Period
to 22 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

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

Security Engineer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 242 252 267
Rank change year-on-year +10 +15 +64
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 112 74 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.02% 0.73% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 0.76% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 86 68 86
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £46,875
90th Percentile £110,000 £82,500 £84,375
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% +9.09% -

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 10,545 9,677 11,923
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.99% 95.06% 96.29%
Number of salaries quoted 9,412 8,772 10,902
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £34,050 £33,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £92,500 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £61,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +2.50% +4.35% +4.55%

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

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 6 months to 22 September 2018.

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 22 September 2018, 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 Security Engineer in the job title.

1 72 (64.29%) Information Security
2 71 (63.39%) CISSP
3 69 (61.61%) Finance
4 58 (51.79%) Firewall
5 48 (42.86%) Windows
6 38 (33.93%) Degree
7 37 (33.04%) Cybersecurity
8 33 (29.46%) Security Architecture
9 32 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
10 22 (19.64%) Risk Management
10 22 (19.64%) Linux
10 22 (19.64%) GDPR
11 21 (18.75%) Configuration Management
11 21 (18.75%) CompTIA Security+
12 17 (15.18%) Amazon AWS
12 17 (15.18%) Cisco
13 16 (14.29%) .NET
13 16 (14.29%) SIEM
13 16 (14.29%) Data Centre
14 15 (13.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 14 (12.50%) Java
15 14 (12.50%) SQL
15 14 (12.50%) Network Security
15 14 (12.50%) Palo Alto
16 13 (11.61%) Hyper-V
16 13 (11.61%) Network Architecture
16 13 (11.61%) VPN
16 13 (11.61%) Cisco Certification
16 13 (11.61%) Software Engineering
16 13 (11.61%) Wi-Fi

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 (1.79%) Confluence
1 2 (1.79%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 17 (15.18%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (7.14%) G Suite
2 8 (7.14%) Office 365
3 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.89%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.89%) IaaS
4 1 (0.89%) PaaS
4 1 (0.89%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 58 (51.79%) Firewall
2 14 (12.50%) Network Security
3 13 (11.61%) VPN
3 13 (11.61%) Wi-Fi
4 12 (10.71%) TCP/IP
5 10 (8.93%) VLAN
6 9 (8.04%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (8.04%) Cisco IOS
6 9 (8.04%) Cisco Nexus
6 9 (8.04%) WAN
7 7 (6.25%) Wireless
8 6 (5.36%) LAN
9 5 (4.46%) DMZ
9 5 (4.46%) NX-OS
9 5 (4.46%) Wireshark
9 5 (4.46%) WLAN
10 4 (3.57%) DKIM
10 4 (3.57%) DMARC
10 4 (3.57%) EIGRP
11 3 (2.68%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.79%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.89%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 5 (4.46%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.79%) AppScan
2 2 (1.79%) JIRA
2 2 (1.79%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 69 (61.61%) Finance
2 10 (8.93%) Banking
3 7 (6.25%) Financial Institution
4 5 (4.46%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.68%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.89%) Games
6 1 (0.89%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.29%) .NET
2 4 (3.57%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (3.57%) Regular Expression
3 2 (1.79%) REST
4 1 (0.89%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.89%) Django
4 1 (0.89%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 10 (8.93%) Computer Science
3 7 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
4 6 (5.36%) Management Information System
5 5 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.46%) BYOD
6 4 (3.57%) Fintech
7 3 (2.68%) Clustering
8 2 (1.79%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (1.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.89%) Bitcoin
9 1 (0.89%) CMDB
9 1 (0.89%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.89%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.89%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.89%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 48 (42.86%) Windows
2 22 (19.64%) Linux
3 11 (9.82%) Mac OS X
4 9 (8.04%) Windows Server
5 8 (7.14%) Windows 7
5 8 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (4.46%) Unix
7 3 (2.68%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (64.29%) Information Security
2 37 (33.04%) Cybersecurity
3 33 (29.46%) Security Architecture
4 32 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
5 22 (19.64%) Risk Management
6 21 (18.75%) Configuration Management
7 16 (14.29%) SIEM
8 13 (11.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 13 (11.61%) Network Architecture
8 13 (11.61%) Software Engineering
9 12 (10.71%) OO
9 12 (10.71%) Penetration Testing
9 12 (10.71%) SDLC
9 12 (10.71%) Stakeholder Identification
9 12 (10.71%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 9 (8.04%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (7.14%) API Integration
11 8 (7.14%) Migration
11 8 (7.14%) Project Planning
12 7 (6.25%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 14 (12.50%) Java
1 14 (12.50%) SQL
2 12 (10.71%) C++
2 12 (10.71%) PowerShell
3 10 (8.93%) Python
4 5 (4.46%) Ruby
5 4 (3.57%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.79%) Java 8
6 2 (1.79%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.79%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.89%) Go
7 1 (0.89%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.89%) Perl
7 1 (0.89%) PHP
Qualifications
1 71 (63.39%) CISSP
2 38 (33.93%) Degree
3 21 (18.75%) CompTIA Security+
4 13 (11.61%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (10.71%) CCNP
6 10 (8.93%) CCNA
7 9 (8.04%) CISM
7 9 (8.04%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (6.25%) CISA
9 6 (5.36%) CEH
10 5 (4.46%) CCDA
10 5 (4.46%) CCDP
10 5 (4.46%) CCSA
11 4 (3.57%) GIAC
12 3 (2.68%) CISMP
13 2 (1.79%) CCSE
13 2 (1.79%) CCSP
13 2 (1.79%) CCVP
13 2 (1.79%) SSCP
14 1 (0.89%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (19.64%) GDPR
2 15 (13.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (2.68%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.89%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.89%) FINRA
5 1 (0.89%) RMADS
5 1 (0.89%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 13 (11.61%) Hyper-V
2 7 (6.25%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.57%) Docker
3 4 (3.57%) KVM
3 4 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (7.14%) Nessus
1 8 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (4.46%) QRadar
2 5 (4.46%) SolarWinds Orion
2 5 (4.46%) TrustSec
3 4 (3.57%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 4 (3.57%) OpenVAS
3 4 (3.57%) SCCM
3 4 (3.57%) SCOM
4 2 (1.79%) Cacti
4 2 (1.79%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.89%) Ansible
5 1 (0.89%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.89%) Nagios
5 1 (0.89%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 17 (15.18%) Cisco
2 14 (12.50%) Palo Alto
3 10 (8.93%) CheckPoint
4 9 (8.04%) Meraki
5 8 (7.14%) Google
5 8 (7.14%) Symantec
6 6 (5.36%) SolarWinds
6 6 (5.36%) VMware
7 5 (4.46%) Infoblox
7 5 (4.46%) Qualys
7 5 (4.46%) Riverbed
8 4 (3.57%) Rapid7
8 4 (3.57%) Splunk
8 4 (3.57%) Tripwire
9 3 (2.68%) Apple
10 2 (1.79%) Blue Coat
10 2 (1.79%) Citrix
10 2 (1.79%) IBM
10 2 (1.79%) Oracle
10 2 (1.79%) Red Hat