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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Security Engineer
Rank 830 854 794
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -60
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Security Engineer 67 36 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.033% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.035% 0.083%
Number of salaries quoted 44 30 49
Average salary £60,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,600 £43,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,250 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £56,600 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+19.15% -

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
106025 103677 110089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88349 84138 94850
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 19 December 2014 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 19 December 2014. 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 +21 59 £60,000 +20.00% 4
London +44 33 £61,000 +10.90% 2
South East +13 22 £60,000 +26.31% 1
Hampshire -20 10 £58,300 +14.53%
Marlow - 7 - -
Buckinghamshire - 7 - -
Berkshire -3 6 £75,000 +57.89% 1
Southampton - 5 £62,500 -
City of London +28 4 £46,000 -8.00% 1
Reading +7 4 - -
Swindon - 4 - -
Basingstoke - 4 - -
Wiltshire - 4 - -
South West - 4 - -
Hounslow - 3 £61,000 -
West Midlands -7 2 £50,250 -2.42%
Surrey - 2 £60,000 -
Maidenhead - 2 £75,000 - 1
Birmingham - 2 £50,250 -
Uxbridge - 2 - -
Cambridge -4 1 £80,000 -
Kent -4 1 £48,000 +11.62%
Havant -5 1 £54,000 +6.09%
Cambridgeshire -10 1 £80,000 -
East of England -20 1 £80,000 -
Wales - 1 £40,000 -
Scotland - 1 £55,000 -
Merseyside - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 £40,000 -

Senior Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 99 (66.89%) Firewall
2 97 (65.54%) Cisco
3 78 (52.70%) Cisco Certification
4 73 (49.32%) CheckPoint
5 58 (39.19%) CCNP
5 58 (39.19%) Network Security
6 57 (38.51%) Juniper
7 42 (28.38%) F5
7 42 (28.38%) VPN
8 39 (26.35%) UNIX
9 36 (24.32%) Windows
10 30 (20.27%) DNS
10 30 (20.27%) Cisco ASA
11 29 (19.59%) OSPF
12 28 (18.92%) Linux
13 25 (16.89%) BGP
13 25 (16.89%) Fortinet
14 24 (16.22%) Information Security
14 24 (16.22%) MPLS
14 24 (16.22%) Mentoring
14 24 (16.22%) CCIE
15 22 (14.86%) WAN
15 22 (14.86%) Microsoft
16 21 (14.19%) IronPort
16 21 (14.19%) Wireless
16 21 (14.19%) Analytical Skills
17 20 (13.51%) Telecoms
17 20 (13.51%) LAN
17 20 (13.51%) Load Balancing
18 19 (12.84%) VMware

Senior Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 3 (2.03%) IIS
2 2 (1.35%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.35%) Lync
3 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 14 (9.46%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 99 (66.89%) Firewall
2 58 (39.19%) Network Security
3 42 (28.38%) VPN
4 30 (20.27%) DNS
4 30 (20.27%) Cisco ASA
5 29 (19.59%) OSPF
6 25 (16.89%) BGP
7 24 (16.22%) MPLS
8 22 (14.86%) WAN
9 21 (14.19%) Wireless
10 20 (13.51%) LAN
11 18 (12.16%) SSL
12 16 (10.81%) EIGRP
12 16 (10.81%) VLAN
13 15 (10.14%) RIP
14 14 (9.46%) Cisco PIX
14 14 (9.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 13 (8.78%) HSRP
15 13 (8.78%) VoIP
15 13 (8.78%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.68%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (2.70%) Metasploit
1 4 (2.70%) Git (software)
1 4 (2.70%) Jenkins
General
1 20 (13.51%) Telecoms
2 11 (7.43%) Retail
3 4 (2.70%) Finance
4 1 (0.68%) Law
4 1 (0.68%) Legal
4 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.70%) SAML
1 4 (2.70%) OAuth
1 4 (2.70%) REST
2 2 (1.35%) .NET
2 2 (1.35%) CSS
3 1 (0.68%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.19%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.76%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (5.41%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.70%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.70%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.70%) SecurID
5 2 (1.35%) Derivative
5 2 (1.35%) Clustering
5 2 (1.35%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.68%) Replication
6 1 (0.68%) Blog
6 1 (0.68%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 39 (26.35%) UNIX
2 36 (24.32%) Windows
3 28 (18.92%) Linux
4 9 (6.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (6.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (5.41%) Windows 2000
5 8 (5.41%) Solaris
6 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (16.22%) Information Security
1 24 (16.22%) Mentoring
2 20 (13.51%) Load Balancing
3 19 (12.84%) Root Cause Analysis
4 18 (12.16%) SIEM
5 15 (10.14%) ITIL
6 14 (9.46%) Security Management
7 12 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (8.11%) Network Management
8 9 (6.08%) Information Security Management
9 8 (5.41%) Migration
9 8 (5.41%) Coaching
10 7 (4.73%) E-Commerce
11 6 (4.05%) Project Management
11 6 (4.05%) Penetration Testing
11 6 (4.05%) Data Protection
11 6 (4.05%) Incident Management
11 6 (4.05%) Security Architecture
11 6 (4.05%) Cyber Security
12 5 (3.38%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.11%) SQL
2 9 (6.08%) Java
3 6 (4.05%) Python
3 6 (4.05%) C++
4 5 (3.38%) C#
5 3 (2.03%) C
5 3 (2.03%) Perl
5 3 (2.03%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.35%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.68%) PHP
7 1 (0.68%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 78 (52.70%) Cisco Certification
2 58 (39.19%) CCNP
3 24 (16.22%) CCIE
4 18 (12.16%) CISSP
5 16 (10.81%) Degree
5 16 (10.81%) CCSP
6 15 (10.14%) CCSA
7 13 (8.78%) CCDP
8 12 (8.11%) CCSE
9 9 (6.08%) CCNA
10 7 (4.73%) SC Cleared
10 7 (4.73%) Security Cleared
11 6 (4.05%) CISM
11 6 (4.05%) ISSAP
11 6 (4.05%) ISSMP
12 4 (2.70%) Check Point Certification
13 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (2.03%) JNCIA
13 3 (2.03%) GIAC
14 2 (1.35%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.11%) PCI DSS
2 11 (7.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (6.76%) SLA
4 7 (4.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (4.73%) COBIT
5 6 (4.05%) QA
System Software
1 17 (11.49%) ISA Server
2 15 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.35%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.35%) ProxySG
3 2 (1.35%) MetaFrame
4 1 (0.68%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 19 (12.84%) Cisco CUCM
2 9 (6.08%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 97 (65.54%) Cisco
2 73 (49.32%) CheckPoint
3 57 (38.51%) Juniper
4 42 (28.38%) F5
5 25 (16.89%) Fortinet
6 22 (14.86%) Microsoft
7 21 (14.19%) IronPort
8 19 (12.84%) VMware
9 17 (11.49%) SolarWinds
10 16 (10.81%) Blue Coat
11 14 (9.46%) Aruba
12 10 (6.76%) Crossbeam
12 10 (6.76%) McAfee
13 9 (6.08%) Sourcefire
14 7 (4.73%) Citrix
15 5 (3.38%) Barracuda Networks
16 4 (2.70%) ProCurve
16 4 (2.70%) HP
17 3 (2.03%) Huawei
17 3 (2.03%) Brocade
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