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

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Security Engineer
Rank 824 820 838
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Security Engineer 81 53 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.071% 0.050% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.053% 0.050%
Number of salaries quoted 73 34 40
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £42,900 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £85,000 £63,250
UK excluding London average salary £56,500 £51,177 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+10.40% +7.74%

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
107766 100404 111766
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.46% 94.30% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 87262 83568 95286
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% 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 23 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 23 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 +2 76 £55,000 - 5
London +12 37 £52,500 -8.69% 2
South East +1 23 £58,000 +13.33% 2
Hampshire +5 17 £58,000 +13.33% 1
City of London +21 12 £58,000 +16.00%
Havant - 12 £58,000 -
Reading -6 5 £60,000 +20.00%
Berkshire -9 5 £60,000 +20.00% 1
West Midlands -10 5 £52,500 +28.04%
North West -13 5 £40,000 -27.27% 1
Wales - 4 £40,000 -
East of England -16 3 £56,500 +25.55%
South Wales - 3 £40,000 -
Southampton - 3 £70,000 - 1
Birmingham - 3 £50,000 -
Hertfordshire -15 2 £57,000 +119.23%
Cheshire -21 2 £40,000 -27.27%
Staffordshire - 2 £56,500 -
Merseyside - 2 - - 1
Chester - 2 £40,000 -
Liverpool - 2 - - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £56,500 -
Watford - 2 £57,000 -
Docklands, London -7 1 £51,000 -11.30%
Bedford -12 1 £50,000 +19.04%
East Midlands -13 1 £47,500 -13.63%
Bedfordshire -14 1 £50,000 +19.04%
Wrexham - 1 - -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £42,500 -

Senior Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 125 (75.76%) Cisco
2 110 (66.67%) Firewall
3 92 (55.76%) Cisco Certification
4 88 (53.33%) CheckPoint
5 72 (43.64%) Network Security
6 68 (41.21%) Juniper
7 67 (40.61%) CCNP
8 60 (36.36%) VPN
9 51 (30.91%) OSPF
10 46 (27.88%) F5
11 44 (26.67%) Network Management
12 43 (26.06%) WAN
13 42 (25.45%) LAN
14 40 (24.24%) MPLS
14 40 (24.24%) BGP
14 40 (24.24%) Telecoms
14 40 (24.24%) Fortinet
15 37 (22.42%) Cisco ASA
16 35 (21.21%) VoIP
17 32 (19.39%) Windows
17 32 (19.39%) SolarWinds
18 30 (18.18%) Internet
19 29 (17.58%) DNS
19 29 (17.58%) Load Balancing
20 27 (16.36%) VLAN
20 27 (16.36%) UNIX
20 27 (16.36%) CCSA
20 27 (16.36%) Wireless
21 23 (13.94%) RIP
21 23 (13.94%) CCNA

Senior Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 (1.82%) MS Exchange
1 3 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.21%) Lync
2 2 (1.21%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.61%) IIS
3 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (3.03%) MS Office
2 4 (2.42%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 110 (66.67%) Firewall
2 72 (43.64%) Network Security
3 60 (36.36%) VPN
4 51 (30.91%) OSPF
5 43 (26.06%) WAN
6 42 (25.45%) LAN
7 40 (24.24%) BGP
7 40 (24.24%) MPLS
8 37 (22.42%) Cisco ASA
9 35 (21.21%) VoIP
10 30 (18.18%) Internet
11 29 (17.58%) DNS
12 27 (16.36%) Wireless
12 27 (16.36%) VLAN
13 23 (13.94%) RIP
14 21 (12.73%) VPLS
15 20 (12.12%) HSRP
16 19 (11.52%) Cisco Nexus
16 19 (11.52%) Cisco PIX
16 19 (11.52%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.61%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (4.85%) Metasploit
2 3 (1.82%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.82%) Jenkins
General
1 40 (24.24%) Telecoms
2 18 (10.91%) Retail
3 16 (9.70%) Billing
4 7 (4.24%) Finance
5 4 (2.42%) Banking
6 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.61%) Electronics
6 1 (0.61%) Legal
6 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.61%) Marketing
6 1 (0.61%) French Language
6 1 (0.61%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.82%) SAML
1 3 (1.82%) OAuth
1 3 (1.82%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.70%) Smartphone
1 16 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (3.64%) SecurID
4 4 (2.42%) CESG
4 4 (2.42%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.42%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.42%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.21%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.21%) Derivative
6 1 (0.61%) Replication
6 1 (0.61%) Firmware
6 1 (0.61%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 32 (19.39%) Windows
2 27 (16.36%) UNIX
3 19 (11.52%) Linux
4 11 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.42%) Ubuntu
6 4 (2.42%) CentOS
6 4 (2.42%) Windows 2000
6 4 (2.42%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (26.67%) Network Management
2 29 (17.58%) Load Balancing
3 19 (11.52%) Information Security
4 17 (10.30%) Mentoring
5 15 (9.09%) Security Management
6 14 (8.48%) SIEM
6 14 (8.48%) Root Cause Analysis
7 11 (6.67%) ITIL
7 11 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 9 (5.45%) Capacity Management
9 8 (4.85%) Network Design
9 8 (4.85%) E-Commerce
10 7 (4.24%) Penetration Testing
11 6 (3.64%) Security Architecture
11 6 (3.64%) Network Architecture
11 6 (3.64%) Change Control
12 5 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (3.03%) Information Security Management
12 5 (3.03%) Project Management
12 5 (3.03%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.85%) Python
2 7 (4.24%) SQL
3 6 (3.64%) Perl
4 5 (3.03%) PHP
4 5 (3.03%) Java
5 4 (2.42%) C#
5 4 (2.42%) Bash Shell
5 4 (2.42%) Ruby
6 2 (1.21%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.21%) C++
7 1 (0.61%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 92 (55.76%) Cisco Certification
2 67 (40.61%) CCNP
3 27 (16.36%) CCSA
4 23 (13.94%) CCNA
5 22 (13.33%) CCIE
6 17 (10.30%) CCSP
6 17 (10.30%) CISSP
7 15 (9.09%) CCSE
8 11 (6.67%) Degree
9 9 (5.45%) Security Cleared
9 9 (5.45%) JNCIA
9 9 (5.45%) JNCIS
10 8 (4.85%) CEH
11 7 (4.24%) CCDP
11 7 (4.24%) SC Cleared
12 6 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (2.42%) Check Point Certification
13 4 (2.42%) MCSE
13 4 (2.42%) OSCP
13 4 (2.42%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.27%) PCI DSS
2 9 (5.45%) QA
3 6 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (3.03%) SLA
5 4 (2.42%) COBIT
5 4 (2.42%) HIPAA
6 2 (1.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (7.27%) ISA Server
2 6 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.42%) ProxySG
3 4 (2.42%) Snort
3 4 (2.42%) Nmap
4 2 (1.21%) vSphere
4 2 (1.21%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 21 (12.73%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (2.42%) Nessus
3 3 (1.82%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.21%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.61%) SCCM
Vendors
1 125 (75.76%) Cisco
2 88 (53.33%) CheckPoint
3 68 (41.21%) Juniper
4 46 (27.88%) F5
5 40 (24.24%) Fortinet
6 32 (19.39%) SolarWinds
7 21 (12.73%) IronPort
8 20 (12.12%) Aruba
9 17 (10.30%) Citrix
9 17 (10.30%) Microsoft
10 16 (9.70%) Blue Coat
10 16 (9.70%) Brocade
11 14 (8.48%) Huawei
12 13 (7.88%) VMware
13 10 (6.06%) McAfee
14 7 (4.24%) Nokia
14 7 (4.24%) Crossbeam
15 6 (3.64%) Sophos
16 5 (3.03%) Sourcefire
16 5 (3.03%) Red Hat
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Posted: 6 hours ago
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Posted: 22 hours ago
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Posted: Yesterday
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