Period
to 16 June 2021

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £61,250 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.

Security Engineer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
16 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 189 181 212
Rank change year-on-year -8 +31 +51
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 49 70 120
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.95% 1.11% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 1.18% 1.25%
Number of salaries quoted 44 55 117
10th Percentile £46,500 £41,250 £52,500
25th Percentile £53,750 £62,500 £57,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £61,250 £75,000 £71,000
Median % change year-on-year -18.33% +5.63% +9.23%
75th Percentile £79,063 £87,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £98,750 £93,250 £82,500
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £75,000 £70,500
% change year-on-year -16.67% +6.38% +8.46%

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%

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Security Engineer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

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

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 16 June 2021, 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 29 (59.18%) Information Security
2 21 (42.86%) OWASP
3 19 (38.78%) AWS
3 19 (38.78%) Python
4 18 (36.73%) Firewall
5 17 (34.69%) Vulnerability Management
6 16 (32.65%) Cybersecurity
7 15 (30.61%) DevOps
8 14 (28.57%) Terraform
9 13 (26.53%) Docker
10 12 (24.49%) Microsoft
11 11 (22.45%) Kubernetes
11 11 (22.45%) Security Architecture
12 10 (20.41%) Incident Management
12 10 (20.41%) Windows
12 10 (20.41%) Decision-Making
13 9 (18.37%) Active Directory
13 9 (18.37%) Network Security
13 9 (18.37%) Azure
13 9 (18.37%) Kalman Filter
14 8 (16.33%) Web Services
14 8 (16.33%) SQL
14 8 (16.33%) Cyber Essentials
15 7 (14.29%) Task Automation
15 7 (14.29%) Infrastructure as Code
15 7 (14.29%) SOA
15 7 (14.29%) CA
15 7 (14.29%) SAML
15 7 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
15 7 (14.29%) Nessus

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 (6.12%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 19 (38.78%) AWS
2 9 (18.37%) Azure
3 6 (12.24%) Azure Key Vault
3 6 (12.24%) IaaS
3 6 (12.24%) PaaS
3 6 (12.24%) SaaS
4 3 (6.12%) Amazon ECS
4 3 (6.12%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (4.08%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (36.73%) Firewall
2 9 (18.37%) Network Security
3 7 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (4.08%) DHCP
4 2 (4.08%) DNS
5 1 (2.04%) DMARC
5 1 (2.04%) HTTP
5 1 (2.04%) ICMP
5 1 (2.04%) IPv4
5 1 (2.04%) IPv6
5 1 (2.04%) MPLS
5 1 (2.04%) SD-WAN
5 1 (2.04%) SNMP
5 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.04%) VLAN
5 1 (2.04%) VPN
5 1 (2.04%) WAN
5 1 (2.04%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 7 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 6 (12.24%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.12%) Cucumber
3 3 (6.12%) Postman
3 3 (6.12%) Selenium
3 3 (6.12%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (14.29%) Finance
2 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.12%) Banking
3 3 (6.12%) Social Skills
4 2 (4.08%) Legal
5 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.04%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.33%) Web Services
2 7 (14.29%) OAuth
2 7 (14.29%) SAML
3 3 (6.12%) Gherkin
3 3 (6.12%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Greenfield Project
1 6 (12.24%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.12%) PKI
2 3 (6.12%) Tandem
3 1 (2.04%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 1 (2.04%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.41%) Windows
2 5 (10.20%) Linux
3 1 (2.04%) Unix
3 1 (2.04%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (59.18%) Information Security
2 21 (42.86%) OWASP
3 17 (34.69%) Vulnerability Management
4 16 (32.65%) Cybersecurity
5 15 (30.61%) DevOps
6 11 (22.45%) Security Architecture
7 10 (20.41%) Decision-Making
7 10 (20.41%) Incident Management
8 9 (18.37%) Kalman Filter
9 7 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (14.29%) Analytics
9 7 (14.29%) Data Analytics
9 7 (14.29%) Infrastructure as Code
9 7 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
9 7 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
9 7 (14.29%) SOA
9 7 (14.29%) Task Automation
10 5 (10.20%) DevSecOps
10 5 (10.20%) Open Source
11 4 (8.16%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 19 (38.78%) Python
2 8 (16.33%) SQL
3 7 (14.29%) Bash Shell
4 6 (12.24%) PowerShell
5 4 (8.16%) Java
5 4 (8.16%) Perl
6 1 (2.04%) Go
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) CISSP
2 3 (6.12%) Degree
3 2 (4.08%) CompTIA Security+
3 2 (4.08%) SANS
4 1 (2.04%) CISM
4 1 (2.04%) GIAC
4 1 (2.04%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.33%) Cyber Essentials
2 5 (10.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (6.12%) NIST
3 3 (6.12%) QA
4 1 (2.04%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 13 (26.53%) Docker
2 9 (18.37%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (28.57%) Terraform
2 11 (22.45%) Kubernetes
3 7 (14.29%) Nessus
4 4 (8.16%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (24.49%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.29%) CA
3 6 (12.24%) Palo Alto
4 2 (4.08%) Splunk
4 2 (4.08%) VMware
5 1 (2.04%) CyberArk
5 1 (2.04%) Varonis