1 (0.44%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 48 (21.33%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (16.00%) CCNP
2 36 (16.00%) Degree
3 32 (14.22%) CISSP
4 28 (12.44%) CCSE
5 19 (8.44%) CCIE
6 18 (8.00%) CCSA
7 15 (6.67%) CCNA
8 13 (5.78%) Security Cleared
9 10 (4.44%) CEH
9 10 (4.44%) CISA
10 8 (3.56%) CISM
11 7 (3.11%) GSEC
11 7 (3.11%) SANS
12 6 (2.67%) SC Cleared
13 5 (2.22%) CLAS
14 4 (1.78%) SSCP
15 3 (1.33%) CCSP
15 3 (1.33%) CCVP
15 3 (1.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (10.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (4.44%) SLA
3 3 (1.33%) GPG13
3 3 (1.33%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.89%) RMADS
System Software
1 10 (4.44%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.67%) RACF
4 4 (1.78%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 4 (1.78%) Time Sharing Option
5 3 (1.33%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.89%) Varnish
7 1 (0.44%) GPFS
7 1 (0.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 40 (17.78%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (2.67%) OpenVAS
3 5 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (2.22%) RSA Security Analytics
3 5 (2.22%) SCCM
4 4 (1.78%) FortiGate
4 4 (1.78%) RSA Archer
4 4 (1.78%) zSecure
5 3 (1.33%) CiscoWorks
5 3 (1.33%) HP Fortify
5 3 (1.33%) QRadar
5 3 (1.33%) SolarWinds Orion
5 3 (1.33%) WebInspect
6 2 (0.89%) Ansible
6 2 (0.89%) Puppet
7 1 (0.44%) SCOM
Vendors
1 106 (47.11%) Cisco
2 65 (28.89%) CheckPoint
2 65 (28.89%) Intel Security
3 44 (19.56%) Juniper
4 39 (17.33%) F5
5 30 (13.33%) Palo Alto
6 23 (10.22%) VMware
7 18 (8.00%) HP
8 17 (7.56%) Fortinet
8 17 (7.56%) Microsoft
9 13 (5.78%) Qualys
10 12 (5.33%) SolarWinds
11 10 (4.44%) ArcSight
12 8 (3.56%) Citrix
12 8 (3.56%) Riverbed
13 7 (3.11%) AlgoSec
14 5 (2.22%) Blue Coat
14 5 (2.22%) Extreme Networks
14 5 (2.22%) Symantec
15 4 (1.78%) Tripwire
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Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Net Talent
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Bonus/benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oscar
Salary: £500 - £501 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + £10k bonus
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
West London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Surrey
Marks Sattin
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Marlow or Manchester
Softcat
Salary: Competitive salary, benefits and bonus scheme
Posted: 25 days ago