The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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

Security Engineer
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 192 200 262
Rank change year-on-year +8 +62  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 35 55 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.68% 0.86% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.90% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 34 53 47
Median salary £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,300 £50,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £74,500 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.55%  

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 4898 6124 9661
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.31% 96.12% 94.96%
Number of salaries quoted 4373 5586 8280
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £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%  

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in the City of London

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 Security Engineer in the City of London.

Salary trend for Security Engineer in the City of London

Security Engineer
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Engineer in the City of London over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Engineer in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 City of London region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 64 (64.65%) Firewall
2 63 (63.64%) Cisco
3 60 (60.61%) Network Security
4 57 (57.58%) Cisco Certification
5 46 (46.46%) Cisco ASA
6 45 (45.45%) Palo Alto
6 45 (45.45%) Wireless
7 40 (40.40%) CCNP
8 38 (38.38%) CheckPoint
9 36 (36.36%) Juniper
10 34 (34.34%) F5
11 32 (32.32%) Fortinet
12 31 (31.31%) Finance
12 31 (31.31%) SIEM
13 28 (28.28%) Linux
14 27 (27.27%) Windows
14 27 (27.27%) FortiGate
15 26 (26.26%) Cisco Wireless
15 26 (26.26%) Extreme Networks
15 26 (26.26%) Aruba
15 26 (26.26%) VPN
16 25 (25.25%) SonicWALL
17 22 (22.22%) Information Security
17 22 (22.22%) WatchGuard
18 21 (21.21%) Red Hat
18 21 (21.21%) Security Monitoring
19 19 (19.19%) CentOS
20 18 (18.18%) CISSP
20 18 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
21 17 (17.17%) WAN

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 2 (2.02%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.01%) Apache
2 1 (1.01%) IIS
2 1 (1.01%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.05%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.02%) IaaS
3 2 (2.02%) Office 365
3 2 (2.02%) PaaS
3 2 (2.02%) SaaS
4 1 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 64 (64.65%) Firewall
2 60 (60.61%) Network Security
3 46 (46.46%) Cisco ASA
4 45 (45.45%) Wireless
5 26 (26.26%) Cisco Wireless
5 26 (26.26%) VPN
6 18 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
7 17 (17.17%) WAN
8 14 (14.14%) TCP/IP
9 13 (13.13%) Cisco ISE
9 13 (13.13%) Spanning Tree
10 10 (10.10%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (8.08%) LAN
12 5 (5.05%) BGP
12 5 (5.05%) Internet
12 5 (5.05%) NetScreen
12 5 (5.05%) OSPF
13 4 (4.04%) IPsec
13 4 (4.04%) MPLS
13 4 (4.04%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.02%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Burp Suite
1 1 (1.01%) Paros
1 1 (1.01%) WebScarab
General
1 31 (31.31%) Finance
2 2 (2.02%) Law
3 1 (1.01%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.04%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.02%) CSS
3 1 (1.01%) .NET
3 1 (1.01%) CGI
3 1 (1.01%) HTML
3 1 (1.01%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 9 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.09%) PKI
3 8 (8.08%) Computer Science
4 7 (7.07%) Linux Command Line
5 6 (6.06%) Fintech
6 4 (4.04%) Management Information System
7 3 (3.03%) Clustering
7 3 (3.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (2.02%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (2.02%) Virtual Team
9 1 (1.01%) Hedge funds
9 1 (1.01%) Replication
9 1 (1.01%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 28 (28.28%) Linux
2 27 (27.27%) Windows
3 19 (19.19%) CentOS
4 15 (15.15%) Ubuntu
5 12 (12.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (10.10%) Unix
7 6 (6.06%) Debian
7 6 (6.06%) Windows Server
7 6 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (4.04%) Kali Linux
9 1 (1.01%) FreeBSD
9 1 (1.01%) HPUX
9 1 (1.01%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (31.31%) SIEM
2 22 (22.22%) Information Security
3 21 (21.21%) Security Monitoring
4 17 (17.17%) Cybersecurity
5 16 (16.16%) Security Operations
6 12 (12.12%) Vulnerability Management
7 11 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
7 11 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
8 10 (10.10%) Load Balancing
9 8 (8.08%) SDLC
10 7 (7.07%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 7 (7.07%) Two-Factor Authentication
10 7 (7.07%) WAN Optimisation
11 6 (6.06%) Incident Management
12 5 (5.05%) ITIL
12 5 (5.05%) Penetration Testing
13 4 (4.04%) Computer Security
14 3 (3.03%) High Availability
14 3 (3.03%) ITIL V3
14 3 (3.03%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.14%) Python
2 7 (7.07%) Perl
2 7 (7.07%) PHP
3 6 (6.06%) PowerShell
3 6 (6.06%) SQL
4 5 (5.05%) Java
5 4 (4.04%) Ruby
6 3 (3.03%) Bash Shell
6 3 (3.03%) C-shell
6 3 (3.03%) Korn
7 2 (2.02%) C#
7 2 (2.02%) C++
8 1 (1.01%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 57 (57.58%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (40.40%) CCNP
3 18 (18.18%) CISSP
4 14 (14.14%) CCNA
5 11 (11.11%) CISM
6 10 (10.10%) CCSP
6 10 (10.10%) Degree
7 8 (8.08%) JNCIA
7 8 (8.08%) JNCIS
8 7 (7.07%) CEH
9 6 (6.06%) SANS
10 5 (5.05%) CISA
10 5 (5.05%) Linux+ Certification
10 5 (5.05%) LPIC
10 5 (5.05%) RHCA
10 5 (5.05%) RHCE
10 5 (5.05%) RHCSA
10 5 (5.05%) Security Cleared
11 4 (4.04%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 4 (4.04%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.11%) PCI DSS
2 9 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.01%) QA
3 1 (1.01%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (6.06%) pfSense
2 5 (5.05%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.04%) Snort
3 4 (4.04%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.01%) Docker
4 1 (1.01%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 27 (27.27%) FortiGate
2 6 (6.06%) SCCM
3 4 (4.04%) Nagios
3 4 (4.04%) Nessus
3 4 (4.04%) OSSEC
4 3 (3.03%) AirWatch
4 3 (3.03%) Puppet
5 2 (2.02%) CSIRT
6 1 (1.01%) Ansible
6 1 (1.01%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.01%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (1.01%) HP NNM
6 1 (1.01%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 63 (63.64%) Cisco
2 45 (45.45%) Palo Alto
3 38 (38.38%) CheckPoint
4 36 (36.36%) Juniper
5 34 (34.34%) F5
6 32 (32.32%) Fortinet
7 26 (26.26%) Aruba
7 26 (26.26%) Extreme Networks
8 25 (25.25%) SonicWALL
9 22 (22.22%) WatchGuard
10 21 (21.21%) Red Hat
11 11 (11.11%) Sourcefire
12 9 (9.09%) Riverbed
13 7 (7.07%) McAfee
13 7 (7.07%) Microsoft
14 6 (6.06%) LogRhythm
15 5 (5.05%) HP
15 5 (5.05%) VMware
16 4 (4.04%) Aerohive Networks
16 4 (4.04%) Brocade
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