Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 224 263 243
Rank change year-on-year +39 -20 +87
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 129 59 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.16% 0.57% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 0.60% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 100 53 95
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,950 £45,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £78,500 £86,250
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +4.55%

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 10,672 9,758 11,200
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.60% 94.97% 96.39%
Number of salaries quoted 9,537 8,838 10,213
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 £34,175 £33,750
90th Percentile £93,750 £92,500 £88,750
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £58,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +7.76% +0.87% +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 21 November 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 21 November 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 73 (56.59%) Information Security
2 69 (53.49%) Firewall
3 66 (51.16%) CISSP
4 63 (48.84%) Finance
5 53 (41.09%) Windows
6 45 (34.88%) Cybersecurity
7 39 (30.23%) Degree
8 33 (25.58%) Security Architecture
9 32 (24.81%) Vulnerability Management
9 32 (24.81%) SIEM
9 32 (24.81%) Linux
10 31 (24.03%) Amazon AWS
11 29 (22.48%) Network Security
12 24 (18.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 23 (17.83%) Cisco Certification
14 22 (17.05%) SQL
14 22 (17.05%) Cisco
14 22 (17.05%) CCNP
15 21 (16.28%) Palo Alto
16 20 (15.50%) Data Centre
16 20 (15.50%) VPN
17 19 (14.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 18 (13.95%) Computer Science
18 18 (13.95%) Office 365
18 18 (13.95%) Symantec
18 18 (13.95%) TCP/IP
18 18 (13.95%) Risk Management
18 18 (13.95%) Vulnerability Scanning
19 17 (13.18%) Hyper-V
20 16 (12.40%) PowerShell

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 (1.55%) IIS
2 1 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 13 (10.08%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 31 (24.03%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (13.95%) Office 365
3 11 (8.53%) G Suite
4 7 (5.43%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.55%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.55%) PaaS
7 1 (0.78%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 69 (53.49%) Firewall
2 29 (22.48%) Network Security
3 20 (15.50%) VPN
4 18 (13.95%) TCP/IP
5 15 (11.63%) Wi-Fi
6 13 (10.08%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (10.08%) Cisco IOS
6 13 (10.08%) WAN
7 12 (9.30%) VLAN
8 11 (8.53%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (6.20%) Intrusion Detection
9 8 (6.20%) MPLS
9 8 (6.20%) NX-OS
10 7 (5.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 7 (5.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 7 (5.43%) NetScaler
11 6 (4.65%) BGP
11 6 (4.65%) Internet
11 6 (4.65%) OSPF
11 6 (4.65%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.78%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 6 (4.65%) Metasploit
2 4 (3.10%) Hudson
3 1 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.78%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.78%) TeamCity
General
1 63 (48.84%) Finance
2 13 (10.08%) Banking
3 9 (6.98%) Financial Institution
4 4 (3.10%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.10%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.78%) Advertising
5 1 (0.78%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.40%) .NET
2 5 (3.88%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (3.88%) Regular Expression
3 2 (1.55%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.50%) Data Centre
2 18 (13.95%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.43%) Clustering
3 7 (5.43%) Data Protection Act
3 7 (5.43%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.65%) BYOD
5 5 (3.88%) Fintech
5 5 (3.88%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.33%) Cyberattack
6 3 (2.33%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.55%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 2 (1.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.55%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.78%) Bitcoin
8 1 (0.78%) CMDB
8 1 (0.78%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 53 (41.09%) Windows
2 32 (24.81%) Linux
3 15 (11.63%) Windows Server
4 14 (10.85%) Mac OS X
5 11 (8.53%) Windows 7
5 11 (8.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (8.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (5.43%) Unix
7 3 (2.33%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.78%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (56.59%) Information Security
2 45 (34.88%) Cybersecurity
3 33 (25.58%) Security Architecture
4 32 (24.81%) SIEM
4 32 (24.81%) Vulnerability Management
5 24 (18.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 18 (13.95%) Risk Management
6 18 (13.95%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 16 (12.40%) DevOps
7 16 (12.40%) Penetration Testing
8 15 (11.63%) Configuration Management
9 14 (10.85%) Network Architecture
10 13 (10.08%) SDLC
11 12 (9.30%) Data Loss Prevention
11 12 (9.30%) Software Engineering
12 11 (8.53%) API Integration
12 11 (8.53%) Migration
12 11 (8.53%) OO
12 11 (8.53%) Project Planning
12 11 (8.53%) Stakeholder Identification
Programming Languages
1 22 (17.05%) SQL
2 16 (12.40%) PowerShell
3 13 (10.08%) Java
3 13 (10.08%) Python
4 12 (9.30%) Bash Shell
5 11 (8.53%) C++
6 8 (6.20%) Ruby
7 2 (1.55%) Go
7 2 (1.55%) Perl
7 2 (1.55%) PHP
7 2 (1.55%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.78%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 66 (51.16%) CISSP
2 39 (30.23%) Degree
3 23 (17.83%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (17.05%) CCNP
5 16 (12.40%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (10.08%) CompTIA Security+
7 12 (9.30%) SSCP
8 11 (8.53%) CEH
9 8 (6.20%) CCNA
10 7 (5.43%) CCIE
10 7 (5.43%) CISA
11 6 (4.65%) CISM
11 6 (4.65%) GIAC
12 4 (3.10%) CCIE Security
13 3 (2.33%) CCDA
13 3 (2.33%) CCDP
13 3 (2.33%) CCSA
13 3 (2.33%) CISMP
14 2 (1.55%) CCVP
15 1 (0.78%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (14.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (10.85%) GDPR
3 7 (5.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (2.33%) SSAE 16
5 2 (1.55%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.78%) FINRA
6 1 (0.78%) RMADS
System Software
1 17 (13.18%) Hyper-V
2 10 (7.75%) Active Directory
3 9 (6.98%) Docker
4 8 (6.20%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (3.88%) KVM
6 1 (0.78%) Snort
Systems Management
1 12 (9.30%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 11 (8.53%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (5.43%) CASB
3 7 (5.43%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (5.43%) Nessus
3 7 (5.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 6 (4.65%) QRadar
5 5 (3.88%) OpenVAS
5 5 (3.88%) SCCM
5 5 (3.88%) SCOM
6 3 (2.33%) SolarWinds Orion
6 3 (2.33%) TrustSec
7 1 (0.78%) Ansible
7 1 (0.78%) Cacti
7 1 (0.78%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.78%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.78%) Nagios
7 1 (0.78%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 22 (17.05%) Cisco
2 21 (16.28%) Palo Alto
3 18 (13.95%) Symantec
4 14 (10.85%) Microsoft
5 13 (10.08%) CheckPoint
5 13 (10.08%) Splunk
6 12 (9.30%) Meraki
7 11 (8.53%) Google
8 10 (7.75%) VMware
9 8 (6.20%) F5
10 7 (5.43%) Forcepoint
10 7 (5.43%) McAfee
10 7 (5.43%) Qualys
10 7 (5.43%) Red Hat
10 7 (5.43%) Trend Micro
11 6 (4.65%) Oracle
12 5 (3.88%) Juniper
12 5 (3.88%) Rapid7
12 5 (3.88%) Tripwire
13 4 (3.10%) SolarWinds