Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 21 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
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 181 203 168
Rank change year-on-year +22 -35 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 10 19 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.26% 0.40% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.42% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 5 18 22
Birmingham median annual salary £55,000 £45,625 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.55% +21.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £38,250 £26,850 £20,300
90th Percentile £65,600 £80,000 £43,750
West Midlands median annual salary £43,750 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -2.78% +28.57% -17.65%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. 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
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 3740 4551 3818
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 96.40% 97.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2992 3402 3191
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured Security Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Engineer in Birmingham over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Engineer in Birmingham

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 21 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 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 Birmingham region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (50.00%) C
1 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco
1 5 (50.00%) CISSP
1 5 (50.00%) Juniper
1 5 (50.00%) CheckPoint
1 5 (50.00%) McAfee
1 5 (50.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 5 (50.00%) CISM
1 5 (50.00%) Firewall
1 5 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
1 5 (50.00%) Retail
1 5 (50.00%) Blue Coat
1 5 (50.00%) ProxySG
1 5 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
1 5 (50.00%) Matrix Management
1 5 (50.00%) Network Security
1 5 (50.00%) PCI DSS
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
1 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) F5

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 5 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
1 5 (50.00%) Firewall
1 5 (50.00%) Network Security
1 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 5 (50.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Matrix Management
1 5 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
1 5 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) CISM
1 5 (50.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) PCI DSS
1 5 (50.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Blue Coat
1 5 (50.00%) CheckPoint
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco
1 5 (50.00%) Juniper
1 5 (50.00%) McAfee
2 1 (10.00%) F5