Period
to 18 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 18 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 197 139 125
Rank change year-on-year -58 -14 +60
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 63 120 215
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.99% 1.96% 2.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 2.05% 2.57%
Number of salaries quoted 61 84 119
Berkshire median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% -18.18% +9.45%
10th Percentile £35,000 £34,300 £36,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £72,000
South East median annual salary £52,500 £53,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -1.87% +7.00% -

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 6,063 5,859 8,367
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.51% 95.53% 96.16%
Number of salaries quoted 4,918 4,718 6,615
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £73,750 £73,750
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%

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 October 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 October 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 -37 23 £60,000 +37.93% 3
Bracknell -17 17 £45,000 -
Maidenhead -39 8 £70,000 +55.56% 1
Newbury +7 2 £50,000 +108.33%
Slough -4 1 £60,000 -4.00% 1
Wokingham - 1 £62,500 -
Hungerford - 1 - -
Security Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 36 (57.14%) Cisco
2 31 (49.21%) Network Security
3 28 (44.44%) Firewall
4 23 (36.51%) CheckPoint
5 20 (31.75%) Security Architecture
6 19 (30.16%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (28.57%) CISSP
8 17 (26.98%) Windows
8 17 (26.98%) Linux
9 16 (25.40%) SSCP
9 16 (25.40%) GIAC
9 16 (25.40%) CEH
10 15 (23.81%) Microsoft
10 15 (23.81%) CCNP
11 14 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
11 14 (22.22%) Security Cleared
12 13 (20.63%) Information Security
13 12 (19.05%) Change Management
13 12 (19.05%) Degree
13 12 (19.05%) Configuration Management
13 12 (19.05%) Puppet
14 11 (17.46%) DevOps
14 11 (17.46%) CCDP
14 11 (17.46%) Fortinet
14 11 (17.46%) Computer Science
15 10 (15.87%) Cisco Nexus
15 10 (15.87%) Cybersecurity
15 10 (15.87%) Palo Alto
15 10 (15.87%) F5
16 9 (14.29%) Analytical Skills

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 (12.70%) Apache Spark
1 8 (12.70%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (3.17%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.59%) Alfresco
3 1 (1.59%) Joomla!
Applications
1 6 (9.52%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.59%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.59%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.59%) Office 365
3 1 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (49.21%) Network Security
2 28 (44.44%) Firewall
3 14 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (15.87%) Cisco Nexus
5 9 (14.29%) IPsec
5 9 (14.29%) VPN
6 7 (11.11%) LAN
7 6 (9.52%) BGP
7 6 (9.52%) OSPF
8 5 (7.94%) Cisco Firepower
8 5 (7.94%) Cisco ISE
8 5 (7.94%) Internet
8 5 (7.94%) NetScaler
8 5 (7.94%) WAN
8 5 (7.94%) Wireshark
8 5 (7.94%) WLAN
9 4 (6.35%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (6.35%) DMVPN
9 4 (6.35%) DNS
9 4 (6.35%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.70%) Apache Hive
1 8 (12.70%) Big Data
1 8 (12.70%) Hadoop
1 8 (12.70%) HBase
1 8 (12.70%) Impala
2 2 (3.17%) Power BI
3 1 (1.59%) DB2
3 1 (1.59%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.59%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.59%) Maven
2 1 (1.59%) Subversion
2 1 (1.59%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 6 (9.52%) Finance
3 1 (1.59%) Advertising
3 1 (1.59%) Automotive
3 1 (1.59%) Games
3 1 (1.59%) Marketing
3 1 (1.59%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.17%) HTML
1 2 (3.17%) HTML5
1 2 (3.17%) XML
2 1 (1.59%) CSS
2 1 (1.59%) Hibernate
2 1 (1.59%) Java EE
2 1 (1.59%) JPA
2 1 (1.59%) JSF
2 1 (1.59%) LDAP
2 1 (1.59%) REST
2 1 (1.59%) RESTful
2 1 (1.59%) Spring
2 1 (1.59%) Web Services
2 1 (1.59%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.46%) Computer Science
2 9 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (6.35%) PKI
4 4 (6.35%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (3.17%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.59%) RIA
6 1 (1.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (26.98%) Linux
1 17 (26.98%) Windows
2 4 (6.35%) Solaris
3 3 (4.76%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.59%) Android
4 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.59%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.59%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.59%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (31.75%) Security Architecture
2 13 (20.63%) Information Security
3 12 (19.05%) Change Management
3 12 (19.05%) Configuration Management
4 11 (17.46%) DevOps
5 10 (15.87%) Cybersecurity
6 8 (12.70%) Data Analysis
6 8 (12.70%) Integration Testing
6 8 (12.70%) Low Latency
6 8 (12.70%) Release Management
6 8 (12.70%) Use Case
6 8 (12.70%) Visualisation
7 6 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (7.94%) Continuous Deployment
8 5 (7.94%) Security Operations
9 4 (6.35%) Computer Security
9 4 (6.35%) Logistics
9 4 (6.35%) Software Deployment
9 4 (6.35%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (6.35%) Value Proposition
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.70%) C
2 4 (6.35%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.76%) SQL
4 2 (3.17%) Java
5 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.59%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (30.16%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (28.57%) CISSP
3 16 (25.40%) CEH
3 16 (25.40%) GIAC
3 16 (25.40%) SSCP
4 15 (23.81%) CCNP
5 14 (22.22%) Security Cleared
6 12 (19.05%) Degree
7 11 (17.46%) CCDP
8 8 (12.70%) DV Cleared
9 6 (9.52%) CCIE
9 6 (9.52%) SC Cleared
10 4 (6.35%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 4 (6.35%) CCIE Security
10 4 (6.35%) CCNA
11 3 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (3.17%) CCSA
13 1 (1.59%) CCSP
13 1 (1.59%) CISA
13 1 (1.59%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.35%) FISMA
2 3 (4.76%) SLA
3 1 (1.59%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.59%) GDPR
3 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (12.70%) Apache Flume
1 8 (12.70%) HDFS
1 8 (12.70%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (7.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.35%) Active Directory
3 4 (6.35%) vSphere
4 2 (3.17%) XenServer
5 1 (1.59%) Docker
5 1 (1.59%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 12 (19.05%) Puppet
2 8 (12.70%) Kibana
3 2 (3.17%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (3.17%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (3.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.59%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (1.59%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.59%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.59%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.59%) Nexpose
4 1 (1.59%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.59%) Terraform
Vendors
1 36 (57.14%) Cisco
2 23 (36.51%) CheckPoint
3 15 (23.81%) Microsoft
4 11 (17.46%) Fortinet
5 10 (15.87%) F5
5 10 (15.87%) Palo Alto
6 8 (12.70%) Atlassian
6 8 (12.70%) VMware
7 7 (11.11%) Juniper
8 6 (9.52%) HP
8 6 (9.52%) Meraki
8 6 (9.52%) Symantec
9 5 (7.94%) Aruba
9 5 (7.94%) Blue Coat
10 4 (6.35%) Infoblox
10 4 (6.35%) NetQoS
10 4 (6.35%) SolarWinds
11 3 (4.76%) McAfee
12 2 (3.17%) Citrix
12 2 (3.17%) Sophos