The median annual salary for an Information Security Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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

Information Security Engineer
London / City of London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 232 263 320
Rank change year-on-year +31 +57  
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Engineer 1 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.019% 0.016% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.016% 0.031%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 3
Median salary £52,500 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.23% +4.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £57,500 £58,000
% change year-on-year -4.34% -0.86%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4929 6144 9676
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.34% 96.14% 94.99%
Number of salaries quoted 4401 5597 8291
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Information Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Information Security Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security Engineer in the City of London

Information Security Engineer
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Salary trend for Information Security Engineer in the City of London

Information Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Information 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 City of London region featuring Information Security Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (100.00%) Information Security
2 13 (92.86%) Intrusion Detection
3 12 (85.71%) Network Security
4 11 (78.57%) Finance
5 10 (71.43%) SIEM
6 9 (64.29%) Security Operations
6 9 (64.29%) Security Monitoring
7 8 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (57.14%) SDLC
8 5 (35.71%) Degree
8 5 (35.71%) CISSP
8 5 (35.71%) CISM
8 5 (35.71%) Perl
8 5 (35.71%) Unix
8 5 (35.71%) Windows
8 5 (35.71%) Linux
8 5 (35.71%) Python
8 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
9 4 (28.57%) PHP
9 4 (28.57%) SQL
9 4 (28.57%) CCSP
9 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
9 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
9 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
9 4 (28.57%) Incident Management
9 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
9 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (28.57%) CentOS
9 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012

Information Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) Apache
1 1 (7.14%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (92.86%) Intrusion Detection
2 12 (85.71%) Network Security
3 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Burp Suite
1 1 (7.14%) Paros
1 1 (7.14%) WebScarab
General
1 11 (78.57%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) CGI
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
3 3 (21.43%) Fintech
4 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Linux
1 5 (35.71%) Unix
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) CentOS
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) FreeBSD
3 1 (7.14%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Information Security
2 10 (71.43%) SIEM
3 9 (64.29%) Security Monitoring
3 9 (64.29%) Security Operations
4 8 (57.14%) SDLC
5 4 (28.57%) Incident Management
5 4 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (28.57%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (14.29%) Computer Security
7 1 (7.14%) Analytics
7 1 (7.14%) Compliance Audit
7 1 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (7.14%) Malware Detection/Protection
7 1 (7.14%) Patch Management
7 1 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Security Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Threat Analysis
7 1 (7.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) Perl
1 5 (35.71%) Python
2 4 (28.57%) PHP
2 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) C#
3 1 (7.14%) C++
3 1 (7.14%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) CISM
1 5 (35.71%) CISSP
1 5 (35.71%) Degree
2 4 (28.57%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 4 (28.57%) CCSP
2 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.14%) CEH
3 1 (7.14%) CISA
3 1 (7.14%) SANS
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Red Hat