The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Engineer
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 112 132 120
Rank change year-on-year +20 -12  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 7 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.39% 0.22% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.23% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 1
Median salary £50,000 £38,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.87% -23.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £46,750 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -6.50% +11.11%  

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 1743 2209 1656
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 97.05% 95.54% 96.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1391 1726 1406
Median salary £40,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.57% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 14 (77.78%) Firewall
2 13 (72.22%) Cisco
2 13 (72.22%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (61.11%) CCNP
3 11 (61.11%) Network Security
4 10 (55.56%) CheckPoint
5 9 (50.00%) CCNA
5 9 (50.00%) LAN
5 9 (50.00%) WAN
6 8 (44.44%) VPN
6 8 (44.44%) Sourcefire
6 8 (44.44%) Meraki
6 8 (44.44%) Palo Alto
6 8 (44.44%) Presales
7 7 (38.89%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (38.89%) Intel Security
8 5 (27.78%) Aruba
8 5 (27.78%) CCSA
8 5 (27.78%) CCSE
8 5 (27.78%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (27.78%) WLAN
9 4 (22.22%) SSL
9 4 (22.22%) SLA
9 4 (22.22%) BGP
9 4 (22.22%) EIGRP
9 4 (22.22%) IGRP
9 4 (22.22%) Internet
9 4 (22.22%) VRRP
9 4 (22.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 4 (22.22%) SSH

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (77.78%) Firewall
2 11 (61.11%) Network Security
3 9 (50.00%) LAN
3 9 (50.00%) WAN
4 8 (44.44%) VPN
5 7 (38.89%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (27.78%) WLAN
7 4 (22.22%) BGP
7 4 (22.22%) EIGRP
7 4 (22.22%) IGRP
7 4 (22.22%) Internet
7 4 (22.22%) IPsec
7 4 (22.22%) NGN
7 4 (22.22%) OSPF
7 4 (22.22%) Spanning Tree
7 4 (22.22%) SSH
7 4 (22.22%) SSL
7 4 (22.22%) VRRP
7 4 (22.22%) Wireless
8 3 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 4 (22.22%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (5.56%) CCTV
2 1 (5.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Presales
2 5 (27.78%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (22.22%) SIEM
3 4 (22.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 3 (16.67%) Change Control
4 3 (16.67%) Data Loss Prevention
4 3 (16.67%) Information Security
4 3 (16.67%) Project Management
4 3 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 2 (11.11%) Privileged Access Management
5 2 (11.11%) Security Operations
6 1 (5.56%) Coaching
6 1 (5.56%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (5.56%) Identity Access Management
6 1 (5.56%) Security Auditing
6 1 (5.56%) Server Hardening
6 1 (5.56%) Service Desk Management
6 1 (5.56%) Threat Detection
6 1 (5.56%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 13 (72.22%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (61.11%) CCNP
3 9 (50.00%) CCNA
4 5 (27.78%) CCSA
4 5 (27.78%) CCSE
5 3 (16.67%) CISSP
6 2 (11.11%) CEH
6 2 (11.11%) OSCP
6 2 (11.11%) SSCP
7 1 (5.56%) CISA
7 1 (5.56%) CISM
7 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
7 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
7 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) SLA
2 2 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (11.11%) PCI DSS
3 1 (5.56%) GPG13
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) Cisco
2 10 (55.56%) CheckPoint
3 8 (44.44%) Meraki
3 8 (44.44%) Palo Alto
3 8 (44.44%) Sourcefire
4 7 (38.89%) Intel Security
5 5 (27.78%) Aruba
6 4 (22.22%) Aerohive Networks
6 4 (22.22%) Extreme Networks
6 4 (22.22%) Fortinet
6 4 (22.22%) Huawei
7 3 (16.67%) SolarWinds
8 2 (11.11%) NetIQ
9 1 (5.56%) Kaspersky
9 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
9 1 (5.56%) SonicWALL
9 1 (5.56%) Stonesoft
9 1 (5.56%) VMware
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