The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Engineer
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 131 144
Rank change year-on-year +25 +13  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 82 95 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.43% 1.89% 1.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.56% 2.00% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 45 78 71
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £46,000 £50,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year -8.00% +7.52%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Berkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3203 4754 5179
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 95.02% 94.80% 95.54%
Number of salaries quoted 2593 3882 3834
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £28,800 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £68,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire that featured Security Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in Berkshire

Security Engineer
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Salary trend for Security Engineer in Berkshire

Security Engineer
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Engineer in Berkshire over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Engineer in Berkshire

Security Engineer
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Engineer within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +22 48 £55,000 +10.00% 5
Maidenhead +2 9 £40,000 -23.80%
Bracknell +7 4 £52,500 -7.07%
Newbury +15 3 £47,500 +14.45%
Slough +20 1 £50,000 -
Wokingham - 1 £38,000 -
Security Engineer
South East

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Security Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Berkshire region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 114 (68.26%) Firewall
2 101 (60.48%) Cisco
3 100 (59.88%) CheckPoint
3 100 (59.88%) Windows
4 96 (57.49%) Linux
5 92 (55.09%) Juniper
5 92 (55.09%) Palo Alto
6 84 (50.30%) F5
7 76 (45.51%) Blue Coat
8 69 (41.32%) TCP/IP
9 63 (37.72%) Unix
10 62 (37.13%) Sourcefire
11 61 (36.53%) Risk Management
12 56 (33.53%) Windows Server 2008
12 56 (33.53%) Kalman Filter
13 54 (32.34%) Network Security
14 45 (26.95%) Windows Server 2003
15 40 (23.95%) VPN
16 39 (23.35%) Crossbeam
17 38 (22.75%) German Language
17 38 (22.75%) Windows 2000
17 38 (22.75%) Solaris
17 38 (22.75%) Information Security
18 36 (21.56%) SLA
19 35 (20.96%) Fortinet
20 34 (20.36%) Security Operations
21 33 (19.76%) Imperva
21 33 (19.76%) Cisco Certification
21 33 (19.76%) Microsoft
22 32 (19.16%) Active Directory

Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (11.98%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (4.19%) Apache
2 7 (4.19%) IBM Notes
2 7 (4.19%) IIS
2 7 (4.19%) Tomcat
2 7 (4.19%) WebLogic
2 7 (4.19%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.60%) OpenStack
Applications
1 23 (13.77%) MS Excel
2 22 (13.17%) MS Office
2 22 (13.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 22 (13.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.40%) Office 365
2 2 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 114 (68.26%) Firewall
2 69 (41.32%) TCP/IP
3 54 (32.34%) Network Security
4 40 (23.95%) VPN
5 31 (18.56%) Internet
6 19 (11.38%) Intrusion Detection
7 18 (10.78%) SSL
8 12 (7.19%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (7.19%) LAN
8 12 (7.19%) WAN
9 9 (5.39%) DNS
10 8 (4.79%) HTTP
10 8 (4.79%) SSH
11 6 (3.59%) BGP
11 6 (3.59%) OSPF
12 5 (2.99%) Spanning Tree
13 4 (2.40%) MPLS
13 4 (2.40%) WebEx
13 4 (2.40%) Wireless
13 4 (2.40%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (16.77%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.38%) NoSQL
3 11 (6.59%) Big Data
4 7 (4.19%) InfluxDB
5 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.60%) HBase
Development Applications
1 8 (4.79%) JIRA
General
1 38 (22.75%) German Language
2 30 (17.96%) French Language
3 21 (12.57%) Games
4 7 (4.19%) Portuguese Language
4 7 (4.19%) Spanish Language
5 4 (2.40%) Marketing
6 3 (1.80%) Finance
6 3 (1.80%) Military
7 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.59%) Regular Expression
2 10 (5.99%) ZeroMQ
3 7 (4.19%) Web Services
4 2 (1.20%) CSS
5 1 (0.60%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.60%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 32 (19.16%) Security Operations Centre
2 17 (10.18%) Cyberthreat
3 12 (7.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 11 (6.59%) Computer Science
5 10 (5.99%) PKI
6 8 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (4.19%) Data Centre
8 4 (2.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (2.40%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.20%) Social Media
10 1 (0.60%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.60%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.60%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.60%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 100 (59.88%) Windows
2 96 (57.49%) Linux
3 63 (37.72%) Unix
4 56 (33.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 45 (26.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 38 (22.75%) Solaris
6 38 (22.75%) Windows 2000
7 19 (11.38%) Windows Server
8 14 (8.38%) CentOS
9 10 (5.99%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (4.19%) Mac OS
10 7 (4.19%) Windows NT
11 2 (1.20%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (36.53%) Risk Management
2 56 (33.53%) Kalman Filter
3 38 (22.75%) Information Security
4 34 (20.36%) Security Operations
5 31 (18.56%) Cybersecurity
6 30 (17.96%) Mentoring
7 27 (16.17%) Identity Management
7 27 (16.17%) ITIL
8 25 (14.97%) Security Management
8 25 (14.97%) SIEM
9 23 (13.77%) Content Management
9 23 (13.77%) Presales
10 22 (13.17%) Coaching
11 19 (11.38%) Analytics
12 14 (8.38%) Security Architecture
13 11 (6.59%) OWASP
13 11 (6.59%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 10 (5.99%) Patch Management
14 10 (5.99%) Security Patching
15 9 (5.39%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 22 (13.17%) SQL
2 13 (7.78%) C
3 9 (5.39%) Python
4 7 (4.19%) Bash Shell
5 5 (2.99%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.40%) Java
6 4 (2.40%) VB
7 3 (1.80%) Perl
8 1 (0.60%) C++
8 1 (0.60%) PHP
Qualifications
1 33 (19.76%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (18.56%) CISSP
3 25 (14.97%) CCSE
4 23 (13.77%) CCIE
4 23 (13.77%) CCSP
4 23 (13.77%) JNCIS
5 20 (11.98%) CEH
6 11 (6.59%) GCIA
7 10 (5.99%) MCSE
7 10 (5.99%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (5.39%) CCNA
8 9 (5.39%) SC Cleared
8 9 (5.39%) Security Cleared
9 8 (4.79%) CompTIA Security+
9 8 (4.79%) Security+ Certification
10 7 (4.19%) Degree
11 4 (2.40%) DV Cleared
11 4 (2.40%) MCP
12 3 (1.80%) CISA
13 2 (1.20%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (21.56%) SLA
2 2 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.60%) QA
System Software
1 32 (19.16%) Active Directory
2 23 (13.77%) ProxySG
3 11 (6.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (5.99%) VMware ESX
5 7 (4.19%) Samba
6 4 (2.40%) vSphere
7 2 (1.20%) Firmware
7 2 (1.20%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.60%) HDFS
8 1 (0.60%) NFS
Systems Management
1 10 (5.99%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 7 (4.19%) Grafana
2 7 (4.19%) Graphite
3 4 (2.40%) FortiGate
3 4 (2.40%) Kibana
3 4 (2.40%) Nessus
3 4 (2.40%) vMotion
4 1 (0.60%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 101 (60.48%) Cisco
2 100 (59.88%) CheckPoint
3 92 (55.09%) Juniper
3 92 (55.09%) Palo Alto
4 84 (50.30%) F5
5 76 (45.51%) Blue Coat
6 62 (37.13%) Sourcefire
7 39 (23.35%) Crossbeam
8 35 (20.96%) Fortinet
9 33 (19.76%) Imperva
9 33 (19.76%) Microsoft
10 24 (14.37%) HP
11 23 (13.77%) Intel Security
11 23 (13.77%) Proofpoint
11 23 (13.77%) TippingPoint
12 21 (12.57%) VMware
13 10 (5.99%) Apple
13 10 (5.99%) Google
13 10 (5.99%) LogLogic
14 9 (5.39%) LogRhythm
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