Period
to 17 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 220 274 222
Rank change year-on-year +54 -52 +93
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 128 59 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.25% 0.57% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.31% 0.60% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 109 48 103
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,600 £38,800
90th Percentile £97,500 £89,750 £85,000
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +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 9,801 9,838 10,371
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.68% 95.03% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 8,775 8,787 9,459
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £33,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £90,000
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019, 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 76 (59.38%) Firewall
2 58 (45.31%) Information Security
3 50 (39.06%) CISSP
4 49 (38.28%) Network Security
5 48 (37.50%) Windows
6 40 (31.25%) Finance
6 40 (31.25%) Cybersecurity
7 38 (29.69%) SIEM
7 38 (29.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 34 (26.56%) Amazon AWS
9 33 (25.78%) Cisco Certification
10 31 (24.22%) Degree
11 29 (22.66%) Cisco
11 29 (22.66%) CCNP
12 27 (21.09%) VPN
13 25 (19.53%) Linux
14 24 (18.75%) WAN
14 24 (18.75%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 23 (17.97%) TCP/IP
15 23 (17.97%) SQL
16 22 (17.19%) SSCP
16 22 (17.19%) Security Operations
17 21 (16.41%) Security Architecture
18 20 (15.63%) Cisco IOS
19 19 (14.84%) Cisco ASA
19 19 (14.84%) Office 365
19 19 (14.84%) NetScaler
19 19 (14.84%) Palo Alto
19 19 (14.84%) CheckPoint
19 19 (14.84%) Symantec

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 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (0.78%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (9.38%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 34 (26.56%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (14.84%) Office 365
3 11 (8.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (7.03%) G Suite
5 3 (2.34%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.56%) PaaS
7 1 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.78%) IaaS
7 1 (0.78%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 76 (59.38%) Firewall
2 49 (38.28%) Network Security
3 27 (21.09%) VPN
4 24 (18.75%) WAN
5 23 (17.97%) TCP/IP
6 20 (15.63%) Cisco IOS
7 19 (14.84%) Cisco ASA
7 19 (14.84%) NetScaler
8 18 (14.06%) MPLS
9 17 (13.28%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 17 (13.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 16 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
10 16 (12.50%) Internet
10 16 (12.50%) VPLS
11 15 (11.72%) BGP
11 15 (11.72%) Intrusion Detection
11 15 (11.72%) NX-OS
11 15 (11.72%) OSPF
11 15 (11.72%) Wi-Fi
12 10 (7.81%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.78%) Amazon Redshift
1 1 (0.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (3.91%) Hudson
1 5 (3.91%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (1.56%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.56%) TeamCity
General
1 40 (31.25%) Finance
2 7 (5.47%) Banking
3 3 (2.34%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.78%) Advertising
4 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.78%) Retail
4 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.94%) .NET
2 6 (4.69%) Elastic Stack
3 5 (3.91%) Regular Expression
4 2 (1.56%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.28%) Data Centre
2 16 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (8.59%) Management Information System
4 8 (6.25%) Security Operations Centre
5 7 (5.47%) Clustering
6 6 (4.69%) Mobile App
7 5 (3.91%) BYOD
8 4 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (2.34%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 3 (2.34%) Cyberattack
9 3 (2.34%) Hedge funds
10 2 (1.56%) Cyber Defence
10 2 (1.56%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (1.56%) Fintech
11 1 (0.78%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 48 (37.50%) Windows
2 25 (19.53%) Linux
3 11 (8.59%) Unix
3 11 (8.59%) Windows Server
4 9 (7.03%) Mac OS X
4 9 (7.03%) Windows 7
4 9 (7.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (7.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.78%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (45.31%) Information Security
2 40 (31.25%) Cybersecurity
3 38 (29.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 38 (29.69%) SIEM
4 24 (18.75%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 22 (17.19%) Security Operations
6 21 (16.41%) Security Architecture
7 18 (14.06%) Problem-Solving
7 18 (14.06%) Vulnerability Management
8 17 (13.28%) Computer Science
9 14 (10.94%) DevOps
10 12 (9.38%) SDLC
11 11 (8.59%) Data Loss Prevention
11 11 (8.59%) Software Engineering
12 10 (7.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 9 (7.03%) Migration
13 9 (7.03%) Network Architecture
13 9 (7.03%) OO
13 9 (7.03%) Penetration Testing
13 9 (7.03%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 23 (17.97%) SQL
2 15 (11.72%) PowerShell
3 13 (10.16%) Python
4 12 (9.38%) Bash Shell
5 11 (8.59%) Java
6 9 (7.03%) C++
7 6 (4.69%) Ruby
8 3 (2.34%) Perl
9 2 (1.56%) Go
9 2 (1.56%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 50 (39.06%) CISSP
2 33 (25.78%) Cisco Certification
3 31 (24.22%) Degree
4 29 (22.66%) CCNP
5 22 (17.19%) SSCP
6 17 (13.28%) CCIE
7 15 (11.72%) Computer Science Degree
8 14 (10.94%) CCIE Security
9 12 (9.38%) CEH
10 8 (6.25%) CompTIA Security+
10 8 (6.25%) GIAC
11 7 (5.47%) CCNA
11 7 (5.47%) CISA
12 4 (3.13%) GCIA
12 4 (3.13%) GPEN
13 2 (1.56%) CSSLP
13 2 (1.56%) GWAPT
14 1 (0.78%) CASP
14 1 (0.78%) OSCP
14 1 (0.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.91%) GDPR
3 3 (2.34%) SSAE 16
4 1 (0.78%) RMADS
System Software
1 15 (11.72%) Hyper-V
2 12 (9.38%) Active Directory
3 9 (7.03%) Docker
4 8 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (3.91%) KVM
6 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.78%) Snort
Systems Management
1 15 (11.72%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 10 (7.81%) CASB
2 10 (7.81%) McAfee ePO
2 10 (7.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 9 (7.03%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (3.91%) Nessus
4 5 (3.91%) OpenVAS
4 5 (3.91%) QRadar
4 5 (3.91%) SCCM
4 5 (3.91%) SCOM
5 1 (0.78%) Ansible
5 1 (0.78%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.78%) Graylog
5 1 (0.78%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.78%) Nagios
5 1 (0.78%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 29 (22.66%) Cisco
2 19 (14.84%) CheckPoint
2 19 (14.84%) Microsoft
2 19 (14.84%) Palo Alto
2 19 (14.84%) Symantec
3 18 (14.06%) F5
4 17 (13.28%) Splunk
5 15 (11.72%) Juniper
6 11 (8.59%) VMware
7 10 (7.81%) Citrix
7 10 (7.81%) Forcepoint
7 10 (7.81%) McAfee
7 10 (7.81%) Meraki
7 10 (7.81%) Trend Micro
8 9 (7.03%) Google
9 8 (6.25%) Red Hat
10 7 (5.47%) Oracle
11 6 (4.69%) Qualys
12 5 (3.91%) Rapid7
12 5 (3.91%) Tripwire