Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 146 119 179
Rank change year-on-year -27 +60 +39
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 117 208 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.84% 2.40% 1.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.93% 2.51% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 89 104 144
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 £70,000 £71,400 £70,000
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 6070 8285 10645
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.55% 95.65% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 4859 6492 8466
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +3.09% +7.78%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,750 £26,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £73,750 £71,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 -22 51 £40,000 -33.33% 3
Bracknell +26 34 £45,000 -14.29% 3
Maidenhead +9 8 £45,000 +20.00%
Slough +2 3 £62,500 +19.05%
Newbury -18 1 £60,000 +9.09%
Security Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 77 (65.81%) Firewall
2 60 (51.28%) Cisco
3 46 (39.32%) Cisco Certification
4 44 (37.61%) Juniper
5 41 (35.04%) Network Security
6 39 (33.33%) Windows
7 35 (29.91%) CISSP
7 35 (29.91%) CheckPoint
7 35 (29.91%) CCNP
8 31 (26.50%) TCP/IP
8 31 (26.50%) F5
8 31 (26.50%) Palo Alto
9 30 (25.64%) Linux
10 29 (24.79%) Security Architecture
11 28 (23.93%) Cisco ASA
11 28 (23.93%) GIAC
12 27 (23.08%) CEH
12 27 (23.08%) SSCP
13 23 (19.66%) Kalman Filter
14 22 (18.80%) Unix
15 20 (17.09%) Blue Coat
16 19 (16.24%) Security Operations
16 19 (16.24%) Microsoft
17 18 (15.38%) SLA
18 17 (14.53%) ITIL
18 17 (14.53%) Crossbeam
19 14 (11.97%) CCNA
19 14 (11.97%) SIEM
20 13 (11.11%) Windows Server
20 13 (11.11%) 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 3 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.71%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.85%) Apache
3 1 (0.85%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.85%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.85%) IIS
3 1 (0.85%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (3.42%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.85%) IaaS
2 1 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 77 (65.81%) Firewall
2 41 (35.04%) Network Security
3 31 (26.50%) TCP/IP
4 28 (23.93%) Cisco ASA
5 13 (11.11%) MPLS
5 13 (11.11%) VPN
6 12 (10.26%) WAN
7 11 (9.40%) BGP
7 11 (9.40%) IPsec
7 11 (9.40%) NetScreen
7 11 (9.40%) OSPF
7 11 (9.40%) SSL
7 11 (9.40%) Wireshark
8 10 (8.55%) tcpdump
8 10 (8.55%) VoIP
9 9 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (4.27%) Cisco PIX
11 4 (3.42%) BIG-IP
11 4 (3.42%) SAN
11 4 (3.42%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.98%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.56%) Apache Hive
2 3 (2.56%) Big Data
2 3 (2.56%) Hadoop
2 3 (2.56%) HBase
3 2 (1.71%) Impala
3 2 (1.71%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.85%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.85%) MySQL
4 1 (0.85%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
General
1 13 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 11 (9.40%) Digital Economy
2 11 (9.40%) German Language
3 10 (8.55%) Finance
4 7 (5.98%) Games
5 3 (2.56%) French Language
6 1 (0.85%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.85%) CSS
1 1 (0.85%) HTML
1 1 (0.85%) Node.js
1 1 (0.85%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (0.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.69%) Security Operations Centre
2 7 (5.98%) Cyberthreat
2 7 (5.98%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.56%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.56%) Cyber Attack
3 3 (2.56%) Machine to Machine
4 2 (1.71%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.85%) Clustering
5 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.85%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (0.85%) Replication
5 1 (0.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 39 (33.33%) Windows
2 30 (25.64%) Linux
3 22 (18.80%) Unix
4 13 (11.11%) Windows Server
5 11 (9.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (6.84%) Solaris
6 8 (6.84%) Windows 2000
6 8 (6.84%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (24.79%) Security Architecture
2 23 (19.66%) Kalman Filter
3 19 (16.24%) Security Operations
4 17 (14.53%) ITIL
5 14 (11.97%) SIEM
6 13 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
7 12 (10.26%) Incident Management
7 12 (10.26%) Information Security
8 11 (9.40%) Load Balancing
8 11 (9.40%) Network Monitoring
8 11 (9.40%) Risk Management
9 10 (8.55%) Identity Management
10 9 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
10 9 (7.69%) Threat Intelligence
11 7 (5.98%) Cybersecurity
11 7 (5.98%) Proactive Monitoring
11 7 (5.98%) Project Management
12 6 (5.13%) Security Management
12 6 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (5.13%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.98%) SQL
2 2 (1.71%) C
3 1 (0.85%) Java
3 1 (0.85%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.85%) Python
3 1 (0.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 46 (39.32%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (29.91%) CCNP
2 35 (29.91%) CISSP
3 28 (23.93%) GIAC
4 27 (23.08%) CEH
4 27 (23.08%) SSCP
5 14 (11.97%) CCNA
6 13 (11.11%) CCDP
7 6 (5.13%) CCSE
7 6 (5.13%) JNCIS
8 5 (4.27%) CCSA
8 5 (4.27%) JNCIA
8 5 (4.27%) JNCIE
8 5 (4.27%) MCSE
8 5 (4.27%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (3.42%) Degree
10 2 (1.71%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.71%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.85%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (15.38%) SLA
2 11 (9.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (5.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 4 (3.42%) ISO 9001
5 2 (1.71%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (5.98%) Active Directory
1 7 (5.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.42%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.71%) Apache Flume
3 2 (1.71%) HDFS
3 2 (1.71%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.71%) vSphere
4 1 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (9.40%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.71%) Kibana
2 2 (1.71%) Puppet
3 1 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.85%) vCenter Server
3 1 (0.85%) vMotion
Vendors
1 60 (51.28%) Cisco
2 44 (37.61%) Juniper
3 35 (29.91%) CheckPoint
4 31 (26.50%) F5
4 31 (26.50%) Palo Alto
5 20 (17.09%) Blue Coat
6 19 (16.24%) Microsoft
7 17 (14.53%) Crossbeam
8 13 (11.11%) Sourcefire
9 12 (10.26%) VMware
10 11 (9.40%) Splunk
11 10 (8.55%) NetScout
12 7 (5.98%) LogRhythm
13 6 (5.13%) GENBAND
13 6 (5.13%) Oracle
13 6 (5.13%) ScanSafe
14 5 (4.27%) McAfee
15 3 (2.56%) BT
16 2 (1.71%) Atlassian
17 1 (0.85%) Aruba