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

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Engineer
Rank 199 168 197
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 25 31 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.45% 0.58% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.61% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 25 27 10
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -12.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,050 £39,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,900 £45,300 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £41,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+15.85% -8.88%
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
5315 5098 4599
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.49% 95.13% 94.88%
Number of salaries quoted 4440 4342 3924
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Engineer across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Security Engineer Salary Histogram 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 18 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
(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
Birmingham -2 20 £47,500 +11.76% 2
Staffordshire -8 3 £56,500 +22.82%
Warwickshire - 2 £37,500 -
Security Engineer
England

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 34 (79.07%) Firewall
2 33 (76.74%) Cisco
3 32 (74.42%) Network Security
4 29 (67.44%) CheckPoint
5 22 (51.16%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (48.84%) Cisco ASA
7 18 (41.86%) VPN
8 16 (37.21%) Fortinet
9 15 (34.88%) Juniper
10 14 (32.56%) LAN
11 13 (30.23%) WAN
11 13 (30.23%) TCP/IP
11 13 (30.23%) CCSA
11 13 (30.23%) CCSE
12 12 (27.91%) IPsec
12 12 (27.91%) BGP
12 12 (27.91%) EIGRP
12 12 (27.91%) MPLS
12 12 (27.91%) OSPF
13 11 (25.58%) Cisco Nexus
14 10 (23.26%) Network Management
14 10 (23.26%) SIEM
14 10 (23.26%) VPLS
14 10 (23.26%) CCNP
14 10 (23.26%) Legal
15 8 (18.60%) Intrusion Detection
15 8 (18.60%) Load Balancing
16 7 (16.28%) Network Architecture
16 7 (16.28%) Security Cleared
16 7 (16.28%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Sentinel
1 1 (2.33%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 34 (79.07%) Firewall
2 32 (74.42%) Network Security
3 21 (48.84%) Cisco ASA
4 18 (41.86%) VPN
5 14 (32.56%) LAN
6 13 (30.23%) WAN
6 13 (30.23%) TCP/IP
7 12 (27.91%) IPsec
7 12 (27.91%) BGP
7 12 (27.91%) EIGRP
7 12 (27.91%) MPLS
7 12 (27.91%) OSPF
8 11 (25.58%) Cisco Nexus
9 10 (23.26%) VPLS
10 8 (18.60%) Intrusion Detection
11 6 (13.95%) SSL
11 6 (13.95%) Internet
11 6 (13.95%) Junos
12 3 (6.98%) Wireless
13 1 (2.33%) DMVPN
General
1 10 (23.26%) Legal
2 7 (16.28%) Finance
2 7 (16.28%) Telecoms
3 6 (13.95%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) SecurID
2 3 (6.98%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.98%) UNIX
1 3 (6.98%) Windows
2 2 (4.65%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.26%) Network Management
1 10 (23.26%) SIEM
2 8 (18.60%) Load Balancing
3 7 (16.28%) Network Architecture
3 7 (16.28%) Security Management
4 6 (13.95%) Change Management
5 5 (11.63%) E-Commerce
6 3 (6.98%) Project Management
6 3 (6.98%) Information Security
6 3 (6.98%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (4.65%) WAN Optimisation
7 2 (4.65%) Time Management
7 2 (4.65%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (2.33%) ITIL
8 1 (2.33%) Service Management
8 1 (2.33%) Computer Forensics
8 1 (2.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 1 (2.33%) Workflow
8 1 (2.33%) Data Security
8 1 (2.33%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.65%) Shell Script
1 2 (4.65%) Perl
Qualifications
1 22 (51.16%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (30.23%) CCSA
2 13 (30.23%) CCSE
3 10 (23.26%) CCNP
4 7 (16.28%) Security Cleared
4 7 (16.28%) CCSP
5 4 (9.30%) CCNA
6 3 (6.98%) JNCIA
6 3 (6.98%) JNCIS
7 1 (2.33%) CISSP
7 1 (2.33%) CCIE
7 1 (2.33%) CISM
7 1 (2.33%) GCIA
7 1 (2.33%) GCIH
7 1 (2.33%) GIAC
7 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.33%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 33 (76.74%) Cisco
2 29 (67.44%) CheckPoint
3 16 (37.21%) Fortinet
4 15 (34.88%) Juniper
5 6 (13.95%) Fujitsu
6 3 (6.98%) Blue Coat
7 1 (2.33%) Citrix
7 1 (2.33%) NetIQ
7 1 (2.33%) Remedy
7 1 (2.33%) McAfee
7 1 (2.33%) Sourcefire
7 1 (2.33%) Aruba
7 1 (2.33%) IronPort
7 1 (2.33%) ArcSight
7 1 (2.33%) Meru Networks
West Midlands
Ashdown IT
Salary: £42000 - £48000 per annum + Site allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
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Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + full benefits
Posted: 5 days ago