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The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 17 May 2022.

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 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 183 184 210
Rank change year-on-year +1 +26 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 87 50 72
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.20% 1.01% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 1.08% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 69 45 60
10th Percentile £40,000 £45,500 £43,500
25th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £63,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £60,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -20.00% +7.14%
75th Percentile £78,750 £71,250 £91,250
90th Percentile £83,000 £85,000 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% -20.00% +7.14%

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 6,728 4,617 6,879
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.70% 92.97% 94.54%
Number of salaries quoted 5,438 4,107 6,036
10th Percentile £44,463 £42,500 £38,500
25th Percentile £55,781 £52,500 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £70,000 £66,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.57% +6.06% +1.54%
75th Percentile £93,750 £88,750 £83,750
90th Percentile £108,750 £105,000 £100,000
Central London median annual salary £70,500 £70,000 £66,500
% change year-on-year +0.71% +5.26% +2.31%

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 17 May 2022.

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 May 2022, Security Engineer job roles required the following 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 57 (65.52%) Python
2 46 (52.87%) DevOps
3 42 (48.28%) AWS
4 40 (45.98%) Docker
4 40 (45.98%) CI/CD
5 36 (41.38%) Terraform
6 35 (40.23%) Bash
7 33 (37.93%) Jenkins
8 30 (34.48%) Infrastructure as Code
9 27 (31.03%) Kubernetes
10 23 (26.44%) Linux
10 23 (26.44%) Firewall
11 21 (24.14%) Puppet
12 20 (22.99%) Cybersecurity
13 16 (18.39%) Agile
14 15 (17.24%) Network Security
15 12 (13.79%) Software Engineering
15 12 (13.79%) Finance
16 11 (12.64%) PKI
16 11 (12.64%) PowerShell
16 11 (12.64%) SANS
16 11 (12.64%) Application Security
17 10 (11.49%) Vulnerability Management
17 10 (11.49%) Azure
17 10 (11.49%) Java
18 9 (10.34%) JavaScript
18 9 (10.34%) Git (software)
18 9 (10.34%) Degree
18 9 (10.34%) Threat Modelling
18 9 (10.34%) Security Operations

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 (2.30%) Apache
2 1 (1.15%) IIS
2 1 (1.15%) nginx
2 1 (1.15%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (1.15%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 42 (48.28%) AWS
2 10 (11.49%) Azure
3 8 (9.20%) Amazon ECS
4 6 (6.90%) GCP
5 4 (4.60%) Azure Machine Learning
5 4 (4.60%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (3.45%) Microsoft 365
7 2 (2.30%) Amazon EKS
7 2 (2.30%) Azure Sentinel
7 2 (2.30%) GitHub
8 1 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (1.15%) Google Workspace
8 1 (1.15%) PaaS
8 1 (1.15%) Power Platform
8 1 (1.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (26.44%) Firewall
2 15 (17.24%) Network Security
3 4 (4.60%) WAN
4 3 (3.45%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (3.45%) LAN
5 2 (2.30%) SD-WAN
6 1 (1.15%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.15%) DNSSEC
6 1 (1.15%) HTTP
6 1 (1.15%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (1.15%) SSL
6 1 (1.15%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.15%) VPN
6 1 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.15%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 33 (37.93%) Jenkins
2 9 (10.34%) Git (software)
3 7 (8.05%) GitLab
4 4 (4.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (4.60%) Bitbucket
4 4 (4.60%) Mercurial
4 4 (4.60%) SonarQube
4 4 (4.60%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.15%) Fiddler
General
1 12 (13.79%) Finance
2 6 (6.90%) Law
2 6 (6.90%) Social Skills
3 5 (5.75%) Public Sector
4 4 (4.60%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 3 (3.45%) Banking
5 3 (3.45%) Legal
6 1 (1.15%) International Banking
6 1 (1.15%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.90%) .NET
2 5 (5.75%) Node.js
2 5 (5.75%) React
3 4 (4.60%) TensorFlow
4 1 (1.15%) HTML
4 1 (1.15%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.64%) PKI
2 6 (6.90%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (5.75%) Cyberattack
3 5 (5.75%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.60%) Cybercrime
4 4 (4.60%) Hedge funds
4 4 (4.60%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.15%) Blockchain
5 1 (1.15%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.15%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (1.15%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.15%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.15%) Equities
5 1 (1.15%) Insider Threat
5 1 (1.15%) IoT
5 1 (1.15%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 23 (26.44%) Linux
2 6 (6.90%) Windows
3 1 (1.15%) CentOS
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (1.15%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (52.87%) DevOps
2 40 (45.98%) CI/CD
3 30 (34.48%) Infrastructure as Code
4 20 (22.99%) Cybersecurity
5 16 (18.39%) Agile
6 12 (13.79%) Software Engineering
7 11 (12.64%) Application Security
8 10 (11.49%) Vulnerability Management
9 9 (10.34%) Fintech
9 9 (10.34%) Security Operations
9 9 (10.34%) Threat Modelling
10 8 (9.20%) Information Security
10 8 (9.20%) Mentoring
10 8 (9.20%) Security Testing
10 8 (9.20%) SIEM
11 7 (8.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 7 (8.05%) SDLC
12 6 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (6.90%) Test Automation
12 6 (6.90%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 57 (65.52%) Python
2 35 (40.23%) Bash
3 11 (12.64%) PowerShell
4 10 (11.49%) Java
5 9 (10.34%) JavaScript
6 5 (5.75%) C++
7 4 (4.60%) SQL
8 2 (2.30%) Ruby
9 1 (1.15%) Kotlin
9 1 (1.15%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (12.64%) SANS
2 9 (10.34%) Degree
3 4 (4.60%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.30%) CISSP
5 1 (1.15%) CCNP
5 1 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.15%) CISM
5 1 (1.15%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (1.15%) GIAC
5 1 (1.15%) GSEC
5 1 (1.15%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.45%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (3.45%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 2 (2.30%) NIST
4 1 (1.15%) GDPR
4 1 (1.15%) HIPAA
System Software
1 40 (45.98%) Docker
2 5 (5.75%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.15%) iptables
4 1 (1.15%) NFS
Systems Management
1 36 (41.38%) Terraform
2 27 (31.03%) Kubernetes
3 21 (24.14%) Puppet
4 7 (8.05%) Ansible
5 2 (2.30%) CASB
5 2 (2.30%) FortiGate
5 2 (2.30%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (1.15%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.15%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (1.15%) Pingdom
6 1 (1.15%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (1.15%) yum
Vendors
1 6 (6.90%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.75%) Google
2 5 (5.75%) Splunk
3 4 (4.60%) Perforce
3 4 (4.60%) Zscaler
4 3 (3.45%) CheckPoint
4 3 (3.45%) Cisco
5 2 (2.30%) Citrix
5 2 (2.30%) Oracle
5 2 (2.30%) Palo Alto
5 2 (2.30%) Tripwire
5 2 (2.30%) VMware
6 1 (1.15%) CyberArk
6 1 (1.15%) F5
6 1 (1.15%) FireEye
6 1 (1.15%) Intel
6 1 (1.15%) Meraki
6 1 (1.15%) Riverbed
6 1 (1.15%) SolarWinds