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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Security Engineer
Rank 824 808 850
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +42
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Security Engineer 83 66 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.061% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.065% 0.039%
Number of salaries quoted 78 48 36
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £41,700 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £85,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £56,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+7.61% +5.00%

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
109120 101188 111394
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.40% 94.25% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 88233 84007 95056
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -14 79 £55,000 +4.76% 5
London -5 37 £54,250 +3.33% 1
South East -5 25 £58,000 +22.10%
City of London +17 17 £58,000 +16.00%
Hampshire - 16 £58,000 -
Havant - 14 £58,000 -
West Midlands +4 7 £56,500 +37.80%
Berkshire -7 7 £60,000 +20.00%
Reading 0 6 £60,000 +20.00%
East of England -27 4 £56,500 +25.55% 1
Staffordshire - 4 £56,500 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 4 £56,500 -
Hertfordshire -9 3 £56,500 +117.30% 1
North West -23 3 £40,000 -27.27% 3
Wales - 3 £41,250 - 2
Watford - 3 £56,500 -
Birmingham - 3 £50,000 -
Cheshire -15 2 £40,000 -27.27%
Chester - 2 £40,000 -
South Wales - 2 £41,250 - 2
Docklands, London -1 1 £51,000 -11.30%
East Midlands -3 1 £47,500 -13.63%
Bedford -9 1 £50,000 +19.04%
Bedfordshire -13 1 £50,000 +19.04%
Nottinghamshire - 1 £47,500 -
North Wales - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £42,500 - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 £50,000 -
Nottingham - 1 £47,500 -
East Sussex - 1 £42,500 -

Senior Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 128 (79.50%) Cisco
2 110 (68.32%) Firewall
3 89 (55.28%) Cisco Certification
3 89 (55.28%) CheckPoint
4 72 (44.72%) Network Security
5 69 (42.86%) Juniper
6 62 (38.51%) CCNP
7 60 (37.27%) VPN
8 54 (33.54%) OSPF
9 48 (29.81%) Network Management
10 46 (28.57%) F5
11 44 (27.33%) WAN
12 43 (26.71%) LAN
12 43 (26.71%) MPLS
12 43 (26.71%) BGP
12 43 (26.71%) Fortinet
13 40 (24.84%) Telecoms
14 38 (23.60%) VoIP
15 36 (22.36%) Cisco ASA
16 35 (21.74%) Internet
17 32 (19.88%) Windows
17 32 (19.88%) SolarWinds
18 31 (19.25%) Load Balancing
18 31 (19.25%) DNS
19 27 (16.77%) UNIX
19 27 (16.77%) Wireless
19 27 (16.77%) VLAN
20 26 (16.15%) CCSA
21 23 (14.29%) RIP
22 22 (13.66%) SNMP

Senior Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (1.86%) MS Exchange
1 3 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.24%) Lync
2 2 (1.24%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.62%) IIS
3 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (3.11%) MS Office
2 4 (2.48%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.62%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 110 (68.32%) Firewall
2 72 (44.72%) Network Security
3 60 (37.27%) VPN
4 54 (33.54%) OSPF
5 44 (27.33%) WAN
6 43 (26.71%) LAN
6 43 (26.71%) BGP
6 43 (26.71%) MPLS
7 38 (23.60%) VoIP
8 36 (22.36%) Cisco ASA
9 35 (21.74%) Internet
10 31 (19.25%) DNS
11 27 (16.77%) Wireless
11 27 (16.77%) VLAN
12 23 (14.29%) RIP
13 22 (13.66%) SNMP
13 22 (13.66%) Cisco Nexus
14 21 (13.04%) VPLS
15 20 (12.42%) Cisco PIX
15 20 (12.42%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.62%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (4.97%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.62%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.62%) Jenkins
General
1 40 (24.84%) Telecoms
2 19 (11.80%) Retail
2 19 (11.80%) Billing
3 8 (4.97%) Finance
4 5 (3.11%) Banking
5 2 (1.24%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.62%) Electronics
6 1 (0.62%) Legal
6 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.62%) Marketing
6 1 (0.62%) French Language
6 1 (0.62%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.62%) SAML
1 1 (0.62%) OAuth
1 1 (0.62%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.80%) Smartphone
2 14 (8.70%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (3.73%) SecurID
4 4 (2.48%) CESG
4 4 (2.48%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.24%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.24%) Derivative
5 2 (1.24%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.24%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.62%) Replication
6 1 (0.62%) Firmware
6 1 (0.62%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 32 (19.88%) Windows
2 27 (16.77%) UNIX
3 19 (11.80%) Linux
4 11 (6.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (3.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (3.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.48%) Ubuntu
6 4 (2.48%) CentOS
6 4 (2.48%) Windows 2000
6 4 (2.48%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (29.81%) Network Management
2 31 (19.25%) Load Balancing
3 17 (10.56%) Mentoring
4 13 (8.07%) Root Cause Analysis
4 13 (8.07%) Information Security
5 12 (7.45%) SIEM
6 10 (6.21%) Security Management
7 9 (5.59%) Capacity Management
8 8 (4.97%) Network Architecture
8 8 (4.97%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 8 (4.97%) E-Commerce
9 7 (4.35%) Network Design
10 6 (3.73%) ITIL
10 6 (3.73%) Change Control
11 5 (3.11%) Project Management
11 5 (3.11%) Validation
12 4 (2.48%) Migration
12 4 (2.48%) Service Management
12 4 (2.48%) Penetration Testing
12 4 (2.48%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.35%) SQL
2 6 (3.73%) Python
2 6 (3.73%) Perl
3 5 (3.11%) PHP
4 4 (2.48%) C#
4 4 (2.48%) Ruby
4 4 (2.48%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.86%) Java
6 2 (1.24%) C++
6 2 (1.24%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.62%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.62%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 89 (55.28%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (38.51%) CCNP
3 26 (16.15%) CCSA
4 22 (13.66%) CCNA
5 21 (13.04%) CCIE
6 18 (11.18%) CCSP
7 16 (9.94%) CISSP
8 15 (9.32%) CCSE
9 10 (6.21%) JNCIS
10 9 (5.59%) JNCIA
11 8 (4.97%) CEH
12 7 (4.35%) Security Cleared
13 6 (3.73%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (3.73%) Check Point Certification
14 5 (3.11%) CCDP
14 5 (3.11%) SC Cleared
15 4 (2.48%) Degree
15 4 (2.48%) OSCP
15 4 (2.48%) OSCE
15 4 (2.48%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.97%) QA
2 6 (3.73%) PCI DSS
3 5 (3.11%) SLA
4 4 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (2.48%) HIPAA
System Software
1 12 (7.45%) ISA Server
2 6 (3.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.11%) ProxySG
4 4 (2.48%) Snort
4 4 (2.48%) Nmap
5 2 (1.24%) vSphere
5 2 (1.24%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (11.18%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (2.48%) Nessus
3 3 (1.86%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.24%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 128 (79.50%) Cisco
2 89 (55.28%) CheckPoint
3 69 (42.86%) Juniper
4 46 (28.57%) F5
5 43 (26.71%) Fortinet
6 32 (19.88%) SolarWinds
7 21 (13.04%) IronPort
8 20 (12.42%) Aruba
9 17 (10.56%) Microsoft
9 17 (10.56%) Citrix
10 16 (9.94%) Blue Coat
10 16 (9.94%) Brocade
11 15 (9.32%) Huawei
12 13 (8.07%) VMware
13 10 (6.21%) McAfee
14 9 (5.59%) Nokia
15 7 (4.35%) Crossbeam
16 6 (3.73%) Sophos
17 5 (3.11%) Sourcefire
17 5 (3.11%) Oracle
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
UK
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Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 45,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool or London
QVC
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Media Wales Accounts
Posted: 18 days ago
South Wales
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 25 days ago