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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Security Engineer
Rank 799 823 825
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Security Engineer 84 84 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.079% 0.072% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.076% 0.060%
Number of salaries quoted 67 61 37
Average salary £57,500 £53,750 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.97% +2.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £49,250 £42,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £78,250 £59,800 £65,300
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £45,750 £46,500
% change year-on-year
+20.21% -1.61%

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
101039 111103 102972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82999 91169 85609
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 May 2015 within the UK.

Senior Security Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Security Engineer
Top 28 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 22 May 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 +34 81 £57,500 +6.97% 7
London +46 38 £67,500 +20.53% 5
South East -15 23 £55,000 +29.41% 1
Surrey +27 11 £55,000 +11.67%
City of London +38 10 £52,500 -9.48% 2
Guildford - 10 £55,000 -
North West - 9 £57,500 -
Leicestershire - 8 £38,500 -
East Midlands - 8 £38,500 - 1
Leicester - 7 - -
Berkshire -14 6 £52,500 +23.52%
Manchester - 6 £57,500 -
Hampshire 0 5 £65,000 +35.41% 1
Basingstoke - 4 £65,000 - 1
West Midlands -7 3 £55,000 -2.65%
Reading -26 3 - -
Cheshire - 3 £42,500 -
Solihull - 2 £55,000 -
Bracknell - 2 £52,500 -
Chester - 2 - -
Chichester - 1 £55,500 -
Birmingham - 1 £50,000 -
Warrington - 1 £42,500 -
Leeds - 1 £45,000 -
West Sussex - 1 £55,500 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £45,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 £45,000 -
Ealing - 1 £55,500 -

Senior Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 88 (68.22%) Firewall
2 81 (62.79%) Cisco
3 60 (46.51%) Network Security
4 59 (45.74%) CheckPoint
5 56 (43.41%) Cisco Certification
6 45 (34.88%) Windows
7 44 (34.11%) CCNP
8 41 (31.78%) WAN
9 39 (30.23%) VPN
10 37 (28.68%) Juniper
10 37 (28.68%) CISSP
10 37 (28.68%) LAN
11 32 (24.81%) Wireless
12 26 (20.16%) Linux
13 24 (18.60%) SIEM
14 23 (17.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 23 (17.83%) Finance
15 21 (16.28%) MS Excel
15 21 (16.28%) CCIE
15 21 (16.28%) DNS
16 20 (15.50%) TCP/IP
16 20 (15.50%) Microsoft
16 20 (15.50%) PCI DSS
17 19 (14.73%) VMware
18 18 (13.95%) BGP
18 18 (13.95%) Cisco ASA
18 18 (13.95%) Windows Server 2008
18 18 (13.95%) F5
19 17 (13.18%) Cyber Security
19 17 (13.18%) VMware Infrastructure

Senior Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 13 (10.08%) IIS
2 6 (4.65%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.10%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.78%) CloudStack
4 1 (0.78%) CMS
Applications
1 21 (16.28%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.55%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.53%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 88 (68.22%) Firewall
2 60 (46.51%) Network Security
3 41 (31.78%) WAN
4 39 (30.23%) VPN
5 37 (28.68%) LAN
6 32 (24.81%) Wireless
7 21 (16.28%) DNS
8 20 (15.50%) TCP/IP
9 18 (13.95%) BGP
9 18 (13.95%) Cisco ASA
10 17 (13.18%) OSPF
11 15 (11.63%) VLAN
11 15 (11.63%) VoIP
12 14 (10.85%) MPLS
12 14 (10.85%) SAN
13 13 (10.08%) EIGRP
14 11 (8.53%) Wireless Security
15 10 (7.75%) RIP
15 10 (7.75%) VRRP
15 10 (7.75%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.65%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.10%) MySQL
2 4 (3.10%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 2 (1.55%) Metasploit
General
1 23 (17.83%) Finance
2 7 (5.43%) Retail
2 7 (5.43%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.65%) Law
4 2 (1.55%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.55%) Multimedia
4 2 (1.55%) Banking
5 1 (0.78%) Avionics
5 1 (0.78%) Games
5 1 (0.78%) Military
5 1 (0.78%) Advertising
5 1 (0.78%) Publishing
5 1 (0.78%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.10%) SAML
1 4 (3.10%) OAuth
1 4 (3.10%) OpenID
1 4 (3.10%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (0.78%) COM
2 1 (0.78%) JSP
2 1 (0.78%) Web Services
2 1 (0.78%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.08%) Clustering
2 12 (9.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 9 (6.98%) Computer Science
4 7 (5.43%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.65%) Open Source
6 3 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.55%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.78%) Social Network
8 1 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.78%) RMADS
8 1 (0.78%) Online Games
8 1 (0.78%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.78%) Physics
8 1 (0.78%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 45 (34.88%) Windows
2 26 (20.16%) Linux
3 18 (13.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (10.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (10.08%) UNIX
5 5 (3.88%) Windows 2000
5 5 (3.88%) Solaris
5 5 (3.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (18.60%) SIEM
2 17 (13.18%) Cyber Security
3 16 (12.40%) Change Management
4 14 (10.85%) Information Security
4 14 (10.85%) Penetration Testing
5 13 (10.08%) Ethical Hacking
5 13 (10.08%) Mentoring
6 12 (9.30%) DDoS Mitigation
6 12 (9.30%) Network Design
7 10 (7.75%) Security Architecture
7 10 (7.75%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (6.20%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (6.20%) Security Management
8 8 (6.20%) Data Protection
9 7 (5.43%) Problem Management
9 7 (5.43%) Incident Management
10 6 (4.65%) Software Engineering
10 6 (4.65%) Investment Management
10 6 (4.65%) OWASP
10 6 (4.65%) Cash Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.98%) PowerShell
2 8 (6.20%) Python
3 7 (5.43%) SQL
4 6 (4.65%) Perl
5 5 (3.88%) C++
6 4 (3.10%) C#
6 4 (3.10%) R
7 2 (1.55%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.55%) Ruby
7 2 (1.55%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.78%) C
8 1 (0.78%) Java
8 1 (0.78%) PHP
Qualifications
1 56 (43.41%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (34.11%) CCNP
3 37 (28.68%) CISSP
4 21 (16.28%) CCIE
5 16 (12.40%) CCNA
5 16 (12.40%) Degree
6 15 (11.63%) CISM
7 10 (7.75%) CCSA
8 9 (6.98%) CCSE
9 8 (6.20%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (6.20%) MCSE
10 7 (5.43%) MCP
11 5 (3.88%) Security Cleared
11 5 (3.88%) CEH
12 4 (3.10%) DV Cleared
13 3 (2.33%) JNCIS
14 2 (1.55%) CISA
14 2 (1.55%) SSCP
14 2 (1.55%) GCIA
14 2 (1.55%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (17.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (15.50%) PCI DSS
3 11 (8.53%) SLA
4 5 (3.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.55%) COBIT
6 1 (0.78%) FISMA
6 1 (0.78%) ARP4754
6 1 (0.78%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.78%) JSP 440
System Software
1 17 (13.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (10.85%) Hyper-V
3 13 (10.08%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.33%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 11 (8.53%) FortiGate
2 6 (4.65%) SCCM
3 4 (3.10%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.10%) StatsD
4 1 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.78%) Nessus
4 1 (0.78%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 81 (62.79%) Cisco
2 59 (45.74%) CheckPoint
3 37 (28.68%) Juniper
4 20 (15.50%) Microsoft
5 19 (14.73%) VMware
6 18 (13.95%) F5
7 16 (12.40%) Fortinet
8 15 (11.63%) Blue Coat
8 15 (11.63%) HP
9 13 (10.08%) Dell
9 13 (10.08%) EMC
9 13 (10.08%) IBM
10 7 (5.43%) McAfee
11 6 (4.65%) Sourcefire
11 6 (4.65%) Altiris
11 6 (4.65%) Aruba
11 6 (4.65%) Rackspace
12 5 (3.88%) Lumension
12 5 (3.88%) Crossbeam
13 4 (3.10%) IronPort
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