Period
to 18 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 219 136 142
Rank change year-on-year -83 +6 +58
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 52 140 204
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.79% 2.17% 2.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 2.27% 2.33%
Number of salaries quoted 43 79 146
Berkshire median annual salary £57,500 £45,000 £51,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.78% -12.20% +13.89%
10th Percentile £35,000 £34,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £76,000 £70,000 £72,250
South East median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 6,327 6,173 8,742
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.05% 95.68% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 5,098 4,964 7,040
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% -2.00% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
South East median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.11% - +2.27%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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
Reading -40 16 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Bracknell -13 13 £40,000 -17.95% 4
Maidenhead -52 12 £65,000 +44.44%
Slough +4 1 £60,000 -4.00% 1
Newbury -8 1 - -
Wokingham -12 1 £62,500 +64.47%
Hungerford - 1 - -
Security Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 30 (57.69%) Cisco
2 24 (46.15%) Firewall
3 22 (42.31%) Network Security
4 18 (34.62%) Cisco ASA
5 17 (32.69%) CheckPoint
6 16 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (30.77%) Windows
7 15 (28.85%) Linux
7 15 (28.85%) Microsoft
8 14 (26.92%) Degree
9 13 (25.00%) Change Management
9 13 (25.00%) Security Cleared
10 12 (23.08%) Puppet
10 12 (23.08%) VMware
10 12 (23.08%) Computer Science
10 12 (23.08%) CISSP
10 12 (23.08%) Configuration Management
11 11 (21.15%) LAN
11 11 (21.15%) MS Visio
11 11 (21.15%) Microsoft Azure
11 11 (21.15%) Cybersecurity
11 11 (21.15%) DevOps
12 10 (19.23%) Security Architecture
12 10 (19.23%) WLAN
12 10 (19.23%) SSCP
12 10 (19.23%) CCNP
12 10 (19.23%) CEH
12 10 (19.23%) GIAC
13 9 (17.31%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (15.38%) Elasticsearch

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 8 (15.38%) Apache Spark
1 8 (15.38%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (3.85%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.92%) Alfresco
3 1 (1.92%) IIS
3 1 (1.92%) Joomla!
Applications
1 11 (21.15%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (21.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.85%) Office 365
3 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.92%) Cloudflare
3 1 (1.92%) IaaS
3 1 (1.92%) PaaS
3 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (46.15%) Firewall
2 22 (42.31%) Network Security
3 18 (34.62%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (21.15%) LAN
5 10 (19.23%) WLAN
6 8 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (11.54%) BGP
7 6 (11.54%) IPsec
7 6 (11.54%) OSPF
7 6 (11.54%) VPN
8 5 (9.62%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (9.62%) Cisco ISE
8 5 (9.62%) DMVPN
8 5 (9.62%) WAN
8 5 (9.62%) Wireshark
9 3 (5.77%) TCP/IP
10 2 (3.85%) NetScaler
10 2 (3.85%) SAN
10 2 (3.85%) Skype
11 1 (1.92%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.38%) Apache Hive
1 8 (15.38%) Big Data
1 8 (15.38%) Hadoop
1 8 (15.38%) HBase
1 8 (15.38%) Impala
2 2 (3.85%) Power BI
3 1 (1.92%) DB2
3 1 (1.92%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.92%) Maven
2 1 (1.92%) Subversion
2 1 (1.92%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (9.62%) Finance
2 4 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.85%) Games
4 1 (1.92%) Advertising
4 1 (1.92%) Automotive
4 1 (1.92%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.85%) HTML
1 2 (3.85%) HTML5
1 2 (3.85%) XML
2 1 (1.92%) CSS
2 1 (1.92%) Hibernate
2 1 (1.92%) Java EE
2 1 (1.92%) JPA
2 1 (1.92%) JSF
2 1 (1.92%) LDAP
2 1 (1.92%) REST
2 1 (1.92%) RESTful
2 1 (1.92%) Spring
2 1 (1.92%) Web Services
2 1 (1.92%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.08%) Computer Science
2 9 (17.31%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.92%) Clustering
3 1 (1.92%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (1.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (1.92%) RIA
3 1 (1.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (30.77%) Windows
2 15 (28.85%) Linux
3 5 (9.62%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.92%) Android
4 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.92%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.92%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.92%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.00%) Change Management
2 12 (23.08%) Configuration Management
3 11 (21.15%) Cybersecurity
3 11 (21.15%) DevOps
4 10 (19.23%) Security Architecture
5 8 (15.38%) Data Analysis
5 8 (15.38%) Information Security
5 8 (15.38%) Integration Testing
5 8 (15.38%) Low Latency
5 8 (15.38%) Release Management
5 8 (15.38%) Use Case
5 8 (15.38%) Visualisation
6 6 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (9.62%) Continuous Deployment
7 5 (9.62%) SIEM
7 5 (9.62%) Value Proposition
8 4 (7.69%) Logistics
8 4 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (5.77%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (5.77%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.38%) C
2 6 (11.54%) PowerShell
3 5 (9.62%) SQL
4 2 (3.85%) Java
5 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.92%) Python
5 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (26.92%) Degree
3 13 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 12 (23.08%) CISSP
5 10 (19.23%) CCNP
5 10 (19.23%) CEH
5 10 (19.23%) GIAC
5 10 (19.23%) SSCP
6 8 (15.38%) DV Cleared
7 7 (13.46%) CCIE
8 6 (11.54%) CCDP
9 5 (9.62%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 5 (9.62%) CCIE Security
9 5 (9.62%) CCNA
10 4 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared
12 1 (1.92%) CESG Certified Professional
12 1 (1.92%) CRISC
12 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (1.92%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (1.92%) GDPR
1 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.92%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (15.38%) Apache Flume
1 8 (15.38%) HDFS
1 8 (15.38%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.69%) vSphere
4 2 (3.85%) XenServer
5 1 (1.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (23.08%) Puppet
2 8 (15.38%) Kibana
3 1 (1.92%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (1.92%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (1.92%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.92%) Nexpose
3 1 (1.92%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.92%) Terraform
Vendors
1 30 (57.69%) Cisco
2 17 (32.69%) CheckPoint
3 15 (28.85%) Microsoft
4 12 (23.08%) VMware
5 8 (15.38%) Atlassian
6 7 (13.46%) HP
7 6 (11.54%) Aruba
8 4 (7.69%) F5
8 4 (7.69%) Infoblox
8 4 (7.69%) NetQoS
8 4 (7.69%) Palo Alto
8 4 (7.69%) SolarWinds
8 4 (7.69%) Zscaler
9 3 (5.77%) Fortinet
9 3 (5.77%) Juniper
9 3 (5.77%) Meraki
10 2 (3.85%) Citrix
10 2 (3.85%) LogRhythm
10 2 (3.85%) Oracle
10 2 (3.85%) ServiceNow