Period
to 16 June 2021

The median annual salary for an IT Security Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 16 June 2021.

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

IT Security Engineer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
16 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 226 250 322
Rank change year-on-year +24 +72 +19
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Engineer 12 1 8
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.23% 0.016% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.017% 0.083%
Number of salaries quoted 8 1 6
10th Percentile £48,625 " £48,750
25th Percentile £51,250 £77,500 £57,188
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £85,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year -35.29% +25.93% +38.46%
75th Percentile £56,875 £92,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £67,750 " £78,750
Central London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -25.93% +12.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 4,810 5,930 9,584
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.82% 94.29% 95.34%
Number of salaries quoted 4,259 5,194 8,568
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £36,250
25th Percentile £52,500 £51,250 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +4.00%
75th Percentile £88,750 £83,750 £82,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £97,500 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%

IT Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured IT Security Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

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

IT Security Engineer
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing IT Security Engineer in the City of London.

Salary trend for IT Security Engineer in the City of London

IT Security Engineer
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing IT Security Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 16 June 2021.

Salary histogram for IT Security Engineer in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 16 June 2021, IT Security Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region featuring IT Security Engineer in the job title.

1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 10 (83.33%) Firewall
2 10 (83.33%) Windows
3 9 (75.00%) Kalman Filter
4 8 (66.67%) Web Services
4 8 (66.67%) OWASP
5 7 (58.33%) Nessus
5 7 (58.33%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (58.33%) CA
5 7 (58.33%) SAML
5 7 (58.33%) SQL
5 7 (58.33%) SOA
5 7 (58.33%) OAuth
5 7 (58.33%) Task Automation
6 5 (41.67%) Information Security
7 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (25.00%) CISSP
7 3 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (16.67%) Microsoft 365
8 2 (16.67%) Security Architecture
8 2 (16.67%) SANS
8 2 (16.67%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (16.67%) Compliance Management
8 2 (16.67%) Security Monitoring
8 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
8 2 (16.67%) Legal
8 2 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (16.67%) Azure
9 1 (8.33%) AWS
9 1 (8.33%) PKI

IT 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:

Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Azure
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft 365
2 1 (8.33%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (83.33%) Firewall
2 7 (58.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (8.33%) DHCP
3 1 (8.33%) DMARC
3 1 (8.33%) DNS
3 1 (8.33%) VLAN
3 1 (8.33%) VPN
3 1 (8.33%) WAN
3 1 (8.33%) WLAN
General
1 2 (16.67%) Legal
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) Web Services
2 7 (58.33%) OAuth
2 7 (58.33%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
1 1 (8.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Kalman Filter
2 8 (66.67%) OWASP
3 7 (58.33%) SOA
3 7 (58.33%) Task Automation
4 5 (41.67%) Information Security
5 3 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (16.67%) Compliance Management
6 2 (16.67%) Security Architecture
6 2 (16.67%) Security Monitoring
7 1 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (8.33%) Data Loss Prevention
7 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 1 (8.33%) Security Operations
7 1 (8.33%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) CISSP
2 2 (16.67%) CompTIA Security+
2 2 (16.67%) SANS
3 1 (8.33%) GIAC
3 1 (8.33%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (58.33%) Nessus
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (58.33%) CA
3 1 (8.33%) Splunk
3 1 (8.33%) VMware