Period
to 20 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

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
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 122 147
Rank change year-on-year -43 +25 +44
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 104 178 215
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.54% 2.34% 1.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.61% 2.45% 2.02%
Number of salaries quoted 87 84 164
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £50,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.18% +8.91% +1.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £82,000 £66,250
South East median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Berkshire
Permanent vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 6,449 7,274 10,618
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.53% 95.45% 95.96%
Number of salaries quoted 5,250 5,705 8,682
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £72,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings that featured Security Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

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 6 months to 20 February 2018.

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 6 months to 20 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell +34 41 £45,000 -14.29% 2
Reading -55 35 £40,000 -27.27% 7
Maidenhead -13 11 £51,250 +28.13%
Newbury -23 1 £60,000 -
Security Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, Security Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Berkshire region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 47 (45.19%) Firewall
2 46 (44.23%) CISSP
3 45 (43.27%) Cisco
4 40 (38.46%) Security Architecture
5 39 (37.50%) Network Security
5 39 (37.50%) GIAC
6 38 (36.54%) CEH
6 38 (36.54%) SSCP
7 37 (35.58%) Cisco Certification
8 29 (27.88%) CCNP
9 27 (25.96%) Microsoft
10 26 (25.00%) CheckPoint
11 22 (21.15%) Juniper
11 22 (21.15%) Windows
12 20 (19.23%) Information Security
13 19 (18.27%) CCDP
14 17 (16.35%) F5
15 16 (15.38%) TCP/IP
16 15 (14.42%) Linux
17 14 (13.46%) Palo Alto
18 13 (12.50%) Security Operations
18 13 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
18 13 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
19 12 (11.54%) Unix
20 11 (10.58%) VMware
21 10 (9.62%) Windows Server
21 10 (9.62%) SLA
22 9 (8.65%) BGP
22 9 (8.65%) OSPF
22 9 (8.65%) ITIL

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 3 (2.88%) Apache Spark
1 3 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (2.88%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.96%) Apache
2 1 (0.96%) Apache Pig
2 1 (0.96%) Apache Solr
2 1 (0.96%) IIS
2 1 (0.96%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (2.88%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.92%) Office 365
2 1 (0.96%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 47 (45.19%) Firewall
2 39 (37.50%) Network Security
3 16 (15.38%) TCP/IP
4 13 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (8.65%) BGP
5 9 (8.65%) OSPF
6 8 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
6 8 (7.69%) MPLS
6 8 (7.69%) Wireshark
7 7 (6.73%) VoIP
7 7 (6.73%) VPN
7 7 (6.73%) WAN
8 6 (5.77%) IPsec
8 6 (5.77%) LAN
9 5 (4.81%) tcpdump
10 4 (3.85%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (3.85%) SAN
11 3 (2.88%) NetScreen
11 3 (2.88%) SSL
11 3 (2.88%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.85%) Apache Hive
1 4 (3.85%) Hadoop
1 4 (3.85%) HBase
2 3 (2.88%) Big Data
2 3 (2.88%) Impala
2 3 (2.88%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.92%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.96%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.96%) MySQL
4 1 (0.96%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 7 (6.73%) Finance
2 6 (5.77%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.88%) Games
4 1 (0.96%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.96%) CSS
1 1 (0.96%) HTML
1 1 (0.96%) Node.js
1 1 (0.96%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (0.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.73%) Security Operations Centre
2 4 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.88%) Cyberattack
3 3 (2.88%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (1.92%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.96%) Clustering
5 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.96%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 22 (21.15%) Windows
2 15 (14.42%) Linux
3 12 (11.54%) Unix
4 10 (9.62%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.96%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.96%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.96%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.96%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (38.46%) Security Architecture
2 20 (19.23%) Information Security
3 13 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
3 13 (12.50%) Security Operations
4 9 (8.65%) Identity Management
4 9 (8.65%) ITIL
5 8 (7.69%) SIEM
6 7 (6.73%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (6.73%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (5.77%) Change Management
7 6 (5.77%) Load Balancing
7 6 (5.77%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (5.77%) Project Management
7 6 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (4.81%) Incident Management
8 5 (4.81%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (4.81%) Threat Intelligence
9 4 (3.85%) Configuration Management
9 4 (3.85%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 4 (3.85%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.85%) SQL
2 3 (2.88%) C
3 2 (1.92%) Python
4 1 (0.96%) Java
4 1 (0.96%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.96%) Perl
4 1 (0.96%) Scala
Qualifications
1 46 (44.23%) CISSP
2 39 (37.50%) GIAC
3 38 (36.54%) CEH
3 38 (36.54%) SSCP
4 37 (35.58%) Cisco Certification
5 29 (27.88%) CCNP
6 19 (18.27%) CCDP
7 7 (6.73%) CCSE
8 6 (5.77%) CCNA
8 6 (5.77%) CCSA
9 5 (4.81%) JNCIA
9 5 (4.81%) JNCIE
10 4 (3.85%) CCIE
10 4 (3.85%) CCIE Security
10 4 (3.85%) MCSE
10 4 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (3.85%) Security Cleared
11 3 (2.88%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 3 (2.88%) Degree
11 3 (2.88%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.62%) SLA
2 5 (4.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (1.92%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.96%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (6.73%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.85%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.88%) Apache Flume
4 3 (2.88%) HDFS
4 3 (2.88%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (2.88%) vSphere
5 1 (0.96%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (3.85%) FortiGate
1 4 (3.85%) Puppet
2 2 (1.92%) Kibana
3 1 (0.96%) Cacti
3 1 (0.96%) Nagios
3 1 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.96%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 45 (43.27%) Cisco
2 27 (25.96%) Microsoft
3 26 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 22 (21.15%) Juniper
5 17 (16.35%) F5
6 14 (13.46%) Palo Alto
7 11 (10.58%) VMware
8 9 (8.65%) Blue Coat
8 9 (8.65%) Crossbeam
9 6 (5.77%) Splunk
10 5 (4.81%) McAfee
10 5 (4.81%) NetScout
10 5 (4.81%) Sourcefire
11 3 (2.88%) Fortinet
11 3 (2.88%) LogRhythm
12 2 (1.92%) Atlassian
12 2 (1.92%) GENBAND
12 2 (1.92%) Infoblox
12 2 (1.92%) NetQoS
12 2 (1.92%) SolarWinds