Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England 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
England > East of England
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 213 305 314
Rank change year-on-year +92 +9 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 139 60 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.17% 0.46% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 0.47% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 93 54 45
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £33,500 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £80,250 £87,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% +4.17%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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
East of England
Permanent vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 11513 12679 14819
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.63% 96.41% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 9456 10525 12280
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings that featured Security Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in the East of England

Security Engineer
Salary Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Engineer in the East of England.

Salary trend for Security Engineer in the East of England

Security Engineer
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Engineer in the East of England over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Engineer in the East of England

Security Engineer
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Engineer within the East of England region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Hertfordshire +68 71 £65,000 +41.30% 1
Cambridgeshire -15 41 £45,000 - 2
Bedfordshire +17 15 £50,000 -2.44%
Essex - 5 £40,000 - 2
Suffolk - 4 £43,750 -
Norfolk - 3 £45,000 -
Security Engineer
England

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

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 East of England region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 50 (35.97%) Cisco
2 49 (35.25%) Windows
2 49 (35.25%) Firewall
3 48 (34.53%) Information Security
4 40 (28.78%) CISSP
5 38 (27.34%) Security Architecture
6 36 (25.90%) CheckPoint
7 35 (25.18%) LAN
7 35 (25.18%) WAN
8 34 (24.46%) Java
8 34 (24.46%) VPN
9 33 (23.74%) Citrix
9 33 (23.74%) Linux
9 33 (23.74%) Cybersecurity
10 30 (21.58%) SIEM
11 28 (20.14%) E-Commerce
12 27 (19.42%) Cisco Certification
12 27 (19.42%) CISM
12 27 (19.42%) Network Security
12 27 (19.42%) Cisco ASA
13 26 (18.71%) Fortinet
13 26 (18.71%) Algorithms
13 26 (18.71%) BGP
13 26 (18.71%) OSPF
13 26 (18.71%) Palo Alto
14 25 (17.99%) Threat Modelling
14 25 (17.99%) Data Centre
14 25 (17.99%) HTTP
14 25 (17.99%) Java Card
15 24 (17.27%) NetScaler

Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (7.19%) MS Exchange
2 9 (6.47%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (6.47%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.72%) Apache
3 1 (0.72%) IIS
3 1 (0.72%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.44%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.91%) Akamai
1 11 (7.91%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.04%) Office 365
3 5 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.88%) Mimecast
4 4 (2.88%) SaaS
5 3 (2.16%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 49 (35.25%) Firewall
2 35 (25.18%) LAN
2 35 (25.18%) WAN
3 34 (24.46%) VPN
4 27 (19.42%) Cisco ASA
4 27 (19.42%) Network Security
5 26 (18.71%) BGP
5 26 (18.71%) OSPF
6 25 (17.99%) HTTP
7 24 (17.27%) DNS
7 24 (17.27%) IPsec
7 24 (17.27%) NetScaler
8 16 (11.51%) Cisco IOS
9 12 (8.63%) EIGRP
9 12 (8.63%) GLBP
9 12 (8.63%) IGRP
9 12 (8.63%) MPLS
9 12 (8.63%) SSL
10 10 (7.19%) SAN
10 10 (7.19%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.47%) SQL Server
1 9 (6.47%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.72%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (2.16%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (6.47%) Finance
2 7 (5.04%) Retail
3 4 (2.88%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.44%) Advertising
5 1 (0.72%) Banking
5 1 (0.72%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (16.55%) HTML
2 12 (8.63%) XML
3 7 (5.04%) Web Services
4 4 (2.88%) SOAP
5 1 (0.72%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 26 (18.71%) Algorithms
2 25 (17.99%) Data Centre
2 25 (17.99%) Java Card
3 16 (11.51%) Data Protection Act
4 15 (10.79%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (6.47%) User Experience
6 8 (5.76%) Mobile App
6 8 (5.76%) Mobile Payment
7 4 (2.88%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.88%) PKI
8 3 (2.16%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.16%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.44%) Cyber Attack
9 2 (1.44%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.44%) Smart City
9 2 (1.44%) Smartcard
10 1 (0.72%) CCTV
10 1 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.72%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 49 (35.25%) Windows
2 33 (23.74%) Linux
3 22 (15.83%) Windows Server
4 13 (9.35%) Unix
5 10 (7.19%) Windows 7
5 10 (7.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (5.76%) Mac OS
6 8 (5.76%) Mac OS X
7 7 (5.04%) Apple iOS
8 3 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.44%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.72%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.72%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (34.53%) Information Security
2 38 (27.34%) Security Architecture
3 33 (23.74%) Cybersecurity
4 30 (21.58%) SIEM
5 28 (20.14%) E-Commerce
6 25 (17.99%) Threat Modelling
7 20 (14.39%) Systems Analysis
8 19 (13.67%) Data Loss Prevention
9 17 (12.23%) Penetration Testing
10 16 (11.51%) Data Protection
10 16 (11.51%) ITIL
11 15 (10.79%) Change Management
11 15 (10.79%) DRM
12 13 (9.35%) Multi-Factor Authentication
12 13 (9.35%) Security Operations
12 13 (9.35%) Two-Factor Authentication
13 12 (8.63%) Analytics
14 10 (7.19%) Agile Software Development
14 10 (7.19%) Cryptography
14 10 (7.19%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 34 (24.46%) Java
2 10 (7.19%) Python
3 9 (6.47%) PowerShell
3 9 (6.47%) SQL
3 9 (6.47%) VBScript
4 7 (5.04%) C
4 7 (5.04%) C++
5 6 (4.32%) C#
5 6 (4.32%) Perl
6 1 (0.72%) AWK
6 1 (0.72%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 40 (28.78%) CISSP
2 27 (19.42%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (19.42%) CISM
3 23 (16.55%) PhD
4 22 (15.83%) CCNA
5 20 (14.39%) SANS
6 19 (13.67%) CSSLP
7 17 (12.23%) CISA
7 17 (12.23%) GIAC
8 16 (11.51%) SSCP
9 15 (10.79%) CompTIA Security+
9 15 (10.79%) Security+ Certification
10 12 (8.63%) Degree
11 8 (5.76%) CEH
12 7 (5.04%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (5.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (4.32%) CCNP
13 6 (4.32%) Citrix Certification
13 6 (4.32%) MCSA
13 6 (4.32%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (12.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (7.19%) PCI DSS
3 9 (6.47%) Cyber Essentials
3 9 (6.47%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 7 (5.04%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (2.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.72%) FIPS 140-2
System Software
1 23 (16.55%) Active Directory
2 10 (7.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.47%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.72%) Firmware
4 1 (0.72%) LXC
4 1 (0.72%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.72%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.72%) vSphere
4 1 (0.72%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (5.04%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (2.16%) Ansible
2 3 (2.16%) Puppet
3 2 (1.44%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.72%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.72%) Cisco CME
4 1 (0.72%) EnCase
4 1 (0.72%) QRadar
4 1 (0.72%) vRealize
Vendors
1 50 (35.97%) Cisco
2 36 (25.90%) CheckPoint
3 33 (23.74%) Citrix
4 26 (18.71%) Fortinet
4 26 (18.71%) Palo Alto
5 23 (16.55%) VMware
6 21 (15.11%) Microsoft
7 18 (12.95%) Juniper
8 15 (10.79%) Sophos
9 14 (10.07%) F5
10 12 (8.63%) Arista
10 12 (8.63%) Symantec
11 11 (7.91%) Forcepoint
12 10 (7.19%) Blue Coat
13 9 (6.47%) HP
14 8 (5.76%) Apple
15 6 (4.32%) SonicWALL
16 5 (3.60%) Splunk
17 3 (2.16%) Google
17 3 (2.16%) Red Hat