Period
to 26 April 2019

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 26 April 2019.

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
26 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 189 196 110
Rank change year-on-year +7 -86 +47
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 52 74 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.92% 1.05% 2.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 1.09% 2.71%
Number of salaries quoted 47 60 98
Berkshire median annual salary £60,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £37,125
90th Percentile £80,000 £72,000 £85,000
South East median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -5.00%

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 5,339 6,760 6,706
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.95% 95.90% 96.05%
Number of salaries quoted 4,393 5,445 5,381
Berkshire median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% -1.00%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £76,200 £73,750 £74,750
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 26 April 2019.

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 26 April 2019. 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 +5 15 £55,000 +57.14% 6
Bracknell -30 11 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Maidenhead 0 4 £54,500 -9.17%
Slough - 1 - -
Windsor - 1 £52,500 - 1
Security Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 26 April 2019, 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 38 (73.08%) Network Security
2 36 (69.23%) Cisco
2 36 (69.23%) Cisco Certification
3 30 (57.69%) Firewall
4 29 (55.77%) CISSP
5 28 (53.85%) Palo Alto
6 21 (40.38%) Validation
7 20 (38.46%) Information Security
7 20 (38.46%) Management Information System
8 19 (36.54%) Change Management
8 19 (36.54%) CCSP
8 19 (36.54%) VPN
8 19 (36.54%) SSL
8 19 (36.54%) Software Audit
9 12 (23.08%) CCNP
10 11 (21.15%) Blue Coat
11 10 (19.23%) CEH
11 10 (19.23%) GIAC
11 10 (19.23%) CCDP
11 10 (19.23%) CheckPoint
11 10 (19.23%) SSCP
11 10 (19.23%) Security Architecture
12 8 (15.38%) Forcepoint
12 8 (15.38%) Juniper
13 7 (13.46%) McAfee
13 7 (13.46%) Service Delivery
14 6 (11.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 6 (11.54%) F5
14 6 (11.54%) SIEM
14 6 (11.54%) Cybersecurity

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.92%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 38 (73.08%) Network Security
2 30 (57.69%) Firewall
3 19 (36.54%) SSL
3 19 (36.54%) VPN
4 5 (9.62%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (7.69%) Cisco PIX
5 4 (7.69%) IntruShield
5 4 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (7.69%) Sourcefire
6 2 (3.85%) WAN
6 2 (3.85%) Wireless
7 1 (1.92%) BGP
7 1 (1.92%) DNS
7 1 (1.92%) EIGRP
7 1 (1.92%) FTP
7 1 (1.92%) HTTP
7 1 (1.92%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.92%) IPsec
7 1 (1.92%) OSPF
7 1 (1.92%) SMTP
General
1 3 (5.77%) Finance
1 3 (5.77%) Legal
2 2 (3.85%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.92%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 20 (38.46%) Management Information System
2 5 (9.62%) Security Operations Centre
3 4 (7.69%) Replication
4 3 (5.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.85%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.85%) NHS
6 1 (1.92%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.69%) Windows
2 3 (5.77%) Android
2 3 (5.77%) Apple iOS
2 3 (5.77%) Linux
2 3 (5.77%) Windows 10
2 3 (5.77%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (40.38%) Validation
2 20 (38.46%) Information Security
3 19 (36.54%) Change Management
3 19 (36.54%) Software Audit
4 10 (19.23%) Security Architecture
5 7 (13.46%) Service Delivery
6 6 (11.54%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (11.54%) SIEM
7 5 (9.62%) Security Operations
8 4 (7.69%) Coaching
9 3 (5.77%) Asset Management
9 3 (5.77%) ITSM
9 3 (5.77%) Presales
10 2 (3.85%) Problem-Solving
10 2 (3.85%) Server Management
11 1 (1.92%) Analytical Thinking
11 1 (1.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 1 (1.92%) Performance Optimisation
11 1 (1.92%) Value Proposition
11 1 (1.92%) Virtual Team Management
Qualifications
1 36 (69.23%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (55.77%) CISSP
3 19 (36.54%) CCSP
4 12 (23.08%) CCNP
5 10 (19.23%) CCDP
5 10 (19.23%) CEH
5 10 (19.23%) GIAC
5 10 (19.23%) SSCP
6 4 (7.69%) CCNA
6 4 (7.69%) RHCE
7 1 (1.92%) CCIE
7 1 (1.92%) JNCIA
7 1 (1.92%) JNCIS
7 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.92%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (9.62%) GDPR
3 4 (7.69%) SLA
4 3 (5.77%) PMO
4 3 (5.77%) PSD2
5 1 (1.92%) COBIT
5 1 (1.92%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.92%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (7.69%) Snort
2 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) Proventia
2 2 (3.85%) QRadar
Vendors
1 36 (69.23%) Cisco
2 28 (53.85%) Palo Alto
3 11 (21.15%) Blue Coat
4 10 (19.23%) CheckPoint
5 8 (15.38%) Forcepoint
5 8 (15.38%) Juniper
6 7 (13.46%) McAfee
7 6 (11.54%) F5
8 5 (9.62%) ArcSight
8 5 (9.62%) IBM
8 5 (9.62%) LogRhythm
9 4 (7.69%) FireEye
9 4 (7.69%) IronPort
9 4 (7.69%) Red Hat
9 4 (7.69%) Trend Micro
10 3 (5.77%) Riverbed
11 2 (3.85%) Fortinet
11 2 (3.85%) Splunk
12 1 (1.92%) Aruba
12 1 (1.92%) Proofpoint