Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 18 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 156 141 117
Rank change year-on-year -15 -24 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 14 8 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.46% 0.35% 1.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.36% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 5 6 60
Cheshire median annual salary £47,500 £48,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.04% -28.89% +35.00%
10th Percentile £30,900 £42,500 £40,375
90th Percentile £74,500 £75,000 £80,000
North West median annual salary £47,500 £44,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +7.95% -26.67% +20.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. 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
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 2897 2202 3186
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.83% 97.30% 97.22%
Number of salaries quoted 2221 1895 2702
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +4.58%
10th Percentile £24,250 £22,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in Cheshire

Security Engineer
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Security Engineer in Cheshire

Security Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Engineer in Cheshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Engineer in Cheshire

Security Engineer
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Engineer within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Knutsford - 7 £50,000 -
Warrington +1 4 £47,500 +3.26%
Crewe - 1 - -
Security Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 18 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 Cheshire region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (50.00%) Information Security
2 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 6 (42.86%) Firewall
2 6 (42.86%) Cisco
3 5 (35.71%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (28.57%) Risk Management
4 4 (28.57%) Windows
4 4 (28.57%) VPN
4 4 (28.57%) GIS
5 3 (21.43%) Juniper
5 3 (21.43%) Linux
5 3 (21.43%) Banking
5 3 (21.43%) Cryptography
5 3 (21.43%) Network Security
6 2 (14.29%) Fortinet
6 2 (14.29%) PCI DSS
6 2 (14.29%) Riverbed
6 2 (14.29%) Metasploit
6 2 (14.29%) Open Source
6 2 (14.29%) SIEM
6 2 (14.29%) Palo Alto
6 2 (14.29%) Capacity Management
6 2 (14.29%) Contactless
6 2 (14.29%) Data Loss Prevention
6 2 (14.29%) Wireshark
6 2 (14.29%) Investment Banking
6 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 2 (14.29%) Change Management
6 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (14.29%) IPsec

Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (42.86%) Firewall
2 4 (28.57%) VPN
3 3 (21.43%) Network Security
4 2 (14.29%) IPsec
4 2 (14.29%) SSL
4 2 (14.29%) VoIP
4 2 (14.29%) Wireshark
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (7.14%) Internet
5 1 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (7.14%) SSH
5 1 (7.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) GIS
2 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Metasploit
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Banking
3 2 (14.29%) Investment Banking
4 1 (7.14%) Advertising
4 1 (7.14%) Law
4 1 (7.14%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
1 1 (7.14%) CSS
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) REST
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Contactless
2 1 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) PKI
2 1 (7.14%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Linux
3 2 (14.29%) Unix
4 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Information Security
2 5 (35.71%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (28.57%) Risk Management
4 3 (21.43%) Cryptography
5 2 (14.29%) Capacity Management
5 2 (14.29%) Change Management
5 2 (14.29%) Data Loss Prevention
5 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (14.29%) Open Source
5 2 (14.29%) SIEM
5 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (7.14%) Build Automation
6 1 (7.14%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (7.14%) DevOps
6 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (7.14%) Security Operations
6 1 (7.14%) Threat Management
6 1 (7.14%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) C
1 2 (14.29%) C++
1 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.14%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) Objective-C
2 1 (7.14%) Python
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) CISSP
2 1 (7.14%) CCNA
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.14%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) PCI DSS
2 1 (7.14%) GDPR
2 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Graphite
1 1 (7.14%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Cisco
2 3 (21.43%) Juniper
3 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
3 2 (14.29%) Fortinet
3 2 (14.29%) McAfee
3 2 (14.29%) Palo Alto
3 2 (14.29%) Riverbed
3 2 (14.29%) Symantec
4 1 (7.14%) 3Com
4 1 (7.14%) ArcSight
4 1 (7.14%) CyberArk
4 1 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) Imperva
4 1 (7.14%) Lumension
4 1 (7.14%) Splunk
4 1 (7.14%) VMware