Period
to 19 October 2021

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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 157 139 234
Rank change year-on-year -18 +95 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 100 61 87
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.68% 1.69% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% 1.81% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 92 48 74
10th Percentile £38,750 £38,075 £52,500
25th Percentile £52,500 £47,500 £58,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £67,500 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.70% -3.57% +7.69%
75th Percentile £80,000 £73,750 £77,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £77,500 £86,000
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £67,500
% change year-on-year -3.70% - +3.85%

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 5,572 3,372 9,506
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.54% 93.28% 95.48%
Number of salaries quoted 4,947 2,956 8,407
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £100,000 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +4.00%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 64 (64.00%) AWS
2 63 (63.00%) Python
3 51 (51.00%) DevOps
4 47 (47.00%) Docker
5 46 (46.00%) Terraform
6 41 (41.00%) Jenkins
7 38 (38.00%) Bash Shell
8 37 (37.00%) Infrastructure as Code
9 35 (35.00%) Kubernetes
10 30 (30.00%) Linux
11 28 (28.00%) Information Security
12 27 (27.00%) Puppet
13 26 (26.00%) Cybersecurity
14 19 (19.00%) Firewall
15 17 (17.00%) PowerShell
15 17 (17.00%) Security Operations
16 16 (16.00%) Network Security
16 16 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
17 15 (15.00%) Vulnerability Management
18 14 (14.00%) Azure
19 12 (12.00%) Management Information System
20 11 (11.00%) Finance
20 11 (11.00%) Active Directory
21 10 (10.00%) SIEM
21 10 (10.00%) Amazon ECS
21 10 (10.00%) NIST
21 10 (10.00%) OWASP
22 9 (9.00%) Git (software)
22 9 (9.00%) Open Source
22 9 (9.00%) Risk Management

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:

Cloud Services
1 64 (64.00%) AWS
2 14 (14.00%) Azure
3 10 (10.00%) Amazon ECS
4 8 (8.00%) Azure Key Vault
4 8 (8.00%) IaaS
4 8 (8.00%) PaaS
4 8 (8.00%) SaaS
5 5 (5.00%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (4.00%) Serverless
7 3 (3.00%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (3.00%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (2.00%) Microsoft 365
8 2 (2.00%) Mimecast
8 2 (2.00%) Power Platform
9 1 (1.00%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (1.00%) Azure Sentinel
9 1 (1.00%) Azure Service Bus
9 1 (1.00%) GCP
9 1 (1.00%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 19 (19.00%) Firewall
2 16 (16.00%) Network Security
3 3 (3.00%) DNS
3 3 (3.00%) LAN
3 3 (3.00%) WAN
4 2 (2.00%) DKIM
4 2 (2.00%) DMARC
4 2 (2.00%) SSH
4 2 (2.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.00%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.00%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (1.00%) DSL
5 1 (1.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (1.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (1.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.00%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.00%) Data Mining
2 2 (2.00%) Data Lake
3 1 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.00%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.00%) Big Data
3 1 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.00%) HDInsight
3 1 (1.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.00%) Power BI
3 1 (1.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 41 (41.00%) Jenkins
2 9 (9.00%) Git (software)
3 5 (5.00%) Postman
3 5 (5.00%) Selenium
4 3 (3.00%) Cucumber
4 3 (3.00%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.00%) Robot Framework
6 1 (1.00%) Burp Suite
6 1 (1.00%) Metasploit
6 1 (1.00%) sqlmap
General
1 11 (11.00%) Finance
2 7 (7.00%) Public Sector
3 6 (6.00%) Banking
4 3 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.00%) Social Skills
6 1 (1.00%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.00%) REST
2 3 (3.00%) Gherkin
2 3 (3.00%) SOAP
3 2 (2.00%) LDAP
3 2 (2.00%) OAuth
3 2 (2.00%) SAML
4 1 (1.00%) .NET
4 1 (1.00%) .NET Core
4 1 (1.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.00%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.00%) RESTful
4 1 (1.00%) Web Services
4 1 (1.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.00%) Management Information System
2 9 (9.00%) Cyberthreat
3 7 (7.00%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (5.00%) Tandem
5 4 (4.00%) Cloud Native
6 3 (3.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (3.00%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (2.00%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 1 (1.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 30 (30.00%) Linux
2 3 (3.00%) Windows
3 2 (2.00%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2016
4 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (51.00%) DevOps
2 37 (37.00%) Infrastructure as Code
3 28 (28.00%) Information Security
4 26 (26.00%) Cybersecurity
5 17 (17.00%) Security Operations
6 16 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (15.00%) Vulnerability Management
8 10 (10.00%) OWASP
8 10 (10.00%) SIEM
9 9 (9.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 9 (9.00%) Open Source
9 9 (9.00%) Risk Management
9 9 (9.00%) Threat Intelligence
10 8 (8.00%) Kalman Filter
10 8 (8.00%) Security Architecture
11 7 (7.00%) Analytics
11 7 (7.00%) Cyber Resilience
11 7 (7.00%) Decision-Making
11 7 (7.00%) Proactive Monitoring
11 7 (7.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (63.00%) Python
2 38 (38.00%) Bash Shell
3 17 (17.00%) PowerShell
4 7 (7.00%) Java
5 3 (3.00%) R
5 3 (3.00%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.00%) SQL
5 3 (3.00%) VBA
6 2 (2.00%) Ruby
7 1 (1.00%) C#
7 1 (1.00%) Go
7 1 (1.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (4.00%) CISSP
2 3 (3.00%) Degree
3 2 (2.00%) CEH
3 2 (2.00%) OSCP
4 1 (1.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 1 (1.00%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.00%) CCNA
4 1 (1.00%) CCNP
4 1 (1.00%) CCSP
4 1 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.00%) GCED
4 1 (1.00%) GCIA
4 1 (1.00%) GCIH
4 1 (1.00%) GIAC
4 1 (1.00%) GREM
4 1 (1.00%) GSEC
4 1 (1.00%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.00%) NIST
2 5 (5.00%) QA
3 3 (3.00%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (3.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.00%) GDPR
5 1 (1.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 47 (47.00%) Docker
2 11 (11.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.00%) LXC
4 1 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 46 (46.00%) Terraform
2 35 (35.00%) Kubernetes
3 27 (27.00%) Puppet
4 4 (4.00%) Ansible
5 2 (2.00%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (1.00%) CASB
6 1 (1.00%) DatAdvantage
6 1 (1.00%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.00%) Istio
6 1 (1.00%) Nessus
6 1 (1.00%) Nmap
6 1 (1.00%) QRadar
6 1 (1.00%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 8 (8.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (8.00%) Palo Alto
2 5 (5.00%) Splunk
3 4 (4.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (3.00%) Cisco
4 3 (3.00%) Okta
5 2 (2.00%) Tripwire
6 1 (1.00%) CrowdStrike
6 1 (1.00%) Databricks
6 1 (1.00%) F5
6 1 (1.00%) Forcepoint
6 1 (1.00%) Google
6 1 (1.00%) LogRhythm
6 1 (1.00%) Palantir
6 1 (1.00%) Proofpoint
6 1 (1.00%) Qualys
6 1 (1.00%) Rapid7
6 1 (1.00%) Thycotic
6 1 (1.00%) Varonis
6 1 (1.00%) VMware