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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Security Engineer
Rank 807 827 806
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Security Engineer 86 80 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.079% 0.070% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.074% 0.067%
Number of salaries quoted 70 75 49
Average salary £58,750 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.81% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,500 £41,800
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £60,000 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £53,879 £56,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year
-4.63% +7.61%

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
103166 108467 100157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.53% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85861 87695 83035
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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 2015 within the UK.

Senior Security Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Security Engineer
Top 29 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 28 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +4 76 £60,000 +9.09% 13
London +8 32 £60,000 +12.14% 8
Cheshire +21 18 £65,000 +62.50%
North West +19 18 £65,000 +62.50%
South East +9 18 £54,439 -6.13% 4
Northwich - 16 £80,000 -
City of London +15 8 £60,000 +3.44% 1
Edinburgh - 8 £47,500 -
Scotland - 8 £47,500 -
Berkshire +10 6 £62,500 +4.16% 3
Surrey - 6 £55,000 -
Hampshire -4 5 £53,879 -7.10%
Guildford - 5 £55,000 -
East of England -1 4 £68,750 +21.68%
East Midlands 0 3 £72,500 +52.63% 1
Nottinghamshire -10 3 £72,500 +52.63%
Havant -14 3 £53,879 -7.10%
Nottingham -5 2 £72,500 +52.63%
Hertfordshire -10 2 - -
Warrington - 2 £42,500 -
Bedfordshire +11 1 £52,500 +5.00%
Bedford 0 1 £52,500 +5.00%
Slough -4 1 £62,500 +38.88%
Watford -11 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £85,000 -
Doncaster - 1 £41,500 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £41,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £85,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 £41,500 -

Senior Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 101 (58.05%) Firewall
2 100 (57.47%) Cisco
3 85 (48.85%) Cisco Certification
4 79 (45.40%) Network Security
5 70 (40.23%) CCNP
6 58 (33.33%) LAN
7 57 (32.76%) CISSP
8 55 (31.61%) CheckPoint
8 55 (31.61%) Windows
9 47 (27.01%) Juniper
10 45 (25.86%) WAN
11 42 (24.14%) CCIE
12 39 (22.41%) VPN
13 37 (21.26%) Information Security
14 35 (20.11%) Wireless
15 34 (19.54%) DNS
16 33 (18.97%) Degree
17 29 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
17 29 (16.67%) TCP/IP
17 29 (16.67%) SSL
18 28 (16.09%) VLAN
19 27 (15.52%) Finance
20 26 (14.94%) BGP
20 26 (14.94%) CCNA
21 25 (14.37%) Citrix
21 25 (14.37%) Linux
21 25 (14.37%) OSPF
22 24 (13.79%) E-Commerce
22 24 (13.79%) HP
22 24 (13.79%) UNIX

Senior Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 (5.75%) IIS
2 4 (2.30%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.72%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.72%) Apache
4 1 (0.57%) CMS
4 1 (0.57%) CloudStack
Applications
1 13 (7.47%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.15%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 19 (10.92%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 101 (58.05%) Firewall
2 79 (45.40%) Network Security
3 58 (33.33%) LAN
4 45 (25.86%) WAN
5 39 (22.41%) VPN
6 35 (20.11%) Wireless
7 34 (19.54%) DNS
8 29 (16.67%) SSL
8 29 (16.67%) TCP/IP
8 29 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
9 28 (16.09%) VLAN
10 26 (14.94%) BGP
11 25 (14.37%) OSPF
12 22 (12.64%) HTTP
13 20 (11.49%) DHCP
14 17 (9.77%) Wireless Security
14 17 (9.77%) iSCSI
14 17 (9.77%) FCoE
14 17 (9.77%) Fibre Channel
15 15 (8.62%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.02%) DB2
1 7 (4.02%) Relational Database
2 5 (2.87%) Big Data
3 4 (2.30%) MariaDB
3 4 (2.30%) MySQL
4 2 (1.15%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (2.30%) Metasploit
General
1 27 (15.52%) Finance
2 10 (5.75%) Law
3 7 (4.02%) Banking
4 5 (2.87%) Retail
4 5 (2.87%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.30%) Marketing
6 2 (1.15%) Games
6 2 (1.15%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.57%) Electronics
7 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.57%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (10.92%) 802.1X
2 5 (2.87%) .NET
3 4 (2.30%) Web Services
3 4 (2.30%) SAML
3 4 (2.30%) OAuth
3 4 (2.30%) OpenID
3 4 (2.30%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (1.72%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.79%) Computer Science
2 20 (11.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 19 (10.92%) Data Centre
4 17 (9.77%) Hybrid Cloud
5 13 (7.47%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (5.17%) Management Information System
7 7 (4.02%) Clustering
7 7 (4.02%) Mobile App
8 5 (2.87%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (2.30%) Hedge funds
9 4 (2.30%) Cryptography
10 3 (1.72%) RMADS
10 3 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (1.72%) Semantic Web
11 2 (1.15%) Online Games
12 1 (0.57%) DTV
12 1 (0.57%) Social Network
12 1 (0.57%) Taxonomies
12 1 (0.57%) CESG
12 1 (0.57%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 55 (31.61%) Windows
2 25 (14.37%) Linux
3 24 (13.79%) UNIX
4 10 (5.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (4.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.72%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.72%) Solaris
6 3 (1.72%) Windows 2000
6 3 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.72%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (21.26%) Information Security
2 24 (13.79%) E-Commerce
3 22 (12.64%) Ethical Hacking
4 21 (12.07%) Penetration Testing
4 21 (12.07%) Load Balancing
4 21 (12.07%) Cyber Security
5 17 (9.77%) Security Hardening
6 15 (8.62%) Security Architecture
7 14 (8.05%) SIEM
8 12 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (6.32%) OWASP
9 11 (6.32%) Mentoring
10 10 (5.75%) Open Source
10 10 (5.75%) Network Design
11 8 (4.60%) Software Engineering
11 8 (4.60%) Change Management
11 8 (4.60%) Database Security
11 8 (4.60%) Computer Security
12 7 (4.02%) Project Management
12 7 (4.02%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (8.05%) SQL
2 8 (4.60%) C++
3 7 (4.02%) Java
3 7 (4.02%) C#
4 6 (3.45%) Python
5 4 (2.30%) C
5 4 (2.30%) R
6 3 (1.72%) Perl
7 2 (1.15%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.15%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.57%) PHP
8 1 (0.57%) Assembly Language
8 1 (0.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 85 (48.85%) Cisco Certification
2 70 (40.23%) CCNP
3 57 (32.76%) CISSP
4 42 (24.14%) CCIE
5 33 (18.97%) Degree
6 26 (14.94%) CCNA
7 22 (12.64%) CISM
8 12 (6.90%) CCSA
9 11 (6.32%) CISMP
10 10 (5.75%) CEH
11 9 (5.17%) CSSLP
12 8 (4.60%) MCSE
12 8 (4.60%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (4.02%) MCP
13 7 (4.02%) CISA
14 4 (2.30%) GSEC
14 4 (2.30%) CRISC
15 3 (1.72%) GWAPT
15 3 (1.72%) SC Cleared
15 3 (1.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (11.49%) PCI DSS
2 19 (10.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (6.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (5.17%) SLA
5 5 (2.87%) COBIT
6 4 (2.30%) HIPAA
7 3 (1.72%) JSP 440
System Software
1 11 (6.32%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.17%) Hyper-V
3 8 (4.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.57%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 21 (12.07%) FortiGate
2 4 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.30%) StatsD
2 4 (2.30%) WebInspect
3 3 (1.72%) AppDetective
4 1 (0.57%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (0.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.57%) Nessus
4 1 (0.57%) Nmap
Vendors
1 100 (57.47%) Cisco
2 55 (31.61%) CheckPoint
3 47 (27.01%) Juniper
4 25 (14.37%) Citrix
5 24 (13.79%) HP
6 23 (13.22%) Fortinet
7 19 (10.92%) F5
8 14 (8.05%) McAfee
9 13 (7.47%) Microsoft
10 10 (5.75%) IBM
10 10 (5.75%) VMware
11 9 (5.17%) Oracle
12 7 (4.02%) Dell
12 7 (4.02%) EMC
13 6 (3.45%) Blue Coat
13 6 (3.45%) Rackspace
13 6 (3.45%) Brocade
14 5 (2.87%) IronPort
15 4 (2.30%) New Relic
15 4 (2.30%) Meraki
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