The median annual salary for a Senior Security Engineer was £66,250 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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

Senior Security Engineer
London / City of London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 228 252 309
Rank change year-on-year +24 +57  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Security Engineer 6 8 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.11% 0.13% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.13% 0.031%
Number of salaries quoted 6 8 3
Median salary £66,250 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.85% +3.84%  
90% offered a salary of more than £56,250 £58,500 £43,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £80,000 £77,000
UK excluding London median salary £57,500 £50,750 £55,000
% change year-on-year +13.30% -7.72%  

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 4994 6046 9814
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.36% 96.17% 94.99%
Number of salaries quoted 4459 5515 8410
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Senior Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Security Engineer in the City of London

Senior 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 Senior Security Engineer in the City of London.

Salary trend for Senior Security Engineer in the City of London

Senior Security Engineer
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Security Engineer in the City of London over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Security Engineer in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Senior 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 Senior Security Engineer in the job title.

1 9 (90.00%) Firewall
2 8 (80.00%) Network Security
3 7 (70.00%) Cisco
4 6 (60.00%) CCNP
4 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (50.00%) VPN
5 5 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (50.00%) Finance
6 4 (40.00%) MPLS
6 4 (40.00%) WAN
6 4 (40.00%) Palo Alto
7 3 (30.00%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (30.00%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (30.00%) SonicWALL
7 3 (30.00%) SIEM
7 3 (30.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (30.00%) DDoS Mitigation
7 3 (30.00%) Internet
7 3 (30.00%) VoIP
7 3 (30.00%) Wireless
7 3 (30.00%) Barracuda Networks
8 2 (20.00%) Riverbed
8 2 (20.00%) Law
8 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
8 2 (20.00%) Virtual Team
8 2 (20.00%) Splunk
8 2 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
9 1 (10.00%) WAN Optimisation
9 1 (10.00%) NetScaler

Senior 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 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) Firewall
2 8 (80.00%) Network Security
3 5 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (50.00%) VPN
4 4 (40.00%) MPLS
4 4 (40.00%) WAN
5 3 (30.00%) Internet
5 3 (30.00%) VoIP
5 3 (30.00%) Wireless
6 2 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (10.00%) NetScaler
7 1 (10.00%) Skype
7 1 (10.00%) SSL
7 1 (10.00%) VPLS
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (20.00%) Virtual Team
3 1 (10.00%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) DDoS Mitigation
1 3 (30.00%) Kalman Filter
1 3 (30.00%) Network Monitoring
1 3 (30.00%) SIEM
2 1 (10.00%) Anomaly Detection
2 1 (10.00%) Behavioural Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (10.00%) IT Strategy
2 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (10.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 1 (10.00%) Re-Platforming
2 1 (10.00%) Security Architecture
2 1 (10.00%) Security Operations
2 1 (10.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (10.00%) WAN Optimisation
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) CCNP
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (10.00%) CEH
2 1 (10.00%) CISA
2 1 (10.00%) CISM
2 1 (10.00%) CISSP
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) Palo Alto
3 3 (30.00%) Barracuda Networks
3 3 (30.00%) SonicWALL
4 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (20.00%) Riverbed
4 2 (20.00%) Splunk
5 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat
5 1 (10.00%) CyberArk
5 1 (10.00%) Forcepoint
5 1 (10.00%) Fortinet
5 1 (10.00%) Juniper
5 1 (10.00%) Symantec