Period
to 25 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 203 108 150
Rank change year-on-year -95 +42 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 64 174 189
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.92% 2.62% 1.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 2.73% 2.05%
Number of salaries quoted 53 95 156
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £76,000 £85,000 £68,750
South East median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

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 6,686 6,363 9,220
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.93% 95.86% 96.10%
Number of salaries quoted 5,416 5,166 7,512
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% -2.00% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £28,125
90th Percentile £72,500 £73,750 £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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +7 21 £40,000 -23.81% 1
Maidenhead -41 20 £65,000 +62.50% 1
Reading -73 16 £35,000 -36.36% 8
Security Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 39 (60.94%) Cisco
2 32 (50.00%) Firewall
3 30 (46.88%) Network Security
4 25 (39.06%) CheckPoint
5 22 (34.38%) Microsoft
6 21 (32.81%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (28.13%) CISSP
7 18 (28.13%) SSCP
7 18 (28.13%) Cisco ASA
7 18 (28.13%) GIAC
7 18 (28.13%) CEH
7 18 (28.13%) Security Architecture
8 15 (23.44%) LAN
8 15 (23.44%) Windows
9 14 (21.88%) VMware
10 13 (20.31%) Linux
10 13 (20.31%) CCNP
11 12 (18.75%) MS Visio
11 12 (18.75%) Active Directory
12 11 (17.19%) Change Management
13 10 (15.63%) Configuration Management
13 10 (15.63%) CCIE
13 10 (15.63%) WLAN
13 10 (15.63%) Degree
13 10 (15.63%) Information Security
13 10 (15.63%) Puppet
13 10 (15.63%) Cisco Nexus
14 9 (14.06%) Microsoft Azure
14 9 (14.06%) VMware Infrastructure
14 9 (14.06%) CCDP

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 5 (7.81%) Apache Spark
2 4 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.56%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (18.75%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.69%) Office 365
3 1 (1.56%) Cloudflare
3 1 (1.56%) IaaS
3 1 (1.56%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.56%) PaaS
3 1 (1.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (50.00%) Firewall
2 30 (46.88%) Network Security
3 18 (28.13%) Cisco ASA
4 15 (23.44%) LAN
5 10 (15.63%) Cisco Nexus
5 10 (15.63%) WLAN
6 8 (12.50%) BGP
6 8 (12.50%) IPsec
6 8 (12.50%) OSPF
6 8 (12.50%) VPN
7 7 (10.94%) Cisco IOS
7 7 (10.94%) Cisco ISE
7 7 (10.94%) DMVPN
8 6 (9.38%) TCP/IP
8 6 (9.38%) Wireshark
9 5 (7.81%) WAN
10 3 (4.69%) NetScaler
10 3 (4.69%) SAN
11 2 (3.13%) MPLS
11 2 (3.13%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.81%) Apache Hive
1 5 (7.81%) Hadoop
1 5 (7.81%) HBase
1 5 (7.81%) Impala
2 4 (6.25%) Big Data
3 3 (4.69%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.13%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 6 (9.38%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4 (6.25%) Finance
1 4 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.69%) Games
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 5 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.69%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.56%) Clustering
4 1 (1.56%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 15 (23.44%) Windows
2 13 (20.31%) Linux
3 8 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.56%) Unix
4 1 (1.56%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.56%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.56%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (28.13%) Security Architecture
2 11 (17.19%) Change Management
3 10 (15.63%) Configuration Management
3 10 (15.63%) Information Security
4 8 (12.50%) Security Operations
5 6 (9.38%) Continuous Deployment
5 6 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (9.38%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (9.38%) SIEM
6 5 (7.81%) DevOps
6 5 (7.81%) Integration Testing
6 5 (7.81%) ITIL
6 5 (7.81%) Release Management
6 5 (7.81%) Use Case
6 5 (7.81%) Value Proposition
7 4 (6.25%) Data Analysis
7 4 (6.25%) Low Latency
7 4 (6.25%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 4 (6.25%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 4 (6.25%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.94%) SQL
2 5 (7.81%) C
2 5 (7.81%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.56%) Perl
3 1 (1.56%) Python
3 1 (1.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (32.81%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (28.13%) CEH
2 18 (28.13%) CISSP
2 18 (28.13%) GIAC
2 18 (28.13%) SSCP
3 13 (20.31%) CCNP
4 10 (15.63%) CCIE
4 10 (15.63%) Degree
5 9 (14.06%) CCDP
6 8 (12.50%) CCIE Security
6 8 (12.50%) Security Cleared
7 7 (10.94%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 5 (7.81%) DV Cleared
9 4 (6.25%) CCNA
9 4 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (1.56%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (1.56%) MCP
10 1 (1.56%) MCSA
10 1 (1.56%) MCSE
10 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) SLA
2 1 (1.56%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 9 (14.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.38%) vSphere
4 5 (7.81%) Apache Flume
4 5 (7.81%) HDFS
4 5 (7.81%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (3.13%) XenServer
6 1 (1.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (15.63%) Puppet
2 4 (6.25%) Kibana
3 1 (1.56%) Cacti
3 1 (1.56%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.56%) Nagios
3 1 (1.56%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 39 (60.94%) Cisco
2 25 (39.06%) CheckPoint
3 22 (34.38%) Microsoft
4 14 (21.88%) VMware
5 8 (12.50%) HP
5 8 (12.50%) Palo Alto
6 6 (9.38%) Aruba
6 6 (9.38%) Infoblox
6 6 (9.38%) NetQoS
6 6 (9.38%) SolarWinds
7 5 (7.81%) F5
8 4 (6.25%) Atlassian
8 4 (6.25%) Juniper
8 4 (6.25%) LogRhythm
8 4 (6.25%) Zscaler
9 3 (4.69%) Fortinet
9 3 (4.69%) Meraki
10 2 (3.13%) Citrix
10 2 (3.13%) Oracle
10 2 (3.13%) ServiceNow