Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge 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
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 150 127 138
Rank change year-on-year -23 +11 +35
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 33 20 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.05% 0.88% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 0.90% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 6 19 12
Cambridge median annual salary £72,500 £50,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +45.00% -33.33% +36.36%
10th Percentile £43,750 £35,750 £45,000
90th Percentile £79,375 £88,750 £94,675
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year - -40.00% +50.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. 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
Cambridge
Permanent vacancies in Cambridge with a recognized job title 3048 2210 2742
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.29% 97.40% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2322 1842 2381
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,900
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.51% +9.75%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £62,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +7.50%

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in Cambridge

Security Engineer
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Salary trend for Security Engineer in Cambridge

Security Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

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

Salary histogram for Security Engineer in Cambridge

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

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 Cambridge region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 25 (75.76%) Java
1 25 (75.76%) Information Security
1 25 (75.76%) Algorithms
2 24 (72.73%) Java Card
2 24 (72.73%) Threat Modelling
3 23 (69.70%) PhD
4 22 (66.67%) Security Architecture
5 19 (57.58%) Systems Analysis
6 7 (21.21%) Artificial Intelligence
6 7 (21.21%) Mobile App
6 7 (21.21%) Mobile Application Development
6 7 (21.21%) Mobile Payment
6 7 (21.21%) DRM
7 5 (15.15%) Mathematics
8 3 (9.09%) C
8 3 (9.09%) C++
8 3 (9.09%) Telecoms
8 3 (9.09%) Software Engineering
8 3 (9.09%) Mentoring
8 3 (9.09%) Machine Learning
9 2 (6.06%) Smart City
9 2 (6.06%) Smart City Simulations
9 2 (6.06%) Customer-Centricity
9 2 (6.06%) Multithreading
9 2 (6.06%) Distributed Algorithms
9 2 (6.06%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (6.06%) Advertising
9 2 (6.06%) Smartcard
9 2 (6.06%) Python
9 2 (6.06%) C#

Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 (6.06%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) DHCP
1 1 (3.03%) DNS
General
1 3 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.06%) Advertising
3 1 (3.03%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 25 (75.76%) Algorithms
2 24 (72.73%) Java Card
3 7 (21.21%) Mobile App
3 7 (21.21%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (6.06%) Smart City
4 2 (6.06%) Smartcard
5 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Linux
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
1 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (75.76%) Information Security
2 24 (72.73%) Threat Modelling
3 22 (66.67%) Security Architecture
4 19 (57.58%) Systems Analysis
5 7 (21.21%) Artificial Intelligence
5 7 (21.21%) DRM
5 7 (21.21%) Mobile Application Development
6 5 (15.15%) Mathematics
7 3 (9.09%) Machine Learning
7 3 (9.09%) Mentoring
7 3 (9.09%) Software Engineering
8 2 (6.06%) Customer-Centricity
8 2 (6.06%) Distributed Algorithms
8 2 (6.06%) Multithreading
8 2 (6.06%) Smart City Simulations
9 1 (3.03%) Dynamic Code Analysis
9 1 (3.03%) Fuzz Testing
9 1 (3.03%) Secure Coding
9 1 (3.03%) Time Management
9 1 (3.03%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 25 (75.76%) Java
2 3 (9.09%) C
2 3 (9.09%) C++
3 2 (6.06%) C#
3 2 (6.06%) Python
Qualifications
1 23 (69.70%) PhD
2 1 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) FIPS 140-2
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Firmware
1 1 (3.03%) LXC
1 1 (3.03%) VirtualBox
1 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.03%) Xen
Vendors
1 1 (3.03%) Thales
1 1 (3.03%) VMware