Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 264 242 342
Rank change year-on-year -22 +100 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 58 110 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.57% 0.95% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.98% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 52 94 69
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +5.77%
10th Percentile £41,825 £45,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £78,625 £86,250 £78,000
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +9.73%

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 9600 11206 16467
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 96.39% 95.78%
Number of salaries quoted 8698 10212 14302
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £34,750 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £58,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +0.87% +4.55% +0.92%

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 19 November 2017.

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 November 2017, Security Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 27 (46.55%) Firewall
2 23 (39.66%) SIEM
3 20 (34.48%) Finance
3 20 (34.48%) Java
4 18 (31.03%) CISSP
5 17 (29.31%) Network Security
6 16 (27.59%) Information Security
7 15 (25.86%) Windows
7 15 (25.86%) TCP/IP
8 14 (24.14%) Web Services
9 12 (20.69%) SQL
9 12 (20.69%) Cybersecurity
10 11 (18.97%) RESTful
10 11 (18.97%) Security Operations
10 11 (18.97%) Linux
10 11 (18.97%) Cisco
10 11 (18.97%) Penetration Testing
11 10 (17.24%) JSF
11 10 (17.24%) Software Engineering
11 10 (17.24%) Groovy
11 10 (17.24%) Ajax
11 10 (17.24%) JSON
11 10 (17.24%) SVG
11 10 (17.24%) JBoss
11 10 (17.24%) JavaScript
11 10 (17.24%) CSS
11 10 (17.24%) SOAP
11 10 (17.24%) .NET
11 10 (17.24%) J2EE
11 10 (17.24%) HTML

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 10 (17.24%) JBoss
2 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.72%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.72%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.07%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (12.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (10.34%) Office 365
3 5 (8.62%) IaaS
3 5 (8.62%) PaaS
3 5 (8.62%) SaaS
4 1 (1.72%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.72%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 27 (46.55%) Firewall
2 17 (29.31%) Network Security
3 15 (25.86%) TCP/IP
4 7 (12.07%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (12.07%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (10.34%) HTTP
5 6 (10.34%) HTTPS
5 6 (10.34%) IPsec
6 5 (8.62%) DMZ
6 5 (8.62%) VPN
6 5 (8.62%) WAN
6 5 (8.62%) Wireless
7 4 (6.90%) DHCP
7 4 (6.90%) DNS
7 4 (6.90%) Multicast
8 3 (5.17%) Cisco Wireless
8 3 (5.17%) Internet
8 3 (5.17%) LAN
9 2 (3.45%) MPLS
9 2 (3.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.24%) MongoDB
2 6 (10.34%) MySQL
2 6 (10.34%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.45%) Blockchain
4 1 (1.72%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (5.17%) TeamCity
2 2 (3.45%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.45%) Metasploit
General
1 20 (34.48%) Finance
2 4 (6.90%) Law
3 2 (3.45%) Legal
4 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (24.14%) Web Services
2 11 (18.97%) RESTful
3 10 (17.24%) .NET
3 10 (17.24%) Ajax
3 10 (17.24%) CSS
3 10 (17.24%) HTML
3 10 (17.24%) J2EE
3 10 (17.24%) JSF
3 10 (17.24%) JSON
3 10 (17.24%) Node.js
3 10 (17.24%) SOAP
3 10 (17.24%) SVG
4 3 (5.17%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (3.45%) OAuth
5 2 (3.45%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.07%) Management Information System
2 5 (8.62%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (5.17%) Algorithms
3 3 (5.17%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (5.17%) PKI
4 2 (3.45%) BYOD
4 2 (3.45%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.72%) Cybercrime
5 1 (1.72%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.72%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.72%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 15 (25.86%) Windows
2 11 (18.97%) Linux
3 6 (10.34%) Unix
4 3 (5.17%) CentOS
4 3 (5.17%) Debian
4 3 (5.17%) Kali Linux
4 3 (5.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (5.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (39.66%) SIEM
2 16 (27.59%) Information Security
3 12 (20.69%) Cybersecurity
4 11 (18.97%) Penetration Testing
4 11 (18.97%) Security Operations
5 10 (17.24%) Software Engineering
6 8 (13.79%) Vulnerability Management
7 7 (12.07%) Secure Coding
8 6 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (10.34%) Cryptography
8 6 (10.34%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (8.62%) DevOps
9 5 (8.62%) Incident Management
9 5 (8.62%) Threat Management
9 5 (8.62%) Threat Modelling
10 4 (6.90%) Data Encryption
10 4 (6.90%) Identity Management
10 4 (6.90%) Proactive Management
10 4 (6.90%) Re-Platforming
11 3 (5.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (34.48%) Java
2 12 (20.69%) SQL
3 10 (17.24%) Groovy
3 10 (17.24%) JavaScript
4 8 (13.79%) Python
5 4 (6.90%) Bash Shell
6 3 (5.17%) C
6 3 (5.17%) C++
6 3 (5.17%) C-shell
6 3 (5.17%) Korn
6 3 (5.17%) Ruby
7 2 (3.45%) C#
7 2 (3.45%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.72%) Julia
8 1 (1.72%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.72%) Perl
8 1 (1.72%) R
Qualifications
1 18 (31.03%) CISSP
2 7 (12.07%) CISA
2 7 (12.07%) CISM
3 6 (10.34%) CEH
3 6 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (6.90%) CCNP
4 4 (6.90%) SANS
5 3 (5.17%) CCNA
5 3 (5.17%) CREST Certified
5 3 (5.17%) Degree
5 3 (5.17%) GIAC
5 3 (5.17%) Linux+ Certification
5 3 (5.17%) LPIC
5 3 (5.17%) RHCA
5 3 (5.17%) RHCE
5 3 (5.17%) RHCSA
5 3 (5.17%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.17%) Security Cleared
6 2 (3.45%) SSCP
7 1 (1.72%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.52%) PCI DSS
2 4 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.45%) GDPR
4 1 (1.72%) COBIT
4 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 4 (6.90%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.17%) pfSense
2 3 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.45%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.45%) KVM
4 1 (1.72%) Docker
4 1 (1.72%) iptables
4 1 (1.72%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (5.17%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.45%) Ansible
2 2 (3.45%) Nessus
2 2 (3.45%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (3.45%) OpenVAS
2 2 (3.45%) Puppet
2 2 (3.45%) QRadar
2 2 (3.45%) SCCM
2 2 (3.45%) SCOM
3 1 (1.72%) Cacti
3 1 (1.72%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.72%) Nagios
3 1 (1.72%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 11 (18.97%) Cisco
2 8 (13.79%) F5
2 8 (13.79%) Palo Alto
3 5 (8.62%) CheckPoint
4 4 (6.90%) Fortinet
4 4 (6.90%) SonicWALL
4 4 (6.90%) VMware
5 3 (5.17%) Aruba
5 3 (5.17%) CyberArk
5 3 (5.17%) Extreme Networks
5 3 (5.17%) Juniper
5 3 (5.17%) Red Hat
5 3 (5.17%) Splunk
5 3 (5.17%) WatchGuard
6 2 (3.45%) Qualys
6 2 (3.45%) Rapid7
6 2 (3.45%) Riverbed
6 2 (3.45%) Tripwire
7 1 (1.72%) Google
7 1 (1.72%) Sourcefire