Period
to 18 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 18 December 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 201 146 126
Rank change year-on-year -55 -20 +50
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 60 119 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.00% 1.85% 2.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 1.93% 2.46%
Number of salaries quoted 61 92 90
Berkshire median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% -18.18% +8.91%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £70,000 £70,000
South East median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 5,711 6,152 8,018
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 95.56% 96.07%
Number of salaries quoted 4,552 4,957 6,290
Berkshire median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £73,750
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 18 December 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 December 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 -25 23 £45,000 - 2
Reading -22 17 £58,750 +46.88% 4
Newbury +18 2 £50,000 -16.67%
Maidenhead -43 2 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Slough -10 1 £60,000 -4.00% 1
Wokingham - 1 £62,500 -
Security Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 38 (63.33%) Network Security
2 37 (61.67%) Cisco
3 30 (50.00%) CISSP
4 28 (46.67%) Firewall
4 28 (46.67%) Security Architecture
5 24 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (38.33%) SSCP
6 23 (38.33%) GIAC
6 23 (38.33%) CEH
7 18 (30.00%) Information Security
7 18 (30.00%) CCNP
8 17 (28.33%) CCDP
8 17 (28.33%) Palo Alto
9 16 (26.67%) CheckPoint
10 12 (20.00%) VPN
10 12 (20.00%) Windows
11 11 (18.33%) Linux
11 11 (18.33%) Fortinet
12 9 (15.00%) Security Cleared
12 9 (15.00%) Microsoft
13 8 (13.33%) Symantec
13 8 (13.33%) Change Management
13 8 (13.33%) F5
14 7 (11.67%) Security Operations
14 7 (11.67%) Cisco ASA
14 7 (11.67%) Blue Coat
15 6 (10.00%) Validation
15 6 (10.00%) SC Cleared
15 6 (10.00%) Management Information System
15 6 (10.00%) IPsec

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 (5.00%) Apache Spark
1 3 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.33%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (63.33%) Network Security
2 28 (46.67%) Firewall
3 12 (20.00%) VPN
4 7 (11.67%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (10.00%) IPsec
5 6 (10.00%) SSL
6 5 (8.33%) Cisco Firepower
6 5 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (6.67%) DNS
7 4 (6.67%) Internet
7 4 (6.67%) NetScaler
7 4 (6.67%) TCP/IP
8 3 (5.00%) BGP
8 3 (5.00%) LAN
8 3 (5.00%) OSPF
8 3 (5.00%) WAN
9 2 (3.33%) Sourcefire
10 1 (1.67%) EIGRP
10 1 (1.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.00%) Apache Hive
1 3 (5.00%) Big Data
1 3 (5.00%) Hadoop
1 3 (5.00%) HBase
1 3 (5.00%) Impala
2 1 (1.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (1.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.67%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.33%) Finance
3 1 (1.67%) Advertising
3 1 (1.67%) Games
3 1 (1.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.67%) HTML
1 1 (1.67%) HTML5
1 1 (1.67%) LDAP
1 1 (1.67%) OAuth
1 1 (1.67%) OpenID
1 1 (1.67%) RESTful
1 1 (1.67%) SAML
1 1 (1.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 6 (10.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 5 (8.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (6.67%) PKI
4 3 (5.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.00%) Windows
2 11 (18.33%) Linux
3 4 (6.67%) Solaris
4 2 (3.33%) Windows 10
4 2 (3.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.67%) Android
5 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.67%) CentOS
5 1 (1.67%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.67%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (46.67%) Security Architecture
2 18 (30.00%) Information Security
3 8 (13.33%) Change Management
4 7 (11.67%) Security Operations
5 6 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (10.00%) Validation
6 5 (8.33%) DevOps
6 5 (8.33%) Software Audit
7 4 (6.67%) Computer Security
7 4 (6.67%) Software Deployment
8 3 (5.00%) Computer Science
8 3 (5.00%) Configuration Management
8 3 (5.00%) Data Analysis
8 3 (5.00%) Integration Testing
8 3 (5.00%) Low Latency
8 3 (5.00%) Open Source
8 3 (5.00%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (5.00%) Release Management
8 3 (5.00%) Use Case
8 3 (5.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.00%) C
2 1 (1.67%) Java
2 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.67%) Python
2 1 (1.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (50.00%) CISSP
2 24 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (38.33%) CEH
3 23 (38.33%) GIAC
3 23 (38.33%) SSCP
4 18 (30.00%) CCNP
5 17 (28.33%) CCDP
6 9 (15.00%) Security Cleared
7 6 (10.00%) CCSP
7 6 (10.00%) SC Cleared
8 3 (5.00%) Degree
8 3 (5.00%) DV Cleared
9 2 (3.33%) CCNA
9 2 (3.33%) CCSA
9 2 (3.33%) RHCE
10 1 (1.67%) CISA
10 1 (1.67%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.67%) FISMA
1 4 (6.67%) SLA
2 2 (3.33%) GDPR
2 2 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.67%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.67%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.67%) PMO
3 1 (1.67%) PSD2
System Software
1 3 (5.00%) Apache Flume
1 3 (5.00%) HDFS
1 3 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.67%) Docker
2 1 (1.67%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.67%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (5.00%) Kibana
1 3 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (5.00%) Puppet
2 2 (3.33%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (3.33%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (3.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.67%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (1.67%) Cacti
3 1 (1.67%) Graphite
3 1 (1.67%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.67%) Nagios
3 1 (1.67%) Nessus
3 1 (1.67%) Proventia
3 1 (1.67%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.67%) Terraform
3 1 (1.67%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 37 (61.67%) Cisco
2 17 (28.33%) Palo Alto
3 16 (26.67%) CheckPoint
4 11 (18.33%) Fortinet
5 9 (15.00%) Microsoft
6 8 (13.33%) F5
6 8 (13.33%) Symantec
7 7 (11.67%) Blue Coat
8 6 (10.00%) Juniper
9 4 (6.67%) McAfee
9 4 (6.67%) Meraki
10 3 (5.00%) Atlassian
10 3 (5.00%) Trend Micro
11 2 (3.33%) Forcepoint
11 2 (3.33%) IronPort
11 2 (3.33%) Kaspersky
11 2 (3.33%) Red Hat
11 2 (3.33%) Sophos
12 1 (1.67%) Aruba
12 1 (1.67%) SolarWinds