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

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Security Engineer
Rank 813 816 835
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Security Engineer 83 51 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.073% 0.048% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% 0.051% 0.062%
Number of salaries quoted 75 31 46
Average salary £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £85,000 £62,500
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
107743 99984 109245
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.52% 94.34% 95.22%
Number of salaries quoted 87440 83008 92915
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,750 £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 2 October 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 October 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 +16 77 £55,000 - 6
London -5 41 £51,000 -11.30% 2
South East +5 20 £58,000 +13.33% 3
Hampshire +7 16 £58,000 +13.33% 1
Havant - 11 £58,000 -
City of London +9 10 £46,000 -8.00%
North West -13 5 £40,000 -27.27%
Wales - 5 £40,000 -
West Midlands -13 4 £53,250 +29.87%
East of England -14 4 £57,000 +14.00% 1
South Wales - 4 £40,000 -
Reading 0 3 £55,000 +10.00%
Berkshire -9 3 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Southampton - 3 £70,000 - 1
Cheshire -11 2 £40,000 -27.27%
Staffordshire - 2 £56,500 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £57,000 -
Merseyside - 2 - -
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £56,500 -
Uxbridge - 2 - -
Watford - 2 £57,000 -
Liverpool - 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 £50,000 -
Chester - 2 £40,000 -
Cambridgeshire +1 1 £80,000 +33.33% 1
Docklands, London -10 1 £51,000 -11.30%
Cambridge -12 1 £80,000 +33.33% 1
Bedford -17 1 £50,000 +19.04%
Bedfordshire -17 1 £50,000 +19.04%
Nottinghamshire - 1 £47,500 -

Senior Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 October 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.

1 123 (73.65%) Cisco
2 111 (66.47%) Firewall
3 94 (56.29%) Cisco Certification
4 90 (53.89%) CheckPoint
5 72 (43.11%) Juniper
5 72 (43.11%) CCNP
6 70 (41.92%) Network Security
7 62 (37.13%) VPN
8 49 (29.34%) OSPF
9 44 (26.35%) F5
10 42 (25.15%) WAN
11 41 (24.55%) LAN
12 39 (23.35%) BGP
12 39 (23.35%) MPLS
12 39 (23.35%) Network Management
13 38 (22.75%) Telecoms
14 37 (22.16%) Cisco ASA
15 36 (21.56%) Fortinet
16 34 (20.36%) Windows
17 33 (19.76%) VoIP
18 32 (19.16%) SolarWinds
19 29 (17.37%) VLAN
19 29 (17.37%) UNIX
19 29 (17.37%) Wireless
20 28 (16.77%) CCSA
20 28 (16.77%) DNS
20 28 (16.77%) Load Balancing
21 25 (14.97%) RIP
21 25 (14.97%) Internet
22 23 (13.77%) VPLS

Senior Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 (1.80%) MS Exchange
1 3 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.20%) Lync
2 2 (1.20%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.60%) IIS
3 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (2.99%) MS Office
2 4 (2.40%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 111 (66.47%) Firewall
2 70 (41.92%) Network Security
3 62 (37.13%) VPN
4 49 (29.34%) OSPF
5 42 (25.15%) WAN
6 41 (24.55%) LAN
7 39 (23.35%) BGP
7 39 (23.35%) MPLS
8 37 (22.16%) Cisco ASA
9 33 (19.76%) VoIP
10 29 (17.37%) Wireless
10 29 (17.37%) VLAN
11 28 (16.77%) DNS
12 25 (14.97%) RIP
12 25 (14.97%) Internet
13 23 (13.77%) VPLS
14 22 (13.17%) HSRP
15 21 (12.57%) EIGRP
15 21 (12.57%) SSL
16 20 (11.98%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.60%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (4.79%) Metasploit
2 4 (2.40%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.40%) Jenkins
General
1 38 (22.75%) Telecoms
2 14 (8.38%) Retail
3 12 (7.19%) Billing
4 7 (4.19%) Finance
5 4 (2.40%) Banking
6 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.60%) Electronics
6 1 (0.60%) Legal
6 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.60%) Marketing
6 1 (0.60%) French Language
6 1 (0.60%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.40%) SAML
1 4 (2.40%) OAuth
1 4 (2.40%) REST
2 2 (1.20%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.18%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (8.98%) Video Conferencing
3 12 (7.19%) Smartphone
4 6 (3.59%) SecurID
4 6 (3.59%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.40%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.40%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.80%) CESG
7 2 (1.20%) Derivative
7 2 (1.20%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.60%) Replication
8 1 (0.60%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 34 (20.36%) Windows
2 29 (17.37%) UNIX
3 21 (12.57%) Linux
4 11 (6.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.40%) Ubuntu
6 4 (2.40%) CentOS
6 4 (2.40%) Windows 2000
6 4 (2.40%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (23.35%) Network Management
2 28 (16.77%) Load Balancing
3 20 (11.98%) Information Security
4 17 (10.18%) Mentoring
5 16 (9.58%) SIEM
6 15 (8.98%) Root Cause Analysis
6 15 (8.98%) Security Management
7 11 (6.59%) ITIL
7 11 (6.59%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 9 (5.39%) Network Design
9 8 (4.79%) E-Commerce
9 8 (4.79%) Capacity Management
10 7 (4.19%) Penetration Testing
11 6 (3.59%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (3.59%) Incident Management
11 6 (3.59%) Information Security Management
11 6 (3.59%) Security Architecture
11 6 (3.59%) Change Control
12 5 (2.99%) Network Architecture
12 5 (2.99%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.39%) Python
2 8 (4.79%) Java
3 7 (4.19%) SQL
4 6 (3.59%) Perl
5 5 (2.99%) PHP
6 4 (2.40%) C#
6 4 (2.40%) C++
6 4 (2.40%) Ruby
6 4 (2.40%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.20%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.20%) C
8 1 (0.60%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 94 (56.29%) Cisco Certification
2 72 (43.11%) CCNP
3 28 (16.77%) CCSA
4 22 (13.17%) CCIE
4 22 (13.17%) CCNA
5 18 (10.78%) CISSP
6 17 (10.18%) CCSP
7 15 (8.98%) CCSE
8 14 (8.38%) Degree
9 10 (5.99%) Security Cleared
10 9 (5.39%) SC Cleared
10 9 (5.39%) JNCIA
10 9 (5.39%) JNCIS
10 9 (5.39%) CCDP
11 7 (4.19%) CEH
12 5 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (2.40%) Check Point Certification
13 4 (2.40%) OSCP
13 4 (2.40%) OSCE
14 3 (1.80%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.19%) PCI DSS
2 10 (5.99%) QA
3 6 (3.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (2.99%) SLA
5 4 (2.40%) COBIT
5 4 (2.40%) HIPAA
6 2 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (7.19%) ISA Server
2 6 (3.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.99%) ProxySG
4 4 (2.40%) Snort
4 4 (2.40%) Nmap
5 2 (1.20%) vSphere
5 2 (1.20%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.60%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 22 (13.17%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (2.40%) Nessus
3 3 (1.80%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.20%) SCCM
4 2 (1.20%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 123 (73.65%) Cisco
2 90 (53.89%) CheckPoint
3 72 (43.11%) Juniper
4 44 (26.35%) F5
5 36 (21.56%) Fortinet
6 32 (19.16%) SolarWinds
7 22 (13.17%) Aruba
8 21 (12.57%) IronPort
9 18 (10.78%) Blue Coat
9 18 (10.78%) Microsoft
10 17 (10.18%) Citrix
11 16 (9.58%) Brocade
12 13 (7.78%) VMware
13 12 (7.19%) Huawei
14 11 (6.59%) McAfee
15 7 (4.19%) Nokia
15 7 (4.19%) Crossbeam
16 6 (3.59%) Red Hat
16 6 (3.59%) Sophos
17 5 (2.99%) Oracle
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Salary: £0 - £65,000 per year
Posted: 9 days ago
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Southampton
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