The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Senior Security Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Security Engineer
UK
Rank 748 821 912
Rank change year-on-year
+73 +91
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Security Engineer 93 118 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.12% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.12% 0.052%
Number of salaries quoted 57 99 36
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £58,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £47,500 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £72,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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
79883 98427 103086
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.32% 96.43% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 66300 82530 84981
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

Senior Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Senior Security Engineer in the job title.

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 25 February 2017 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Security Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 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 91 £55,000 +10.00% 5
South East +90 46 £53,750 -2.27%
Berkshire +76 41 £55,000 -
Reading +72 38 £55,000 -15.38%
London +87 35 £61,250 -10.90% 4
Warwick +40 7 £50,000 -
West Midlands +36 7 £50,000 +29.87%
Warwickshire +30 7 £50,000 -
City of London +46 6 £57,500 -20.68% 2
North West -12 3 £48,750 -2.50%
Bracknell - 3 £52,500 -
Brighton - 3 £35,000 -
East Sussex - 3 £35,000 -
Canary Wharf -10 2 £72,500 -
Leeds +23 1 £37,404 +4.62%
Cheshire +16 1 - -
Buckinghamshire +13 1 £50,000 -
Yorkshire +13 1 £37,404 -25.19% 1
West Yorkshire -2 1 £37,404 -25.19% 1
South West -11 1 £50,000 -
Manchester -28 1 £47,500 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 £50,000 -
Liverpool - 1 £50,000 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £50,000 -
Exeter - 1 £50,000 -
Cardiff - 1 £55,000 -
Devon - 1 £50,000 -
South Wales - 1 £55,000 -
Wales - 1 £55,000 -

Senior Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, Senior 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 Senior Security Engineer in the job title.

1 159 (71.62%) Firewall
2 132 (59.46%) Cisco
3 122 (54.95%) Network Security
4 98 (44.14%) CheckPoint
5 83 (37.39%) Palo Alto
6 74 (33.33%) Windows
7 71 (31.98%) Information Security
8 68 (30.63%) VPN
9 67 (30.18%) Cisco Certification
10 64 (28.83%) Juniper
11 63 (28.38%) Linux
12 62 (27.93%) F5
13 58 (26.13%) Kalman Filter
14 47 (21.17%) CCNP
14 47 (21.17%) Blue Coat
15 43 (19.37%) TCP/IP
15 43 (19.37%) Security Operations
16 42 (18.92%) Risk Management
16 42 (18.92%) Cisco ASA
17 41 (18.47%) SLA
17 41 (18.47%) Unix
18 38 (17.12%) Microsoft
18 38 (17.12%) Fortinet
18 38 (17.12%) Sourcefire
19 36 (16.22%) Mentoring
19 36 (16.22%) Cybersecurity
19 36 (16.22%) SIEM
20 34 (15.32%) Security Operations Centre
21 32 (14.41%) ITIL
22 30 (13.51%) Internet

Senior 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 6 (2.70%) Apache
1 6 (2.70%) IIS
1 6 (2.70%) Tomcat
1 6 (2.70%) WebLogic
2 5 (2.25%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (1.35%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.35%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.90%) MQSeries
5 2 (0.90%) SAS
6 1 (0.45%) CICS
Applications
1 23 (10.36%) MS Excel
2 20 (9.01%) MS Office
3 18 (8.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (7.66%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 17 (7.66%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.70%) Office 365
4 1 (0.45%) IaaS
4 1 (0.45%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 159 (71.62%) Firewall
2 122 (54.95%) Network Security
3 68 (30.63%) VPN
4 43 (19.37%) TCP/IP
5 42 (18.92%) Cisco ASA
6 30 (13.51%) Internet
7 26 (11.71%) BGP
8 25 (11.26%) OSPF
9 24 (10.81%) Cisco ISE
10 22 (9.91%) LAN
11 16 (7.21%) SSL
11 16 (7.21%) WAN
12 13 (5.86%) HTTP
12 13 (5.86%) MPLS
13 12 (5.41%) VPLS
13 12 (5.41%) Wireless
14 11 (4.95%) Cisco PIX
14 11 (4.95%) Wi-Fi
15 10 (4.50%) DNS
16 9 (4.05%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.80%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.90%) DB2
3 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Burp Suite
General
1 27 (12.16%) Finance
2 17 (7.66%) Banking
3 9 (4.05%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.60%) Games
4 8 (3.60%) Retail
5 6 (2.70%) Marketing
6 5 (2.25%) Publishing
7 3 (1.35%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.35%) Law
8 2 (0.90%) Legal
9 1 (0.45%) Advertising
9 1 (0.45%) French Language
9 1 (0.45%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.15%) Web Services
2 4 (1.80%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.80%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (1.80%) Middleware
2 4 (1.80%) SailPoint
2 4 (1.80%) XML
3 2 (0.90%) .NET
3 2 (0.90%) ISPF
3 2 (0.90%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.45%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (15.32%) Security Operations Centre
2 24 (10.81%) Management Information System
3 14 (6.31%) RSA SecurID
3 14 (6.31%) Virtual Team
4 11 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.95%) Computer Science
4 11 (4.95%) PKI
5 8 (3.60%) Data Centre
6 7 (3.15%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.25%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.80%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.35%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.90%) Clustering
10 2 (0.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.45%) Cyberthreat
11 1 (0.45%) Derivative
11 1 (0.45%) iPad
11 1 (0.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 74 (33.33%) Windows
2 63 (28.38%) Linux
3 41 (18.47%) Unix
4 21 (9.46%) Windows Server
5 19 (8.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (7.66%) Solaris
6 17 (7.66%) Windows 2000
6 17 (7.66%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.80%) zOS
8 3 (1.35%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.35%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.45%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (31.98%) Information Security
2 58 (26.13%) Kalman Filter
3 43 (19.37%) Security Operations
4 42 (18.92%) Risk Management
5 36 (16.22%) Cybersecurity
5 36 (16.22%) Mentoring
5 36 (16.22%) SIEM
6 32 (14.41%) ITIL
7 25 (11.26%) Security Management
8 24 (10.81%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 22 (9.91%) Coaching
10 21 (9.46%) Vulnerability Management
11 20 (9.01%) Change Management
12 18 (8.11%) Identity Management
12 18 (8.11%) Presales
12 18 (8.11%) Security Architecture
13 17 (7.66%) Content Management
13 17 (7.66%) Penetration Testing
14 15 (6.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 13 (5.86%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (6.31%) SQL
2 13 (5.86%) Python
3 6 (2.70%) C#
3 6 (2.70%) Java
4 5 (2.25%) Bash Shell
4 5 (2.25%) C++
5 4 (1.80%) BeanShell
5 4 (1.80%) Perl
6 3 (1.35%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.35%) Tcl
6 3 (1.35%) VB
7 2 (0.90%) Assembly Language
7 2 (0.90%) CLIST
7 2 (0.90%) JCL
7 2 (0.90%) REXX
7 2 (0.90%) Ruby
8 1 (0.45%) PHP
8 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 67 (30.18%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (21.17%) CCNP
3 29 (13.06%) CCSE
4 26 (11.71%) CCIE
5 21 (9.46%) Degree
6 18 (8.11%) CISSP
6 18 (8.11%) JNCIS
7 17 (7.66%) CCSP
8 14 (6.31%) CISM
9 13 (5.86%) CCNA
10 4 (1.80%) CISA
10 4 (1.80%) Security Cleared
11 3 (1.35%) CCSA
11 3 (1.35%) CEH
11 3 (1.35%) GIAC
12 2 (0.90%) CCDP
12 2 (0.90%) CREST Certified
12 2 (0.90%) CRISC
12 2 (0.90%) ISSAP
13 1 (0.45%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (18.47%) SLA
2 24 (10.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (6.76%) PCI DSS
4 8 (3.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (3.15%) GPG13
6 6 (2.70%) ISO27002
7 2 (0.90%) FISMA
System Software
1 17 (7.66%) ProxySG
2 14 (6.31%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.35%) KVM
3 3 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (1.35%) vSphere
4 2 (0.90%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 2 (0.90%) Snort
4 2 (0.90%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.45%) RACF
Systems Management
1 12 (5.41%) Nessus
2 6 (2.70%) QRadar
3 5 (2.25%) FortiGate
3 5 (2.25%) SCCM
4 4 (1.80%) Kibana
4 4 (1.80%) logstash
4 4 (1.80%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.35%) EnCase
5 3 (1.35%) RSA enVision
5 3 (1.35%) vMotion
6 2 (0.90%) CSIRT
6 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.90%) TrustSec
7 1 (0.45%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.45%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.45%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.45%) Puppet
7 1 (0.45%) RSA Archer
7 1 (0.45%) WebInspect
7 1 (0.45%) zSecure
Vendors
1 132 (59.46%) Cisco
2 98 (44.14%) CheckPoint
3 83 (37.39%) Palo Alto
4 64 (28.83%) Juniper
5 62 (27.93%) F5
6 47 (21.17%) Blue Coat
7 38 (17.12%) Fortinet
7 38 (17.12%) Microsoft
7 38 (17.12%) Sourcefire
8 29 (13.06%) Intel Security
9 19 (8.56%) Crossbeam
9 19 (8.56%) HP
9 19 (8.56%) TippingPoint
10 17 (7.66%) Imperva
10 17 (7.66%) Proofpoint
11 11 (4.95%) Splunk
12 8 (3.60%) VMware
13 7 (3.15%) CA
13 7 (3.15%) CyberArk
14 6 (2.70%) Symantec
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