The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands 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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Engineer
Rank 205 193 178
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 5 26 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.089% 0.48% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.095% 0.50% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 5 25 25
Average salary £35,000 £47,500 £41,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.31% +13.77%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +15.85%
Security Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5258 5213 5236
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.04% 95.25% 94.82%
Number of salaries quoted 4389 4324 4457
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Security Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Security Engineer
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Security Engineer Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Security Engineer
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 September 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
(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
Warwickshire -2 4 £35,000 -6.66%
Birmingham -10 1 £47,500 -
Security Engineer
England

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 16 (94.12%) Firewall
2 12 (70.59%) SIEM
3 11 (64.71%) UNIX
3 11 (64.71%) Windows
4 10 (58.82%) Cisco
4 10 (58.82%) Network Security
5 9 (52.94%) LAN
5 9 (52.94%) WAN
5 9 (52.94%) CheckPoint
6 8 (47.06%) Middleware
6 8 (47.06%) TCP/IP
7 3 (17.65%) CISSP
8 2 (11.76%) IIS
8 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
8 2 (11.76%) OSPF
8 2 (11.76%) BGP
8 2 (11.76%) DRM
8 2 (11.76%) Information Security
8 2 (11.76%) Security Management
8 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
8 2 (11.76%) Sentinel
8 2 (11.76%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (5.88%) Cyber Security
9 1 (5.88%) CCSE
9 1 (5.88%) Nessus
9 1 (5.88%) CEH
9 1 (5.88%) Penetration Testing
9 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
9 1 (5.88%) Telecoms

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 2 (11.76%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 16 (94.12%) Firewall
2 10 (58.82%) Network Security
3 9 (52.94%) LAN
3 9 (52.94%) WAN
4 8 (47.06%) TCP/IP
5 2 (11.76%) OSPF
5 2 (11.76%) BGP
6 1 (5.88%) EIGRP
6 1 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (5.88%) FWSM
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Metasploit
General
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (64.71%) UNIX
1 11 (64.71%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Solaris
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) SIEM
2 2 (11.76%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (11.76%) DRM
2 2 (11.76%) Security Management
2 2 (11.76%) Information Security
3 1 (5.88%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
3 1 (5.88%) OWASP
3 1 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (5.88%) Cyber Security
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) CISSP
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.88%) Check Point Certification
2 1 (5.88%) SSCP
2 1 (5.88%) CCSE
2 1 (5.88%) CEH
2 1 (5.88%) OSCP
2 1 (5.88%) CCNA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Nessus
1 1 (5.88%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Cisco
2 9 (52.94%) CheckPoint
3 1 (5.88%) Sun