The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Security Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Engineer
Rank 86 91 87
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 16 13 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.19% 0.94% 1.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 0.97% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 16 13 16
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,500 £37,250
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £44,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Security Engineer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Wales region. 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
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1318 1338 1197
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 98.43% 96.54% 98.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1118 1134 1001
Average salary £37,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,850 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Security Engineer in the job title across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Security Engineer
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Engineer across the Wales region.

Security Engineer Salary Trend in Wales

Security Engineer
Salary Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Engineer across the Wales region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Security Engineer Salary Histogram in Wales

Security Engineer
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Engineer within the Wales region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
South Wales +8 16 £35,000 -17.64% 8
Security Engineer
UK

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the Wales region that cited 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 Security Engineer in their job title.

1 18 (90.00%) Cybersecurity
2 12 (60.00%) Unix
3 11 (55.00%) Citrix
3 11 (55.00%) Firewall
3 11 (55.00%) VMware
4 10 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (50.00%) WSUS
4 10 (50.00%) Windows
4 10 (50.00%) SIEM
5 7 (35.00%) Functional Programming
5 7 (35.00%) ELK Stack
5 7 (35.00%) Linux
5 7 (35.00%) Python
5 7 (35.00%) HTTP
5 7 (35.00%) TCP/IP
5 7 (35.00%) C
5 7 (35.00%) C++
5 7 (35.00%) Java
5 7 (35.00%) Online Security
5 7 (35.00%) Software Engineering
5 7 (35.00%) Erlang
6 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (30.00%) Computer Science
6 6 (30.00%) Intel Security
6 6 (30.00%) SQL
7 5 (25.00%) SDLC
7 5 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (25.00%) logstash
7 5 (25.00%) tcpdump
7 5 (25.00%) Kibana

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the Wales region that cited 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 Security Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (10.00%) IaaS
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (55.00%) Firewall
2 7 (35.00%) HTTP
2 7 (35.00%) TCP/IP
3 5 (25.00%) tcpdump
4 1 (5.00%) IPsec
4 1 (5.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) MySQL
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (10.00%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) ELK Stack
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (25.00%) Grid Computing
3 2 (10.00%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (5.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (60.00%) Unix
2 10 (50.00%) Windows
3 7 (35.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (90.00%) Cybersecurity
2 10 (50.00%) SIEM
3 7 (35.00%) Functional Programming
3 7 (35.00%) Online Security
3 7 (35.00%) Software Engineering
4 5 (25.00%) Data Analysis
4 5 (25.00%) ETL
4 5 (25.00%) Machine Learning
4 5 (25.00%) SDLC
5 3 (15.00%) Coaching
6 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (10.00%) DevOps
6 2 (10.00%) Microservices
6 2 (10.00%) Security Operations
7 1 (5.00%) Analytics
7 1 (5.00%) BCP
7 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
7 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
7 1 (5.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) C
1 7 (35.00%) C++
1 7 (35.00%) Erlang
1 7 (35.00%) Java
1 7 (35.00%) Python
2 6 (30.00%) SQL
3 5 (25.00%) Haskell
3 5 (25.00%) Lisp
4 2 (10.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) CCNA
1 1 (5.00%) CCNP
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
1 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (25.00%) Snort
2 5 (25.00%) XenApp
2 5 (25.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (50.00%) WSUS
2 5 (25.00%) Kibana
2 5 (25.00%) logstash
2 5 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (10.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Citrix
1 11 (55.00%) VMware
2 6 (30.00%) Intel Security
3 5 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco
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