Period
to 17 September 2019

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 17 September 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 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 239 251 258
Rank change year-on-year +12 +7 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 99 112 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.98% 1.02% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 1.06% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 87 86 64
City of London median annual salary £72,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.54% +8.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £51,000 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £84,500 £110,000 £82,500
Central London median annual salary £72,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +11.54% +8.33% +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 9,686 10,535 9,586
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.63% 96.03% 95.17%
Number of salaries quoted 8,544 9,402 8,683
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £34,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £92,500
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £59,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +0.84% +3.48%

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 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Security Engineer in the City of London

Security Engineer
Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Engineer within the City of London region over the 6 months to 17 September 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 1 £57,000 -
Security Engineer
Central London

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 51 (51.52%) Cybersecurity
2 50 (50.51%) Firewall
3 46 (46.46%) Finance
3 46 (46.46%) Information Security
4 45 (45.45%) SIEM
5 41 (41.41%) Windows
6 39 (39.39%) Penetration Testing
7 36 (36.36%) Linux
8 35 (35.35%) Threat Modelling
9 33 (33.33%) Secure Coding
9 33 (33.33%) Security Architecture
10 32 (32.32%) Identity Access Management
10 32 (32.32%) Intrusion Detection
11 31 (31.31%) Security Operations
12 30 (30.30%) Ethical Hacking
13 26 (26.26%) TCP/IP
14 25 (25.25%) HTTP
14 25 (25.25%) Unix
15 24 (24.24%) HTTPS
15 24 (24.24%) MySQL
15 24 (24.24%) SQL Server
16 23 (23.23%) IPsec
16 23 (23.23%) CyberArk
17 21 (21.21%) Black-Box Testing
17 21 (21.21%) Static Code Analysis
17 21 (21.21%) Network Security
17 21 (21.21%) Dynamic Code Analysis
17 21 (21.21%) Technology Roadmap
17 21 (21.21%) White-Box Testing
18 16 (16.16%) Azure

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 5 (5.05%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.01%) Confluence
2 1 (1.01%) Drupal
2 1 (1.01%) IIS
2 1 (1.01%) JBoss
2 1 (1.01%) nginx
2 1 (1.01%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.01%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.01%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.01%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (5.05%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (1.01%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 16 (16.16%) Azure
2 13 (13.13%) AWS
3 9 (9.09%) Office 365
4 6 (6.06%) IaaS
4 6 (6.06%) PaaS
5 5 (5.05%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (4.04%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (4.04%) GCP
7 3 (3.03%) SaaS
8 2 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (1.01%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 50 (50.51%) Firewall
2 32 (32.32%) Intrusion Detection
3 26 (26.26%) TCP/IP
4 25 (25.25%) HTTP
5 24 (24.24%) HTTPS
6 23 (23.23%) IPsec
7 21 (21.21%) Network Security
8 12 (12.12%) Internet
9 8 (8.08%) DNS
10 6 (6.06%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (6.06%) DHCP
10 6 (6.06%) Wireless
11 5 (5.05%) LAN
11 5 (5.05%) WAN
12 4 (4.04%) IP Telephony
12 4 (4.04%) SNMP
13 3 (3.03%) VPN
13 3 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
14 2 (2.02%) SMTP
14 2 (2.02%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (24.24%) MySQL
1 24 (24.24%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.08%) RDBMS
2 8 (8.08%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.01%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.01%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Fiddler
1 1 (1.01%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.01%) JIRA
1 1 (1.01%) SonarQube
1 1 (1.01%) Subversion
1 1 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.01%) WiX
General
1 46 (46.46%) Finance
2 10 (10.10%) Banking
3 2 (2.02%) Publishing
4 1 (1.01%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.04%) 802.1X
1 4 (4.04%) Elastic Stack
1 4 (4.04%) Web Services
2 2 (2.02%) OAuth
2 2 (2.02%) SAML
3 1 (1.01%) .NET
3 1 (1.01%) COM
3 1 (1.01%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (1.01%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.04%) Bitcoin
2 4 (4.04%) Cloud Native
2 4 (4.04%) Fedwire
2 4 (4.04%) PKI
2 4 (4.04%) SWIFT
2 4 (4.04%) Virtual Team
3 3 (3.03%) Cyberattack
3 3 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (3.03%) Public Cloud
3 3 (3.03%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (2.02%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (2.02%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.01%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (1.01%) CCTV
5 1 (1.01%) iPhone
5 1 (1.01%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 41 (41.41%) Windows
2 36 (36.36%) Linux
3 25 (25.25%) Unix
4 5 (5.05%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.01%) Android
5 1 (1.01%) CentOS
5 1 (1.01%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.01%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.01%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (51.52%) Cybersecurity
2 46 (46.46%) Information Security
3 45 (45.45%) SIEM
4 39 (39.39%) Penetration Testing
5 35 (35.35%) Threat Modelling
6 33 (33.33%) Secure Coding
6 33 (33.33%) Security Architecture
7 32 (32.32%) Identity Access Management
8 31 (31.31%) Security Operations
9 30 (30.30%) Ethical Hacking
10 21 (21.21%) Black-Box Testing
10 21 (21.21%) Dynamic Code Analysis
10 21 (21.21%) Static Code Analysis
10 21 (21.21%) Technology Roadmap
10 21 (21.21%) White-Box Testing
11 12 (12.12%) Fintech
12 10 (10.10%) DevOps
12 10 (10.10%) Social Engineering
12 10 (10.10%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 9 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.13%) Python
2 10 (10.10%) C
3 8 (8.08%) PowerShell
4 5 (5.05%) Java
4 5 (5.05%) Ruby
5 4 (4.04%) Bash Shell
6 3 (3.03%) C++
7 2 (2.02%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.01%) C#
8 1 (1.01%) F#
8 1 (1.01%) Haskell
8 1 (1.01%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.01%) Kotlin
8 1 (1.01%) PHP
8 1 (1.01%) PureScript
8 1 (1.01%) Scala
8 1 (1.01%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (15.15%) CISSP
2 13 (13.13%) Degree
3 11 (11.11%) CEH
4 8 (8.08%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (7.07%) Master's Degree
6 5 (5.05%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 5 (5.05%) CISA
6 5 (5.05%) CompTIA Security+
6 5 (5.05%) SANS
7 4 (4.04%) CCSP
8 3 (3.03%) AWS Certification
8 3 (3.03%) CISM
8 3 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (3.03%) GREM
9 2 (2.02%) CCNP
9 2 (2.02%) Security Cleared
10 1 (1.01%) A+ Certification
10 1 (1.01%) CCNA
10 1 (1.01%) MCP
10 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.04%) MiFID
3 2 (2.02%) NIST
4 1 (1.01%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.02%) Docker
2 2 (2.02%) ProxySG
2 2 (2.02%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (5.05%) Ansible
1 5 (5.05%) Terraform
2 4 (4.04%) QRadar
3 2 (2.02%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.01%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (23.23%) CyberArk
2 14 (14.14%) Cisco
3 13 (13.13%) Microsoft
4 8 (8.08%) Palo Alto
5 7 (7.07%) Splunk
6 5 (5.05%) CheckPoint
6 5 (5.05%) IBM
7 4 (4.04%) F5
8 3 (3.03%) Darktrace
8 3 (3.03%) Google
8 3 (3.03%) McAfee
8 3 (3.03%) Zscaler
9 2 (2.02%) ArcSight
9 2 (2.02%) Blue Coat
9 2 (2.02%) FireEye
9 2 (2.02%) Meraki
10 1 (1.01%) AlienVault
10 1 (1.01%) Dell KACE
10 1 (1.01%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.01%) VMware