The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £44,000 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Engineer
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 130 130
Rank change year-on-year -1 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 1 10 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.051% 0.43% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.45% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1 10 7
Median salary £44,000 £53,125 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.17% +32.81%  
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.55%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1903 2244 1982
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.60% 96.06% 97.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1595 1666 1632
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £24,948 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham that featured Security Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in Birmingham

Security Engineer
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Engineer in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Security Engineer in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Birmingham region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (75.00%) Firewall
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco
1 6 (75.00%) CCNP
1 6 (75.00%) CCNA
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 4 (50.00%) LAN
2 4 (50.00%) WAN
2 4 (50.00%) Network Security
3 3 (37.50%) Change Control
3 3 (37.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (37.50%) Meraki
3 3 (37.50%) Palo Alto
3 3 (37.50%) VPN
3 3 (37.50%) SLA
3 3 (37.50%) Wireless
3 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
3 3 (37.50%) MPLS
3 3 (37.50%) McAfee
3 3 (37.50%) TACACS
3 3 (37.50%) Project Management
3 3 (37.50%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (37.50%) CCSA
3 3 (37.50%) CCSE
3 3 (37.50%) Sourcefire
3 3 (37.50%) SolarWinds
3 3 (37.50%) WAAS
4 2 (25.00%) Presales

Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (75.00%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) LAN
2 4 (50.00%) Network Security
2 4 (50.00%) WAN
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (37.50%) MPLS
3 3 (37.50%) TACACS
3 3 (37.50%) VPN
3 3 (37.50%) WAAS
3 3 (37.50%) Wireless
4 1 (12.50%) VoIP
4 1 (12.50%) WLAN
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 3 (37.50%) Change Control
2 3 (37.50%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Project Management
2 3 (37.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Presales
4 1 (12.50%) Information Security
4 1 (12.50%) IT Audit
4 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 1 (12.50%) Security Operations
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) CCNA
1 6 (75.00%) CCNP
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (37.50%) CCSA
2 3 (37.50%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) SLA
2 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
2 3 (37.50%) McAfee
2 3 (37.50%) Meraki
2 3 (37.50%) Palo Alto
2 3 (37.50%) SolarWinds
2 3 (37.50%) Sourcefire