The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Engineer
London / City of London
Rank 156 206 248
Rank change year-on-year +50 +42  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 64 64 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.28% 0.91% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.33% 0.95% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 62 57 52
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +15.78%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £47,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £46,750 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -6.50% +11.11%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4808 6716 9658
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.97% 95.56% 95.49%
Number of salaries quoted 4412 6000 8224
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £35,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £77,500 £81,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Security Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Engineer in the City of London

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 75 (60.48%) Network Security
2 72 (58.06%) Cisco
3 68 (54.84%) Firewall
4 58 (46.77%) Cisco Certification
5 43 (34.68%) CCNP
6 42 (33.87%) Wireless
7 41 (33.06%) Finance
7 41 (33.06%) VPN
7 41 (33.06%) Juniper
7 41 (33.06%) Cisco ASA
8 40 (32.26%) CheckPoint
9 39 (31.45%) SIEM
10 37 (29.84%) Palo Alto
11 33 (26.61%) Information Security
12 31 (25.00%) Security Operations
12 31 (25.00%) F5
13 30 (24.19%) Security Monitoring
14 29 (23.39%) Fortinet
15 28 (22.58%) FortiGate
16 24 (19.35%) Cybersecurity
17 23 (18.55%) Intrusion Detection
18 22 (17.74%) Cisco Wireless
19 20 (16.13%) Windows
20 19 (15.32%) Linux
21 18 (14.52%) WatchGuard
21 18 (14.52%) SonicWALL
21 18 (14.52%) Splunk
21 18 (14.52%) Aruba
21 18 (14.52%) Extreme Networks
21 18 (14.52%) SDLC

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 9 (7.26%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.61%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 75 (60.48%) Network Security
2 68 (54.84%) Firewall
3 42 (33.87%) Wireless
4 41 (33.06%) Cisco ASA
4 41 (33.06%) VPN
5 23 (18.55%) Intrusion Detection
6 22 (17.74%) Cisco Wireless
7 16 (12.90%) Cisco ISE
8 14 (11.29%) Spanning Tree
8 14 (11.29%) TCP/IP
9 12 (9.68%) VPLS
10 10 (8.06%) MPLS
11 9 (7.26%) NetScreen
12 7 (5.65%) BGP
12 7 (5.65%) DNS
12 7 (5.65%) OSPF
12 7 (5.65%) SNMP
13 6 (4.84%) Cisco Nexus
13 6 (4.84%) DMVPN
14 5 (4.03%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.42%) Relational Database
1 3 (2.42%) SQL Server
General
1 41 (33.06%) Finance
2 6 (4.84%) Banking
3 3 (2.42%) Law
4 2 (1.61%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.81%) Legal
5 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.81%) Publishing
5 1 (0.81%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.23%) 802.1X
1 4 (3.23%) Web Services
2 1 (0.81%) PCRE
2 1 (0.81%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.71%) Analytical Skills
1 17 (13.71%) Data Centre
2 15 (12.10%) Virtual Team
3 6 (4.84%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.84%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.23%) Hedge funds
5 3 (2.42%) Clustering
6 2 (1.61%) Fintech
6 2 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.61%) PKI
6 2 (1.61%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (0.81%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.81%) Replication
7 1 (0.81%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 20 (16.13%) Windows
2 19 (15.32%) Linux
3 12 (9.68%) Unix
4 11 (8.87%) Windows Server
5 8 (6.45%) Ubuntu
6 6 (4.84%) CentOS
7 5 (4.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.42%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (31.45%) SIEM
2 33 (26.61%) Information Security
3 31 (25.00%) Security Operations
4 30 (24.19%) Security Monitoring
5 24 (19.35%) Cybersecurity
6 18 (14.52%) SDLC
7 9 (7.26%) Vulnerability Management
8 8 (6.45%) Incident Management
8 8 (6.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 6 (4.84%) Kalman Filter
9 6 (4.84%) Network Optimisation
10 5 (4.03%) Migration
10 5 (4.03%) Network Monitoring
10 5 (4.03%) Patch Management
10 5 (4.03%) Penetration Testing
11 4 (3.23%) Computer Security
11 4 (3.23%) ITIL
11 4 (3.23%) Network Design
11 4 (3.23%) Security Architecture
12 3 (2.42%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.45%) SQL
2 6 (4.84%) Python
3 5 (4.03%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.23%) Perl
4 4 (3.23%) PHP
5 1 (0.81%) C#
5 1 (0.81%) C++
5 1 (0.81%) Java
5 1 (0.81%) Ruby
5 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 58 (46.77%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (34.68%) CCNP
3 10 (8.06%) CCNA
4 8 (6.45%) Degree
4 8 (6.45%) JNCIA
4 8 (6.45%) JNCIS
5 6 (4.84%) CISSP
6 5 (4.03%) CCSP
7 3 (2.42%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 3 (2.42%) CISM
8 2 (1.61%) CCDP
8 2 (1.61%) CCSA
8 2 (1.61%) CCSE
8 2 (1.61%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.61%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.81%) SANS
9 1 (0.81%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.42%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 9 (7.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.61%) Snort
2 2 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.61%) vSphere
3 1 (0.81%) Docker
3 1 (0.81%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 28 (22.58%) FortiGate
2 7 (5.65%) SCCM
3 5 (4.03%) Nessus
4 3 (2.42%) CSIRT
5 2 (1.61%) Ansible
5 2 (1.61%) OSSEC
6 1 (0.81%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.81%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.81%) HP NNM
6 1 (0.81%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.81%) Puppet
6 1 (0.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.81%) WSUS
Vendors
1 72 (58.06%) Cisco
2 41 (33.06%) Juniper
3 40 (32.26%) CheckPoint
4 37 (29.84%) Palo Alto
5 31 (25.00%) F5
6 29 (23.39%) Fortinet
7 18 (14.52%) Aruba
7 18 (14.52%) Extreme Networks
7 18 (14.52%) SonicWALL
7 18 (14.52%) Splunk
7 18 (14.52%) WatchGuard
8 16 (12.90%) Microsoft
9 12 (9.68%) Sourcefire
10 11 (8.87%) Red Hat
11 10 (8.06%) Intel Security
12 5 (4.03%) CyberArk
12 5 (4.03%) VMware
13 3 (2.42%) Blue Coat
13 3 (2.42%) Forcepoint
13 3 (2.42%) ScanSafe
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