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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Security Engineer
Rank 824 854 811
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -43
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Security Engineer 78 84 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.070% 0.071% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.075% 0.071%
Number of salaries quoted 67 69 56
Average salary £57,500 £53,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.47% +1.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £60,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £46,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+18.27% -15.45%

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
104585 111653 102685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.55% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 86393 91565 85529
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% 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 3 July 2015 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 3 July 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 +15 75 £57,500 +5.99% 3
London +13 31 £65,000 +12.55% 2
South East -2 26 £55,000 +22.22%
Surrey +21 14 £55,000 +13.40%
Guildford - 14 £55,000 -
Hampshire -6 6 £65,000 +31.97%
Leicestershire - 6 - -
East Midlands - 6 - -
North West - 6 £57,500 -
Leicester - 6 - -
Berkshire -23 5 £57,500 +27.77%
Basingstoke - 4 £65,000 -
Manchester - 4 £57,500 -
West Midlands -10 3 £55,000 -2.65%
Reading -17 3 - -
Edinburgh - 3 £47,500 - 3
Scotland - 3 £47,500 - 3
City of London +19 2 £51,250 -11.63%
East of England +9 2 £52,500 -7.07% 1
Cheshire - 2 £42,500 -
Solihull - 2 £55,000 -
Warrington - 2 £42,500 -
Hertfordshire +4 1 - - 1
Watford 0 1 - -
Birmingham -7 1 £50,000 -4.76%
Slough -10 1 £62,500 +38.88%
Bedfordshire - 1 £52,500 -
Bracknell - 1 £52,500 -
Bedford - 1 £52,500 -
Leeds - 1 £45,000 -

Senior Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 98 (67.59%) Firewall
2 89 (61.38%) Cisco
3 70 (48.28%) Cisco Certification
4 69 (47.59%) CheckPoint
5 65 (44.83%) Network Security
6 56 (38.62%) CCNP
7 50 (34.48%) Juniper
7 50 (34.48%) WAN
8 46 (31.72%) LAN
8 46 (31.72%) Windows
9 45 (31.03%) VPN
10 43 (29.66%) CISSP
11 41 (28.28%) Wireless
12 28 (19.31%) CCIE
13 26 (17.93%) Finance
14 25 (17.24%) Fortinet
15 24 (16.55%) CCNA
16 23 (15.86%) SIEM
17 21 (14.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 21 (14.48%) Ethical Hacking
17 21 (14.48%) Linux
18 20 (13.79%) HP
18 20 (13.79%) Information Security
18 20 (13.79%) Penetration Testing
18 20 (13.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
19 19 (13.10%) PCI DSS
20 18 (12.41%) Degree
20 18 (12.41%) TCP/IP
21 17 (11.72%) DNS
21 17 (11.72%) Microsoft

Senior Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 12 (8.28%) IIS
2 5 (3.45%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.76%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.69%) CMS
4 1 (0.69%) CloudStack
Applications
1 16 (11.03%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.38%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 17 (11.72%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 98 (67.59%) Firewall
2 65 (44.83%) Network Security
3 50 (34.48%) WAN
4 46 (31.72%) LAN
5 45 (31.03%) VPN
6 41 (28.28%) Wireless
7 18 (12.41%) TCP/IP
8 17 (11.72%) DNS
8 17 (11.72%) Wireless Security
9 16 (11.03%) BGP
10 15 (10.34%) MPLS
10 15 (10.34%) OSPF
10 15 (10.34%) VLAN
10 15 (10.34%) VoIP
10 15 (10.34%) Cisco ASA
11 12 (8.28%) SAN
12 10 (6.90%) SSL
12 10 (6.90%) RIP
12 10 (6.90%) VPLS
12 10 (6.90%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.76%) MariaDB
2 4 (2.76%) MySQL
3 3 (2.07%) DB2
4 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (2.76%) Metasploit
General
1 26 (17.93%) Finance
2 10 (6.90%) Law
3 7 (4.83%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.83%) Retail
4 3 (2.07%) Marketing
4 3 (2.07%) Banking
5 2 (1.38%) Multimedia
5 2 (1.38%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.38%) Games
6 1 (0.69%) Military
6 1 (0.69%) Advertising
6 1 (0.69%) Publishing
6 1 (0.69%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.69%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.76%) SAML
1 4 (2.76%) OAuth
1 4 (2.76%) OpenID
1 4 (2.76%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (2.07%) JSP
3 1 (0.69%) Web Services
3 1 (0.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 16 (11.03%) Data Centre
3 12 (8.28%) Clustering
4 10 (6.90%) Computer Science
5 8 (5.52%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.07%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.07%) RMADS
6 3 (2.07%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.38%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.38%) Online Games
8 1 (0.69%) Social Network
8 1 (0.69%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.69%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.69%) Physics
8 1 (0.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 46 (31.72%) Windows
2 21 (14.48%) Linux
3 15 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (8.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (8.28%) UNIX
5 3 (2.07%) Windows 2000
5 3 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.07%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (15.86%) SIEM
2 21 (14.48%) Ethical Hacking
3 20 (13.79%) Information Security
3 20 (13.79%) Penetration Testing
4 17 (11.72%) Security Hardening
5 15 (10.34%) Security Architecture
6 14 (9.66%) Cyber Security
6 14 (9.66%) Change Management
7 12 (8.28%) Network Design
8 11 (7.59%) Mentoring
9 9 (6.21%) Problem Management
9 9 (6.21%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (4.83%) Security Management
10 7 (4.83%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (4.83%) Project Management
10 7 (4.83%) Data Protection
10 7 (4.83%) Open Source
11 6 (4.14%) Cash Management
11 6 (4.14%) Software Engineering
11 6 (4.14%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.83%) Python
1 7 (4.83%) PowerShell
2 6 (4.14%) SQL
3 5 (3.45%) Perl
4 4 (2.76%) C#
4 4 (2.76%) C++
4 4 (2.76%) R
5 2 (1.38%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.38%) Ruby
6 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.69%) Java
6 1 (0.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 70 (48.28%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (38.62%) CCNP
3 43 (29.66%) CISSP
4 28 (19.31%) CCIE
5 24 (16.55%) CCNA
6 18 (12.41%) Degree
7 16 (11.03%) CISM
7 16 (11.03%) CCSA
8 8 (5.52%) MCSE
8 8 (5.52%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (4.83%) MCP
9 7 (4.83%) CCSE
10 6 (4.14%) Security Cleared
11 5 (3.45%) CEH
12 4 (2.76%) CISMP
12 4 (2.76%) CRISC
13 3 (2.07%) SC Cleared
13 3 (2.07%) DV Cleared
13 3 (2.07%) JNCIS
13 3 (2.07%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (14.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (13.10%) PCI DSS
3 9 (6.21%) SLA
4 3 (2.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (2.07%) JSP 440
5 2 (1.38%) COBIT
6 1 (0.69%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.69%) ARP4754
System Software
1 14 (9.66%) Active Directory
1 14 (9.66%) Hyper-V
2 13 (8.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.69%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 17 (11.72%) FortiGate
2 5 (3.45%) SCCM
3 4 (2.76%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.76%) StatsD
4 1 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.69%) Nessus
4 1 (0.69%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 89 (61.38%) Cisco
2 69 (47.59%) CheckPoint
3 50 (34.48%) Juniper
4 25 (17.24%) Fortinet
5 20 (13.79%) HP
6 17 (11.72%) Microsoft
7 16 (11.03%) F5
8 14 (9.66%) Blue Coat
8 14 (9.66%) VMware
9 13 (8.97%) McAfee
10 12 (8.28%) IBM
10 12 (8.28%) Dell
10 12 (8.28%) EMC
11 6 (4.14%) Citrix
11 6 (4.14%) Aruba
11 6 (4.14%) Rackspace
12 5 (3.45%) Lumension
12 5 (3.45%) Brocade
12 5 (3.45%) Barracuda Networks
12 5 (3.45%) Altiris
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