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

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Security Engineer
Rank 828 839 817
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Security Engineer 70 88 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.064% 0.075% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.080% 0.065%
Number of salaries quoted 60 79 49
Average salary £56,250 £56,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.44% +2.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £47,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £60,000 £79,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -4.54%

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
103108 110561 102421
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.31% 94.50% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85312 90184 84719
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%

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 3 August 2015 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 3 August 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 -3 62 £57,500 +1.76% 5
London +17 30 £62,000 +6.89% 4
South East -10 18 £55,000 +8.91% 1
Surrey +24 11 £55,000 +13.40% 1
Guildford - 10 £55,000 -
Edinburgh - 8 £47,500 - 1
Scotland - 8 £47,500 - 1
Cheshire +13 5 £50,000 +25.00%
North West +2 5 £50,000 +25.00%
Hampshire 0 5 £58,750 +1.29%
East Midlands - 4 £72,500 -
East of England +16 3 £52,500 -7.07%
Northwich - 3 £80,000 -
City of London +18 2 £51,250 -11.63%
Hertfordshire -5 2 - -
Leicestershire - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £72,500 -
Leicester - 2 - -
Warrington - 2 £42,500 -
Nottingham - 2 £72,500 -
Basingstoke - 2 £65,000 -
Yorkshire - 2 £43,250 -
Berkshire -3 1 £62,500 +38.88%
Slough -7 1 £62,500 +38.88%
Watford -8 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £52,500 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £41,500 -
Bedford - 1 £52,500 -
Doncaster - 1 £41,500 -
Leeds - 1 £45,000 -

Senior Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 93 (62.42%) Firewall
2 87 (58.39%) Cisco
3 71 (47.65%) Cisco Certification
4 63 (42.28%) Network Security
5 62 (41.61%) CheckPoint
6 56 (37.58%) CCNP
7 49 (32.89%) CISSP
8 48 (32.21%) Windows
9 46 (30.87%) WAN
9 46 (30.87%) Juniper
10 45 (30.20%) LAN
11 40 (26.85%) Wireless
12 37 (24.83%) VPN
13 31 (20.81%) CCIE
14 28 (18.79%) Finance
14 28 (18.79%) Information Security
15 25 (16.78%) CCNA
15 25 (16.78%) Fortinet
16 22 (14.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 22 (14.77%) Ethical Hacking
16 22 (14.77%) HP
17 21 (14.09%) Linux
17 21 (14.09%) Penetration Testing
18 20 (13.42%) Degree
18 20 (13.42%) PCI DSS
18 20 (13.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
19 19 (12.75%) 802.1X
19 19 (12.75%) Cloud Computing
19 19 (12.75%) DNS
19 19 (12.75%) CISM

Senior Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 10 (6.71%) IIS
2 4 (2.68%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.01%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.67%) CMS
4 1 (0.67%) CloudStack
Applications
1 15 (10.07%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.34%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 19 (12.75%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 93 (62.42%) Firewall
2 63 (42.28%) Network Security
3 46 (30.87%) WAN
4 45 (30.20%) LAN
5 40 (26.85%) Wireless
6 37 (24.83%) VPN
7 19 (12.75%) DNS
8 17 (11.41%) TCP/IP
8 17 (11.41%) Wireless Security
9 16 (10.74%) VLAN
10 15 (10.07%) BGP
10 15 (10.07%) Cisco Nexus
11 14 (9.40%) Cisco ASA
12 13 (8.72%) OSPF
13 11 (7.38%) MPLS
13 11 (7.38%) SSL
14 10 (6.71%) SAN
14 10 (6.71%) VoIP
15 9 (6.04%) Cisco ISE
16 8 (5.37%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.70%) DB2
2 4 (2.68%) MariaDB
2 4 (2.68%) Relational Database
2 4 (2.68%) MySQL
2 4 (2.68%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (2.01%) Metasploit
General
1 28 (18.79%) Finance
2 10 (6.71%) Law
3 8 (5.37%) Retail
4 7 (4.70%) Banking
5 4 (2.68%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.01%) Marketing
7 2 (1.34%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.34%) Games
8 1 (0.67%) Military
8 1 (0.67%) Publishing
8 1 (0.67%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.67%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (12.75%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.68%) SAML
2 4 (2.68%) OAuth
2 4 (2.68%) OpenID
2 4 (2.68%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (2.01%) JSP
3 3 (2.01%) Web Services
4 1 (0.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 17 (11.41%) Data Centre
3 12 (8.05%) Computer Science
4 10 (6.71%) Clustering
5 8 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (4.03%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.01%) Mobile App
8 3 (2.01%) RMADS
8 3 (2.01%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (2.01%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (2.01%) Cryptography
9 2 (1.34%) Online Games
10 1 (0.67%) Social Network
10 1 (0.67%) Taxonomies
10 1 (0.67%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.67%) Physics
10 1 (0.67%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 48 (32.21%) Windows
2 21 (14.09%) Linux
3 18 (12.08%) UNIX
4 13 (8.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (6.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.01%) Windows 2000
6 3 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.01%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (18.79%) Information Security
2 22 (14.77%) Ethical Hacking
3 21 (14.09%) Penetration Testing
4 18 (12.08%) SIEM
5 17 (11.41%) Security Hardening
6 16 (10.74%) Cyber Security
7 14 (9.40%) Security Architecture
8 11 (7.38%) Mentoring
8 11 (7.38%) Network Design
8 11 (7.38%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (7.38%) Change Management
9 9 (6.04%) Open Source
10 8 (5.37%) Database Security
10 8 (5.37%) Software Engineering
11 7 (4.70%) Load Balancing
11 7 (4.70%) Problem Management
11 7 (4.70%) Computer Security
11 7 (4.70%) OWASP
11 7 (4.70%) Project Management
11 7 (4.70%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 14 (9.40%) SQL
2 6 (4.03%) Python
3 4 (2.68%) C#
3 4 (2.68%) C++
3 4 (2.68%) Perl
3 4 (2.68%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.68%) R
4 1 (0.67%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.67%) PHP
4 1 (0.67%) Java
4 1 (0.67%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 71 (47.65%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (37.58%) CCNP
3 49 (32.89%) CISSP
4 31 (20.81%) CCIE
5 25 (16.78%) CCNA
6 20 (13.42%) Degree
7 19 (12.75%) CISM
8 14 (9.40%) CCSA
9 11 (7.38%) CISMP
10 8 (5.37%) MCSE
10 8 (5.37%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (4.70%) MCP
12 6 (4.03%) CCSE
13 5 (3.36%) CEH
13 5 (3.36%) CSSLP
14 4 (2.68%) CRISC
15 3 (2.01%) SC Cleared
15 3 (2.01%) Security Cleared
15 3 (2.01%) JNCIE
16 2 (1.34%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (14.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (13.42%) PCI DSS
3 9 (6.04%) SLA
4 5 (3.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (2.01%) COBIT
5 3 (2.01%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.67%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.67%) ARP4754
System Software
1 14 (9.40%) Active Directory
2 12 (8.05%) Hyper-V
3 11 (7.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.67%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 18 (12.08%) FortiGate
2 4 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.68%) StatsD
3 3 (2.01%) WebInspect
3 3 (2.01%) SCCM
4 1 (0.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 87 (58.39%) Cisco
2 62 (41.61%) CheckPoint
3 46 (30.87%) Juniper
4 25 (16.78%) Fortinet
5 22 (14.77%) HP
6 16 (10.74%) Microsoft
6 16 (10.74%) F5
7 14 (9.40%) McAfee
8 13 (8.72%) VMware
9 10 (6.71%) IBM
9 10 (6.71%) Dell
9 10 (6.71%) EMC
9 10 (6.71%) Citrix
10 9 (6.04%) Oracle
11 8 (5.37%) Blue Coat
12 6 (4.03%) Rackspace
13 5 (3.36%) Meraki
13 5 (3.36%) Brocade
14 4 (2.68%) IronPort
14 4 (2.68%) Aruba
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